Firms don’t trust coalition tax pledge

first_img Share whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Monday 22 November 2010 7:53 pm 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times center_img whatsapp THE overwhelming majority of businesses do not think that George Osborne will meet his pledge to make Britain?the most competitive tax regime in the G20, according to a survey of 60 leading firms. Big Four accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 82 per cent of firms thought the chancellor would not keep his promise. However, 77 per cent of businesses surveyed said they were satisfied with the government’s proposed reforms of the much-maligned controlled foreign companies regime, which covers tax on profits made by overseas subsidiaries. “If the UK is to compete with other countries then more needs to be done to deliver stability,” said PwC tax partner Andrew Boucher Show Comments ▼ Firms don’t trust coalition tax pledge Tags: NULLlast_img read more

French Open : Sofia Kenin enters her 2nd Grand Slam finals,…

first_imgThe 19-year-old becomes the seventh unseeded finalist in the French capital in the Open Era following her 6-2, 6-1 victory after 69 minutes. Cricket French Open : 19 year old Swiatek dream run continues, enter French Open finalsIga Swiatek has advanced to her maiden Grand Slam final at Roland-Garros, bringing an end to Argentinian qualifier Nadia Podoroska’s magical three weeks in Paris. Latest Sports News WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd World No.131 Podoroska, who started the year ranked No.255, was bidding to become the first qualifier to reach a major final but was unable to back up her upset of No.5 seed Elina Svitolina. Yet to drop a set all tournament, including a victory over top seed Simona Halep in the fourth round, Swiatek awaits either fourth seed Sofia Kenin or seventh seed Petra Kvitova in the final. Swiatek is the first Polish woman in the Roland-Garros final in 81 years and the first at any major since Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon 2012. Post FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 19-year-old earlier defeated World No.1 Simona Halep and has now become the first Polish women ever to enter any Grand Slam finals.  Cricket In the Men’s Singles Semifinals on Friday World No. 2 Rafa Nadal (Spain) will take on Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) and in the 2nd Semis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) will play Stefano Tsitsipas (Greece). Where the fans catch the FRENCH OPEN LIVE BROADCAST & LIVE STREAMING ?In the Indian Sub-Continent, French Open will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports Select 2. The tournament will also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar. Other than Tennis Fans can catch all the News Updates, Draws, Live Scores, schedules of the French Open on In the finals Swiatek will face winner of 4th seed Sofia Kenin of USA and 7th seed Petra Kvitova.  TAGSFrench Open live update InsideSport.coIga Swiatek enters finalsSofia Kenin in FinalsSofia Kenin vs Iga Swiatek LIVE Streamingswiatek creates history SHARE Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin is through to her second Grand Slam final of the season following an impressive 6-4, 7-5 victory over two-time major winner Petra Kvitova in the Roland-Garros semi-finals on Thursday. French Open : Men’s Singles Semi-finals scheduled for Friday Facebook Twitter Bengaluru center_img TennisFrench OpenLatest Sports News ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Cricket The fourth-seeded American is now a remarkable 16-1 win-loss at the majors in 2020 and will be looking to pick up a second Grand Slam trophy when she takes on Polish teenager  Iga Swiatek in the title decider on Saturday.The 21-year-old Kenin went up a double-break 4-1 in the opening set and despite a fightback from her Czech opponent, secured a lead in 39 minutes. French Open : Sofia Kenin enters her 2nd Grand Slam finals, will clash with Swiatek for Roland Garros title Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Cricket Kenin took down the No.7 seed’s serve in the fifth game of the second set, and needed 11 minutes to stave off four break points and hold for a 4-2 advantage. Serving for the win, Kenin got broken as Kvitova levelled the set at 5-5. The world No.11’s comeback was short-lived through as Kenin swept the next two games to secure passage to the final.In the final against Swiatek, Kenin will be searching for a third title of the year, and her first career trophy on clay. Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – October 8, 2020 Formula 1 Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Impatient Rishabh Pant throws away his wicket and Twitterati can’t keep quiet; check hilarious memeslast_img read more

Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Safaricom Limited ( 2010 Presentation

first_imgSafaricom Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2010 presentation For more information about Safaricom Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (  2010 presentation Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Seed House / T3arc

first_img Projects CopyHouses•Jiutepec, Mexico Houses “COPY” ArchDaily The Seed House / T3arcSave this projectSaveThe Seed House / T3arc 2011 “COPY” The Seed House / T3arc Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 36 Share Photographs:  Luis Gordoa Text description provided by the architects. This house is located in Jiutepec, Mexico, in a vast terrain that previously produced and sold Fichus trees in one of its boundaries. The idea was that the house would not impact the natural context. Casa La Semilla has been a very quick and simple construction, and thanks to the qualities of concrete, it is difficult to determine the boundary between the inside and outside. Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWe did a house with bounded size that seems very large and it is almost imperceptible from several parts of the site. 

Because trees were planted very close one together, they have grown tall and slim. Our proposal uses the trees as an advantage, covering the south sun while having a completely open facade to them. Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWe managed to cover 200 sqm underpinned by three central columns and a concrete beam that completely crosses them as an inverted pendulum. 

In this way, we managed to have no strut in the rest of the house, and we had the freedom to manage the space under the deck as it best suited us. Save this picture!PlanThe orientation of the house is north, because Jiutepec is a very hot area of the state of Morelos, Mexico. The house only has a master bedroom and a small room for a child; the rest of the house is open, with a bar for cooking and the living and dining areas together with an open view of the landscape.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaIn the south garden, an open area under the Fichus trees allows us to sit at a shaded table, while in the north façade, an open terrace under the sun allows us to enjoy a wooden deck that floats as a pier over a pond that is used in the garden irrigation system. Casa La Semilla is respectful to its surroundings, allowing the inhabitants to live as close as possible to nature.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessXXI Century National Film Archive / Rojkind ArquitectosArticlesYademan Tower / Architecture AtelierArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: T3arc Area Area of this architecture project Mexico Photographs Year:  Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeT3arcOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasJiutepecHouses3D ModelingMexicoPublished on July 13, 2011Cite: “The Seed House / T3arc” 13 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?种子住宅 / T3arc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

ICT Hub’s new website to help voluntary organisations get more from information communication technology

first_imgICT Hub’s new website to help voluntary organisations get more from information communication technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 August 2006 | News The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Hub has launched a new website to enable voluntary and community organisations to easily access ICT resources.The new site – will enable VCOs to take practical steps to benefit more from information communication technology.A selection of useful and informative publications are available to order, in addition to free downloadable case studies and articles. The site also highlights a number of regional, local and national events taking place, to give advice and practical tips. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital 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.last_img read more

¡Justicia para Philando Castile!

first_imgMillones de personas vieron el repugnante video de Philando Castile muriendo desangrado en su automóvil el 6 de julio de 2016. El policía Jeronimo Yanez disparó contra el hombre negro siete veces después de detenerlo en Falcon Heights, Minnesota, un suburbio de St. Paul.Millones escucharon a la amiga de Castile, Diamond Reynolds, gritar: “Por favor, no me digas que se ha ido. Por favor, oficial, no me diga que usted acaba de hacer esto a él. Solo buscaba su licencia y registro, señor.” (Associated Press, 7 de julio de 2016)Y ahora millones de personas están indignadas porque el 16 de junio Yanez fue encontrado “no culpable” de homicidio en segundo grado y de dos cargos de descarga peligrosa de un arma de fuego.Tanto Diamond Reynolds como su hija de cuatro años, que estaban en el coche, también podrían haber sido asesinadas. Después de ver a su novio tiroteado, Reynolds fue esposada por la policía.“El sistema sigue fallando a los negros”, dijo Valerie Castile, la madre de Philando Castile (Huffington Post, 16 de junio). Ciento sesenta años después de la infame decisión Dred Scott de la Corte Suprema de EUA, los negros aún carecen, según las palabras del fallo, “de cualquier derecho que el hombre blanco deba respetar”.La noche del veredicto más de 2.000 personas tomaron las calles de St. Paul, comenzando en el Capitolio estatal. La Unidad de Respuesta Urgente #Justice4Philando fue iniciada por muchas organizaciones locales (Fight Back News, 16 de junio).La gente bloqueó la Interestatal 94 y la línea del tren ligero. “Sin justicia, no hay paz, enjuicien la policía” fue una de las consignas. Dieciocho personas fueron arrestadas (CNN, 16 de junio).Seiscientas personas marcharon a través de Harlem, Nueva York, el 17 de junio. Empezaron en la calle 116 y Malcolm X Boulevard y finalizaron frente al Trump Tower en el centro de la ciudad. La policía de Nueva York continuamente trató de bloquear a las/os manifestantes.Vidas de Teamsters negros importanPhilando Castile era un trabajador, miembro del Local 320 de los Teamsters. Había estado empleado en las cafeterías de las escuelas públicas de St. Paul durante 14 años. En el momento de su asesinato, Castile era supervisor de servicios de nutrición en la Escuela Montessori J.J. Hill.Las/os niños amaban a Philando. “Él era [tan] maestro como cualquier maestro en ese edificio”, dijo Joan Edman, un trabajador jubilado de la escuela. “Él recordaba sus nombres. Recordaba quién no podía tomar leche. Sabía lo que podían comer y lo que no podían”, dijo Edman, quien agregó que “quinientos niños reales están directamente afectados”.“Él era una persona amable y afectuosa que trabajaba en la escuela, él no debía estar muerto”, dijo Andrew Karre, cuyo hijo de ocho años va a la escuela Montessori. (Time, 7 de julio de 2016)Nada de esto le importaba a la policía, que detuvo a Philando Castile 52 veces en 14 años (New York Daily News, 9 de julio de 2016). Conducir mientras se es negro es un verdadero delito, y Castile se llevó la pena de muerte.Segunda Enmienda ‘Sólo para los blancos’Philando Castile le dijo al oficial Yanez que tenía un arma y que tenía licencia para portarla. (Chicago Tribune, 14 de julio de 2016). Mientras Castile cumplía con la solicitud de mostrar su identificación, el oficial Yanez lo mató.¿No tienen los afroamericanos el derecho a la Segunda Enmienda de poseer armas de fuego?De hecho, a los negros se les niega incluso el derecho a la autodefensa. Un aparcero negro de diecisiete años, Samuel Osborne, fue enfrentado en su choza en Carolina del Sur por su casero blanco William Walker el 17 de agosto de 1941. Walker estaba borracho y llevaba una pistola calibre .32.Temiendo por su vida, Osborne buscó su rifle y mató a su ofensivo jefe. El derecho de Osborne a la autodefensa no le importó al juez Strom Thurmond, quien sentenció a Osborne a la silla eléctrica (Columna de Lars-Eric Nelson, New York Daily News, 8 de enero de 1999).El súper racista Thurmond sería más tarde elegido gobernador de Carolina del Sur y también pasaría 46 años en el Senado de EUA. El apoyo de Thurmond fue vital para poner a Richard Nixon en la Casa Blanca.Cada vez que la policía mata a una persona desarmada dice que tiene miedo por su vida. Pero matar a un racista borracho que apuntaba un arma, envió a Samuel Osborne a la silla eléctrica. El adolescente negro fue ejecutado el 19 de noviembre de 1943.Cuatro meses después, el Estado Palmetto electrocutó a George Junius Stinney, un niño negro de 14 años, cuyo juicio por cargos falsos de asesinato duró sólo dos horas.El gobernador de California Ronald Reagan firmó la Ley Mulford en 1967, prohibiendo el porte de armas. La Asociación Nacional de Rifle guardó silencio.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions By NAFB News Service – Dec 4, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture will sponsor seven trade missions in 2019 to expand export opportunities for U.S. agriculture across the globe. The missions were announced by Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney Tuesday. McKinney says the markets were carefully selected as ones that “offer the best prospects for sales of U.S. farm and food products.”The markets include Taiwan, Canada, Colombia, Vietnam, Kenya, Mexico and the United Kingdom. USDA calls the seven markets the trade missions will visit next year “both developing and established.” In 2018, McKinney says six USDA missions enabled more than 200 U.S. companies and organizations to engage in 3,000 one-on-one meetings with foreign buyers, generating more than $140 million in projected 12-month sales.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCautious Optimism in Agriculture After Major Political Developments on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleTraders Await Tariff Reduction Before Moving U.S. Soybeans to China NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Philippine army “red-tagging” leads to threats, violence against journalists

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped August 14, 2019 Philippine army “red-tagging” leads to threats, violence against journalists June 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Philippines News After one reporter was badly wounded in a shooting last week and soldiers intimidated another the week before, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Philippine military’s practice of turning certain journalists into targets by arbitrarily designating them as “communists.” After the Philippine supreme court decided to extend martial law to new regions in the south of the country, protests were organized, as here on 4 July 2017 in Manila. When martial law is declared, habeas corpus and other rights are suspended and the armed forces take control of the territory (photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP). Brandon Lee, a US journalist based in Ifugao province, in the northern island of Luzon, was picking up his daughter from school on 6 August when he was ambushed and shot several times, sustaining serious gunshot injuries to the face, neck and back, and nearly dying. After being taken to a hospital in Lagawe, the provincial capital, he was transferred in a critical condition to a hospital in nearby Baguio City. RSF_en “Impunity for crimes of violence against journalists is a scourge that must be combatted with the utmost determination. And to this end, the security forces must start by abolishing the form of stigmatization know as ‘red-tagging,’ of which Brandon Lee is the latest victim.” February 16, 2021 Find out more A correspondent for Northern Dispatch (Nordis), a weekly covering northern Luzon, Lee has specialized in covering environmental issues and the difficult conditions of the population in the mountainous region where he lives. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Martial law PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence “We call on the Philippine prosecutor’s office to order an immediate independent investigation to find those responsible for this attempt on the life of a journalist who was just doing his job,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Help by sharing this information Three days before the attack on Lee in the north, members of a local special forces battalion went to the home of  journalist Kristin Lim in Bukidnon province, on the southern island of Mindanao, at around 8:30 p.m. on 3 August and “invited” her to go with them for “questioning.” Because of the nature of his reporting, the army officially classified him as “red” in 2015, meaning he was regarded as a sympathizer of the clandestine Communist Party of the Philippines or its armed wing, the New People’s Army. Known as “red-tagging,” the completely arbitrary practice of labelling persons as “red” or “communist” encourages violence against its victims, especially by paramilitaries. Lee had been “consistently subjected to different threats and harassment, even in social media,” Nordis said. The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. She refused because they had no warrant, but they returned the next morning and harassed her again. Lim, who has also been “red-tagged” by the military and has received threats in the past, used to be the manager of Radyo Lumad, a local radio station that was forced to close in March. It specialized in covering the problems of indigenous peoples, including illegal land expropriation, in a region under martial law. May 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go furtherlast_img read more

Journalist sentenced to year at hard labour for libel

first_img News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” “This is the first time since 1991 that a journalist in Russia has been sentenced to prison for libel,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This is a serious legal precedent that violates international standards of press freedom and we demand that the sentence be cancelled at once,” he said in a letter to Russian prosecutor-general Vladimir Ustinov. “We ask you to do everything you can to ensure he is freed as soon as possible. We also ask you to see that the libel law is amended to remove the provision for jail terms and ensure that journalists can do their job without having to worry about being sent to prison.”Galkin was sentenced at a secret trial by the Kalininsky district court (under articles 129-2 and 130 of the Russian criminal code) for libelling two of the region’s deputy governors, Konstantin Bochkarev and Andrei Kosilov. Kosilov sued in June last year soon after the appearance of three articles in Rabochaya Gazeta that accused governor Piotr Sumin and his aides of embezzlement – “The Real Sumin” (16 April), “Government Patience” (8 February) and “Sumin’s Health” (12 February). Galkin, who has appealed against the sentence, has often criticised local officials and Gov. Sumin and was physically attacked outside his Cheliabinsk home on 14 June 2002.Article 130 (paragraphs 2 and 3) of the criminal code says libel can be punished by up to a year’s imprisonment at hard labour and article 129 provides for a jail term of up to three years without hard labour. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed outrage at a year-long prison sentenceat hard labour passed on German Galkin, publisher of the weekly RabochayaGazeta, for libel. It called for his immediate release, abolition of jailterms for libel and steps to ensure journalists can work without having toworry about being sent to prison. Reporters Without Borders expressed its outrage today at the sentencing of Russian journalist German Galkin to a year in prison with hard labour for libelling regional officials in the Urals area of Cheliabinsk.Galkin, publisher of the weekly paper Rabochaya Gazeta, deputy editor of the daily Vecherny Cheliabinsk and head of the local branch of the opposition Liberal Russia party, was arrested as he was travelling to Yekaterinburg. BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information News August 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to year at hard labour for libel to go further May 27, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation last_img read more