Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100 has fallen by 19%, year-to-date. The market turbulence might have opened up a great buying opportunity for investors looking to snap up shares at bargain prices.However, it is wise to exercise caution.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…“Never lose money”, is Warren Buffett’s first rule of investing. There is certainly an abundance of risk in the market today.With this in mind, I have identified two FTSE 100 shares that I believe might offer a good balance of risk and reward for the long-term investor.The global drinks giantDiageo’s (LSE: DGE) share price has fallen by 10%, year-to-date. Many of the pubs, restaurants, and bars that sell the company’s drinks remain closed because of the lockdown. This is likely to hit Diageo’s revenue for some time.However, when things turn back to normal, I fully expect that people will still be consuming Diageo’s drinks. One of Diageo’s many strengths is the brands included in its portfolio, such as Guinness, Baileys, and Smirnoff.Already, the business has noted that on mainland China, where bars and restaurants are gradually reopening, it has seen a slight return of on-trade consumption.Diageo has decided to proceed with its interim dividend as previously announced. However, its share buyback programme has been put on ice.The company has a strong balance sheet and is working with key suppliers and customers to ensure it is in a good position when customer demand increases.The stock is trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of roughly 25, which might seem a tad pricey to some. But in my view, its global presence and position in the market makes it a great FTSE 100 stock to buy and hold for the long term.Time to buy this FTSE 100 share?Like Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) has a strong portfolio of brands. These products include household names like Dettol, Gaviscon, Durex, and Nurofen.The low-cost nature of these items means that sales might be resilient even in times of economic difficulties. Like Royston Wild, I believe this indicates that Reckitt Benckiser could be a great FTSE 100 defensive stock to buy right now. Due to strong sales of its health and hygiene products, the company’s first-quarter revenue was up by over 13.3% to £3.5bn. I believe this is a trend that could be continued until a satisfactory vaccination is found for the coronavirus, with cleaning products likely to be in high-demand for some time.Will this impressive sales momentum continue in the long term? It is hard to say. The company has announced that it expects its outlook to be better for the year than previously announced. In the medium term, Reckitt Benckiser is aiming for sustained mid-single-digit organic revenue growth by 2025.In the market sell-off, Reckitt Benckiser’s share price dropped by almost 17%. Since then, the market has shown signs of a recovery, and its stock price has rebounded by roughly 34%. Consequently, the shares might look expensive, with a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.Despite not trading at a bargain price, buying shares in consumable companies with sustainable revenue has been a winning strategy for investors like Warren Buffett.I think FTSE 100 shares like Diageo and Reckitt Benckiser are the type to buy and hold for the long term. As the saying goes, “time in the market is better than timing the market”. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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G A Chester | Friday, 27th November, 2020 | More on: AV My call on Aviva shares was spot on. Here’s my view on the stock now Enter Your Email Address There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I got excited about the Aviva (LSE: AV) share price in several articles in August and September. My assessment of the company’s value-unlocking strategy, future dividend policy, and cheapness of the stock has been spot on.The AV share price has made around three times the gain of the FTSE 100 since I penned the articles. Today, I’ll look at recent developments, and give my view on the stock now.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…The Aviva share price’s discount to NAVTwo things particularly impressed me when Aviva issued its half-year results in August. First, the big discount of its sub-300p share price to its net asset value (NAV) per share of 473p. Second, new CEO Amanda Blanc, and her strategy.This included unlocking value from the group’s non-core, disparate businesses in Europe and Asia. Blanc is working at impressive pace:11 September: agreed majority shareholding sale in Aviva Singapore at a value of 1.9 times its NAV, adding 18p-a-share to Aviva’s NAV23 November: agreed sale of shareholding in Italian life insurance joint venture, Aviva Vita, at 1.2 times its NAV, adding 3p-a-share to Aviva’s NAVThe story of growth from Aviva’s market-leading businesses in the UK, Ireland, and Canada, and NAV-enhancing disposals in Europe and Asia is so far playing out as I hoped. And there should be more to come.In yesterday’s third-quarter trading update, Blanc not only reported “strong performances in our core markets,” where “we have attractive, long-term growth prospects,” but also said, “we are exploring options across our manage-for-value portfolio, including in France, Poland, the remainder of Italy and our joint ventures.”Core growth and NAV-enhancing non-core disposals. Keep up the good work, Blanc!Dividend clarityMy excitement about Aviva’s prospects back in August/September was despite my conviction that a dividend cut was inevitable.I wrote: “I think it’s a question not of whether the dividend will be rebased, but the level to which it will be rebased for sustainable future growth. I expect the level of the ordinary dividend to be fairly conservative, but with the prospect of special dividends or capital returns.”Yesterday’s trading update proved my call spot on. Back in March, Aviva declared a dividend for full-year 2019 of 30.9p a share. A month later, it withdrew the final dividend under pressure from regulators.Yesterday, the board announced an interim dividend of 7p and intention to pay a final of 14p for 2020. As such, the dividend has been rebased almost a third lower than the putative 2019 dividend. As I also predicted, the company pledged to “deliver further value to shareholders by returning excess capital.”Aviva said the ordinary dividend is sustainable and resilient in times of stress. This is because it’s covered by the capital and cash generated from its core markets. The company also expects to grow the payout by low-to-mid-single digits over time.Buyers of the stock today get a starting yield of 6.5%, with the prospect of annual increases. And there’s the additional prospect of those returns of excess capital on top. In my view, this all makes for a highly attractive proposition.The Aviva share price todayBack in August/September, I thought Aviva’s shares were a bargain at sub-300p. Today, they’re trading above 320p.Nevertheless, due to the still-gaping discount to NAV, the CEO’s compelling strategy, and the attractive dividend, I’d be very happy to buy the stock today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Diocese of Vermont dedicates 35-panel solar installation Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Vermont Bishop Thomas Ely asks God’s blessing on the Rock Point School solar installation as the 35 panels rise from their horizontal “sleep” position and turn towards the morning sun. Photo/Anne Clarke Brown[Diocese of Vermont] As thirty-five solar panels turned into position behind him to face the morning sun, Bishop Thomas Ely, Bishop dedicated the new solar installation on the Diocese of Vermont’s property at Rock Point in Burlington, to the glory of God and “in thanksgiving for the goodness of all creation.”Environmentalist Bill McKibben, Congressman Peter Welch, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger were among the featured speakers at the celebration and formal dedication on April 30.A joint project of the diocese’s Rock Point Board of Governors and Rock Point School, the solar installation currently provides about 65 percent of the electricity that is used on the property on which the school and diocesan buildings are located. Planned efficiency measures will eventually increase that percentage.A third partner in the project is AllEarth Renewables, which constructed the 35 AllSun Trackers. By owning the installation for the first five years, AllEarth was able to take advantage of federal incentives not available to not-for-profit institutions. The diocese and Rock Point School will buy the power from AllEarth and after five years will purchase the system at fair market value, estimated to be 30 percent of the original cost of the equipment.Ely noted in his opening remarks that the project “stands as part of the promise of the Episcopal Church in Vermont and our affiliate Rock Point School to model for our churches and institutions a commitment to energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy projects. It offers a witness to others in our state and beyond of what is possible when we work together for a better tomorrow.”Other speakers echoed Ely’s emphasis on the importance of the project as a witness and example. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, in a letter read by former Rock Point Board Chair Charlie Roth, spoke about Vermonters leading the way “to a sustainable and secure energy future,” and he said, “The Episcopal Diocese’s solar project joins others around our state in demonstrating a commitment to the environment and to energy cost savings.”Vermont Congressman Peter Welch said, “People of faith do believe that spiritual values really matter” and added that such values need to be “anchored in a material world.” He said, “What has happened here with this work is that there has been an implementation of spiritual values in a material world. This project has created jobs. This project has reduced carbon emissions. It has created energy that we need for more jobs, and it has set an example that we hope will go viral and be duplicated all around this country. So I applaud the Diocese and the recognition of the unity between our spiritual aspirations and our material needs.”Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger noted that Burlington has not been in the forefront on renewable energy and said, “I hope to follow up on the challenge of the leadership you have shown and, as Congressman Welch said, attempt to build on this so that it has broader successes.”Burlington Electric Department General Manager Barbara Grimes said she was not surprised to see the Episcopal Church leading in this way and noted an important aspect for the “summer peaking utility” is that the installation will be most productive at the time when demands are highest.In addition to its witness to the wider community, the solar installation will serve as a valuable educational resource, both for the students at Rock Point School and for children of all ages from area schools who will be invited to visit and learn about solar energy. Rock Point Head of School C. J. Spirito told the crowd gathered for the celebration that collaboration is a vehicle for the school’s goals of offering “individualized opportunities for students to learn about themselves, to find their voice and to move forward in life in a meaningful way.”Rock Point science teacher Kathy Rossman and three senior students also spoke briefly about how the solar installation is being integrated into their learning. It has, said Rossman, “revolutionized the curriculum.” She added, “When students are able to not simply experience but also able to live their education, they are much more apt not only to remember it but also to make associations to other parts of the world they did not know they had connections with.”The day’s keynote speaker, environmentalist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben, said that when he looks at the solar panels, “I see the faces I’ve gotten to know around the world in my travels with 350.org,” people facing climate change problems that are not of their own making. “The problem of global warming is theoretical no more,” he said.McKibben described the upcoming “Connect the Dots” worldwide action planned for the weekend of May 5-6, and said, “Vermont after [Hurricane] Irene understands in a very visceral and powerful way what happens when you change the planet. That type of sadness calls for action, one type of which you see here today.”Noting that the planet has already passed the tipping point of 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere (now at 393), he said, “It is our deep job now in very short order to keep things from getting worse. We can figure out how to do this if we set our minds to it.” Symbols are important, he said. “We have a beautiful new symbol that shows the commitment of this diocese to getting things done.”Ely concluded the formal dedication with a benediction and invited those present to tour the installation and enjoy refreshments provided by both Rock Point School and Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, who scooped ice cream.— Anne Clarke Brown is communication minister for the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. 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Architects: Martina D’Alessandro Architettura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Torricella Sicura, Italy “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Lorenzo Musto+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933440/house-sr-martina-dallessandro-architettura Clipboard Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Italy Projects Year: 2019 House SR / Martina D’Alessandro Architettura Photographs House SR / Martina D’Alessandro ArchitetturaSave this projectSaveHouse SR / Martina D’Alessandro Architettura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933440/house-sr-martina-dallessandro-architettura Clipboard Photographs: Lorenzo MustoDesign Team:Federica BondiCity:Torricella SicuraCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lorenzo Musto “Casa SR” is a summer house in Torricella, a town in Apulia in southern Italy. The spatiality of the house has a double nature: a public one, which identifies the East-West axis, and a private one, heading North-South. All the collective living places of the house such as the entrance, the living room, the swimming pool and the entrance to the small outbuilding, are aligned on the public axis and connected to each other by a continuous travertine slab flooring that crosses the building without interruption transforming the living room into the “square” of the house.Save this picture!© Lorenzo MustoSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Lorenzo MustoThe private places of living are instead connected through the internal axis which crossing the house from North to South, represents a real road. In fact, the corridor has an articulated spatiality that alternates the accesses to the bedrooms and the resting places, with seats placed in alignment with the openings on the garden. The corridor is illuminated by a series of openings, small windows to the east and sliding glass doors to the west, which allows a dynamically changing view of the succession of internal and external spaces of the accommodation.Save this picture!© Lorenzo MustoThe three bedrooms never lookout on the main front for ensuring privacy, lighting is ensured by the presence of large windows overlooking the private internal gardens of each room.Save this picture!© Lorenzo MustoProject gallerySee allShow lessMixtape Apartment / AZABSelected ProjectsModern Ryokan Kishi-ke Guest House / G architects studioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMartina D’Alessandro ArchitetturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTorricella SicuraItalyPublished on February 10, 2020Cite: “House SR / Martina D’Alessandro Architettura” 10 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Area: 260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962098/berkley-house-rsaaw Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRSAAWOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationNorth VancouverOn FacebookCanadaPublished on May 21, 2021Cite: “Berkley House / RSAAW” 21 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Stewart Detention Center Lumpkin, Ga.“Shut down Stewart!” shouted protesters on Nov. 21 at the gates of the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga. Some 1,400 joined this ninth annual rally and march of the “Expose and Close Stewart” movement, aimed to end the brutal incarceration of undocumented people there.Mario, a speaker who was 17 years old when held there, said it was “like living in a chicken coop.”Mary Hooks of “Southerners on New Ground” said, “The status quo profits off our suffering.” She emphasized the solidarity of Black and Brown people, including the undocumented, and the estimated 250,000 undocumented lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people in the U.S.Marchers ranged from residents of the nearby Alterna community in LaGrange, Ga., to a delegation commemorating “disappeared” teacher trainees of Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College and another from Colombia’s “Congreso de los Pueblos.”A strong labor presence included members of the Fuerza del Valle Workers Center from Austin, Texas, and the Adelante Workers Center of Birmingham, Ala. United Auto Workers members, including those from its Women’s Committee, traveled 16 hours from Michigan to be there.Along the red-dirt road, “Workers’ Dignity/Dignidad Obrera” of Nashville, Tenn., kept up fiery chants and nonstop drumming. Their huge banner connected the Black and Brown struggles against racism: “From the South in Solidarity with Minneapolis/ #BlackLivesMatter/Justice 4 Jamar.” BLM protesters and allies in Minneapolis occupied a police precinct after cops killed unarmed Jamar Clark.Eleven protesters broke through the fencing closing off the jail to assert their solidarity with detainees. They were arrested and released after paying $100 fines.Speakers tell of immigrants’ resistanceRally speakers announced hunger strikes and work stoppages going on at nine immigrant detention centers, including by South Asian detainees in the El Paso Processing Center in Texas and the LaSalle facility in Jena, La., women in the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Texas and men in California’s Adelanto Detention Facility. More than 400,000 undocumented people are jailed in the U.S. annually.Of the 1,750 men jailed at the Stewart Detention Center, on any given day some detainees are on hunger strikes. When a mass hunger strike began on Labor Day weekend, the Corrections Corporation of America’s “Special Operations Response Team” in riot gear used rubber bullets and pepper spray to brutally suppress it.The “Detention Watch Network” named Stewart as one of the 10 worst U.S. detention centers, rife with abuse and human rights violations, including solitary confinement, rotten food, medical neglect and indefinite detentions.The Corrections Corporation of America — the U.S.’s largest private, for-profit prison company — runs Stewart, and is paid $60.50 per day per detainee. Longer detentions mean more profits, but exploited detainees are paid as little as $1 a day for their work assignments.At a Nov. 20 #ShutDownStewart workshop, two Georgia women whose partners and spouses had been Stewart detainees unmasked the racist policing behind their incarceration. Cops told one woman’s spouse, stopped for a broken tail light, “We’re going to send you back where you came from,” as they spit out a racist term. Persecuted for being Latino, he was jailed and later deported — for not having a driver’s license, which undocumented people cannot legally obtain in Georgia.An undocumented mother whose children are U.S. citizens described immigration police appearing at her house, pursuing someone with her spouse’s last name. When his documents proved he was not that man, an agent said, “I don’t care,” and arrested him anyway. He was deported — and, “The children are crying for their father.”The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition sponsored the 200-person strong workshop, where coordinator Dianne Mathiowetz, a Workers World Party activist, explained, “Capitalism is a global system where the profit motive is driving the policies, not just so-called ignorant politicians.” The root cause of the U.S. “immigration crisis” is the capitalists’ need to control markets and exploit people’s labor through military intervention in Latin America and elsewhere, she said.The workshop and Stewart protest were part of the “School of the Americas Watch” annual vigil at the U.S. Army’s Fort Benning, outside Columbus, Ga. Event speakers linked SOA training of other countries’ military officers with the subsequent terror unleashed in these countries, from which thousands have fled, many seeking asylum in the U.S.A Guatemalan banner at the Stewart march made that point. Staring out from the banner were the faces of some of the 45,000 people killed by Guatemala’s repressive forces. Most military officials in that country’s dictators’ cabinets, including that of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, have been SOA graduates.Protesters shouted: “Free all undocumented people! No borders in the workers’ struggle!”#ShutDownStewart march at immigrant detention camp in Georgia.WW photo: Jimmy RaynorFT. BENNING, GA. – SOA WATCHAs the U.S., France and other imperialists feed the fires of war, using the Paris deaths as fuel, the School of the Americas Watch marshalled a national anti-U.S. military intervention protest of almost 1,500 people at the gates of Ft. Benning on Nov. 22.SOA Watch is in its 25th year of actions to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, a site for training South and Central American militaries in techniques to repress their own people.This year’s action connected U.S. militarism, its massive expenditures and consequences, to many other issues. These included immigrant detention, mass incarceration and exploitation of prison labor, racist police terror and the Black Lives Matter movement, Israeli oppression of Palestinians, and U.S. labor struggles.The rally’s end featured a litany of “¡No más! No more! We will end these dirty wars!” The chants alternated with information that added up to a primer on the impact of U.S. imperialism. Speakers chanted the names of those tortured, disappeared and murdered through U.S. military and CIA intervention, as the crowd responded “¡Presente!” and placed the names on the fence around the fort.Father Roy Bourgeois, a former Catholic priest who led in founding SOA Watch, said to the rally, “The time has come in our movement to make the struggle of our migrant brothers and sisters our own.” SOA Watch will move next year to the Texas border to further stress the connection between U.S. militarism and immigrant rights.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts June 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Two journalists, who were arrested on 16 June in the city of Bushehr in the south-west of Iran, Hamideh Mahhozi and Hossin Shkohi were released two days later, the organisation learned. The cyber-dissident, Kaveh Mozfari, arrested on the fringe of demonstrations on 1st May, was released on 24 June after putting up bail of 50 million tomans (45,000 euros). Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Questioned about the arrest of foreign journalists during demonstrations, the intelligence minister, Mohseni Ejehi, said that “one or two people who came to gather secret information were arrested, but not as journalists. One of them had his equipment confiscated and he is now the subject of an investigation.” Agence France-Presse has since 23 June posted photos taken for the press freedom organisation by Iranian photographers on its pictures forum. June 9, 2021 Find out more Iranian journalists are also still being demonised and 180 of them on 23 June wrote an open letter addressed to Iran’s leaders and people, protesting at the “deplorable and critical” state of Iran’s media and calling on the authorities to respect the constitution, and to lift bans slapped on journalist so they can do their job of informing the public. “This harassment and intimidation prevents us from doing our duty”, the 180 signatories said. News June 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Confessions, arrests and a campaign against the media 15 June 2009:- Mohamad Atryanfar, editor of several publications like Hamshary, Shargh, Shahrv and Emrouz, was reportedly transferred to the security section of Evin jail. – Saïd Hajarian, former newspaper editor Sobh-e-Emrouz, was arrested by the security forces overnight on 15-16 June at his Tehran home despite the fact that he is handicapped. – Mojtaba Pormohssen, journalist on several reformist papers, contributor to radio Zamaneh and editor of the newspaper Gilan Emroz, was arrested in Rashat in the north of the country. President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pottering, said he planned to go to Iran, in response to an invitation from Nobel Peace Prize laureat, Shirin Ebadi. She told Reporters Without Borders, “At all the meetings I have had with officials from from the European Union, I demanded that they condemn the massive human rights violations in Iran. I also urged the UN Secretary General to send an investigative mission to the country. I insist on the fact that this is not a political conflict, but a fresh instance of mass human rights violations in Iran.” 16 June:- Mohammad Ali Abtahi, nicknamed “Mullah blogger“, was arrested at his home in Tehran. His blog: http://www.webneveshteha.com/.- Mrs Hamideh Mahhozi, arrested in Bushehr, south of Iran- Amanolah Shojai, journalist and blogger arrested in Bushehr – Hossin Shkohi, journalist on the weekly Paygam Jonob, arrested in Bushehr- Mashalah Hidarzadeh, arrested in Bushehr- Fariborez Srosh, freelance journalist reportedly arrested the same day. Imprisoned in the past because of his work with Radio farda (Radio Free Europe). RSF_en 20 June:- Ali Mazroui, president of the Iranian Association of journalists, arrested in the morning. – Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee and his wife Jila Baniyaghoob arrested at their home at midnight, following a search by plain clothes agents of the intelligence ministry. Winner in 2009 of the Courage in Journalism prize, awarded by the International Women’s Media Foundation, Jila Baniyaghoob is head of a feminist news website Canon Zeman Irani (http://irwomen.net ). Her husband Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, works for several pro-reformist publications. . Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists The confessions are aired at every hour of the day and night to show Iranians the extent to which those disputing the presidential election were persuaded by western agents to take part in an “orchestrated plot” against the Islamic Republic of Iran, confirming the words of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. News 17 June:- Saide Lylaz, journalist on newspaper Sarmayeh, arrested at his home in the capital. The financial specialist has been an outspoken critic of the policies of President Ahmadinejad.- Rohollah Shassavar, journalist in Mashad, detained the same date. Reporters Without Borders today condemned a parade of Iranian demonstrators being shown on a loop on state-run TV confessing to having protested at the behest of foreign media. Reporters Without Borders’ secretary general, Jean-François Julliard yesterday called for the release of arrested Iranian and foreign journalists, at a press conference he gave in Paris with Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, who was held in an Iranian jail for several months earlier this year. 21 June:- Correspondent for Newsweek, Maziar Bahari, arrested at 7am by security forces at his home. Journalists arrested since June 12, still behind bars:14 June 2009:- Cyber-dissident Somaieh Tohidlou (http://smto.ir)- Ahmad Zeydabadi,- Kivan Samimi Behbani,- Abdolreza Tajik,- Mahssa Amrabadi,- Behzad Basho, cartoonist- Khalil Mir Asharafi, Iranian television producer- Karim Arghandeh, journalist for reformist newspapers Salam, Vaghieh etafaghieh, and blogger (http://www.futurama.ir/ ) was arrested at his home in Tehran.- Shiva Nazar Ahari, cyber-dissident and human rights activists (see his blog: http://azadiezan.blogspot.com ), was arrested at his home in the capital. News 18 June:Mohammad Ghochani, editor of the daily Etemad Meli, owner of Mehdi Karoubi, one of the candidates opposing Mahmoud Ahamadinejad in the presidential elections, arrested in Tehran at 2am. Help by sharing this information March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation 22 June:- Mostafa Ghavnlo Ghajar, contributor to several newspapers, a specialist in foreign media on Radio Goftogo, was arrested at his home. His blog: http://www.ghajar.ir/. – Iason Athanasiadis, Greek-British journalist on the Washington Times – 25 staff and journalists on Kalemeh Sabz arrested, including the editor, Alireza Behshtipour Shirazi. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News All demonstrators make their confessions using the same words that have opened the nightly news bulletin for the past week: “Bismillah, al-rahman al-rahim. I admit that I demonstrated under the influence of the BBC, the radio Voice of America and other foreign media”. to go further Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrests on 22 June of all 25 staff on the newspaper Kalemeh Sabz, including around 20 journalists. The paper, owned by opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Moussavi, stopped publishing on 13 June although it was not officially banned. It had intended to resume appearing and to bring out a new issue on 23 June but on the evening of 22 June, plain clothes agents from Tehran’s prosecutor’s office surrounded the building and arrested everyone inside. The editor, Alireza Behshtipour Shirazi, might also have arrested the same evening reportedly in company with his son. Minutes before his arrest Shirazi had confirmed the earlier arrest of his entire staff, in an interview with German radio Deutsche Welle. “Arresting an entire editorial staff is totally unprecedented”, Reporters Without Borders protested. “These methods are aimed at denigrating foreign media, who are already facing huge obstacles to their work and whose journalists and contributors are exposed as a result to the threat of violence from supporters of the regime,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.
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