NCBA Group PLC ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about NCBA Group PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Capital Hotels Plc ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgCapital Hotels Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Can the IAG share price bounce back in 2021?

first_imgCan the IAG share price bounce back in 2021? conorcoyle owns shares of easyJet. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Conor Coyle | Friday, 12th February, 2021 | More on: IAG 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. 2020 was a turbulent year for the stock market, not least for the FTSE 100 and its constituents. While some companies profited from the panic around Covid-19, many made huge losses.In the same vein, market conditions adversely affected certain sectors more than others. Hospitality took a major hit, as did companies in the retail and leisure sectors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, arguably the biggest impact was in travel. In particular, airline stocks have plummeted.I saw an opportunity with easyJet (LSE:EZJ) shares, despite the risks. But what about its peer, British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE:IAG)It saw a staggering drop in its share price over the last 12 months. In the last year it has lost more than 63% of its value.Such a huge drop can often represent a buying opportunity. So am I attracted by the IAG share price at 145p today?Harsh landingIAG shares have dropped as a result of the widespread restrictions on international travel over the last year or so. The share price is still pinned back by uncertainty around when we will be able to travel freely again.While the rollout of the vaccine gathers pace in the UK and other countries, the emergence of new variants of the virus are causes for pessimism in the market. Variants have been detected in the UK as well as South Africa, Brazil and California. And more could be to come.While I think this will continue to affect the price over the short term, my feeling is that most of that pessimism about the future of travel may already be priced in. I believe international travel will return to some sort of normality ‘soon’. But that doesn’t mean next month! It could be one year, three years or even further away. But I believe it will ultimately benefit the IAG share price.Flying purchaseThe other big news coming out of IAG in recent weeks is the acquisition of budget carrier Air Europa. The deal completed for €500m, half of the price initially agreed with Globalia Corporacion Empresarial.Such a bargained-down price is clearly reflective of the current market. However, it could represent a value-for-money deal for IAG in the long run and removes a smaller competitor from the European runways.What’s even better about it is that IAG doesn’t have to pay for the acquisition at all for another six years.Yet the problem with IAG (and other airline stocks) is that time and again over the years they have shown a particular weakness when economic conditions are shaky, more so than many other sectors. The Covid-19 crisis has cemented that view even further among investors.Any further setbacks in the fight against coronavirus, or any other major market movement could have really detrimental effects on the IAG share price.In answer to my question in the title. I don’t think a share price bounce-back will happen in the short term, but barring any Covid setbacks, I feel there’s value to be gained from buying these ‘cheap’ shares now. I think they could provide sustainable returns over the next five-to-10 years. With that in mind, I’m doing more research now. See all posts by Conor Coyle Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Fiji win the London Sevens as New Zealand take overall series title

first_imgMonday May 14, 2012 Fiji win the London Sevens as New Zealand take overall series title Fiji took the London Sevens title in convincing style as they beat rivals Samoa 38-15 in the Cup final on Sunday, but it was New Zealand who captured the overall series title, their 10th in 13th years. Below are highlights from both day’s play at Twickenham. New Zealand’s 36-0 demolition of South Africa in the quarter-finals was enough to clinch them the overall title, so when they lost 37-7 to Fiji in the semi-finals, it didn’t bother them too much. They ended top of the table and as you can see below, finishing just marginally ahead of Fiji.“It’s pretty special, we worked extremely hard to get this one and I think everyone knows how competitive the Sevens Series is now. We came here with an 11-point lead but still with an opportunity of blowing it,” said New Zealand’s inspirational captain, DJ Forbes“The quarter-final win was probably our only complete game of rugby this weekend, but there was a lot of passion, a lot behind it to make sure we wrapped up the series. At the end of the day it comes down to consistency and that’s where we were probably a little bit ahead, but taking nothing away from Fiji, they’ve done extremely well to win here,” he added.Fiji captain Setefano Cakau said his team were delighted with the result, and had excelled all season, achieving the goals they set out. “We came from fifth last season to second which is a big improvement for us,” he said. Australia beat England 14-12 in the Plate final, Wales won the Bowl final, and France beat the USA to win the Shield final. Below are official highlights from Saturday and Sunday, including the final.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Hyogo / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates

first_imgArchDaily + 33 Share Atelier Eight Co.Ltd. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 Projects Houses Area:  359 m² Area:  359 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Shigeo OgawaPhotographs:  Shigeo Ogawa “COPY” Japan CopyStructure:Reinforced ConcreteCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaText description provided by the architects. The site is located on a corner lot of a fancy residential area on a hill, and faces toward sloped roads on the west and north sides. This residential area was developed about a half century ago. As time has passed, small-scale developments have been undertaken due to dividing and uniting lots. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaJust like the other sites, due to an arbitrary assumption of the developer, this site also has a recently built high wall on the west side, as if rejecting an approach to the site. However, construction of an in-ground garage may have been assumed, and there is level land and a slope to connect the 3m height difference on the southwest side. There is also a slope from the road on the north side, and the flat ground is about 1m high. The flat ground was probably set based on the neighboring lot.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaTherefore, this lot has 3 levels due to the relationship between the roads on the west and north sides, and the neighboring lot. We thought that a new development of another level was pointless. No matter what the situation was, the context of this location included the current situation and it was more natural to follow the context. Three floor levels, adjusted to each height, were individually made. By connecting these, the entire space was constituted.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaBased on the required volume, the three areas were partly layered and connected with stairs and slopes from the entrance to the roof. Volume studies were conducted in order to create a form to materialize such activities. The activities brought out from the characteristics of this site constitute this building, rather than the building determining people’s movements. As a result, the building was constituted with three crisscrossed monolithic forms, as if they were responding to the road on the west side that slopes up from south to north.  Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe west-side volume in the lowest part of the site has an entrance and a guestroom, and the southeast volume in the highest part has private spaces such as a bedroom. The third volume connects them and also has a garage that is accessible from the north side, and a living space that is the center of living.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDiesel Village / BrinskworthSelected ProjectsTales Pavilion / Luca NichettoSelected Projects Share Photographs S3 Associates Inc. 2013 Architects: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  House in Hyogo / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates House in Hyogo / Shogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse in Hyogo / Shogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaHouses•Japan Structural Engineer: Year:  Construction: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeShogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on October 09, 2013Cite: “House in Hyogo / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates” 09 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fuchsia is the new green for CLIC Sargent recycling scheme

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading Howard Lake | 5 January 2006 | News 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. Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent has launched a new printer cartridge recycling scheme to raise funds. To make it stand out from other charity recycling initiatives the charity is branding it not green but fuchsia, the charity’s trademark colour.Interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is supporting the charity promote the new appeal, adding: “Recycling is no longer just a green issue – its fuchsia.”For every printer ink cartridge returned, the charity will receive £1. Advertisementcenter_img The scheme is targeted at families as well as small businesses, as it is cartridges from ordinary inkjet and laser printers, namly those commonly used in the home, that are worth the most to the charity. Bridget Matthews, Special Projects Manager, CLIC Sargent, says: Only 12% of printer ink cartridges used in the UK are recycled. Considering this scheme costs the consumer nothing, there really is no excuse not to get involved. People simply have to pop their used print cartridges into one of our special freepost bags, and drop them in the post box.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fuchsia is the new green for CLIC Sargent recycling schemelast_img read more

New CEO and Chair appointed at Resource Alliance

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 April 2010 | News Neelam Makhijani has been appointed chief executive of the Resource Alliance, the international NGO specialising in building the fundraising capacity of not-for-profit organisations worldwide. The organisation’s first female CEO and its first CEO to be appointed from the Global South, Makhijani was appointed at the organisation’s international board meeting on 18 April.At the same event the board also elected Akwasi Aidoo as its new Chair. The founding executive director of TrustAfrica in Senegal, Aidoo will take up his role in October 2010.Makhijani has worked for the Resource Alliance for over six years, creating and developing its international education and training programmes and its consulting services. She has been responsible for building partnerships with leading Institutes and business schools to establish high quality, localised learning programmes for fundraisers across the Global South. Since March 2009 she has also held the position of deputy CEO at the RA.She takes over from Hans Wolters who stepped down from his position earlier this month for ‘personal reasons’.Jan Krol, co-chair of the Resource Alliance, said: “Neelam’s first-hand knowledge and experience of working with charities in India will provide invaluable insight as she takes the helm of the RA… We have no doubt that her passion will be a great asset to the RA as she drives our mission for professional fundraising development and capacity building within the developing world.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Resource Alliance New CEO and Chair appointed at Resource Alliance  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Hundreds march in Philly to ‘Free Mumia Now!’

first_imgOn the heels of a favorable court decision that will allow Mumia Abu-Jamal to reopen his appeals, hundreds of people marched in the streets in the historically African-American Germantown section of Philadelphia April 27, days after the imprisoned activist/journalist’s 65th birthday. The event kicked off with a rally at Vernon Park. Speakers included Ralph Poynter, longtime activist against mass incarceration and partner of Lynn Stewart, and Rachel Wolkenstein, activist lawyer and decades-long supporter of Abu-Jamal. Younger activist Megan Malachi, with Philly REAL Justice, spoke on abolishing the police, while Philadelphia activist and radio host Gabriel Bryant chaired the event.Expressions of international solidarity came from Palestinian author and activist Susan Abulhawa, who spoke on solidarity between prisoners in Palestine and the U.S., including Mumia. Marcos Rezende, of Black Entities and the Workers Party of Brazil, raised the struggle to free imprisoned Brazilian Workers Party leader Lula da Silva and noted that Abu-Jamal had sent a message of solidarity to Lula.Rally participants came from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. The action, celebrating both Abu-Jamal’s birthday on April 24 and his recent court win, was one of several in the U.S. and London, Berlin and Mexico. Abu-Jamal called activists in Mexico to thank them for their international solidarity.The Philly march took to the streets with chants, signs and banners calling for freedom for Mumia and all political prisoners. Volunteers passed out “Release Mumia Now” fliers to bystanders as the crowd of 200 or more, including several carloads of supporters following behind, eventually halted in front of Marc Lamont Hill’s Uncle Bobbie’s bookstore.The People’s Sanctuary next door was the venue for the day’s Peoples Forum, where Abu-Jamal’s 10th and newest book, “Murder Inc., Volume 2” was released. Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio organized the book launch with the support of Uncle Bobbie’s. International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal leader Pam Africa opened the program.Parts of the book, a groundbreaking, anti-imperialist history lesson for the people, were read by Abu-Jamal supporters, including longtime Philadelphia activist Fatirah Aziz; Abu-Jamal’s nephew, Wayne Cook; Basym Hasan with the Pennsylvania Prison Society; and Mike Africa Jr., son of MOVE 9 members Debbie Africa and Mike Africa Sr. Debbie and Mike were each recently released from prison after 40 years.Other readers included Dr. Suzanne Ross, longtime Mumia activist who has organized much of the international support for Mumia; Barbara Easley-Cox, Black Panther Party Alumni member; and Johanna Fernandez, Baruch College history professor and coordinator of Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal.Ten books penned from prisonBefore closing the program with an update on Abu-Jamal’s legal situation, Fernandez paid tribute to his contributions of thousands of political essays and 10 books to date, all penned from his prison cell. She reminded the audience: “Mumia was part of the Black Panther Party that made teaching Black children and youth to read a part of their program.“The Panthers fearlessly challenged the power of the police by arming themselves. These descendents of enslaved Africans took up arms to defend their communities. It was during this post-Civil Rights America that police began to use the term ‘cop killer’ to denigrate Black movement activists.”Concerning the new legal developments, Fernandez said, “Because the movement held him accountable, Judge Leon Tucker did something phenomenal. He granted Mumia’s appeal right, in part because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Williams v. Pennsylvania. Ron Castille, as a former prosecutor in the case, should have recused himself as a judge. But Tucker took it further.“Tucker cited Castille’s targeting of Pennsylvania capital cases involving ‘cop-killers’ as one example of Castille’s obvious bias and grounds for why he should have recused himself in Mumia’s case. There were only three such cases at the time — Mumia’s and two others.”Next up in the courtsFernandez explained that a three-judge panel from the Pennsylvania Superior Court will now decide whether to review Abu-Jamal’s appeals or send them to the higher Pennsylvania Supreme Court. “It’s a hot potato case, with the courts saying, ‘You take it.’ ‘No, you take it.’ Legal briefs are due by June 3, but the lawyers may ask for extensions. In any case, there will not be public hearings.“In the same press release where [District Attorney Larry] Krasner said he wasn’t going to challenge Tucker’s order, he also said he would oppose all of Mumia’s legal appeals. All prosecutors, regardless of their political party, represent the state. Krasner needs to be put on trial, along with the system he will now defend.”Fernandez concluded: “We need to bring this case into the court of public opinion and be in the streets to say, ‘No more delays. Release him now!’” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EU’s Frans Timmermans backs call for UN special representative

first_imgNews Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionUnited Nations The statement of support by Timmermans came in response to an appeal by RSF to European governments and institutions to do more to protect journalists in the wake of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder on 16 October, which sent shock waves through the region. In a 7 December letter to RSF, Timmermans wrote: “I am pleased to tell you that I support the #ProtectJournalists campaign and would welcome the creation of a UN Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists.” “We are very grateful to Frans Timmermans for his support for the protection of journalists,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “More than 60 journalists have again lost their lives in 2017 alone. It is time to put an end to these abuses, which seriously violate the right of millions of citizens around the world to be informed.” At least 66 journalists and media workers have been killed since the start of 2017. Despite many UN resolutions, at least 780 journalists and media workers have been killed in connection with their work in the past decade. Only a special representative reporting directly to the UN secretary-general would be able to act quickly and would have sufficient political weight to coordinate all of the UN’s efforts and bring about a real change on the ground. French President Emmanuel Macron also voiced support for the #ProtectJournalists campaign in an address to the UN General Assembly on 19 September. Dozens of other governments around the world, from Afghanistan to Spain, and from Sweden to Uruguay, are calling for the creation of this position. Launched by RSF in 2015, the #ProtectJournalists campaign is supported by more than 130 media outlets, NGOs and labour unions. More information on the #ProtectJournalists campaign is available here, including the list of more than 130 media outlets and NGOs that back the initiative. RSF_en Help by sharing this information First Vice-President of the EC, Frans Timmermans, on July 26, 2017, JOHN THYS / AFP center_img European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans is backing the #ProtectJournalists campaign by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for the creation of a United Nations Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists. Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionUnited Nations December 12, 2017 EU’s Frans Timmermans backs call for UN special representative Organisation last_img read more

Why Indonesia should release two detained French journalists

first_img Follow the news on Indonesia After holding French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois in the eastern province of Papua for 70 days, the Indonesian authorities announced yesterday that they will be tried on a charge of misusing an entry visa, which carries a possible five-year jail sentence.The authorities decided to go ahead with a trial in Papua’s capital, Jayapura, on 20 October despite many international calls for their release, including a petition launched by Reporters Without Borders and the Bourrat and Dandois support committee that has been signed by more than 8,000 people worldwide.Reporters Without Borders appeals to the Indonesian justice system, now responsible for their continuing detention, to release the two journalists and dismiss all charges.Bourrat and Dandois were arrested on 6 August for working as journalists after entering the country on tourist visas. In the past, the Indonesia authorities have usually just expelled journalists caught doing this.Reporters Without Borders again calls for a display of leniency by the authorities in this case. Indonesia cannot pride itself on being the world’s third biggest democracy without respecting fundamental freedoms and human rights.Indonesia has taken over the Global Government Partnership’s presidency and is preparing to participate in the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan and the next G20 meeting in Australia, so it has everything to gain by demonstrating its commitment to freedom of information and the fundamental and universal right to inform.As one of the latest countries to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in 2006, Indonesia cannot ignore the UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment No. 34, adopted in 2011.This comment says that it is breach of the covenant to “restrict freedom of movement of journalists and human rights investigators within the state party (including to conflict-affected locations, the sites of natural disasters and locations where there are allegations of human rights abuses).”Reporters Without Borders also points that that, as part of its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in 2012, Indonesia undertook to “ensure fair and proper legal action”.Indonesia’s low ranking in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, 132nd out of 180 countries, is due in part to the lack of transparency and restrictions on reporting in Papua. Help by sharing this information October 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Why Indonesia should release two detained French journalists News to go further IndonesiaAsia – Pacific IndonesiaAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 19, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Organisation Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News RSF_en Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Held since early August, Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois are to go on trial next week August 21, 2020 Find out more August 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more