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Svenska Spel outlines tech overhaul ahead of re-regulation

first_img5th July 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Svenska Spel is pouring resources into technological enhancements and new content ahead of the Swedish market opening up at the start of next year.The company has this week announced the addition of Evolution Gaming’s Live Casino products from January 2019, as it bids to enhance its offering against the backdrop of the “fierce competition” of the re-regulated market. Svenska Spel told that it is “positive” about the opportunities it anticipates, including the addition of horse racing and iCasino products.Its new Svenska Spel Live Casino service will go live the moment Sweden’s new gambling law comes into effect on January 1. also understands it is also developing new lottery content that will be launched next year.“In parallel to technology investments and new content implementation we are investing a lot of time to further develop our digital experiences via customer friendly interfaces and personalised communication,” Fredrik Wastenson, managing director of Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, told“We have invested a lot in our CRM system and can now see a clear potential in personalised customer experiences on our site as of January 1.”As well as allocating resources to improving its offering, Svenska Spel must also develop the infrastructure for two separate entities – one for number games and scratch tickets and one for sports and iCasino games. Its current customer platform will be divided into two different player account management environments and two separate customer databases.“This is enormous investment for Svenska Spel which will engage most of our available IT resources, but in parallel we will do our outmost to provide a lot of new games as of January 1,” Wastenson added.“This includes betting on horse racing and esports together with a very competitive and responsible offering of iCasino.”Licensing application documents are expected to be published on the Swedish Gambling Authority´s website on July 10. After July 24 the regulations and guidelines of the Lotteriinspektionen will be pre-published on the website. Under the terms of the Gambling Act, from January 1 the gambling market will be divided up into sectors: a competitive sector, primarily including online gambling and betting; a sector reserved for non-profit purposes, primarily including lotteries and bingo; and a sector reserved for the central government, primarily including state-owned casinos and gambling on token machines.Gambling subject to licensing will be taxed at 18%, while there will be “strict requirements for moderation in marketing gambling”. Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance Email Address Svenska Spel is focusing on tech and new content ahead of the Swedish market opening up at the start of next year Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Svenska Spel outlines tech overhaul ahead of re-regulationlast_img read more

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Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Bishop Mark Strange on the importance of global partnerships

first_imgBishop Mark Strange on the importance of global partnerships Posted Nov 6, 2017 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal News Service] The Most Rev. Mark Strange, bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, speaks about what it means to be part of a global communion of churches and celebrates the historic ties his province shares with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

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AD Classics: The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Photographs CopyAbout this officePaul RudolphOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingSingaporePublished on November 19, 2010Cite: Megan Sveiven. “AD Classics: The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph” 19 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AD Classics: The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph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 stream AD Classics: The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph Photographs:  De AlbaText description provided by the architects. Initially intending to design a housing structure as a set of prefabricated units hoisted onto a structural frame, the ideas and visual intricacies of Paul Rudolph’s Colonnade Condominiums were developments of the previously designed but unbuilt Graphic Arts Center of Manhattan.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesRudolph referred to these replicable units as the “twentieth-century brick,” a means of construction that would seemingly make construction of large scale buildings more feasible. However, as Rudolph came to find upon the time of construction, technical and financial reasons expelled the possibility of the prefabricated units. Save this picture!© De AlbaInstead, the Colonnade was built of pour-in-place concrete, which still successfully conveyed the appearance of his initial design goals.His intentions of designing prefabricated parts were to fuse flexibility of spaces with a standardized structural system and parts. What became very important in the Colonnade Condominiums was the particular attention paid to the climate and environment of Singapore; the abundance of sunlight was crucial in the layouts of spaces in the units.Save this picture!© De AlbaThe climate of Singapore sustains the most beautiful landscapes and greenery, thus the views from the large windows are some of the most beautiful in the world. The locations of bedrooms and more private spaces are shielded from the sun by the glazed windows.Save this picture!© De AlbaThe massive structure’s floor plan is divided into four rectangular quadrants, each bound by substantial room for vertical and horizontal circulation. Movement under the tower is encouraged, as the units are lifted off of the ground on a series of columns, which are lined in two closely-spaced rows, hence the name of the condominiums.Save this picture!© De AlbaThese columns lift the bases of the four quadrants at different heights; shifting floor planes are a common theme within the works of Paul Rudolph. Each unit is two stories high, with an open living and dining area, a large kitchen, and a balcony. Save this picture!© De AlbaThe first floor features a guest room and bathroom, and the second floor houses two larger bedrooms. The precedent of this layout is Le Corbusier’s Pavilion de I’Espirit Nouveau; the staggering of vertical heights and the lofting of bedrooms over the public areas create wonderful views and gathering spaces down below.Save this picture!© De AlbaProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiwan Tower Competition Winner / DSBA, Mihai Carciun and upgrade.studioArticles60th AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Copy+ 9Apartments•Singapore 1980 “COPY”center_img Architects: Paul Rudolph Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Year:  Singapore AD Classics: The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul RudolphSave this projectSaveAD Classics: The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph Save this picture!Written by Megan Sveiven Share ArchDailylast_img read more

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Miami Design District Tower / Studio Gang

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio Gang ArchitectsThe tower will target LEED Gold upon completion in 2016. Solar shading and rainwater collection will be integrated into the tower’s design. ArchitectsStudio GangAssociate ArchitectKobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc.ClientMiami Design District AssociatesOwnerDacra and L Real EstateStructural EngineerMagnusson Klemencic AssociatesMEP / FPFranyie EngineersCivil EngineerFord EngineersLandscape ArchitectStudio JEFRËLighting DesignerLightswitch ArchitecturalSignage & Graphics ConsultantThirstPool ConsultantAquadynamics Design GroupAcoustic ConsultantThreshold Acoustics LLCLEED ConsultantSpinnaker GroupLife Safety ConsultantLife Safety ServicesArea160000.0 ft2Project Year2016PhotographsStudio Gang ArchitectsArchitectsStudio GangProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitect Develops the World’s First HoverboardArchitecture NewsPrairie Logic / el doradoSelected Projects Share Miami Design District Tower / Studio GangSave this projectSaveMiami Design District Tower / Studio GangSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio Gang ArchitectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share Apartments CopyAbout this officeStudio GangOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersMiamiArchitecture NewsResidentialSkyscrapersHousingUnited StatesPublished on October 23, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Miami Design District Tower / Studio Gang” 23 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More 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 stream ArchDaily Miami Design District Tower / Studio Gang CopyStudio Gang Architects has released designs for a 14-story residential tower in the Miami Design District. Anchored by ground floor retail and topped with a resident lounge and swimming pool, the tower will, as the architects describe, “demonstrate Studio Gang’s principle of exo-spatial high-rise design in which the inside extends to the outside in a dynamic spatial arrangement.”Each of the building’s 76 residential units will frame panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and surrounding Buena Vista neighborhood with Studio Gang’s contemporary reinterpretation of a “Florida Room.”“The exterior of the building produces habitable spaces that function as a contemporary Florida Room,” Studio Gang explains. “These shaded, open-air rooms provide both a thermal buffer for the interior and an outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining.” Projects “COPY”last_img read more

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New chairman for British Wireless for the Blind

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 May 2005 | News Peter McDonagh, a former director of British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), has been elected chairman of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF). He succeeds Sir John Wall, who has held the post for 14 years.Mr McDonagh has been a trustee of BWBF for 12 years. During his nine-year period as director of radio and television at BFBS, Mr McDonagh helped ensure the future of the Fund with nearly £1 million raised from annual appeals.The Chatham-based charity issues specially adapted radios and specially deisgned CD radio cassette recorders to blind and partially-sighted people in need via more than 300 agents throughout the UK. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New chairman for British Wireless for the Blind  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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CycleBar officially rides its way into Fort Worth

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Kayley Ryan + posts Previous articleZumba classes held at the Southwest Regional LibraryNext articleWeekend round up: 10/21- 10/23 Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Kayley Ryan Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Kayley Ryan City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” Kayley Ryan Linkedin Kayley Ryan ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt printA ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of CycleBar, an indoor cycling franchise, on Thursday evening at the recently developed Waterside shopping center.Members of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce recognized CycleBar Waterside as part of the community.CycleBar Waterside will officially hold its grand opening on Monday. The free introductory classes the company has been offering since Oct. 10 will transition to a pay-as-you-go plan, said the owners of the studio.Owners Carly Weyand and TK Campbell are a daughter and mother-in-law duo with a partnership that flourishes from their complementary personalities.Owners Carly Weyand and TK Campbell pose inside the break room of their studio.“Carly’s very creative, and she was in digital marketing,” said Campbell. “And I am an accountant type…. Besides, she has my grandchildren so that really helps cement things.”What they do hold in common is a love for cycling and community, which is why they chose to open a CycleBar studio in the first place.“We want people to feel like they’re welcome, like they’re part of this team, and like this is a place where they can hang out and have brunch on the weekends or happy hour,” said Weyand.CycleBar’s community environment is built by their nine instructors, whom Weyand and Campbell selected from 40 who auditioned followed by rigorous training.One of those nine instructors is Glenn Simpson, 35, who lost 150 pounds in three years thanks to cycling.He began cycling with the purchase of a $250 bike at Walmart and a mile-and-a-half long ride.This before-and-after photo shows Simpson at 300 pounds and at 180 pounds, a change he credits to cycling.“It became a passion,” Simpson said. “It saved my life.”Now at 180 pounds Simpson said he continues to push himself.“Now I’m trying to figure out how to do 30 miles,” he said.Simpson was an unusual choice for Weyand and Campbell because he had no prior training experience. But Weyand said the most important factor in choosing trainers was their personality, which helps bond the community of cyclists.The community spirit extends beyond the studio to local charities with “CycleGiving” events, in which riders pay $25 for one 50-minute class–and all the proceeds go to local charities such as Goodwill, said Weyand.“It’s going to be a really easy way for these charities to raise a significant amount of money in only 50 minutes,” Weyand said.Weyand and Campbell are also seeking out local businesses such as coffee or juice vendors to partner with them and provide their riders with more amenities, Weyand said.The CycleBar Waterside building is 2,800 square feet. It houses a small break room decorated with a red-and-white color scheme, a cycling studio with 48 Schwinn Carbon Blue bikes and locker rooms with showers.A 4- or 6-pound bar rests on each Schwinn Carbon Blue bike for riders to use during the upper-body portion of class.The name CycleBar derives from combining cycling with upper-body exercises using a 4- or 6-pound bar that riders lift while cycling for a portion of the class, said Weyand.Weyand describes a typical 50-minute class as a multisensory experience, with three elements tying it all together: “CycleTheater,” “CycleStats” and “CycleBeats.”“CycleTheatre” describes the studio itself which features two big screen TVs that flash riders’ rankings in the class after every one to two songs.Weyand said the “CycleStats” keep things competitive.“The stats flash and people just go nuts when they see that,” Weyand said.After the class, riders receive an email with their “CycleStats” showing their speed and calories burned. They also receive “CycleBeats,” the playlists instructors create for class.Riders can wear shoes designed to work with the bikes for free each time they come to class.Other free amenities include water bottles, shoe rentals, hair ties, deodorant and fresh fruit after class.CycleBar Waterside is offering discounted classes and class packages during its grand opening on Monday, according to its website. CycleBar does not offer memberships, just a pay-as-you-go plan.The first CycleBar studio originated with entrepreneurs Bill Pryor and his sister Alex Klemmer in their Boston, Massachusetts, neighborhood in 2004, according to the franchise’s website. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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Newspaper editor held for referring to “northern Kurdistan”

first_imgNews August 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor held for referring to “northern Kurdistan” News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia center_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediately release of Yasin Yetisgen, the owner and editor of the Kurdish newspaper Coban Atesi, who was detained by a police court on 14 August in Gaziantep (in southeastern Anatolia) for publishing an article that said Gaziantep was located in “northern Kurdistan.”“As the crime of ‘separatist propaganda’ in article 8 of the anti-terrorism law was repealed in July 2003, it seems utterly archaic to detain Yetisgen before prosecuting him on a charge of ‘attacking the country’s integrity and the state’s unity’,” the press freedom organisation said.The offending article appeared in the 2 August issue of Coban Atesi, a local newspaper. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the article’s author, Hursit Kasikkirmaz, who lives abroad. Yetisgen’s lawyer has filed an appeal against his detention.The European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey in 2004 for convicting publisher Ayse Nur Zarakolu for publishing a book about the murder of journalist Ferhat Tepe. The court ruled that the use of the term “Kurdistan” could not in itself be grounds for restricting free expression. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law to go further News Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Kadri Gürsel freed but four other Cumhuriyet employees still held

first_img Organisation Credit: YASIN AKGUL / AFP Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor After an Istanbul court freed well-known newspaper columnist Kadri Gürsel on 25 September but kept four colleagues in detention, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins ARTICLE 19 and the International Press Institute in calling for the release of all journalists held for political reasons in Turkey. News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Related documents jointstatementcumhuriyet.pdfPDF – 191.73 KB April 28, 2021 Find out more September 27, 2017 Kadri Gürsel freed but four other Cumhuriyet employees still held TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression News RSF_en News to go further Read the joint statement here or below Gürsel and his four colleagues are part of a group of 17 members of the staff of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet who are the subject of a controversial trial. The four still held provisionally are editor Murat Sabuncu, investigative reporter Ahmet Şık, executive board president Akın Atalay and accountant Emre İper. Because of the newspaper’s criticism of the government, the 17 journalists and staff members are facing up to 43 years in prison on charges of being accomplices to terrorism. In particular, they are alleged to have “defended” three organizations that are branded as “terrorist” in Turkey – the Gülen Movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the small, far-left group, DHKP/C. The next hearing in the trial is scheduled for 31 October. “This Kafkaesque trial, in which journalists are being treated as terrorists, cannot go on,” RSF said. “Kadri Gürsel’s release is no more than a very partial achievement. These absurd proceedings must be abandoned and all of the Cumhuriyet employees and journalists must be freed.” Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after a coup attempt in July 2016. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison – a world record.Turkey: Kadri Gürsel released, four remain behind bars in Cumhuriyet caseARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders welcome Monday’s release of Cumhuriyet columnist and IPI Turkey representative Kadri Gürsel after more than 11 months in pre-trial detention. Gürsel was freed following a third hearing in the trial of over a dozen journalists and staff working for Cumhuriyet, one of Turkey’s last remaining national opposition papers. All three organisations, representatives of which attended Monday’s hearing at Istanbul’s Çağlayan courthouse, repeat their call for the release of the four Cumhuriyet journalists still behind bars – Chief Executive Akin Atalay, Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu, investigative journalist Ahmet Şık and accountant Emre İper – and all other journalists detained in Turkey on politically motivated charges. “The ruling is bittersweet,“ IPI Director of Advocacy and Communications Steven M. Ellis said. “We’re extremely glad that Kadri Gürsel was released after nearly 11 months, but equally disappointed our other colleagues were not. Monday’s proceedings, with a parade of witnesses offering irrelevant commentary instead of facts, demonstrated again how absurd this case is. And this ruling, while a step forward, is a reminder of the extreme pressure those who fight for press freedom and government accountability still face in Turkey.” The Cumhuriyet journalists and staff are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation without being a member and face between 7.5 years and 43 years in jail. Among other allegations, they are accused of supporting the Gülen movement, despite Cumhuriyet’s long track record as a leading critic of the movement. Evidence cited in the indictment includes an alleged change in the editorial policy of the paper in addition to comments, interviews and social media posts of the journalists. “Gürsel’s release is a welcome relief, but he should never have been there anyway,” said Katie Morris, Head of Europe and Central Asia Programme at ARTICLE 19 “Any celebrations are undermined by the continued detention of his colleagues at Cumhuriyet, not to mention all the other journalists spending yet another night in jail in Turkey, for no reason other than doing their job” she added. Three witnesses gave testimony at the third hearing, which related to a separate civil case regarding a dispute within Cumhuriyet’s board. Despite their disagreements, the witnesses stated that they did not believe that the defendants should be charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, and urged the court to release them. “This Kafkaesque trial, in which journalists are being treated as terrorists, cannot go on,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Kadri Gürsel’s release is no more than a very partial achievement. These absurd proceedings must be abandoned and all of the Cumhuriyet employees and journalists must be freed.” Other circumstantial evidence against defendants lacks credibility. Notably, the indictment lists the number of “Bylock” users with whom the defendants allegedly had contact. Bylock is a secure messaging mobile application allegedly used by members of the Gülen movement, which Turkish authorities blame for last year’s failed coup. Use of the application is now considered evidence of membership in a terrorist organisation. The defendants in the Cumhuriyet trial are not themselves accused of having used the application, but rather of having entered into contact with individuals who did. The indictment against Gürsel cites as evidence text messages from Bylock users to which Gürsel did not reply. While the evidence that the journalists did contact Bylock users is slim at best, international standards on the right to freedom of expression protect journalists’ right to communicate with a wide range of sources in order to cover stories in the public interest. Merely communicating with a terrorist group can not be interpreted as support for that group, just as criticism of the government cannot be interpreted as sympathy for a terrorist organisation. At least 170 journalists and media workers are in jail in Turkey. The Turkish government claims that no journalists are in jail in relation to their work. However, as in the Cumhuriyet case, indictments frequently cite mainly newspapers articles, columns or interviews as proof of terrorist or similar activity, in addition to circumstantial evidence lacking in credibility. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Posters Against PM Modi: Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Quashing Of FIRs & Direction To Restrain Delhi Police From Registering Further FIRs

first_imgTop StoriesPosters Against PM Modi: Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Quashing Of FIRs & Direction To Restrain Delhi Police From Registering Further FIRs Sparsh Upadhyay17 May 2021 2:44 AMShare This – x  One of the posters that put up in Dwarka (since removed) [Image Courtesy: The Indian Express]A petition has been moved before the Supreme Court seeking quashing of all the FIRs registered by Delhi Police against those who allegedly put up posters criticising PM Narendra Modi over the handling of the COVID19 pandemic and the national vaccination policy.#JustInA petition had been moved before the #SupremeCourt seeking quashing of FIRs registered by Delhi Police against those who allegedly put up posters criticising PM Narendra Modi over the handling of the #COVID19 pandemic and the national vaccination policy.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 17, 2021Advertisement Stressing that citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression, the petition, filed by Advocate Pradeep Kumar Yadav, seeks direction on the Delhi Police not to register FIRs (first information report) in relation to COVID posters/advertisements and brochures. The alleged advertisements/posters, the pictures of which are doing rounds on Social media, state, “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyon bhej diya? (Why did Modi send vaccines meant for our children to foreign countries?)” Advertisement The plea also seeks direction to call for records from the opposite parties as to the registrations of FIRs in this matter and to further stop registering any FIR in this connection. As per the media reports, the Delhi Police has stated that till Saturday (May 15) 25 people have been arrested in cases registered at different police stations across the city even as they were trying to ascertain the key players behind the posters.Advertisement Advertisement Based on further complaints, as many as 17 FIRs have been registered under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections including section 3 of the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act across various districts of the Delhi Police, reported PTI. However, since the offences registered against such people are all bailable, a majority of those arrested till Saturday afternoon have been released on bail from the concerned police stations itself. “More FIRs are likely to be registered if further complaints are received in this regard. As of now, the investigation is underway to ascertain on whose behalf these posters were being put up and accordingly further action will be taken,” a senior police officer told the news agency PTI on Sunday.TagsSUPREME COURT Posters Against PM Modi Vaccine Posters Vaccine covid Narendra Modi Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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