first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgGuinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuinea Insurance Plc is a composite insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and pension, general business and special risks cover. The company is one of the most highly capitalised companies in the insurance industry in Nigeria. General Accident cover includes burglary and housebreaking, electronic theft and malfunctions, public liability, professional indemnity, personal/group accident, all risk insurance, goods-in-transit and health travel insurance. Fire and Special Perils cover includes industrial all risk, consequential loss, home owners and fire and special perils insurance. Engineering cover includes machinery breakdown, plant all risk, contractor all risk and erection all risk insurance. Guinea Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinea Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgSafaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke)  2018 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

first_imgI think these are 5 of the best UK growth stocks right now Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, ASOS, Boohoo, Keywords Studios, dotDigital, and Alpha FX. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Activision Blizzard, Apple, and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alpha FX, ASOS, boohoo group, dotDigital Group, and Keywords Studios and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on Activision Blizzard and short January 2022 $75 puts on Activision Blizzard. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. US-listed growth stocks such as Apple and Tesla are very popular right now. You shouldn’t ignore UK growth stocks, however. On the London Stock Exchange, there are plenty of exciting companies delivering huge returns for investors.Here, I’m going to highlight what I consider to be five of the best UK growth stocks. All of these businesses have registered five-year average revenue growth of at least 20%, meaning they’re growing rapidly, and are already very profitable.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 best UK growth stocksOne of my favourite UK growth stocks is ASOS. It’s a global leader in the online fashion space. Over the last decade, it’s grown phenomenally. In FY2009, sales were £163m. In FY2019, sales were £2,734m.I think this could still be the start of the growth story however. The shift to online shopping still has far to run. Between now and 2024, the fashion e-commerce market is forecast to grow at 9.4% per year. And ASOS has plenty of room for growth in international markets such as the US. Looking at the growth story, I think the stock has the potential to climb much higher over the long term.Operating in the same space is Boohoo. It’s an online fashion retailer and owns a number of brands including Boohoo, BoohooMan, PrettyLittleThing, and Nasty Gal. It’s growing at an incredible pace – over the last five years sales have surged from £140m to £1,235m.Boohoo is a very clever company. Not only has it tapped into the Millennial market very effectively through social media but it’s also developed key partnerships with high-profile celebrities. I think there’s plenty more to come from Boohoo. In my view, the shares have considerable upside potential.High-growth industryAnother industry with big growth potential is video gaming. Already, this industry is valued at over $150bn. However, between now and 2027, the industry is expected to grow at around 13% per year.One UK growth stock that’s likely to benefit from this industry growth is Keywords Studios. It specialises in video game technical and creative services such as functional testing, localisation, and art creation. It works with most of the world’s major video game developers such as Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) and Epic Games (Fortnite).Sales here have climbed from €37m to €327m over the last five years alone. That’s a fantastic rate of growth. I expect KWS to keep growing as video gaming becomes more popular.Under-the-radar UK growth stocksFurther down the market-cap spectrum is dotDigital, an under-the-radar technology company that offers a cloud-based marketing automation platform. I think this is another top UK growth stock.DotDigital has an impressive growth track record. Over the last five years, sales have climbed from £16m to £43m. I see the potential for plenty more growth as the company expands internationally in the years ahead. It should benefit from the shift to online shopping.Finally, I also like Alpha FX. This is a founder-led company that offers foreign exchange hedging services to businesses. Its clients include ASOS and Halfords. Over the last five years, sales have climbed from £3m to £35m.AFX is a very profitable company with a strong balance sheet. All things considered, I see it as one of the best UK growth stocks at the moment. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

first_img Forward grunt: Owen Franks and Tony Woodcock scrum down in training ahead of New Zealand’s Twickenham TestBy Alan Pearey, Rugby World Deputy EditorTHERE IS no need for England fans to bow down in worship as the All Blacks run out at Twickenham this weekend in search of their tenth successive win in the fixture. But those attending should be in no doubt what a privilege it is to watch arguably the greatest-ever rugby team in the flesh.Arguably? There have been great New Zealand teams before, including Buck Shelford’s team of the late Eighties that went 23 games unbeaten, and a few Springbok sides of the past were not half-decent. But has rugby been played on a plain such as this?It starts up frontDean Ryan, the excellent Sky analyst, says the skills of the front-five forwards lie behind the Kiwis’ astonishing success. Recent Tests have brought tries for Luke Romano and Tony Woodcock (v Wales), Andrew Hore (v Scotland) and Sam Whitelock (v South Africa) and support the notion that NZ’s big guys can pass and run like the best of them.Brian Smith, London Irish’s director of rugby, provides a fascinating appraisal for the January edition of Rugby World. Among the many points raised is the All Blacks’ ability to win quick ruck ball with few numbers. They have an expression ‘one man, one bullet’, which means that if an opponent is trying to steal the ball at the breakdown, it should take only one All Black to clean him out.NZ’s ability to commit so few numbers to the ruck without any impediment to quick ball is pivotal to how they play. They always seem to outnumber the opposition in all parts of the pitch, though it’s the pace and execution of their play that also leaves others gasping.Go through the gutsIf England are to beat them, they must be willing to pick and go straight down the middle, to make NZ think about numbers at the breakdown and stop them stringing an impenetrable defensive line across the width of the pitch.When they kick, they would be well advised to kick off the park – well off the park, to prevent a quick throw – because the All Blacks are phenomenal at getting men aligned for a counter. And best not to contest defensive lineouts: Woodcock’s try in Cardiff was the third time (at least) that the All Blacks have split the pods, with Australia (2008) and France (2011) falling prey to a move the Kiwis call Teabag.Chris Ashton: still a big threat for EnglandThe greatest hurdleShould England succeed, it will rank as their greatest victory. England field a weaker side than last weekend, with Owen Farrell substituting for the injured Toby Flood, who was comfortably the most-capped player in the home ranks. They made line breaks against the Boks but failed to provide the necessary support to the ball-carrier. Chris Ashton has had stick but is the only player with both the pace and intelligence to get on someone’s shoulder. His failure to find Mike Brown last weekend, the pass going to ground, owed more to Brown’s errant running line than Ashton’s inaccurate delivery. Startling statsWhile England are feeling their way with an inexperienced side, NZ’s starting XV share 788 caps and is boosted by the return of Dan Carter (not that anyone would relish facing his understudy Aaron Cruden, whose 19 wins without defeat represents the most successful start to a Test career in history).They need three tries to bring up the half-century for the year (the next best is South Africa on 23) and they are looking to extend their unbeaten record in Europe to 29 matches, England’s narrow win in 2002 the last time the All Blacks were beaten on their northern hemisphere tour. They are unbackable favourites at 1-12 on.If only they could rid their game of occasional acts of thuggery – the Hore sentence for his cowardly punch in Cardiff was disgracefully lenient – then they would be the perfect team.Prediction: Anything under a 20-point defeat for England would represent a reasonable outcome against a team that always produces their best at Twickenham.ENGLAND v NEW ZEALAND, Saturday 1 December, 2.30pm, Twickenham, Live on Sky Sports 1ENGLAND: Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Manu Samoa, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Alex Corbisiero, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw (captain), Ben Morgan.Replacements: David Paice, David Wilson, Mako Vunipola, Courtney Lawes, James Haskell, Danny Care, Freddie Burns, Jonathan Joseph.NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea; Dan Carter, Aaron Smith; Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Luke Romano, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith.Referee: George Clancy (Ireland) LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Chris Ashton of England runs with the ball during the QBE International match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 24, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) last_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSImmunotherapytheconversation.com Previous articleBeware the wild museNext articleHas your Facebook account really been cloned? Probably not, but here’s how to check Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Fabian V. Filipp, Assistant Professor of Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism, University of California, Merced and first published on theconversation.com.Our skin is not only the largest organ and primary contact interface with the world, but it also reflects our individuality. From a medical point of view, different skin tones come with different pathological features, and it is no secret that skin color matters in health care.Malignant melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, has played an important role in understanding immune responses to cancer. One clue about how to attack these aggressive cancers came from a case in which a patient’s melanoma regression was linked to a disease called vitiligo, a patchy loss of pigmentation. Additional insights came from breakthroughs in our understanding of how the immune system fights cancer, which also resulted in the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for James Allison and Tasuku Honjo who pioneered the field of immunotherapy. The connection between melanoma and vitiligo is the pigment-producing skin cell called a melanocyte – when it divides uncontrollably it leads to melanoma, and when it is destroyed it causes vitiligo.The International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) is a global forum focused on pigment, skin, melanoma research and dermatology – including vitiligo, melasma, albinism, and other pigmentary diseases. Images by Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory, Fabian V. Filipp. Used with permission. CC BY-SA.My cancer systems biology research group at the University of California is focused on metabolism and molecular signaling of melanoma. During the past year, in my role as council member of the Pan-American Society for Pigment Cell Research, I had the opportunity to spearhead a team effort to identify the next phase in our battle against skin cancer and pigment disorders. The task force included an international panel of experts from more than 30 cancer centers around the world. Our new research identifies emerging challenges and opportunities in melanoma and pigment cell research.Even though excellent efficacy and some complete remissions have been seen in a limited number of melanoma patients, some of whom may be regarded as cured of cancer, many malignancies do not respond to immunotherapy. Predicting which patient’s tumor will respond to immunotherapy remains a major challenge and an active field of research.Following the panel’s assessment, the goal of the research community is to translate the successes of cancer immunotherapy to related topics, including cancer prevention, loss of pigmentation and hyperpigmentation frequently observed following inflammatory processes.Addressing future needs of a diverse communityMelanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, emerges when the pigment producing melanocytes undergo genetic mutations that cause them to mutate and divide uncontrollably.Designua/Shutterstock.comOne of the aspects the committee addressed was the enormous disparity between the rates of skin cancers between different ethnicities. Traditionally underserved ethnic populations such as Hispanics and African-Americans tend to suffer higher rates of cancer and age-related disease for reasons that are not always clear. Variations in health, lifestyle and socioeconomic risk factors across racial groups may account for some differences. Other differences are found in genes related to pigmentation and metabolism.The colored pigment in our skin is produced by special protective cells called melanocytes found within our skin that absorb dangerous UV radiation. On a campus like at the University of California, Merced, which is dedicated to underserved minorities, one encounters an ethnically diverse, young generation in all skin tones.Hispanics represent the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in California. They are also 50 percent more likely to suffer from late-stage malignancies as white people of similar age. As such, Hispanic families in the Central Valley of California bear a disproportionately large share of the nation’s substantial and ever-mounting burden of cancer due to environmental exposure to carcinogens. One of the goals of the research community is to figure out why.Pigment-producing melanocytes protect from UVTanning process. When ultraviolet light waves touch melanocytes, they begin to increase the production of melanin, the pigment that makes our skin becomes darker. Designua/Shutterstock.comThe life-threatening form of skin cancer, melanoma, arises when pigment-producing melanocytes undergo cancerous transformation. That happens when the DNA inside these cells accumulate mutations and other damage at locations on the body exposed to UV-intensive sunlight.When genetic mutations affect the production of the melanin pigment, people encounter partial or complete loss of pigmentation of their skin, eyes and hair. Albinism is a rare genetically inherited condition, in which cells produce no pigment. In sub-Saharan Africa people with this disease are prone to sunburns and UV-dependent skin cancers, particularly in regions with a high UV index.In developing countries, people with albinism may not have access to health care specialists, sunscreen or protective clothes. Sadly, patients with albinism in Africa are increasingly targeted for ritual assassinations. The united pigment cell community stands in solidarity and supports patients suffering from albinism, leaving a unique footprint in the field of pigment cell biology.In some cases, like vitiligo, pigment loss occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks melanocytes and targets them for destruction. In some cases, the disease can be reversed by suppressing the immune system and promoting melanocyte regenerationAt the other end of the spectrum is hyperpigmentation – too much pigmentation – called melasma. Albinism, vitiligo and hyperpigmentation are all disorders where patients show different responses to hormone changes, metabolism or drugs, depending on their gender and skin type.Global UV index and cancer risk. The UV index is a measure for the effective UV irradiance and susceptibility to sunburn on a clear day. Images by Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory, Fabian V. Filipp. Used with permission. CC BY-SAThe future of cancer research is preventionNow that immunotherapy and genomic insights have led to unprecedented improvement in the overall survival of cancer patients, the next logical step is to prevent cancer from happening in the first place.Primary prevention and early detection are powerful but underutilized strategies to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. To systematically battle skin cancer mortality, the Melanoma Prevention Working Group that I am part of proposes a state-of-the-art pipeline to translate the most promising chemoprevention agents for high-risk patients into the clinic. A research program and science alliance on precision medicine and cancer prevention aims to reduce exposure of carcinogens and health disparity among underserved minorities. The bilateral project between Germany and the U.S. addresses timely aspects of big data science across international boundaries, health care reforms, bioethical consideration of direct-to-consumer diagnostics and treatment protocols based on our individuality. Important goals of the scientific exchange across continents is to learn about integration, diversity and ways to overcome prejudice or judgment based on the color of skin, which might be approached very differently in different counties.Sunlight contains powerful UV radiation, the primary cause of skin cancer. Protection includes shade-seeking during outdoors activities. Images by Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory, Fabian V. Filipp. Used with permission. CC BY-SAThe future and importance of studying pigment cells is defined most dramatically by recent advances in melanoma immunotherapies that can be lifesaving, but also by the many diseases and conditions intersecting with the pigment system that remain in need of effective treatments.Ongoing efforts are focused on utilizing the established preclinical models to overcome drug adaptation and immunotherapy resistance as well as precision medicine profiling of cancer patients. The research community expects that genome-wide data in combination with systems biology analyses will identify new drug targets and help overcome therapy-resistant cancers. 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first_img Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Digital Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 September 2008 | News  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity auction website buyoncegivetwice.co.uk is holding a day of free seminars, inviting partner charities, as well as other charities interested in learning about the site.Buy Once Give Twice launched in April 2008 and has raised over £100,000 for its partner charities so far. The site was originally set up in order to recycle unwanted auction items but is now being used by charities “to run entire fundraising campaigns”.The seminars take place at The Ritz, London on 1 October 2008.There are three sessions starting at 09.00, 11.30 and 14.30.Contact: [email protected] Buyoncegivetwice hosts free seminars at The Ritz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday ended a two-day visit to France aimed at reducing French opposition to Turkey’s entry into the European Union, an Istanbul judge jailed the editor of the country’s only Kurdish-language newspaper, Azadiya Welat (Free Country), for speaking in Kurdish at his trial. He faces up to 41 days in prison.This shocking decision, which has sent a very negative signal to Turkey’s Kurds (a quarter of the country’s population), is just the latest example of the way Turkey’s courts have been harassing Azadiya Welat. One of the newspaper’s former editors, Vedat Kursun, is facing a total of 525 years in prison. Another former editor, owner Ozan Kilinç, has been sentenced to 21 years in absentia. And on 4 April, one of its distributors was found hanged. It is not yet known if his death was linked to his work. “It is impossible to reconcile these utterly disproportionate court rulings with the ‘Kurdish opening’ announced by the government last October,” Reporters Without Borders said. “What exactly are the Turkish authorities trying to do? Rekindle tension with the Kurdish population? The prime minister needs to send a clear message and to act in a coherent and responsible manner.”Azadiya Welat’s current editor, Mehdi Tanrikulu, presented himself to an Istanbul court yesterday for the start of his trial on a charge of propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is regarded as a terrorist organisation by both the European Union and the United States.The prosecution was prompted by a 23 January article referring to the PKK as the “Kurdish liberation movement” and to the PKK’s jailed leader, Abdullah Öcalan, as the “leader of the Kurdish people.” Tanrikulu is facing up to 10 years in prison under article 7-2 of Anti-Terrorist Law (3713).After the prosecution presented its case, Tanrikulu was invited to speak in his defence. He stood up and began to speak in Kurdish, a right that is guaranteed by article 39 of the Treaty of Lausanne, of which Turkey is a signatory. The presiding judge nonetheless interrupted and told him to use Turkish. When Tanrikulu continued to speak in Kurdish, the judge had him imprisoned.If the court does not order Tanrikulu’s release in the next few days, he could remain in prison until the next hearing, which has been set for 21 May, in 41 days’ time. April 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to clarify policy as courts continue to harass Kurdish media News Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawcenter_img News News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img The Iranian regime often shuts down Internet access in order to contain and crush protests but it has never done it for so long in the past. This time Iran was completely cut off from the rest of the world for 52 hours and connectivity is still very erratic. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News News Organisation In July 2016, the UN Human Rights Council recognized access to the Internet, and the freedom of expression that accompanies it, as a fundamental right and condemned measures designed to prevent or deliberately disrupt access to online information. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the suppression of the fundamental right to online news and information in Iran, where the Internet was completely disconnected on the evening of 16 November in response to major protests against fuel price hikes in more than 100 cities across the country, and where connections are still badly disrupted. Anadolu Agency/AFP Receive email alerts According to official figures, around 62 million Iranians use mobile phones to connect to the Internet. In theory, apps and platforms such as Telegram, Signal, Facebook and Twitter are banned in Iran but many people use specialized apps to circumvent the blocking. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News According to independent media and journalists, the security forces killed 100 people during three days of protests. But Iran’s entire population of 80 million inhabitants was deprived of its right to information because of “hoodlums” of whom there were “very few,” according to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Rouhani. RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalistscenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsViolence In a letter to UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet, Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said: ““Media monopoly is not limited to radio, television and government sponsored publications. Many government actors such as the Supreme Leader, the President and even the Minister of Information and Communications Technology use filtered media channels such as Twitter and Telegram to publicly share their poisonous messages against the wishes of citizens. If these channels are free to use, then they should be free to use by all citizens not only for authorities connected to the government.” Follow the news on Iran November 20, 2019 Iran disconnects Internet to crack down on protests in silence For 15 years, the regime has been promoting its national information network, called the “Halal Internet,” portraying it as a way to access more services with complete security. In reality, the authorities seek above all to restrict the flow of freely and independently reported information, which is described as “counter-revolutionary” and “subversive.” News “We deplore this latest crackdown on freedom of information in Iran and we urge David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, to intercede as quickly as possible to protect Iranians’ fundamental rights,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “The Iranian regime must adhere to its obligations to respect international standards and put a stop to all digital discrimination.” March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsViolence Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. June 9, 2021 Find out more This decision was taken by the High Council for National Security, which is chaired by President  Hassan Rouhani, in order to rein in the spread of information, especially on social networks. to go further February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more