whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 23 January 2011 10:41 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp Inflation expectations surge to highest ever level, poll reveals INFLATION expectations have soared to a record high this month, as rising prices add to the squeeze on household spending, a survey said today.With 89 per cent of respondents expecting the cost of their purchases to rise this year, the Markit household finance index dropped to its lowest level since April 2009.“The recent VAT increase, higher inflation and squeezed incomes mean that households are once again running just to stand still,” said Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit.Over one third of households reported a recent deterioration in their finances, while almost half of mortgage holders reported a negative outlook for their finances.Mortgage holders may be wary of impending interest rate hikes, the report said, as inflation stubbornly climbs upwards.And with interest rates at a historical low, savings continued to fall, as households “sought to offset a fall in employment income,” Markit said.Consumer price index (CPI) inflation hit 3.7 per cent in December, official data revealed last week.There was more worrying news for the high street, as over half those surveyed indicated a fall in their willingness to make major purchases. Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter LeoVegas sought to bolster its RG initiatives with the introduction of the LeoLine gambling helpline in 2019, a new responsible gambling chat service, which may have contributed to the growth in takeup of these responsible gambling tools. LeoVegas sees responsible gaming interactions almost quadruple in 2020 Tags: LeoVegas Swedish mobile gaming company Leovegas has seen a large increase in the number of responsible gaming interactions it conducted in 2020. 9th April 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui The number of players setting new deposit limits, meanwhile, was down 53% to 418,450, though the operator noted that many LeoVegas players had already set deposit limits in prior years. Responsible gambling Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Furthermore, the report also showed LeoVegas’s average revenue per customer was €65 (£56.37) per month. Email Address Alongside these interactions, LeoVegas saw its total number of self-exclusions reach 275,991 and conducted 24,638 responsible gambling customer reviews – a 185.1% increase and a 55.9% increase, respectively. Statistics posted within the company’s sustainability report show 293.0% increase in RG interactions with customers from 2019 to 10.834. Topics: Casino & games Social responsibility Online casino Problem gambling Responsible gambling The operator also revealed that around half of its revenue comes from locally regulated markets, and said this figure was likely to increase in the future. The company attribute this to a combination of higher consumer protection and gaming increasingly becoming a mass market product. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Whilst this figure is up from the last quarter, LeoVegas noted that it represents a downward trend in the long term.
NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileNBS Bank Limited is a leading commercial bank in Malawi; providing corporate and retail banking solutions, and treasury managements products and services. The company was established in 1964 when Central Africa Building Society, Commonwealth Century Building Society and First Permanent Building Society merged to form New Building Society (NBS). The financial institution became a commercial bank in 2004 after it was issued a banking license by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. NBS Bank is a subsidiary of NICO Holdings Limited. In addition to general banking products and services for the corporate and private sector, NBS Bank provides solutions for international trade, SME loans, asset finance and mortgage loans and short- and long-term insurance products. NBS has a national network of 37 service centres, with its head office based in Blantyre, Malawi. NBS Bank is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications. It also supplies custom-made cement products for the construction trade. East African Portland Cement Company Limited sells its products under the Blue Triangle Cement brand. Other brands in its product portfolio include Falcon Cabro, Olympia Cabro, Tri-Hex Cabro, Cosmic Cabro and Brick (Quad) Cabro. East African Portland Cement Company Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of the company. East African Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
ArchDaily Licht Kunst Licht Founding Partners:Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas WillemeitProject Design:Marvin Bratke, Arne WegnerProject Lead:Annette FinkeProject Team:Alexandra Bunescu, Evgenia Dimopoulou, Sven Fuchs, Clemens Hochreiter, Christine Huber, Javier Nieto Cano, Andrea Perle, Matthias Rümmele, Elena Suarez, Alexandra Tobescu, Maike Wienmeier, Anna WittwerStructural Planning:Happold Ingenieurbüro GmbHInfrastructure:niermann-consult, Behrendt Ingenieure GmbHTechnical Planning:Happold Ingenieurbüro GmbHBuilding Physics:ISRW – Institut für Schalltechnik, Raumakustik, Wärmeschutz Dr.-Ing. Klapdor GmbHSurveyor:Bartels VermessungCity:BerlinCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© BTTR GmbHRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The design for the ensemble provides public access to the riverside zone along the Spree. “Wave” not only incorporates the waterfront path but also orients the building to the south overlooking the water with spacious courtyard gardens and yacht-like balconies. By facing out over the water towards the iconic “Molecule Men” landmark, it avoids the typical inward-looking hermetic privacy of many projects. At its centre, the riverside path widens to form a small square together with gardens and a jetty alongside the Spreepromenade.Save this picture!© BTTR GmbHBy not building along the waterfront and pairing the inner side wings, the two buildings form a continuous architectural figure. The elongated facade frontage ensures that each apartment has a view over the water and sun from the south. The soft curving lines of the south-facing elevation give the facade a sculptural, eroded amorphous figure that echoes the narrative qualities of its waterside location in the building’s fluid architectural form. The design of the ensemble springs from this conceptual idea as well as its accommodation of the social requirements of the neighbourhood.Save this picture!© BTTR GmbHThe north-facing elevation presents a contrasting facade to the urban grain of the quarter that picks up the clear rectangular geometry of the turn-of-the-century Gründerzeit buildings along the Stralauer Allee. Bay windows to the north enhance the apartments’ floor plans and afford views of Berlin’s iconic Fernsehturm. The resulting geometric articulation of the facade mediates between the urban street facade and the open, sculptural quality of the waterfront.Save this picture!Floor planThe two residential buildings incorporate a range of apartment types and sizes to create a stimulating and diverse social mix appropriate to the potential target groups and the location. Alongside studio and 11⁄2 room apartments at sizes of 27 m2 to 40 m2, there are also 2-5 room apartments with floor areas ranging from 44 m2 to 156 m2. Apartments with private gardens are located on the mezzanine level, with luxury 206 to 296 m2 penthouses with own private roof gardens on the top floor. The majority of apartments have bay windows and balconies facing in different directions.Save this picture!© BTTR GmbHThe roof is conceived as a “fifth facade” for communal use with rooftop allotment gardens, terraces and playgrounds for both public and private-communal activities. The green courtyard gardens in the communal forecourt adjoining the waterside promenade create an open, green space in the heart of the city in which residents and neighbours can come together.Project gallerySee allShow lessFive Acre Barn / Blee Halligan ArchitectsSelected ProjectsJINS Ginza Loft Shop / Schemata ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Stralauer Allee 13, 10245 Berlin, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area: 16000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartments Geotechnical Engineer: Photographs Germany CopyApartments•Berlin, Germany Site Supervision: Photographs: BTTR GmbH Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928063/wave-residential-complex-graft Clipboard 2019 Project Management: WAVE Residential Complex / GRAFT LeitWerk AG Kolhof GmbH Landscape Architect: “COPY” KRE_TA – Landschaftsarchitektur I WAVE Residential Complex / GRAFTSave this projectSaveWAVE Residential Complex / GRAFT GUD. Ingenieure Lighting Design: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928063/wave-residential-complex-graft Clipboard Save this picture!© BTTR GmbH+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: GRAFT Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGRAFTOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBerlinOn FacebookGermanyPublished on November 11, 2019Cite: “WAVE Residential Complex / GRAFT” 11 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Portugal Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943530/house-in-espinho-azo-sequeira-arquitectos-associados Clipboard House in Espinho / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos AssociadosSave this projectSaveHouse in Espinho / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Anicolor, BRUMA, Efapel, VitrA, A-Touch, Deltalight, JNFProject Team:Mario Sequeira, Pedro Soares, Jorge Vilela, João Alves, Luis SequeiraEngineering:Solução EstávelLandscape:AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos AssociadosCity:BragaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Espinho, a small parish just a few kilometers from the center of the city of Braga. It is a isolated house, located on a sloping terrain and develops on 2 floors.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoAccording to the conditions of the land, we decided to install the house on the middle level of the land, in order to integrate it better into the landscape. The concept is based on the desire to make the house integrate into the landscape through its horizontal lines and its garden cover, as if the mountain entered the house.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe materiality of the house is dominated by the use of materials that are smoothly interconnected between them. We use exposed concrete with natural wood formwork on the walls and ceilings and gray ataíja natural stone for the floors, giving the building a chromatic coherence.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoIn order to accentuate the light-dark contrast between the positive of the solid elements and the negative corresponding to the opening of the openings, the black aluminum frame was chosen. On the facades where the solar incidence is strongest, was designed a protection cover using the concrete material.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe distribution of the program takes into account the best solar orientation and panoramic views over the fields and over the Sameiro Sanctuary. The functional distribution provides for maximum use of solar energy, in order to obtain greater energy savings.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!DetailSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat’s Your Story? Introducing ArchDaily’s Love WallArticlesMore Update on Notre Dame: The Spire Will be Restored According to the Original DesignArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943530/house-in-espinho-azo-sequeira-arquitectos-associados Clipboard Year: ArchDaily Architects: AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area: 4789 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Nelson Garrido Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 House in Espinho / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Braga, Portugal “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAZO. Sequeira Arquitectos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBragaResidential ArchitecturePortugalPublished on July 14, 2020Cite: “House in Espinho / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados” [Casa em Espinho / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados] 14 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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. US online giving portal Network for Good has published “Impulse on the Internet: How Crisis Compels Donors to Give Online”, which confirms that the Internet is becoming a key channel for online giving in the wake of disasters.The report confirms that online donors typically give more than those giving offline: this latest report puts the average online gift to a disaster at $125, compared to the average offline gift of $27.At the same time, online giving happens rapidly and then drops off equally rapidly, somewhere between two and six days. A delay of as much of 24 hours therefore can seriously damage a charity’s ability to secure online donations. Advertisement Online and offline news drive most donors to the donation websites. Network for Good itself reports that half of all its traffic during disasters come from news links on AOL, Yahoo!, CNN and USA Today.Network for Good recommends simple donation pages and websites. Donors are put off, it seems, by text-heavy appeals.While donors want to give quickly, appeals for regular gifts should still be made. Some donors to emergency appeals will set up regular payments: Network for Good says that it is handling $100,000 a month in monthly gifts set up in response to previous disasters.Online giving portals can help spread the benefits of online giving. The study reports that the American Red Cross received 80% of all donations made in response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, whereas at Network for Good this dropped to 60%, giving smaller, less well known organisations a larger share of the donations.The study includes confirmation that online giving is still continuing to rise. Despite the many disasters of 2005 the Christmas 2005 period was the most successful to date in terms of donations via Network for Good.An executive summary of the study is can be downloaded in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format from the Network for Good website. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 August 2006 | News New study published on how donors give online during disasters 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Andrew Hind appointed as new Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board The Fundraising Standards Board has appointed Professor Andrew Hind CB as Chair of the Board. The charity governance and regulation expert will take up his role at the FRSB Board meeting on 16th September 2015.Hind was the first Chief Executive of the Charity Commission (2004-2010), and has worked as Editor of Charity Finance magazine since 2011. He has worked in senior management at Barnardo’s and ActionAid, and spent nine years as Chief Operating Officer at BBC World Service.He replaces Colin Lloyd who helped establish the FRSB nine years ago and who retires from the FRSB on 16 September. During his Chairmanship, the FRSB has recruited nearly 1,900 organisations who are committed to best practice and accountability in fundraising.Lloyd described his task of setting up the independent self-regulatory body as a privilege, and thanked his colleagues on the board for their “invaluable support”, and the team at FRSB under the leadership of CEO Alistair McLean.He welcome Hind’s appointment, saying:“The sector is now at a cross roads where fundamental change must occur in order to ensure that any sub-standard fundraising is isolated and removed, so that it cannot tarnish the public’s trust and confidence in the amazing work of UK charities and the importance of public donations in funding that work. I could not wish for a more able successor to pass on the reins than Andrew Hind and I wish him every success in his future role at the FRSB.”Role of the Chair Howard Lake | 22 July 2015 | News Hind has been appointed for a three-year fixed term. As Chair he will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and to ensure efficient and effective governance. In particular he has to ensure that the FRSB continues to meet its core objective of providing a strong self-regulatory framework for charity fundraising, growing public trust and confidence.His appointment comes as the fundraising profession and the role of self-regulation has again come under scrutiny from the government and some media outlets.Hind acknowledged this challenge. He said: Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Recruitment / people regulation trustees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The events of recent weeks show that the unacceptable fundraising practices of some charities, and the agencies who work for them, have got out of balance with the need to respect the right of the public to say no. That balance now has to be quickly re-established.“It is right that the arrangements for fundraising self-regulation are to be thoroughly reviewed. I believe that roles and responsibilities need to be clearer, funding needs to be adequate to do the job properly, and tougher sanctions need to be applied to those who damage public trust in fundraising”.At the same time, he praised the role and achievements of fundraisers, or rather “good fundraisers”.He said:“Good fundraisers not only raise the income which is the lifeblood of UK civil society, they also help donors to enjoy the experience of supporting a charity and to understand the issues behind the causes concerned”.Hind will resign as editor of Charity Finance magazine, although he will remain non-executive director of and strategic adviser to its publishing group, Civil Society Media Limited. He will also stand down as a non-executive member of the Management Board at the Information Commissioner’s Office.He will continue in his other part-time roles as Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance at Cass Business School, non-executive board member of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, and unpaid trustee of the Baring Foundation (a charitable grantmaker which does not receive any funding from the public). 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Previous articleNational Night Out encourages community cooperation to curb crimeNext articlePi Kappa Phi pushes for change Alexa McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique printBehavior that TCU officials warn could have resulted in student arrests has prompted a review of the study abroad program in Florence, Italy.“The program began with behavior not becoming of our students,” wrote Jane Kucko, director for the Center for International Studies, in an email.Some of the students studying in Florence confirmed there have been problems. But they also said their overall experience has been enriching and they don’t want to see the university change it.“One incident happened the first night we were here,” wrote one junior TCU student who is currently abroad in Florence and asked not to be identified. “There was maybe 10 people on the rooftop and someone knocked a wine bottle off the roof and it fell and hit an umbrella and then fell onto a patio below.”The female student responsible for knocking the bottle off the roof was said to have been drinking beforehand, the student said.“Her arm accidentally hit the bottle after she had had half a glass of wine,” wrote the junior.After the bottle fell, management at the hotel the students were staying at became angry, the student added.“The TCU students and the hotel staff began arguing and were getting frustrated with each other,” wrote the junior TCU student.This event, along with general student behavior abroad, has sparked a reaction from the study abroad office.“Because of our concern for all our students and our expectations of appropriate behavior, TCU is conducting an investigation on our TCU in Florence program,” Kucko wrote.In an email sent to prospective students for the Florence spring 2016 program, study abroad adviser Susan Layne wrote that the students who are in Italy this fall have been “indulging in disruptive, drunken behavior that could have led to prison in Italy.”The advisers in the study abroad office are concerned with the possibility of TCU students studying abroad for the wrong reasons, wrote Layne.Layne wrote the advisers are worried that students are having an American experience in Europe with their closest friends instead of receiving an authentic cultural experience.“Overindulgence can result in very superficial touristy experiences that are not only missing the rich academic and cultural learning we strive for, but also are unsafe,” wrote Layne.After reaching out to multiple TCU students in Florence, many felt as if they were not in a position to comment about the issues taking place.A second junior studying abroad in Florence wrote she couldn’t comment on what happened because she wasn’t a part of it. She added, “Everything did get blown out of proportion.”“Whatever incident did happen doesn’t reflect the current students in a negative way, and it would be a shame for TCU to take away a program that enriches students culturally and academically,” wrote the junior TCU student in Florence.Junior journalism major Bailey Kirby who is also in Florence wrote that her trip to Florence is going well.“So far, there isn’t much I would change about this trip,” wrote Kirby via email.“Yes, at times it has been challenging because I don’t speak Italian and I had never been to Europe before coming here,” Kirby wrote. “But for the most part, it has been the most rewarding experience I have ever had.”The tentative group of students for the spring 2016 trip to Florence is anticipated to be the largest group that TCU has ever sent to Italy. Because of the number of students that have shown interest, students studying abroad in Florence next semester will have classes four days a week instead of three.Other than the amount of days students will have class, the program has not announced any further changes that will be made to accommodate all of the students in Florence next semester. The TCU study abroad program in Florence, Italy – home of Il Duomo di Firenze pictured here – is under investigation after concerning student behavior. Facebook Linkedin The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth Paschal High School students discuss owning a clothing company Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ + posts Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ Rodeo Purple ticket package sold out Alexa McBride Twitter Alexa McBride is a junior Journalism major and Film, TV, and Digital Media minor from Orange County, California. She is an Academics reporter for TCU 360. Linkedin Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week
After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa News IranMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran News Organisation News to go further December 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sham justice and impunity ever since wave of murders of writers and journalists eight years ago Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Eight years after the brutal murders of five Iranian writers and journalists between 25 November and 12 December 1998, Reporters Without Borders today condemned that fact that those implicated in their deaths now hold high government positions. The victims were strangled or stabbed to death for demanding free expression, calling for a lay government, or criticising the regime’s policies.“The Iranian government has been arbitrarily arresting, torturing and killing writers and journalists for years,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A sham judicial system has ensured that no light has been shed on these crimes and no one has been held responsible. The regime does not just silence dissidents, it also protects and promotes those implicated in their murders.”The press freedom organisation added: “The years pass, but we continue to follow these cases together with the families of the victims and we will never stop demanding an an international commission of enquiry in order to know the truth.”Dariush Forouhar and his wife, Parvaneh, both leading members of the liberal opposition, were found stabbed to death in their Tehran home on 22 November 1998. Writers and journalists Majid Sharif, Mohamad Mokhtari and Mohamad Jafar Pooyandeh all disappeared between 25 November and 9 December 1998. Their bodies were found a few days later in a Tehran suburb.Pirouz Davani, the editor of the newspaper Pirouz, also disappeared at the end of August 1998. His body was never found. Fellow journalist Akbar Ganji was prosecuted and held in Evin prison for six years inter alia for referring to rumours that Davani was “executed” and for linking special religious court prosecutor Mohseni Ejehi to his death.Ganji told Reporters Without Borders: “These cases represent just a minuscule portion of the atrocities committed by the regime during these year in which evil has become commonplace. The authorities did what was necessary to silence these journalists.”Despite strong evidence that high-ranking officials were involved, there has never been any political will to bring them to justice. Three of the most prominent suspects, current interior minister Mostafa Purmohammadi, current intelligence minister Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei and public prosecutor Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi (a former intelligence minister) have never been questioned or arrested. Only some 15 intelligence ministry agents were convicted and given sentences ranging from three to 12 years in prison.In the same way, Tehran state prosecutor Said Mortazavi continues to be one of the pillars of the regime despite being implicated in the murder of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi while she was in custody.Two of the lawyers representing the families of Kazemi and the journalists killed in 1998, Nasser Zarafashan and Abdolfattah Soltani, have been prosecuted for “revealing judicial case information.” Zarafashan is still imprisoned. Soltani was given a conditional release on 5 March of this year after spending more than 200 days in detention.President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are on the Reporters Without Borders list of the world’s 35 worst press freedom predators. March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more