Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgWilliamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileWilliamson Tea Kenya Limited cultivates, manufactures and sells tea in Kenya and exports to international markets. The company operates tea farms in Changoi, Kaimosi, Kapchorua and Tinderet. It is a fifth-generation tea farming business committed to growing high quality green tea leaf and produces a selection of loose-leaf tea and loose-leaf teabags. Well-known brands in its product range include Duchess Grey, Traditional Afternoon, Lifeboat Tea, Kenya Earth, Green Earl Grey, Purple Blush, Mint Garden, Earl Grey Purple, Purple Matcha and Green Matcha. Williamson Tea Kenya Plc also has interests in property investment and has a division which sells and services generators. Williamson Tea Kenya Plc is a subsidiary of Ngong Tea Holdings Limited. The head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Williamson Tea Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgTripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTripple Gee & Company Plc manufactures and sells paper and packaging products in Nigeria and specialising in printing financial instruments and security documents. The company services the banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors as well as government regulatory bodies. Security documents include MICR encoded and personalised cheques, dividend warrants, share certificates, ballot papers and election stationary as well as licenses and permits, customs revenue collection forms and receipts, statement of accounts, utility bills and pension contributions. Tripple Gee & Company Plc also offers packaging and labeling products which includes pharmaceutical labels, anti-counterfeit labels and packaging labels such as printed nylon, BOPP, PVC and shrink packaging products. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tripple Gee & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How you can smash one of the biggest barriers to making a million from shares

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. If you’ve set your course and aim to make a million from shares, there could be one barrier above all others that may stop you from achieving your goal.And it’s nothing external at all. The problem is likely within you – locked inside your own head. It could be that to achieve great results in the stock market, you need to find the problem and get it out!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…You could be your own portfolio’s worst enemyRight now, you could be your own portfolio’s worst enemy. I reckon the biggest barrier to successful investing is the mind traps we all tend to fall into. As living, breathing, emotional human beings, we’re all susceptible to these sneaky bandits that creep up on us and steal our success in the markets.One particularly nasty little predator is a thing psychologists call Groupthink. It’s a dangerous trap that affects our decision-making abilities. And it can latch onto our often-subconscious internal need for social identification. Usually, when we fall prey to Groupthink, we aren’t even aware it’s happening.But it’s easy to fall in line with a consensus view that overwhelms voices of opposition. Often, the consequences of going along with Groupthink can be disastrous for your portfolio. It happened to me in 2007 and it could happen to you now. So be careful.My horrendous investing mistakeBy 2005, I was well-versed in the principles of successfully investing in cyclical companies as set out in the books of Peter Lynch, the one-time super-successful fund manager in the US. In 2005, I suspected cyclical sectors, such as banking, housebuilding and retailing, were trading close to the top of an economic cycle.However, by 2007, I had a clutch of cyclical stocks in my portfolio – just in time for the horrific plunge that followed the credit crunch. How did that happen? The answer is, I’d allowed Groupthink to soak into my brain. I’d been hanging around too many bulletin boards and reading too many articles. And everyone else seemed to be chanting a similar message – housebuilders, retailers and banks look cheap. Everyone else seemed to be loading up with their shares. And so did I in the end.That was a big mistake on my part. And it was all the worse because I ‘knew’ better. The terrible performance of my portfolio following my decision to buy those shares was entirely my own fault. But it was striking to me that I’d ended up going against my earlier conviction. And that fact prompted me to self-analyse and search for ways to stop myself wandering off track ever again.Act on your own adviceI reckon the best way to guard against the effects of Groupthink is to firstly listen to, and act upon, our own advice. After researching and studying an investment opportunity, the best thing you can do is to follow your own instincts. Secondly, tune out bulletin boards and excessive market commentary from other ‘voices’. The best source of information is the news flowing from the companies you’re interested in.Sadly, most private investors fail to beat the market. In many cases they underperform. So, if you want to outperform and make a million from shares, I reckon you should do your own thinking and avoid Groupthink. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 18th May, 2020 How you can smash one of the biggest barriers to making a million from shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.last_img read more

How Warren Buffett is invested today

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. How Warren Buffett is invested today Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Warren Buffett is widely regarded as the greatest stock market investor of all time. So, I like to keep a close eye on his Berkshire Hathaway stock portfolio.Here, I’m going to take a look at his current portfolio holdings (as reported in Berkshire Hathaway’s latest 13F filings for the period ended 30 September 2020). This is how Buffett is invested today.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…Warren Buffett loves AppleThe first thing that strikes me about Buffett’s current portfolio is his enormous stake in Apple. At its current share price of $137, his holding in the tech giant is worth a staggering $132bn.It’s worth pointing out that the total value of all the listed stocks in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is around $275bn. This means Apple is almost half the portfolio. Clearly, Buffett isn’t afraid to make a big bet on a company he really likes.Buffett’s tech stocksBuffett also owns a number of other well-known technology stocks, which is interesting because he used to avoid the tech sector. Today, he owns almost $1.8bn worth of Amazon shares, $2bn worth of Snowflake stock, and $2.6bn worth of Verisign stock. He also owns about $2.1bn worth of Visa stock and $1.5bn worth of Mastercard stock.This means he has a healthy level of exposure to growth industries such as e-commerce and digital payments.A balanced portfolioBut here’s the thing. While Buffett does have significant exposure to the technology sector (mainly through his Apple position), his portfolio remains quite diversified across various sectors.For example, he owns a number of different consumer goods companies including Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, and Mondelez. These kinds of companies – which all own powerful well-known brands – tend to be quite defensive in nature and can provide protection during periods of volatility.He also has plenty of exposure to the healthcare sector. Here, some of his holdings include AbbVie, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Biogen. Healthcare is another sector that is generally quite defensive and can hold up better than other sectors during periods of stock market turbulence.On top of this, he owns a number of financial services companies. Here, he owns big US banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan, as well as research firm Moody’s Corporation.So, overall, his portfolio is quite well diversified. If tech stocks take a hit, other areas of his portfolio may offer some protection.RisksIt’s worth noting that there are several risks associated with Buffett’s portfolio. The huge holding in Apple is one that immediately stands out. If Apple shares were to fall significantly, his portfolio would take a big hit.Buffett also has a lack of international diversification. Nearly all his stocks are American companies that are listed in the US. If the US stock market underperforms, his performance could suffer.It also goes without saying that Buffett’s strategy isn’t going to suit all investors. He has developed his own unique investment strategy – which suits his risk tolerance – over more than 50 years of investing.Overall, though, there are some fascinating takeaways from Warren Buffett’s portfolio. I certainly think it’s interesting how much tech exposure he has today, given that he used to be reluctant to invest in the sector. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: The Motley Fool Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, Amazon, and Mastercard. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), Bristol Myers Squibb, Mastercard, Snowflake Inc., and Visa. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Johnson & Johnson and recommends the following options: short March 2021 $225 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2023 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon, short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon, and long January 2023 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). 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! 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. 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.last_img read more

Mark Evans: “We are about to witness a total reset of the global game”

first_imgThis article appears in the June 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The dog’s breakfast of scheduling that the UK rugby fan has to put up with will be fundamentally changed. It currently runs – league, Europe, Tests, league, Europe, Six Nations, league, Europe, league, Tests. This will be rationalised and made to make far more sense. Ideas like shifting the Six Nations will return to the agenda.Time for change? Anthony Watson scores against Wales in the Six Nations (Getty Images)Whole competitions, such as Super Rugby, will undergo an overhaul and look totally different going forward. The long-awaited move to competitions in the same time zones will gather strength. There will be more emphasis on domestic rugby, putting EPCR under pressure, as well as renewed efforts to better coordinate the hemispheres and move towards a global season. Nothing will be off the table.Meanwhile, there is the question of the supply chain. Like all professional sports, rugby has relied on broadcast revenues to fund operations. All other revenues are relatively small in comparison. It’s hard to see how this can continue uninterrupted.Already some of the Australasian broadcasters are making ominous noises and they will not be alone. If there are casualties amongst the major broadcasters, or simply a fundamental revaluation of sports rights, rugby will not be immune.Some observers seem to feel it is a question of hanging on until normal service and revenues are resumed. That looks highly unlikely and wildly optimistic. This is not a temporary blip – it’s an earthquake that will transform the sports landscape in terms of structures, remuneration and ownership. The CEO of Global Rapid Rugby reflects on how the coronavirus crisis will change rugby Alone time: Hurricanes flanker Du’Plessis Kirifi trains in isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown (Getty Images) center_img Mark Evans: “We are about to witness a total reset of the global game”The impact of the global pandemic on the rugby world can hardly be overemphasised; it will bring about as much, if not more, change and disruption as the events of 1995 when the game went professional overnight.The effect of massively reduced broadcast, gate and sponsorship revenues means there will be a premium placed on strong balance sheets and large cash reserves. With a handful of notable exceptions, there are very few governing bodies with either whilst the situation at club/provincial level is even more acute.Meanwhile, private equity companies circle the game offering much-needed cash in return for a stake and influence in competitions and leagues. Many private owners of English and French clubs are being hit hard in their core busInesses and so will look at their loss-making rugby businesses in a new light.There will be individual casualties; USA Rugby are only the first of several rugby organisations that will have to opt for administration. A number of clubs and Rugby Australia look vulnerable. But it will not simply be the case of a few going to the wall; it will be far more systemic. In short, we are about to witness a total reset of the global game.Euro stars: Heineken Champions Cup action between Leinster and Lyon (Getty Images)This may not be a bad thing. In France and England there will never be a better time to get some linkage between revenues and cost. Players taking 25% cuts will just be the first step. Player wages are only heading in one direction – it will be a buyers’ market and the two most resilient markets (France and Japan) have a quota system for overseas players, so there are limited places.Some will jump ship but numbers will be low, particularly if governing bodies can continue to hold out the carrot of international rugby only being available to those in their domestic leagues. The days of English clubs spending £9m on players are gone and may never return.This will be accompanied by a reduction in the salaries and numbers of coaches, administrators and support staff. In turn, there will be fewer lucrative contracts dangled in front of southern hemisphere coaches and players, which will stabilise their competitions. Ideally some other equalisation measures, such as a collective bargaining agreement, will emerge in the European game, along with closed leagues and fewer games. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Single-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Productora AndesEmpire Construction:CO2 ArquitectosStructural Calculation:Juan Martínez.Architects In Charge:Cristián Oliva C., Camilo Oliva A.City:Algarrobo, ChileCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Productora AndesEmpireRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The House of Tunquén is situated at an intermediate level that occurs at a terrain with a slight slope facing the North front of the Casablanca stream wetland. The house is intended as a decomposing horizontal block eventually converting into a forest.Save this picture!© Productora AndesEmpireThe private enclosures are lifted up from the ground with the purpose of leveling everything over the depth of the natural landscape and can be accessed by a gallery surrounded by a section of native vegetation.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis gallery links all throughout the house and its different levels while maintaining a continuous sky at the same level for the interior space/area to receive height and catch the vertical elements of the forest.Save this picture!© Productora AndesEmpireThe public sector opens up to the landscape through large panes of glass while changing the supporting structure of the solid walls to pine columns of 20 cm diameter, whose green impregnation is accentuated with the purpose of generating a visual continuity with the outside forest. This is reinforced with two large corner windows between the living room and the terrace which can be hidden by sliding to the side generating a continuous sight and the idea of “taking the outside inside”, in both ways space and experience.Save this picture!© Productora AndesEmpireThe space and enclosure of the social areas is organized in a way which intends to welcome the event of family meetings and resting in a sequence of different conditions: winter/summer, inside/outside, day/night, between being-eating-cooking, this is the event, the celebration of the events themselves.Save this picture!© Productora AndesEmpireThe terrace is supported by columns from which canvases are hanging, creating the feeling of being on the deck of a caravel.Save this picture!Section BBSave this picture!Section AAA concrete wall of mid-rise is put up to protect the outdoor dining area from the wind and also houses a barbecue. This wall generates the boundary of the house symbolizing at the same time the bow which directs the view to the ocean.Save this picture!© Productora AndesEmpireProject gallerySee allShow lessTBWA\LISBON office / ColectivArquitecturaSelected ProjectsNorman Foster Joins Hollywood Stars in Petition Against Venice Cruise ShipsArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Productora AndesEmpire+ 33 Share Single-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveSingle-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 Arquitectos Chile Houses Single-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 Arquitectos Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532173/single-family-residence-tunquen-co2-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Algarrobo, Chile, Chile Architects: CO2 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532173/single-family-residence-tunquen-co2-arquitectos Clipboard 2013 ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  207 m² Area:  207 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Photographs Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeCO2 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlgarrobo, ChileAlgarroboHousesChilePublished on August 01, 2014Cite: “Single-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 Arquitectos” 01 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save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

AMA Charity Services wins Motability raffle campaign contract

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 January 2005 | News Disability charity Motability has chosen AMA Charity Services to manage the in-bound response handling operation of its bi-annual raffle campaigns for the next two years.After 18 agencies tendered for the contract, AMA secured it after a head-to-head pitch with one other agency. Each raffle mailing will be sent to between 300,000 and 450,000 people across the UK. Advertisement  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Gaming AMA Charity Services wins Motability raffle campaign contract 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.last_img read more

Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December

first_img SHARE Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December By NAFB News Service – Aug 13, 2019 The Trump administration will delay part of a planned tariff increase on China until December. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office made the announcement Tuesday the administration would not implement the planned tariffs. Instead, the tariffs will be implemented December 15, 2019. USTR Robert Lighthizer says certain products are even being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors and will not face the additional tariffs of 10 percent. The move likely gives Lighthizer more time to negotiate with China. The two sides are set to meet next month in Washington.However, the tariffs threaten to again stall the negotiations as China responded by announcing a halt of purchases of U.S. agricultural products. President Trump claims the delay is part of an effort to avoid the impact of the tariffs on holiday shopping. However, the two sides did talk over the phone this week, and Trump called the talks positive, adding a deal could be coming soon. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Extension Launches New Emergency Preparedness ResourceNext articlePurdue Leading $10M Effort to Address Global Food Safety NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Reporter found dead in Aceh, other attacks on journalists

first_img IndonesiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Organisation Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 12, 2020 Find out more Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders is concerned by a series of media freedom violations in Indonesia in the past few days. At the same time, it has learned of the death of Darma Sahlan, a journalist working for the weekly Monitor Medan, whose body was found in Lawe Two, in Aceh province (in the north of the island of Sumatra), on 5 February.“We offer our condolences to Sahlan’s family and we urge the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on his death, and to not rule out the possibility that he was murdered in connection with his work,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They must also do what is necessary to guarantee the safety of journalists and freedom of information. We are very worried by the problems for journalists throughout the country and in West Papua in particular.”Sahlan’s body was found in a ditch near his motorcycle. The cause of death is not clear. His wife told Serambi Indonesia that she thought he was murdered and that the body was then placed in the ditch where he was found. She said there were lacerations and other injuries on the body. She also reported that he had a heated phone conversation with someone a month ago about one of his stories.The police are investigating his death. According to an autopsy, he sustained a blow to the head from a blunt object and injuries to the face. Skid marks were also found near the body.Petr Zamecnik, a Czech journalist working for Fincentrum, was arrested on 8 February after photographing a pro-independence demonstration in Manokwari, in West Papua province. A local police spokesman said Zamecnik had entered the country on a tourist visa and claimed to be doing a report on places of interest to tourists but was unable to prove this. He has been transferred to the immigration authorities, who are to decide if he will be deported. Andri Jufri, a young Indonesian journalist working for Kompas TV, was beaten up by members of a motorcycle gang as he was returning home on the evening of 5 February in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. He sustained injuries to the face and body, and his glasses, helmet and motorcycle were damaged. The VIVAnews website said Makassar’s gangs do not like journalists covering the illegal motorcycle races they organize.Blocking Twitter accountsThe minister of communication and information technologies has meanwhile announced that anonymous and “offensive” Twitter accounts will be blocked. He gave no details but Indonesia’s Information and Electronic Law provides for sanctions for blasphemy, fraud, threats, pornography and gambling. Indonesia’s 55 million Internet users take a great interest in social issues including corruption and sectarian violence.Indonesia is ranked 146th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. In the troubled West Papua region, at least two journalists were killed, five were kidnapped and 18 were attacked in 2011. Foreign journalists who want to visit the region must apply in advance to the information ministry for accreditation, which takes time, and they must agree to be accompanied if they obtain it. Only three were allowed to visit West Papua last year. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News News News August 21, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Indonesia February 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter found dead in Aceh, other attacks on journalistslast_img read more