Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) 2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Stock market crash: two cheap FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy right now Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 | More on: FRES RDSB 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. This year’s stock market crash caught many investors by surprise. While the market has recovered some of its losses over the past few months, there’s no guarantee this trend will continue.The coronavirus crisis continues to rumble on, and the outlook for the UK economy is bleak. A second wave of coronavirus could cause another market slump later in the year. 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…However, some companies could be attractive investments, no matter what the future holds for the stock market. FTSE 100 stocks, like the two businesses below, could even generate positive returns in the next stock market crash. As such, now may be a good time to snap up a share of these defensive businesses. Stock market crash bargainsInvestor sentiment towards oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) has crumbled this year. The company’s decision to slash its dividend following the collapse in the oil price caused many income investors to sell the stock. Falling oil prices have also hit the group’s profits. Despite these issues, Shell’s outlook has improved significantly since the stock market crash in March. For example, the price of oil has risen by more than 300% since the end of April. The group’s trading and refining operations have also provided additional profits. This income has helped the business avoid any financial stress. Following the recent increase in oil prices, City analysts are now expecting the group’s earnings per share to rise 150% in 2021. And even after the recent dividend cut, the stock still supports a market-beating dividend yield of 5.4%. Considering these figures, and the fact the stock has fallen 42% over the past 12 months, now could be a good time buy a share of Shell as part of a diversified portfolio while it trades at a low level. The company’s recovery over the next few years could produce high total returns for investors. FresnilloAs one of the largest public precious metal miners, Fresnillo (LSE: FRES) may have the qualities to protect any portfolio from a stock market crash. In times of market turbulence, the price of precious metals, such as gold and silver, can increase. This increases the profit margins for miners like Fresnillo.Wider profit margins mean fatter profits for shareholders. Indeed, analysts are currently expecting Fresnillo to report a 47% increase in income for 2020, followed by growth of 70% in 2021. They’re also projecting an 83% dividend increase in 2021.If the company hits this target, the stock will offer a yield of 2.1%. As many other FTSE 100 businesses slashed their payouts in the stock market crash, this could make Fresnillo one of the market’s top blue-chip income stocks. Therefore, if you’re looking for a company to protect your portfolio in the next stock market crash, Fresnillo could be the best choice. 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The barrier to entry is much lower to potential investors, with many platforms allowing us to buy shares with no minimum investment.So the number of investors starting off with a portfolio worth £1,000 has grown. I personally started investing in shares with a similar figure.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…There are many ways to invest £1,000 today, but the one I like is buying reputable FTSE 100 stocks that have a history of profitability, growth and good management.Two of the companies which I think fall into that category are Ashtead Group (LSE:AHT) and Pearson (LSE:PSON).US construction boomConstruction equipment company Ashtead Group has managed to see impressive growth in the last 12 months despite the FTSE 100 falling as a result of the pandemic.This has mostly been down to resolute trading in its biggest market, the US. The construction market in the country appears to be continuing to show strong demand.In the last five years, the share price has grown by a whopping 350%. That places it in the top five FTSE 100 shares over the period.As is the case with any stock, however, past performance shouldn’t be taken as an indicator for future performance. The property sector tends to be quite cyclical, and some would argue that another bust could be on the way after this current boom.As was recently noted by analysts at Deutsche Bank however, Ashtead’s management has taken steps to protect the business from this cyclicality. When hiking the company’s broker rating from ‘hold’ to ‘buy’, the analysts said the group’s speciality business means it’s building for a more stable future. Speciality “is game-changing insofar as it offers less cyclical, more defensive revenue streams”, Deutsche said.In Ashtead’s own words, it aims to build speciality businesses “generating $2bn of revenue in time. We have always said we wanted to reduce our dependence on the construction industry.”A strong record of growth and potential for further growth, and the company is still taking steps to protect itself from poorer economic conditions. That’s why I’m bullish on the stock today.Top of the classEducation group Pearson is another company that has bucked the FTSE 100 trend and seen share price growth in the last year. The shares have gone up 26% in the last 12 months.In a January trading update, Pearson said it expected to report adjusted operating profit of between £310m and £315m for 2020. Sales were down 10% on a year-on-year basis, but the company said it was able to offset this with restructuring savings.The business has been adversely affected by the impact of Covid-19. Assessment centres and schools have been closed for long periods and exams cancelled. But the company has pivoted towards virtual learning environments, with global sales of its online products rising 18%. Vaccines are being rolled out and a roadmap has been announced for schools to reopen in England and further afield. So, I see enough upside for Pearson’s share price to continue to grow over the next few years. As a result, I’d add it to my buy list along with Ashtead for a £1,000 investment today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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Probably my dad, David. He’s my biggest supporter and harshest critic. He’s helped me get to where I am.What was it like making your Black Ferns debut last year? It was honestly a dream come true. I can barely explain how much it meant to me. My mum, dad and brother came up to Auckland. My sister was watching from Poland – my cousins live-streamed it for her!Your goals now? To keep developing, to keep gaining knowledge of the game and to hopefully play more for the Black Ferns. The World Cup is definitely a goal but I’m taking it one year at a time.What do you do away from rugby? I’m studying to be a PE teacher at Canterbury University. Hopefully I can go down the teaching and farming route after rugby. I also do a bit of surfing and play golf. I’m not very good but it’s quite relaxing.RW VERDICT: Brooker is highly rated by the New Zealand management team, captaining the Development XV and making her Test debut last year. She’s part of the Black Ferns contracted squad and should be involved in the 2021 World Cup. The Kiwi talks Gareth Edwards, teaching and swapping forwards for backs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the ball: Grace Brooker in action for the Black Ferns Development XV against Papua New Guinea (Getty Images) Black Ferns back Grace BrookerDate of birth 20 June 1999 Born Oxford, NZ Position Centre/full-back Club Canterbury Country New ZealandAre you from a rugby family? I started at four years old at my local club, Oxford. All my family were involved – my older brother, my sister, my dad playing, my mum coaching. As soon as I put my boots on and ran onto the field I loved it. I told my grandma at four years old that I’d be an All Black! My family have always been right behind me.Did you play any other sports? Pretty much every sport under the sun! I was always outside because I grew up on a farm. Netball was my other main sport but nothing ever trumped rugby.What positions have you played? I grew up as a flanker but I started women’s rugby aged 14 and was very scrawny, so they put me out on the wing. Now it’s outside-centre or full-back. I loved always being involved as a seven but I won’t go back; I really enjoy the backs.Who was your childhood rugby hero? Weirdly, Gareth Edwards. I never played half-back but my dad showed me a try he scored (for the Barbarians) and gave me a book about him and I was hooked.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? This article originally appeared in the April 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tagged with: corporate Funding Howard Lake | 16 June 2011 | News Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s new foundation opens for applications About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Communications provider Cable&Wireless Worldwide has set up a charitable foundation to enhance the lives of those with special needs through communications expertise. It is inviting both organisations and individuals to apply for funding and support.The Cable&Wireless Worldwide Foundation is also looking to partner and build relationships with institutions that support, research, develop or implement the appropriate, specialist communication requirements. The company is aiming to offer its own communication solutions and services through the foundation to organisations supporting people with special needs.“Colleague engagement is critical to C&W Worldwide’s community programme”, according to the company, “and we aim to focus on supporting organisation with which our colleagues can be involved”.John Pluthero, Cable&Wireless Worldwide Chairman and Trustee of the Foundation, said: “Starting the Foundation is a formal way to harness the fantastic public spirit across our business. It’s a cohesive and global approach that provides the platform to focus our efforts, expertise and funding to make a real difference to people’s lives.”Cable&Wireless Worldwide already contributes to many community and charity activities and is part of the emergencySMS service that enables deaf, hard of hearing and speechimpaired people in the UK send an SMS to the UK 999 services. The introduction of the Foundation will allow it to support a wider range of people and organisations with special needs.Applications are open from between 14 June and 1 August 2011 and will be acknowledged via email within 14 days of receipt. If unsuccessful, applications can be made again three years from the initial date.www.cw.com/foundationPhoto: bartmaguire on Flickr.com
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Poppy bags raise £1m for Royal British Legion 128 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: The Royal British Legion Trading Sales of reusable jute Poppy bags have now raised £1 million in support of the Royal British Legion.The bags launched seven years ago through a partnership between the charity and Jutexpo, which supplies the bags at a reduced cost with all profits going to the Royal British Legion.The bags are sold through the charity’s Poppy Shop as well as other stores. Jutexpo has produced 660,000 of the ethically produced bags since their launch in 2011. According its estimates, a jute bag replaces the need for as many as 624 disposable plastic bags over a four-year lifespan.Helen Rooney, Retail Marketing Manager for the Royal British Legion, said:“This iconic series of ethically produced, reusable jute poppy bags have provided a wonderful way for shoppers to make a donation whilst getting a strong, reusable shopping bag featuring the iconic poppy in return.“The money goes back into the Legion, which distributes it to help our beneficiaries. The Legion is there throughout our beneficiaries’ entire lives to help them with funds in a crisis, recovery after injury or illness, moving on after the military and provide support to their families.” 127 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 15 November 2017 | News
June action by Anti Police-Terror Project protests sexual abuse by Oakland cops.A teenage victim, raped and sexually abused by Bay Area police officers from Oakland and several other police forces since she was a minor, has been victimized by police agencies once more. Celeste Guap is the key witness in as yet uncharged cases against at least eight Bay Area officers.Despite that fact, the Richmond Police Department arranged to send Guap to a rehabilitation center in Florida. This department has officers involved in the wide-scale predatory policing scandal. Suspiciously, after being at the center for only three days, the victim has been charged with assault and battery and is in the Martin County jail, held under $300,000 bail.Attorney Pamela Price slammed the fact that law enforcement agencies sent Guap to Florida before a single charge against a police officer had been filed: “From a legal perspective, it looks like witness tampering.” Price pointed out that there are plenty of rehab programs in the Bay Area. Her organization, the Coalition to Restore Public Trust, held a press conference on Sept. 1 to demand that Kamala Harris, attorney general for California, take over the investigation into the case.The East Bay Express, which broke the rape and sexual abuse story in May, ran a Sept. 2 editorial calling on authorities to extradite Celeste Guap to California. The editorial concluded: “Meanwhile, we need to find out who sent her into darkness in the Sunshine State, because that decision endangered her life. Whoever made it needs to be held accountable.”The editorial attacked local mainstream media for revealing the teenager’s real name, stating: “When it comes to disclosing the names of sex-crime victims, reporters and editors typically abide by the standards established by the Society of Professional Journalists.” Apparently, Florida law enforcement released not only her identity but her medical history to press. (The name used in this article is not the teenager’s name, but a pseudonym in place in media coverage since May.)In an East Bay Express Sept. 1 article on Guap’s Florida arrest, Guap’s mother questioned “why a drug treatment center would call the police on someone going through withdrawal from a highly addictive substance such as heroin.” The mother added: “I don’t want to believe it’s a setup.”The Take Back Oakland Coalition has been pushing demands related to Bay Area police officers involved in seemingly criminal actions. The TBOC made a simultaneous Aug. 9 visit to the offices of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson, demanding investigation and prosecution of the officers involved.In a press release, the TBOC commented, in part: “In the three months since the public learned of the Bay Area-wide sexual exploitation and misconduct by law enforcement, no charges have been brought against any officers or staff involved in the commission or cover-up of crimes and departmental policy violations. Why aren’t our District Attorneys dedicating the same resources toward this gang activity as they would if it were conducted by civilians?”Heavy press presence with the TBOC delegation pressured O’Malley into coming out of her office to talk. Despite the scandal blowing wide open in May, O’Malley claimed she was still investigating and would have an announcement — “in the next couple of weeks.”Demanding a response, the TBOC had four key demands:“1. Prosecute all sworn officers who committed or had peripheral involvement in crimes or the conspiracy to cover up those crimes.2. Investigate with the intent of pressing charges and jailing criminal cops and enumerate the reasons.3. Announce a full investigation by an outside agency that will examine how many people have been wrongfully incarcerated due to cases touched by these officers, as well as the depth and breadth of corruption within each department.4. Acknowledge the imbalance of power that always exists between police officers and the general public and state that the coercion and enticement of a minor is never the fault of the child.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
+ posts ReddIt Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Facebook Tuyen Hoang Linkedin eHarmony co-founder speaks with TCU students Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ printTCU Forensics will host a public debate to address Campus Carry legislation on Sept. 10.Texas lawmakers passed a bill this spring allowing anyone over the age of 21 and licensed to carry a concealed weapon to do so on college campuses, for both public and private institutions. The law states that universities can set “reasonable rules” about where handguns can be carried.The TCU Faculty Senate is starting the conversation about Campus Carry and looking for feedback on whether concealed weapons should be allowed on campus.In addition to the discussion at the Sept. 3 Faculty Senate meeting, members of the TCU Forensics team are scheduled to debate the matter Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom.The Faculty Senate expects to make a recommendation next month on its position, said Dr. Stathis Michaelides, the chair of the Faculty Senate executive committee.Michaelides said the recommendation will be submitted to the chancellor and the executive committee will send emails to all faculty for feedback.“We will open the discussion to all faculty by asking them to send their opinions, in writing, to their senators,” Michaelides said. “All opinions will be forwarded to our information officer who will post them anonymously on the Senate website.”Faculty’s reactions at Thursday’s meeting were mixed.“Absolutely not,” said Dr. David Bedford, who is an instructor in the department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies and is a representative of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. “We should not allow guns on campus under any circumstances.”Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull said the university can create gun-free zones.“They say in the legislation that you can define gun free zones but they can’t be too restrictive,” Cavins-Tull said.Assistant professor of history and another AddRan representative, Max Krochmal, said it’s a no-brainer that guns should not be allowed on college campuses.“I’m a supporter of gun rights and a fan of guns myself, but I think it’s a terrible idea to have guns on college campus,” Krochmal said.History professor Steven Woodworth said, “every public mass shooting in modern U.S. history happened in a gun-free zone.”Dr. Gregory Stephens, an associate professor in the Neeley School of Business, said the conversation should be broadened to consider overall campus safety.“Should we have the panic button?” Stephens said. “Should we have the ability to lock down the classrooms?”Assistant professor in the College of Education, Jo Beth Jimerson said, “We should not make a huge decision out of fear.”Jimerson said she worried that students or faculty members, who may have suicidal thoughts or are dealing with something troubling, could have easy access to a weapon.Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the issue by joining the Campus Carry debate or voice their opinions by sending comments to [email protected] Thinking workshop helps students find business solutions TCU Faculty Senate discusses Campus Carry legislation. Comedy group brings new approach of brainstorming to the Neeley School TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer ReddIt Facebook Q&A: Three professors received the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award Linkedin Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Tuyen Hoang is originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tuyen is a transfer student from Brookhaven College. Tuyen is a junior journalism major and sociology minor at Texas Christian University. She serves as the administration reporter for TCU 360. Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Previous articleZoning Commission to vote today on new housing definitionsNext articleVideo stream of Thursday’s student debate on campus carry Tuyen Hoang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter
Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor May 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harassment of Turkey’s media since January 2014 RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders is resuming its news feed with updates about harassment of news providers in Turkey.——06.05.2014 – At least 12 reporters injured, one arrested on May Day in IstanbulReporters Without Borders calls for an investigation into the police violence that yet again marred demonstrations in Istanbul, this time those held on 1 May. At least 12 journalists were injured as police used force to disperse marchers converging on the city’s famous Taksim Square, where a court order had banned demonstrations. Constant police violence Murat Bay, a reporter for the Sendika.org news site, and Emin Sentürk of the newspaper soL were injured by rubber bullets, while two photographers, Sedat Suna of the European Photo Agency and Bülent Kiliç of AFP, sustained leg injuries from teargas grenades and Milliyet photographer Ozan Güzelce’s wrist was broken.Two journalists, Ali Haydar Dogan of the ETHA news agency and Fethullah Senocak, were hospitalized with broken arms. Elif Örnek of soL sustained a head injury that needed ten stitches. Yusuf Ali Gümüslü of Mücadele Birligi, Hakan Gülseven of Yurt and Metin Günes of Durus Haber sustained arm, face and leg injuries respectively.Baris Yarkadas, the editor of the Gerçek Gündem news website, sustained a minor injury while being interviewed on the air by Halk TV about the clashes in the district of Besiktas.All the journalists covering the demonstrations were affected by the massive use of teargas and water cannon. Three days in police custody Deniz Zerin, the publisher of the T24 news website, was arrested in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Fulya as he tried to flee the teargas and return to his office, located in the direction of Taksim Square. Like most of the 171 people arrested during the demonstrations, he was not released until 4 May.“Detention for such a long time is not only unusual but also illegal,” his lawyer, Can Atalay, told Reporters Without Borders. He added that suspects who refuse to answer questions in police custody should be taken immediately before a prosecutor.Only journalists with a “yellow card” provided by the prime minister’s office were allowed to enter a perimeter established by the police around Taksim Square. Journalists without this press card were systematically turned back.——17.01.2014 – Eight TV stations warned over corruption scandal coverageIn mid-January, the Radio and TV High Council (RTÜK) issued a warning to eight TV stations – Samanyolu TV, Bugün TV, Kanal Türk, MTV, Cem TV, Sokak TV, Halk TV and Ulusal Kanal – for “violating the presumption of innocence” in their coverage of the corruption scandal that has rocked the government.Two of the stations – Samanyolu TV and Bugün TV – are regarded as allied with the religious movement led by Fethullah Gülen.Shortly after the first arrests of high-level suspects on 17 December, the eight TV stations broadcast images of bundles of foreign currency and the shoeboxes allegedly used to store bribes – details that were widely reported in the rest of the Turkish media.RTÜK members appointed by the opposition CHP, BDP and MHP parties opposed the measure on the grounds that coverage of the case was in the public interest and that similar coverage in other leading political cases such as the Ergenekon trial had never been sanctioned. Their objections were overruled by the RTÜK majority appointed by the ruling AKP.——–14.01.2014 – Near paralysis in Kurdish “media committee” trialReporters Without Borders condemns the virtual paralysis of the trial of 44 journalists who are accused of being members of a “media committee” created by the Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), an outlawed organization linked to the PKK armed movement.The ninth hearing, which was scheduled to last a week, began on 13 January but the special court for terrorism and organized crime adjourned it the next day on the grounds that the heated political climate would endanger the impartiality of the proceedings.The court granted none of the defence requests, which included termination of the trial and then dismissal of the jury. The only progress was Demokratik Modernite journalist Nahide Ermis’ release on bail. Eighteen of the journalists on trial remain in detention. Held since 20 December 2011, they have no possibility of being released before the next hearing, scheduled for 3 March. ————10.01.2014 – Impunity fuels police violence against journalistsNew demonstrations are resulting in renewed police violence against journalists, which has been encouraged by the fact that the approximately 150 attacks on journalists during last year’s “Occupy Gezi” protest movement remain unpunished.Reporters Without Borders condemns these abuses and reiterates the importance of bringing those responsible for each of these attacks to justice.“Occupy Gezi” police attacks on journalists go unpunishedThe Istanbul prosecutor’s office announced on 23 December that it was dismissing the “abuse of authority” judicial proceedings that victims of police violence had brought against Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arinç and interior minister Muammer Güler. Deputy prosecutor A. Cengiz Haciosmanoglu cited the alleged lack of seriousness of the accusations and lack of evidence as grounds for the dismissals.The 12 plaintiffs included three journalists: Ahmet Sik of the Habervesaire website, Onur Erdem, a reporter for the left-wing daily BirGün, and Ender Ergün, a columnist with the left-wing monthly Express.Sik complained about the teargas grenade that was fired at him on 12 June, hitting him on the head. Only his helmet spared him a second concussion less than two weeks after being seriously injured in the same manner. Erdem suffered from the inhalation of teargas employed abusively by the police. Ergün was hospitalized with serious injuries cause by a rubber bullet and blows with a knife.In mid-September, the police general directorate announced an administrative investigation into 132 riot police officers and 32 police units chiefs. It appeared to cover all the complaints filed by journalists and demonstrators who had been the victims of police violence. But so far nothing has come of this investigation.New demonstrations, new police violenceNew anti-government demonstrations in connect with a major corruption scandal in late December saw more police violence. A dozen journalists were injured by police while covering the protests. The Turkish Journalists’ Union (TGS), which said journalists’ equipment was also destroyed, has demanded a judicial investigation.On the night of 27 December in the Beyoglu neighbourhood of Istanbul, Elif Ince, a reporter for the Radikal daily newspaper, freelance journalist Berna Sahin, CNN International reporter Mohammet Jamhoom and his cameraman, and a CNN Türk reporter were all hit by rubber bullets fired by the police.Isminaz Ergün, a reporter for the ETHA alternative news agency, was one of several journalists who had water cannon trained on them by police in riot trucks. His colleague, Yildiz Tar, was injured. According to the TGS, police repeatedly kicked Vice News UK photographer Deniz Agah and beat freelance reporter Savash Porgham with their batons.IMC television reporter Michelle Demishevich was throttled by a police officer, who threatened to kill her. Yusuf Durdu Emre, a reporter for the Aydinlik daily newspaper, and Safak Inan, the editor of the Seç Haber news website, were briefly detained.A week before that, two journalists – BirGün reporter Elçin Yildiral and Songül Araç, a reporter for the far-left newspaper Özgür Gelecek – were injured by police while covering a 22 December demonstration in the Kadiköy district of Istanbul. A teargas canister hit Yildiral in the arm, while Araç was hospitalized with cuts to his eye caused by a rubber bullet that shattered his glasses.In Ankara, it was demonstrators who attacked Rauf Maltas, a reporter for the government news agency Anatolia, on 28 December. Believing him to be a plainclothes policeman, they beat him with sticks although he identified himself as a journalist. His camera and mobile phone were also damaged.(Photo: AFP / Bülent Kiliç) TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Follow the news on Turkey April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out more