Fitch fired by Portugese bank

first_img whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterGloriousaCouple Wins Lottery, 5 Years Later, Their House Had To Be DemolishedGloriousa Fitch fired by Portugese bank Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 9 November 2010 8:59 pm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp One of Portugal’s biggest banks fired credit-rating agency Fitch yesterday after it was downgraded for the second time since July. Banco Espirito Santo told the stock market the move from an A rating to BBB+ did “not reflect the financial soundness of the bank”, which it said was in a “strong position…to face current challenges”. Millennium BCP, another Portugese bank that has endured numerous downgrades said yesterday that Fitch’s treatment of the banks “does not reflect the results of the Portuguese banks in the Stress Tests carried out by the CEBS [Europe’s banking supervisor]”. KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

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A cheap FTSE 100 stock I’d avoid following the Barclays results

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Therefore, the emergence of the coronavirus and subsequent expectations of a ‘Greater Depression’ bodes ill for the entire global banking sector.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…Bad news for BarclaysResults from FTSE 100 rival Barclays (LSE: BARC) today illustrate the pressure these firms are facing. Pre-tax profits sank 38% between January and March, to £913m, as it swallowed £2.1bn of credit impairment charges related to the coronavirus outbreak. Expect the total to keep ticking higher as the true economic cost of the pandemic becomes clearer too, I say.Bad loans are only part of the problem facing RBS et al though. Low interest rates have been a constant profits squeezer since the 2008/2009 banking crisis. The Bank of England’s decision to reduce the benchmark to new lows of 0.1% last month will have caused fresh stress. Barclays estimates its own profits will take a hit of £250m following this new action.Moreover, Barclays also said recent government action concerning fees and overdrafts to help struggling Britons would cost it £150m. Increased customer support would create a £100m hit. And reduced balances at Barclaycard would dent interest-related earnings too, a reflection of slumping consumer spending activity in response to social and economic uncertainty.A threatened FTSE 100 shareIt’s no shock to see City analysts slashing their earnings forecasts for Britain’s banks left, right, and centre then. Recent revisions for RBS now suggest the industry giant will record losses per share in 2020.At this stage it would be a tad cavalier to expect a roaring bottom-line bounceback next year too. It’s hoped the UK economy will start to fire again after lockdowns recently put it in the deep freeze.But signs of a spike in infections following unwound quarantine measures, or following the onset of colder weather later in 2020, could cause serious ramifications for the Footsie firm and its profits beyond the near term. And these are very real possibilities.On top of this, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit transpiring at the end of this year casts a further shadow over the banks, not just for 2020 but across the whole of the new decade. Political and economic uncertainty has hampered the performance of RBS in recent years, as has the subsequent need for interest rates to be kept at rock bottom.There’s clearly a lot for RBS and its shareholders to worry about then. The FTSE 100 bank has seen its share price crumble 52% since the start of the year. It’s down by exactly two-third during the past five years too. And there’s clearly no reason to expect it to break out of this long-running downtrend either. This is a blue-chip I think should be avoided at all costs.center_img 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. A cheap FTSE 100 stock I’d avoid following the Barclays results Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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Bulls beat the Crusaders to head in the Super 14 final

first_imgSunday May 23, 2010 Bulls beat the Crusaders to head in the Super 14 final The defending champion Bulls will host the final of the Super 14 after they beat the Crusaders 39-24 in the first semifinal at the Orlando Stadium yesterday. They will host the Stormers, who won the other semi, at the same venue next weekend.Fourie Du Preez once again showed why hes widely regarded as the premier scrumhalf in world rugby as, along with flyhalf Morne Steyn, he steered his side into the final with another great display as the Bulls kept up their run of 19 undefeated games at home.Steyn himself scored 24 points, reaching and breaking Dan Carters 2006 record for the most points in a Super 14 season, 221. Steyn kicked nine penalties and three conversions, with tries scored by Fourie Du Preez, Pierre Spies, and Zane Kirchner.Despite having to travel to South Africa for the second time in three weeks, Crusaders captain Richie McCaw refused to blame fatigue or travel for the loss.“We’ve got no excuses with the travel. We were ready to go and we came up short,” he said graciously. “It was just about little mistakes that we just couldn’t afford to make,” he said. “Their up and unders that we just needed to take, little things like that – and straight away they put us on the back foot. You start playing catch-up and they just punish you for it.”Bulls captain Victor Matfield said that despite playing away from ‘fort’ Loftus, he was happy to be part of the special occasion in Soweto, and was hoping to see the crowd out again next weekend for the final.“I’ve played 100 games for the Bulls and this is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” Matfield said. “Everyone’s going to be back here next week and it’s going to be huge.”There was a lot of talk last week about the Bulls resting players for their last round-robin game, but it proved a masterstroke as they looked fresh against the Crusaders.“It’s going to be a great final next week, but credit to all the guys for making our third final in four years,” Man of the Match Du Preez said.“There’s been a lot of talk about our rest last week. But it’s a tough competition. I think the rest helped us perform today,” he added. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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Brumbies vs Cheetahs Highlights – Super Rugby Round 3

first_imgFriday Mar 16, 2012 Brumbies vs Cheetahs Highlights – Super Rugby Round 3 Highlights of the Brumbies tight 24-23 win over the Cheetahs in CanberraYou can use the Super Rugby Extra category link for all Super Rugby highlights clips.Follow RD on Twitter and Facebook to get all the updatesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

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Solidaridad de Cuba con Assata Shakur

first_imgEn una entrevista el 9 de noviembre con Kenia Serrano, presidenta del Instituto de Amistad con los Pueblos y delegada a la Asamblea Nacional de Cuba, el periodista de radio Netfa Freeman basado en Washington, D.C. preguntó acerca de Assata Shakur.A Assata le fue concedido asilo político en Cuba en 1984, después que la policía le disparó teniendo sus manos en alto, tratando de matarla durante una parada de tráfico y luego condenándola falsamente por vida en una prisión de Nueva Jersey.Después de su fuga, se le concedió asilo político en Cuba. Las relaciones diplomáticas renovadas entre EUA y Cuba – iniciadas el pasado 17 de diciembre, después de que el gobierno de EUA liberara los 3 restantes de los 5 agentes de seguridad estatal cubanos en prisiones EUA – ha llevado el caso de Assata al frente, tanto entre combatientes del movimiento Vidas Negras Importan y como condición para las fuerzas que se oponen a la continuación de la normalización de las relaciones diplomáticas entre EUA y Cuba.Freeman: Y por último, para aquellos que están preocupados por la hermana Assata Shakur, quien tiene asilo político, algunos piensan que tal vez…Serrano: Bueno, ya mencioné que nos guiamos por principios. Nos guiamos por principios y Cuba ha tomado una decisión muy importante en el caso de Assata y en otros casos. Cuando aceptamos a una persona como refugiada política debido a las diferentes consideraciones que tenemos, es algo que no está sujeto a ningún debate, diálogo o precondición. Cuba se rige por principios—nuestros compañeros aquí, nuestros hermanos y hermanas, deben saber que somos así. Estamos aquí por eso. Si hubiéramos hecho concesiones en nuestra historia, Cuba no sería el país soberano y socialista independiente que somos.“¡Manos fuera de Assata!”Desde Oakland-Calif., a Ferguson-Missouri, y Baltimore, las personas en primera línea de resistencia del movimiento Vidas Negras Importan usan camisetas que declaran “Assata me enseñó”. Después de testificar la verdad  en las audiencias de la comisión de la policía de Chicago y en reuniones grandes y pequeñas capturadas por todas partes en vídeo – incluyendo la conferencia del Partido WW-Mundo Obrero 2015 – las/os participantes corean la afirmación de Assata:“Es nuestro deber luchar por nuestra libertad.Es nuestro deber a ganar.Debemos amarnos y apoyarnos mutuamente.No tenemos nada que perder, solo nuestras cadenas”.– Assata Shakur , 4 de julio 1973En Nueva York y Wisconsin, el nombre de Assata se ha cubierto y removido de centros de estudiantes. El gobernador de Nueva Jersey Chris Christie dijo que no habrá vuelos charter a Cuba desde los aeropuertos de NJ mientras ella esté libre en Cuba. El FBI la etiquetó de “terrorista” ofreciendo recompensa de $2 millones.Ella es tema en un reciente drama político, “Señora secretaria,” donde su retorno voluntario a EUA es la clave para poner fin al bloqueo. Incluso allí, funcionarios cubanos crudamente retratados rechazan airadamente cualquier sugerencia de entregar a Assata a las autoridades EUA – reconociendo los principios de asilo político de Cuba por esta heroica mujer negra.Serrano estuvo en Washington-DC, como parte de una visita a tres ciudades EUA del 3 al 17 de noviembre. Además, mientras en DC, Serrano intercambió con representantes de organizaciones EUA en solidaridad con Cuba en la reunión anual de la Red Nacional sobre Cuba y habló en una reunión pública. La entrevista completa de Serrano fue transmitida el 24 de noviembre en la estación de radio Pacifica WPFW en la segunda mitad del programa “Voces con Visión”. Está disponible en los archivos: tinyurl.com/pr6sobc.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Towards a convergence of struggles in France?

first_imgDemonstrators gather near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest on Saturday.Nov. 29 — Television channels around the world had the pleasure of broadcasting street events that took place in Paris on Saturday, Nov. 24. Perhaps not all of them have taken care to provide their progressive viewers with the necessary elements to move beyond a sense of chaos and understand the current situation.On Nov. 24, as was the case a week earlier, thousands of “Yellow Vests” [people wearing high-visibility yellow safety vests required by law in every vehicle in the country] easily overflowed the police lines and invaded the Champs-Elysées to shout their hostility to President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. But this time, the security forces (some 3,000 deployed for the occasion) managed to prevent anyone from reaching the Presidential Palace.A shower of tear gas grenades and batons stopped the Yellow Vests’ successive attempts to advance toward the Elysée Palace. Without interruption, the battle lasted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Throughout the day demonstrators erected dozens of barricades, which the CRS riot police then cleared.Multiple fires lit up the capital, extinguished one after the other by fire brigades. New injuries on both sides, new arrests in large numbers. The government’s propaganda machine tried to describe the rebellion as a far-right coup de force. This description is a skillful ploy, since it is clear that the extreme right was also there in the crowd of Yellow Vests. But it is as likely that Emmanuel Macron hopes to nominate his future opponent (in the person of far-right-winger Marine Le Pen) for the next election. If he succeeds, this should give him a comfortable election victory as it did in 2017. But he would still have no legitimacy, if elected only to stop Le Pen.President Macron claims he “does not back down” by giving in to the popular demands to lower the price of petrol and lower taxes. He knows that the French people will not want racists to lead them. Thus he can win by putting the voters in a bind: They must choose between him and the extreme right.What he will have to accept quickly, however, is the evidence that the Yellow Vests have drawn much more than the extreme right into struggle. They express the weariness of an entire people who are fed up, including the impoverished middle classes.The “movement” of Yellow Vests has no leaders and seems to prefer having none. This is true even if in the midst of confusion, “representatives” (appointed who knows how?) have been received urgently by the Minister of Ecology and Energy to discuss, at a corner of the table, ways of making the famous ecological transition “acceptable to the poorest.”This is an absolutely fundamental and indispensable ecological transition — who doubts it, except Donald Trump and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia? But Prime Minister Édouard Philippe’s neoliberal government uses it as a pretext in the social war against the workers. It’s used to enforce a policy of wage limits that no one who works for wages wants any more.Will ‘red vests’ join ‘yellow vests’?More broadly, the problem of leadership naturally also arises for left-wing organizations, especially trade unions. The leaders of the reformist unions — led by the CFDT — immediately surrendered to the government, which rewarded them by praising their “negotiating skills” (translation: their willingness to submit). Much more important is what happens to the CGT union confederation.Trade union elections on Nov. 26 put the CGT clearly at the top of the trade union organizations at the national railroads (SNCF) — and that is a happy result. Voices among the rank and file internally had expressed their ever louder, bitter disappointment that the leadership of the CGT was trying to slow the momentum of strikes and demonstrations in April-May-June in anticipation of a return to calm — and a summer holiday.But the workers’ struggles, although dispersed and less publicized, have in fact never ceased since the spring. During the May 2017 presidential election Secretary General Philippe Martinez of the CGT said, “Macron should get the highest possible vote” to beat the candidate of the National Front (which since then changed its name to the National Rally). Today, Martinez has decided to “distance himself” from the mobilization of Yellow Vests, and this has brought about a backlash from CGT members.As of Nov. 29, the list of comrades who have gone on strike and are blocking their work units in the energy (oil depots, nuclear power plants, etc.), health (ambulance drivers) and mass distribution (Carrefour stores) sectors, in solidarity with the Yellow Vests, is already too long to be detailed here.Thus the “red vests” of the CGT have announced that they should also be counted as part of the same struggle: They will support the Yellow Vests and will respond to the call of the latter to demonstrate again, throughout France, including in the capital, Paris, on Saturday, Dec. 1.President Macron and the big money powers he diligently serves have a good reason to worry. It seems that a massive, deep-rooted, multifaceted, determined, unstoppable popular movement has been launched. And the “convergence of struggles” so sought after in the spring could perhaps begin to take shape before winter arrives.Herrera is a Marxist economist, a researcher at the Centre national de la Recherche scientifique (CNRS), who works at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne, Paris. WW staff translated this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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USDA Tightens Safety-net Program to Exclude Non-Farmers

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Tightens Safety-net Program to Exclude Non-Farmers The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provide by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. The action, which exempts family farm operations, closes a loophole where individuals who were not actively part of farm management still received payments.“The federal farm safety-net programs are designed to protect against unanticipated changes in the marketplace for those who actively share in the risk of that farming operation,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “To ensure that help goes to those who genuinely need it, such as America’s farm families, the Farm Bill authorized USDA to close a loophole and limit payments from those not involved on a daily basis in nonfamily farm management.”Since 1987, the broad definition of “actively engaged” resulted in some general partnerships and joint ventures adding managers to the farming operation, qualifying for more payments, that did not substantially contribute to management. The rule applies to operations seeking more than one farm manager, and requires measureable, documented hours and key management activities each year. Some operations of certain sizes and complexity may be allowed up to three qualifying managers under limited conditions. The changes apply to payments for 2016 and subsequent crop years for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs, Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) and Marketing Loan Gains (MLG) realized via the Marketing Assistance Loan program.As required by Congress, the new rule does not apply to family farms, or change regulations related to contributions of land, capital, equipment, or labor. The changes go into effect for the 2016 crop year for most farms. Farms that have already planted fall crops for 2016 have until the 2017 crop year to comply. For more details, producers are encouraged to consult their local Farm Service Agency office.Today’s announcement was made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for the taxpayer. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America By Gary Truitt – Dec 15, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter USDA Tightens Safety-net Program to Exclude Non-Farmers Previous articleKum & Go to Offer to Promote E15 This WeekNext articleCOOL Repeal Included in Omnibus Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Call for protective measures after shooting attack on reporter in Kurdistan

first_img February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns a shooting attack on journalist Amanaj Khalil of the weekly Rudaw on 1 August in Kani Kardatt, a region to the west of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan. Khalil, who was not injured, had reportedly been getting threats because of one of his articles. News to go further Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News August 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protective measures after shooting attack on reporter in Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders condemns a shooting attack on journalist Amanaj Khalil of the weekly Rudaw on 1 August in Kani Kardatt, a region to the west of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan. Khalil, who was not injured, had reportedly been getting threats because of one of his articles.“This attempt to murder Khalil should be taken seriously by the authorities in Kurdistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The death threats he had received show that it was linked to his work as a journalist. Measures must be taken to protect him and other journalists who have been threatened.”Khalil was at the wheel of his car when gunmen aboard a black Opel opened fire on him and then fled. Khalil said he had received phone calls from a radical Islamic group threatening to kill him – apparently because of an article about the links between a Kurdish Islamic organisation and the group Ansar el Islam.Souran Mama Hama of the magazine Leven was gunned down by four men in a car outside this home in Iraqi Kurdistan on 21 July after getting death threats. Other journalists who have received threats include Souran Omar, the publisher of the magazine Rega, Nehad Jami and Kursat Abd El Rahman. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Grenade attacks and online censorship amid mounting political tension

first_img News Help by sharing this information News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom ThailandAsia – Pacific News to go further RSF_en Follow the news on Thailand Receive email alerts March 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Grenade attacks and online censorship amid mounting political tensioncenter_img May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Reporters Without Borders joins the Thai Journalists Association and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association in condemning grenade attacks on two Bangkok TV stations on the night of 27 March. It is vital that the different political groups abstain from taking revenge on media that do not support their cause, as happened during the violence at the end of 2008.“This new political crisis is making it harder for certain news media to function properly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even if state-owned media opt for pro-governmental editorial polices, that does not in any way justify this kind of violence. The political tension must not be allowed to affect media freedom. If the authorities and opposition get into this appalling habit, the press freedom situation in Thailand will get steadily worse.”The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the government to guarantee the security of media premises and to quickly investigate these attacks.”The two targeted stations were Channel 5 (which is owned by the army) and NBT TV (Channel 11), a public television service. M65 grenades were thrown at the Channel 5 building, injuring several soldiers posted outside. A few hours later, an M79 grenade-launcher was used to fire grenades at Channel 11’s headquarters. In all, around 10 people, including the sentries, were injured in the two attacks.It is not yet known whether the attacks were linked to the ongoing “Red Shirt” demonstrations in support of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Bangkok police suspects a “political provocation.”Reporters Without Borders also condemns the government’s censorship of the Internet. More than 50,000 websites and web pages are currently blocked in Thailand. The latest to join the list is Asia Sentinel (http://www.asiasentinel.com/), an independent news website that is apparently being punished for posting a long and detailed series of analyses of the political situation since the 2006 military coup. It is believed to have been the first website to mention the possibility of an agreement between Thaksin and the courts that would allow him to keep his fortune. It is not the first time that the site’s editors have encountered this kind of obstruction. Its editor in chief, John Berthelsen, was denied entry to Singapore in April 2009 because of Asia Sentinel’s generally outspoken tone.The ministry of information and information technology has requested an allocation of 50 million baht (more than 1 million euros) for 2011 to fund its Internet censorship and surveillance activities. An official recently claimed that the authorities were blocking more than 150 websites a day for alleged hostility towards the monarchy.Thailand was ranked 130th out of 175 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. It is also listed as one of the “Countries under surveillance” in the survey of Internet censorship that Reporters Without Borders issued earlier this month.last_img read more

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