Rio Tinto to invest $3bn in expansion

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ GLOBAL miner Rio Tinto approved a $3.1bn (£1.9bn) iron ore expansion yesterday, staking a claim to become the world’s top producer and defying industry concerns over a new Australian mining tax.Iron ore miners are ramping up production to meet booming demand from Asia, with most of the growth in output set to come from Australia where two of the world’s biggest producers – Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton – dominate.Rio Tinto’s move to boost output by 28 per cent follows this week’s demise of a planned joint venture with BHP Billiton in northwest Australia’s Pilbara region aimed at saving the companies $10bn in costs.“Rio and BHP are obviously not taking much notice of the mining tax if they are planning all these investments in iron ore,” said a source.“BHP Billiton unveiled a six per cent rise in quarterly iron ore output today [Wednesday] and is also planning to expand its Australian iron ore operations to meet booming Asian demand.”Rio Tinto’s announcement, combined with BHP Billiton’s production surge, eclipsed news reports yesterday that suggested they and other miners risked being double-taxed under Australia’s proposed 30 per cent tax on iron ore and coal.Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and London-listed Xstrata – the big three of Australian iron ore and coal – accuse Canberra of reneging on a guarantee to refund all of the money the miners pay state governments in the form of royalties, newspapers said. Without that guarantee, they could effectively be double-taxed.But neither industry analysts nor political experts believe the issue will reignite the tax issue and hurt mining investment, and pointed to Rio Tinto’s expansion plan as evidence.Rio Tinto’s $3.1bn plan would take its annual Australian production to 283m tonnes a year in 2013 from 220m tonnes. It plans to boost it further to 333m tonnes, which could bring it alongside Brazil’s Vale now the world’s top producer.BHP Billiton is running at around 125m tonnes a year, with near-term plans to take that to 155m tonnes.BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner said it was now running most of its assets at full capacity as suppliers struggle to keep pace with the global appetite for industrial raw materials.Meanwhile, miner Xstrata said yesterday it would invest a further $710m to boost its production in South Africa. Under the expansion project, a new smelter will be built with a capacity of 360,000 tonnes per year, boosting the group’s overall ferrochrome capacity to over 2.3m tonnes. The project is due to reduce overall costs of ferrochrome production by around six per cent, Xstrata said. Ferrochrome is a key component in stainless steel. Tags: NULL Wednesday 20 October 2010 7:25 pmcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Rio Tinto to invest $3bn in expansion last_img read more

Aluworks Limited ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgAluworks Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Aluworks Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 FTSE AIM 100 stocks that I believe will end 2020 higher

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 10th January, 2020 | More on: BOO GAMA KWS If you’re looking for big capital gains it’s worth looking at stocks that are listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Here, you’ll find plenty of exciting companies that are growing at breakneck speed. With that in mind, here’s a look at three FTSE AIM 100 growth stocks that I think could deliver strong gains this year.BoohooOne AIM company that appears to have plenty of momentum right now is online fashion retailer Boohoo (LSE: BOO), which owns the Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, Karen Millen and Nasty Gal brands. While many other UK retailers are struggling due to changing consumer tastes and shopping habits, Boohoo is growing at a prolific rate due to its popularity among fast-fashion-savvy, digitally-minded millennials – last year revenue rose 48%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Boohoo shares have had a great run over the last 12 months, rising from around 185p to 312p today. Yet I think they can go higher this year. Sure, the P/E looks high already (it’s roughly 47 when you plug in next year’s consensus earnings forecast), however, when you consider that earnings are expected to climb nearly 30% this year and 25% next year, the P/E-to-growth (PEG) ratio is not overly high. After rising exponentially between early 2016 and mid-2017, the shares spent a long time (more than two years) consolidating these gains. However, they recently broke out to new highs. I see that as bullish. Jefferies has a price target of 375p.Keywords StudiosAnother AIM stock that I believe is set for gains in 2020 is video game support specialist Keywords Studios (LSE: KWS), which provides technical services to video game developers such as Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) and Electronic Arts (FIFA). The video game industry is absolutely booming right now (in the UK the sector now accounts for more than half of the entertainment market), so I’m expecting another strong financial performance from Keywords in 2020. Analysts currently expect revenue growth of 12% this year and I think KWS should be able to achieve that quite comfortably.When stock markets crashed in the second half of 2018, Keywords experienced quite a significant share price decline. The reason? The stock had got a bit ahead of itself (between January 2016 and August 2018 it roughly 10-bagged). Its P/E was over 50 at one stage. Now that the P/E ratio has fallen back to the low 30s, I believe the stock is well positioned to move higher as the company continues to grow.Gamma CommunicationsFinally, I’m also bullish on the outlook for Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA), an under-the-radar business communications company that has been generating huge growth in recent years.Looking at Gamma’s financials, I like what I see. Over the last three years, revenue has climbed nearly 50%, while return on capital employed – a key measure of profitability – has averaged roughly 25%. Debt has remained low. Looking ahead, analysts expect the group to continue growing at a healthy pace, with revenue growth of around 9% forecast for this year. Considering the company’s recent revenue growth, I think there’s a good chance it will exceed that forecast.Take a look at Gamma’s share price chart and you’ll see that the long-term trend here is up. Given that the stock’s valuation remains reasonable (the forward P/E ratio is 29), I expect the upward trend to continue. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 3 FTSE AIM 100 stocks that I believe will end 2020 higher “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Boohoo Group and Keywords Studios. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group and Keywords Studios. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

House In Palabritas / Metropolis

first_imgHouse In Palabritas / MetropolisSave this projectSaveHouse In Palabritas / MetropolisSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiHouses•Lima, Peru “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House In Palabritas / Metropolis ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Juan Solano Ojasi + 27 Share Photographs Projects 2009center_img ArchDaily Architects: Metropolis Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Peru Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyStructural Engineers:Jorge AvendañoPlanning Supervisor:Cesar RoncaglioloLighting Consultant:Murano lightMain Contractor:MyM contructoresArchitect In Charge:Jose OrregoDesign Team:Anahi BastianCity:LimaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the first row of lots and was designed so that the architecture acted like a frame to the view of the beach and the islands that are found in front  of the house. The esthetic of the house celebrates the summer with modern curves that remind us of the Brazilian architecture of the sixties. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe whole house has a white finish with color accents in red, in both main elements such as the swimming pool as well as furnishings. The house reminds us of competitive elements used in Stanley Kubrick films, with the white curved elements contrasted with details in red. The exterior was designed as a white elevated box, exposed from its front side.  One of the sides has a concrete lattice based on a contemporary composition  with perforations that allow the interior to have a transparency without losing its intimacy. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe dining and living room are placed so that they can be integrate with the terrace by sliding the glass doors.An interior patio was developed on a lower level where the bedrooms and family room conjoin so that an intimate zone for these rooms are created. The main bedroom is located on the first level and was designed so that it had a view towards the ocean.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiAs a whole the house created a contrast of red color over white surfaces, in a way that the spaces give an appearance of amplitude.  From the inside of the living room, the architecture offers a frame that shows the landscape of the beach, the island and the sunset.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTiny Houses: Downsizing The American DreamArchitecture NewsCritical Round-Up: Tate Britain Renovation, Caruso St. JohnArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeMetropolisOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaPeruPublished on November 29, 2013Cite: “House In Palabritas / Metropolis” 29 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

The Six / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs “COPY” United States The Six / Brooks + Scarpa Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The Six / Brooks + Scarpa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Six / Brooks + Scarpa Architects CopyHousing•Los Angeles, United States Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Tara WucjikSave this picture!© Tara WucjikText description provided by the architects. The SIX is a 52-unit LEED Platinum affordable housing project that provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for disabled veterans. It is located in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles. McArthur Park has one of the highest densities in the USA with over 38,000 people per square mile and a total population of 120,000 people in 2.72 square miles.Save this picture!© Tara WucjikSave this picture!Perspective SectionSave this picture!© Tara WucjikOffering shelter and comfort for disabled veterans, the SIX breaks the prescriptive mold of the traditional shelter by creating public and private “zones” in which private space is deemphasized, in favor of personal and group social spaces. The organization of the space is intended to transform the way people live-away from a reclusive, isolating layout towards a community-oriented, interactive space.Save this picture!© Tara WucjikSave this picture!Sustainability DiagramSave this picture!© Tara WucjikProject gallerySee allShow lessFXFOWLE’s 3 Hudson Boulevard Could Be Hudson Yards’ Tallest BuildingArchitecture NewsThe One Redeeming Feature That Brings Humanity to the Sameness of Suburban SprawlArticlesProject locationAddress:Los Angeles, CA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing Year:  Save this picture!© Tara Wucjik+ 33 Share Projects 2016 Area:  40250 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBrooks + Scarpa ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on August 09, 2017Cite: “The Six / Brooks + Scarpa Architects” 09 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?被掏空的公寓: The SIX / Brooks + Scarpa Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

IoF calls for papers on digital and innovation in fundraising

first_img The Institute of Fundraising has issued a call for papers for its October Fundraising Innovation in a Digital World conference.The conference takes place on 3rd October and will look at the ways in which an organisation’s fundraising can evolve across the board.As such, it is seeking best examples of digital and innovation both within the fundraising sector and beyond to be presented at sessions during the event, and is asking people to submit case studies that they would like to share.Session proposals can be submitted at: The deadline for submission is 18th March.  61 total views,  1 views today IoF calls for papers on digital and innovation in fundraising  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 14 March 2016 | News Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital Events Institute of Fundraising About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Museum festival & prison record label among latest recipients of Nesta loans

first_imgMuseum festival & prison record label among latest recipients of Nesta loans Nesta has announced the recipients of its latest round of Arts and Culture Finance investments, with almost £1 million shared between a number of projects including a prison record label and a museum festival.The recipients are:Emerge Festival – a new arts and culture festival, delivered by Culture24, taking place in London on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019InHouse Records – a fully functional record label to be launched in prison, whilst supporting those who leave prison through a Graduate ProgrammeThe Story Museum – support for the Oxford-based museum to redevelop with 10 new gallery and activity spaces including a dedicated learning studio for school visitsSaffron Hall – support to help the performing arts venue in an Essex school to expand opportunities to generate its own incomeartFix – a cafe chain celebrating everyday creativity in the communityThrough its Arts and Culture Finance Investments, Nesta gives loans to arts and cultural projects with social value from two separate funds – the Cultural Impact Development Fund, which is investing in InHouse Records and Saffron Hall (for a total of £240,000), and the Arts Impact Fund, which is investing in the Emerge Festival, artFix and the Story Museum (for a total of £750,000).  Information on how to apply for a loan is available on Nesta’s Arts & Culture Finance site.Seva Phillips, Nesta’s Head of Arts and Culture Finance, said:“We’re really excited about this latest round of projects. The variety of loans we’re making shows the breadth of ways that social investment can be used to take commercial risks and experiment with new ideas.“Social investment can go further than grant-funding alone since the money can be lent out again to other organisations once it has been repaid.”“Over the next 6 months, we’re really interested in supporting organisations that need finance of £25,000-£150,000 from our Cultural Impact Development Fund. Our team would be happy to have an initial conversation with prospective applicants.” Advertisement Tagged with: arts investment Nesta George Neris from artFix, commented:“Nesta’s investment in artFix allows us to strike just the right balance between financial sustainability and social impact. We maintain an entrepreneurial spirit, while building communities in ways that enable everyday creativity and allow everyday people to live their life as a work of art.” Melanie May | 9 August 2019 | News  168 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  167 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

U.S. supports rich in Ecuador

first_imgEcuadorian President Rafael Correa at a May Day March in Quito.Bulletin: In a speech late on June 15, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said that the Inheritance Law proposal, which is discussed below, will be temporarily halted while opening a public debate that will further clarify the law’s goals.Once again, rightists inside a country, together with international imperialist support, have leveled their attack against another Latin American country that seeks, like many others in the region, a change in favor of the excluded masses. This time the country is Ecuador.Before Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa left for Europe to attend the second CELAC-EU Summit, he submitted to Ecuador’s Congress a bill on redistribution of wealth, also known as the Law of Inheritance, which will be discussed for 30 days before being voted on. This new law would increase inheritance taxes for those inheriting more than $35,400. The current law taxes heirs for amounts over $68,000, under legislation dating from 1927.The project, which is backed by ­Correa’s party, Alianza PAÍS, is intended to ensure fair taxation and that the rich pay what they should. It is a progressive tax, where the percentage applied would range from 2.5 percent up to 77.5 percent depending on the amount inherited.Says the president: “Of course, this goes to the heart of the matter, the excessive concentration of wealth, but we estimate that it will affect less than 2 percent of the population. This absolute minority of the people are the owners of the media, of economic power.” (TeleSUR, June 11)According to a study cited by President Correa, only “three of every thousand Ecuadorians receive an inheritance each year and three in every 100,000 inherit more equity than $50,000. Between 2010 and 2014 only five Ecuadorians, of the 16 million inhabitants, inherited over a million dollars.”This project has aroused the right-wing opposition, who not only want to defeat the bill, but who aim to overthrow the government of Correa and Alianza PAÍS’s program, called the Citizen’s Revolution. The rightists also have in their gunsights the 2017 presidential election and aim to weaken the support of the masses for the current government.Since Monday, June 8, it seems that they are taking advantage of the absence of the chief executive. The extreme right, along with national corporate media and the international imperialist media have unleashed a wave of protests against the government, primarily in the capital Quito but also in other Ecuadorian cities. These forces have tried to mount a campaign of misinformation directed at the people in the middle and the working class, arguing that the new law will affect all the people, including the middle class and the working class. The government has tried to combat this misinformation by explaining the law in detail.The people are sovereignSometimes this rightist swamp of rich people, entrepreneurs and right-wing politicians has become violent, attacking pro-government demonstrators who have also taken to the streets to defend the government’s political process. A police force standing between the two sides has prevented more direct confrontations.The Citizen’s Revolution, like every political process, has contradictions, errors and strengths. However, anti-imperialists and progressive forces internationally must have the priorities very clear. It is the people who are sovereign and who have to decide their destiny for themselves. So far, the masses are defending the process laid out by the Citizen’s Revolution. A retreat would be a gain for the rightists and the imperialist plans, led by Washington.It comes as no surprise that the alternative information source Cubadebate published an article about Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño on June 6, just before the start of opposition protests on June 8. In it, he responds to some allegations sent on June 4 in a tweet by Roberta Jacobson, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. State Department for Latin America. Jacobson’s tweet reads, “Call on the government of #Ecuador to respect freedom of expression and democratic rights as fundamental #libertaddeprensa [freedom of the press].” ( would appear that Jacobson, on behalf of the Empire, was subtly preparing the scenario that would unfold only days later.Calling “offensive” the allegations of the government in Washington, Ecuador’s foreign minister stated that instead of responding, the government in Quito will send to the U.S. State Department documentation highlighting freedom of expression in the Ecuadorian media. He added that the U.S. has no moral high ground to make such an indictment when it continues to imprison people in Guantánamo. He said thousands of copies of this response will be sent to all those targeted by the U.S., including surviving victims of U.S. drone attacks and their relatives and survivors of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.The Ecuadorian people are still taking to the streets and at the time this article is being written (Monday, June 15) are carrying out a massive demonstration in support of the government of Rafael Correa in front of the Palace of Carondelet in Quito. Expressions of support for the Ecuadoran government also flood the different social networks.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

News agencies targeted by Iraqi and US troops

first_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders called today on the Iraqi army to explain at once why its soldiers shot and seriously wounded Associated Press Television News (APTN) cameraman Abdul Kamil Hassan on 7 September and charged that “those responsible for restoring order in Iraq – the Iraqi army and police, and US troops” – had become “serious persecutors” of journalists in recent months.“Iraqi and Arab journalists working for international news agencies have a vital function as they are currently the only ones who can tell us what is happening amid the chaos in Iraq,” it said, urging Iraqi and US officials to take “energetic steps to halt the growing threats and dangers to news agency employees.”Hassan was wounded while filming a spot in Samarra (100 km north of Baghdad) where a home-made bomb had been found. Investigating Iraqi troops followed him and opened fire, hitting him in the arm and stomach. They then took him to the city hospital, where his life is not in danger.The Associated Press (AP) news agency has been hard hit since the start of the war in Iraq. Cameraman Saleh Ibrahim was killed on 23 April this year in an explosion probably aimed at US troops. Another employee, Ismaïl Taher Mohsin, was killed on 2 September last year and APTN journalist Sami Shuker Naji has been in Abu Ghraib prison since 30 March this year for supposedly collaborating with “insurgents.”Local journalists for Reuters news agency has also been victims of violence over the past week. Sound-man Waleed Khaled, of Reuters TV, was killed on 28 August and cameraman Haider Khadem, who was with him, was slightly wounded and held by US troops for three days. Another Reuters TV cameraman, Ali Omar Abrahem al-Mashadani, has been held by the US army since 10 August.Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters photographers have also been roughed up recently by Iraqi police and have filed complaints at the prime minister’s office. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Follow the news on Iraq Organisation to go further RSF_en center_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more September 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News agencies targeted by Iraqi and US troops RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more News News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two foreign journalists held in Harare for working without accreditation

first_img ZimbabweAfrica News to go further Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail ZimbabweAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more News April 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two foreign journalists held in Harare for working without accreditation November 12, 2020 Find out more Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of two journalists working for international news media who have been held since a police raid yesterday on a Harare hotel being used by the foreign press. Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of two journalists working for international news media who have been held since a police raid yesterday on a Harare hotel being used by the foreign press.“Coming amid heightened tension resulting from the delays in announcing the results of the 29 March general elections, this serious incident is reviving fears that President Robert Mugabe’s supporters and the security forces could use force to hold on to power,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The African observers monitoring the elections process should request the release of the detained reporters,” the press freedom organisation added. “Those who want to maintain calm in Zimbabwe should understand that this kind of raid now belongs to the past and that journalists who were just doing their job should not be in detention.”At around 2 p.m. yesterday, a Zimbabwean police unit raided the York Lodge, a Harare hotel being used by several foreign reporters covering the elections. Five journalists were arrested. Three of them were later released, but two are still being held at Harare police headquarters. One of them is New York Times correspondent Barry Bearak.Their lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, said they would be charged to day with working without accreditation in violation of a 2002 press law known as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, under which journalists can be sentenced to up to two years in prison for working without a permit from Media and Information Commission (MIC).The police also raided the headquarters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) yesterday. According to official results, the MDC has won a majority in the parliament. But the electoral commission had not yet announced the results of the other elections, including the presidential election, fueling concern that Mugabe and his party may refuse to release their hold on power. Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more