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7th January 2019 | By Robin Harrison Finance Playtech’s taxing times AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter After a painful 2018 drew to a close with new taxes imposed in Italy and a €28m tax bill in Israel, Playtech may be forced to look across the pond for growth, writes Scott Longley Topics: Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter It is to be hoped that Playtech’s management is not superstitious. After two tax-related hits either side of Christmas, those believing bad news comes in threes might suspect that another blow is just around the corner.The Yuletide double-whammy of a gaming tax hike in Italy and an agreement with the tax authorities in Israel that will cost Playtech €28m as a one-off exceptional charge are strictly unrelated.However, it shows how in gaming what has been viewed as the positive of multi-national operations utilising the best talent in the whichever location or domicile best suits can swiftly become the negative of multiple exposures to volatile tax and regulatory environments.Of the two slices of bad tidings, the first is more significant than the second to the long-term prospects for Playtech.The announcement from the Italian government that it would be seeking an additional €770m in taxes from the gaming sector as it attempts to balance its somewhat controversial budget didn’t come out of the blue.As part of a package of measures, the machine sector will be hit significantly with the turnover tax on AWPs rising by 1.35% to 20.6% and VLT turnover tax rising from 6.75% to 7.5%. This will be followed in May by a further increase as machine taxes will rise again up to 20.85% and 7.85% respectively. At the same time the Dignity Decree will come into force which will see a ban instituted on all forms of gambling marketing.The only mitigation for the gaming operators is that will be allowed to reduce their return-to-player in order to partially offset the tax hikes.Bad news for punters then, but ultimately the whole package is worse news for Playtech which in April last year became more fully immersed in the Italian gaming market via the €846m deal to acquire one of the biggest gaming operators in Italy, Snaitech.It remains Playtech’s most ambitious and largest acquisition – and arguably its most badly-timed deal. On Christmas Eve, the company was forced to issue a stock market statement which said the move would reduce the company’s 2019 adjusted EBITDA figure by between €20m-€25m.It set the seal on a dreadful 2018 for what remains one of the premier suppliers in the online gaming world. As Simon Davies, analyst at Canaccord Genuity said, it meant that Playtech ended the year as it started, with a profit downgrade.Make your own bed Though unfortunate, none of this is entirely unpredictable. As Davies pointed out, the Italian coalition government has made plenty of negative comments around the gambling industry and it is in “desperate need of incremental tax revenues.”Such is always the case. The modern history of Italian regulated gaming is littered with examples of opportunistic tax grabs in the wake of (seemingly ever-present) economic fragility. A quick online search will come up with numerous examples from the past 10 years of various gaming sectors either being hit with (or narrowly avoiding) new tax rises.None of this was mentioned in the acquisition document where Playtech extolled Italy “Europe’s largest and growing gaming market, a fragmented market which is relatively underdeveloped online.”As Davies said: “Playtech saw the Snaitech acquisition as a means of increasing its exposure to regulated markets, but in targeting an Italian land-based B2C operator, it has merely introduced a different set of risks. And the tax hikes will more than off-set likely synergies from the deal.”Off the back of the largely Asian and UK-related profit warning earlier in the year, Playtech had already been “materially de-rated” by the market and a lot now hinges on what happens in the US in the early part of 2019 if it is to regain ground.With Teddy Sagi having now departed the share register – pursued by activist investor Jason Ader at Spring Owl – the company will be hoping the way is now paved for Playtech to make a belated entry into New Jersey. Should it receive a B2B license there, Davies said it would be a “positive catalyst” for a business which is in need of some good news. Email Address
Previous articleIPL 2020 Eliminator: RCB sweat over Chris Morris’ injury, will he play against SRH?Next articleIPL 2020 Eliminator SRH vs RCB: Can Sunrisers Hyderabad repeat history ? Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoProbable XI: Joshua Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris/Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalSunrisers Hyderabad Probable XI SRH will not tweak a combination that’s worked well for them of late. Their only tactical change could see Abhishek Sharma play over Priyam Garg to give Warner a little-bit of bowling insurance.Probable XI: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan6pmWe are exactly one hour away from tossPitch conditions: The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been pretty balanced and has favored both the batsmen and the bowlers. Batsmen who have settled in will find it easier to play their strokes. The middle overs bowling from the spinners will be crucial in restricting the run flow5.20pmWriddhiman Saha’s inclusion in SRH XI has turned out to be biggest Masterstorke of IPL 2020Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH’s) opening batsman Wriddhiman Saha has been a revelation in IPL 2020 and a gamechanger for the franchise. But just imagine in the first 11 games franchise played Saha was just played in 1 match.Saha was brought into the squad with only three games left in the league stage replacing England’s World cup hero Jonny Bairstow and became one of the key reason for SRH securing the playoffs spot.SRH was in a crunch situation in a bid to secure the playoffs spot and Wriddhiman Saha’s arrival completely overturned their fortunes. (Read More)5pmWho will RCB open with tonight?- Josh Philippe or Aaron FinchJosh Philippe, who has been brought in place of Aaron Finch, has looked good in patches but hasn’t been able to convert his starts and in all likelihood, Kohli might be tempted to bring back Finch on Friday.4.30pmIPL 2020 Eliminator SRH vs RCB: Approaching Milestones David Warner needs 5 sixes to complete 200 IPL sixes.Wriddhiman Saha requires 21 runs to complete 2000 IPL runsVirat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal need 40 and 28 runs respectively to complete 500 runs in IPL 2020.AB de Villiers requires 36 runs to complete 500 IPL runs against SRHIPL 2020 Eliminator SRH vs RCB: Will Chris Morris return?Royal Challengers Bangalore’s think tank will be worried about Chris Morris’ hamstring niggle. In his last game against Delhi Capitals, Morris suffered an injury during his first spell and went out of the ground. He never returned to the field as Pawan Negi fielded as a substitute player.CHECK OUT ABOUT HIS LATEST INJURY UPDATEIPL 2020 Eliminator SRH vs RCB : A place in the Qualifier 2 will be up for grabs when Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Eliminator of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.SRH had to win all their last three games in the league-stage to make it to the playoffs and the David Warner-led side played an impressive brand of cricket – beating Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in their last three matches – to make it to the top four.On the other hand, RCB lost their last four matches at the end of the league-stage. However, their solid show in the first half of the season, where they registered 7 wins from 10 matches.IPL 2020 SRH vs RCB Eliminator Live : Dream11 Prediction –Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore It’s going to be a sunny day with no chances of rain playing spoilsport for the SRH vs RCB Eliminator IPL 2020 opener. The highest temperature will be around 37°C while the minimum temperature will be around 27°C.IPL 2020 SRH vs RCB Eliminator Pitch Report The stadiums across UAE will be slow and spin friendly. Both SRH vs RCB Eliminator will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them.IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League SRH vs RCB Eliminator PLAYING 11Suggested Playing XI for SRH vs RCB Eliminator Dream11 Fantasy Cricket: IPL 2020 Eliminator SRH vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable XI, Fantasy Playing Tips SRH vs RCB LIVE at 7:30 PM IST Friday Nov 6 on Insidesport.Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable XI RCB are sweating over Chris Morris’s hamstring niggle. He didn’t complete the Delhi Capitals game but will be dearly needed in a bowling attack that’s suddenly lost its sting. Navdeep Saini missed that game with his hand injury but is likely to return for this game. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sir Clive WoodwardMALCOLM WALL is the 7/4 favourite with Ladbrokes to take over as the next RFU Chief Executive Officer. Nigel Melville is just behind at 2/1 with World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward a 25/1 chance.Adam Crozier (50/1) and Will Carling (100/1) appear to have outside chances only.Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “It looks like a head to head between Wall & Melville at the prices. Money for McCafferty & Halliday would also be significant.” LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 06: Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Director of Sport for the British Olympic Association speaks during a IOC meetings, held at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on April 6, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) Ladbrokes latest betting Next RFU ChiefMalcolm Wall – 7/4Nigel Melville – 2/1Simon Halliday – 3/1Mark McCafferty – 5/1Bill Beaumont – 10/1Clive Woodward – 25/1Adam Crozier – 50/1Will Carling – 100/1
Stunned: England after the trophy presentationNo Grand Slam for EnglandThis one is obvious. But England still have time to sort themselves out and win a record third title in a row. But it will be tough – unbeaten Ireland await them in the final round (after France in round four).And if they are to have a chance, they cannot give away anywhere near as many penalties as they did today. The total of 13 will have some fans cursing. Loudly.Holes everywhereHuw Jones hit the line as flat as a pancake to score his try. Owen Farrell ran a beautiful line at the very start of second half, ghosting past Grant Gilchrist to get his. Pete Horne burst through and could have manufactured a score if he hadn’t held the ball too long and made Hamish Watson palm it forward.Second-half score: Owen Farrell breaks through the defenceLittle kicks were bamboozling players all over too. Finn Russell’s little grubber caught England’s defensive line floundering with Jones zeroing in on it to get his first try. The same worked out wide for Scotland – and there were lots and lots of space for Scotland to exploit out wide as England rushed up, though it is a miracle there were not more intercepts all game. Often when a wide defender decided to bite, to race up, a Scottish playmaker floated the ball over the top of the hungry defender.It all made for real fun.Related: The talking points from Ireland v WalesWhen it rains it poursSam Underhill had barely been on the park when he got a yellow card for a needless no-arms tackle on Jamie Bhatti’s knee.England were making errors and giving away silly penalties already by this point. There is a fine line between intensity and senseless infringement. Underhill did no one any favours.Heavy traffic: Nathan Hughes attracts Scottish tacklers“It wasn’t a dive”a minor one this, but maybe something a little lighter.Stuart Hogg went down in this one after a jumping Maro Itoje tried to block his kick and came down with Hogg going down under the pressure. Later in the game the full-back approached referee Nigel Owens to assure him that there was no dive involved.These two have previous. At the 2015 Rugby World Cup, at the home Newcastle United FC, Hogg went down theatrically against South Africa. At the time Owens penalised and rebuked Hogg, saying: “Dive like that again and come back here in two weeks and play (when the football is on). Not again. Watch it.”The 15 was keen not to be seen repeating history. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland v England Talking Points from BT MurrayfieldScotland defeated England at a buzzing BT Murrayfield to claim the Calcutta Cup.The game will go down as one of the most memorable in Six Nations history… at least north of the border. It was an instant classic. Scotland cut loose and an ill-disciplined England could not recover from early set-backs. The final score was 25-13 to the Scots but the margin of victory is hardly the story here – the victory itself is the story.Huw Jones got the party started when he thought faster than the English cover, gobbling up a Finn Russell grubber to score his first of two tries. Scotland created pressure all game, forcing turnovers and most importantly causing havoc at the breakdown – skipper John Barclay was at the vanguard of this effort.The first half continued in this fashion, with two more tries to savour. The second was a Sean Maitland special that was founded by a Barclay turnover and a Russell pass floated over Mike Brown’s head. In the end, all Maitland had to do in the end was sneak in out wide.Stretching: Huw Jones gets his second tryBut perhaps nothing was as significant as Jones’s second score, when he hared onto a flat pass and with acres left, backed himself to score. With Brown and Anthony Watson closing in on him, he cut through the middle and pumped his legs, dragging the pair over. With so much ground to make up and men to pull with him, maybe he should not have scored. But this was Scotland’s day. They went in to the changing room 16 points.And if the first half was about Scottish attack, the second was notable for three things. Firstly, Scotland’s defence, particularly at the breakdown, was ferocious. Secondly, England could not stop ticking off referee Nigel Owens. And thirdly, entertainment does not need buckets of tries.Related: Pre-Calcutta Cup debateThe hosts couldn’t get a dot-down in the second. Instead they soaked up wave after wave of English pressure. Owen Farrell scored a fine try just after the break, hitting another flat ball from a beautiful line – something he is now doing with regularity. However, England could just not find the answer and the tries dried up after one.This is the day so many Scots have been waiting for: a first Calcutta Cup win for Scotland since 2008. Gregor Townsend has said the players will be allowed to revel in this one.That is what you should remember. But here are a few more points you can talk about…Jumping for Joy: Stuart Hogg after the final whistleEmotional energyWhen Maitland scored his try, Scotland’s second, it felt like some stadium screws were loosened. When Huw Jones burst through and dragged both Brown and Watson over the line with him as he got his second, the noise rose a little again. When Stuart McInally got the final turnover to snuff out any residual hope of an England fightback, Edinburgh could well have been reduced to a crater.Scotland played with such an attacking intensity in the first half (led by the on-song Russell, the eventual Man of the Match) while England only played bloody-minded, hard-nosed rugby. Edinburgh crackled with electricity. As a spectacle, it outdid so many previous Calcutta Cup ties. In the second half, Scotland utilised the buzz in the stadium and doubled it back on England’s offensive charges.Related: Finn Russell talks to Rugby WorldEngland, in turn, got caught in quicksand. They compounded errors often.Both captains deserve credit for keeping a lid on things – although there was a minor fracas in the tunnel after the warm-ups, with both packs jostling each other. But it was cooled as quickly as it started.The more frustrating thing is that England were infringing regularly. And they woke up unlucky. They could have gotten a lot more frustrated. They had a try chalked off because the ball was knocked on in a tackle at the other end of the field. Ref Owens let them away with nothing. Bounces just looked to elude them too.Some days go like this. But then, when they do and the opposition are bringing incredible intensity, it’s the perfect storm. As Martin Johnson said, post-match: “England will be stunned by this.” Scotland – Tries: Jones 2, Maitland. Cons: Laidlaw 2. Pens: Laidlaw, Russell.England – Tries: Farrell. Cons: Farrell. Pens: Farrell 2.
Rector Washington, DC By John McGintyPosted Dec 17, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID F. 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Like courthouses and churches, we consider them to be oases of order in a disordered world. In our schools our sense of how the world should be is set up and put in place for the benefit of each generation, and in them for the benefit of society at large.I am writing the morning after the choking violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in southwestern Connecticut. I am writing within a school, the Mercer School of Theology of the Diocese of Long Island. Down the corridor adults, men and women who desire to serve the church and world as deacons are in class, learning the beauty of Scripture, the gift of theological thought, the history that precedes this day.It is quiet here. It is ordered.But the Dec.14 event is an horrific reminder that the order we forge, the tidiness that we work at creating can in a moment be overrun by the primordial disorder, the “formless void and darkness” named in the second verse of the Hebrew Scriptures. That void itself takes shape in the society of our nation with deeply disturbing regularity. This Advent weekend it has left behind families robbed of light, emptied classrooms, broken hearts, and photos of human sorrow the very viewing of which widens that circle of grieving hearts.After Christmas each year Christians remember the Holy Innocents, those children who were killed in Bethlehem after the birth of Jesus by a ruler overwhelmed by fear. This year the Holy Innocents have lost their lives before we recall the coming of God among us in Christ. Things are out of order. Completely.Face to face with chaos of this magnitude, with a turmoil that boils over from a single human mind to claim life after life, what should we do?First, we must take the time to mourn. Far beyond the borders of Newtown, families, parents, loving individuals and communities must not allow the onward rush of this lurching world too soon to move us beyond the fundamental human loss here. These lives lost, from the youngest to the oldest, are worthy of our tears. Of a river of tears.Secondly, we can allow our confrontation with the inward and outward anarchy of these hours to place us in solidarity with suffering around the planet. A bereft Connecticut community suffers along with Syrian towns where incendiary ‘barrel bombs’ tumble from the sky today and take the lives of children. Families who have lost loved ones are held in the prayers today of those whose dear ones died in prior days at Aurora, Colorado, at the Amish country West Nickel Mines School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at Columbine High School, and at almost innumerable other sites where the formless void has erupted among us. Again and again.Thirdly, we can marshal the tools needed to take a step back and assess our society and our culture. This society and culture are not alien to us. They are us. And so we have the responsibility to ask: why do these crimes of mass murder afflict this nation like a plague? The by-now usual suspects will be rounded up as this national discussion is, for the moment at least, renewed. And they must be. There will always be mental illness in our population, suffered by individuals and if not taken seriously, potentially bringing suffering to many beyond the ill individuals and their families. There will always be violence among us, though statistically violence has decreased worldwide. But will there always be as many firearms among us? Will they always be as available as they are? Will the weapons in the hands of the enraged, the out-of-control, the ill, always be those capable of creating the bloodiest carnage? Will we ever possess the heart, the character, the strength as a people to struggle through a shared conversation on this constellation of grievous topics until we reach a conclusion which, if not shared by all, we can at least live with, rather than die by suddenly and helplessly?The voices of twenty children, and those of adults who cared and loved and educated them, were stilled yesterday at Sandy Hook. Our voices are not. To paraphrase Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “Some are guilty, but all are responsible.” Living, able to speak, we are responsible to insist that a national conversation on more-than-adequate mental healthcare for all, and on firearm violence among us, begins now and does not cease until we as a people are satisfied and at peace.Disorder will continue to afflict our world. But we are responsible nonetheless, in the sight of God, to bring order out of chaos. As often as we must.— The Very Rev. Canon John P. McGinty is dean of the George Mercer School of Theology in Garden City, New York, in the Diocese of Long Island and as the diocese’s canon for formation. 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What role did global warming play in creating the most powerful typhoon in recorded history? How helpful is Pentagon “humanitarian intervention” complete with missile cruisers and 5,000 troops to the 15 million people who need food, clothing, medical help and infrastructure repair? At a Nov. 26 International Action Center meeting in Philadelphia, Christina Hilo of the Filipina women’s group Gabriela-USA criticized global corporations as the cause of increasing ocean temperatures and rising seas.Hilo also said the U.S. sees the disaster as an opportunity to re-establish military bases in the Philippines as a threat to China. She encouraged people who want to send aid to those on the ground in the typhoon’s aftermath to do so through nafconusa.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News March 13, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists constantly harassed and attacked in Yemen News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Organisation YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions News YemenMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Yemen Abuses by armed groups or unidentified individuals YMC TV reporter Fahmi Al-Buhayri and his cameraman, Farhan Khaled, were prevented from covering a demonstration in Sanaa on 10 February when they were attacked and beaten by unidentified individuals. The day before, Al-Sahat TV reporter Haikal Al-Ariki and his cameraman, Basheer Al-Jahlani, were threatened, insulted and beaten by two individuals while interviewing members of the public in Taez,Vehicles distributing the Sanaa-based national daily Akhbar Al-Youm have been attacked and hijacked by gunmen three times in the past six months. On 5 October, gunmen seized a bus transporting copies, held it for an hour, removed all of its contents and then set fire to it. They also kidnapped one of the persons in charge of distribution, holding him overnight.Eight gunmen intercepted another distribution vehicle on 5 November, seizing 1 million rials in cash (3,500 euros) and all of the copies of the newspaper. An armed group held up another distribution vehicle on 5 February, again taking all the copes it contained.Yasser Al-Maalami, the 13-year-old son of the head of the Saba news agency, was the target of an abduction attempt on 13 February, managing to escape his would-be kidnappers by calling to passers-by. Saba journalist Fatek Al-Radini was himself the target of a kidnap attempt in Sanaa on 5 February. As he was returning home the next day, he was violently attacked by four individuals, who took some of his personal effects before fleeing in two vehicles.Akrem Jahlan, a photographer for the Chabab Al-Taghir website, was filming individuals in the process of attacking a woman and her child on Freedom Avenue in Sanaa on 17 February, when the assailants turned on Jahlan, threatening and attacking him.Unidentified individuals abducted Saraa Al-Shahary, a reporter for Al-Massira TV, from her car in Sanaa on 3 December, tortured her, took all of her personal effects and finally deposited her beside the airport road the next day. Two years after Abd Rab Mansour Hadi became president, the situation of freedom of information in Yemen continues to be very worrying, especially as regards violence against media personnel.With the help of reporting by the Freedom Foundation, a Yemeni NGO, and the Union of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders has registered more than 20 cases of harassment and violence against journalists, not only by armed individuals and groups but also by members of the security forces. All have gone unpunished.“We urge the Yemeni authorities to take whatever measures are necessary to guarantee the safety of journalists,” said Lucie Morillon, head of research and advocacy at Reporters Without Borders. “Clear instructions must be given to the security forces so that they do not obstruct the work of journalists, who are often deliberately targeted. And every violation of freedom of information must be systematically investigated.”Reporters Without Borders also condemns the one-year jail sentence and fine of 100,000 rials that an appeal court in Al-Baydha imposed on Online website correspondent Majed Karout on 10 March for posting files on his Facebook page with allegedly false information implicating a former director-general of telecommunications in corruption.Karout told the newspaper Aden Al-Ghad that he was “not surprised by this unjust conviction as the court took no account of the documents that my lawyer presented in my defence.” Abuses by security forces Journalists are often harassed and attacked by the security forces in connection with their work. The Egyptian human right organization ANHRI said in a 23 February release: “The attacks and arrests targeting journalists and media workers are designed to gag dissent, and take place amid complete silence from the Yemeni authorities.” An Al-Arabiya TV crew consisting of reporter Ihab Al-Chowafi, producer Jamal Noman, cameraman Fouad Al-Khader and assistant cameraman Fathi Al-Jaberi was attacked by police outside the lawcourts in Sanaa on 2 March while covering the arrival of a convoy of detainees. They were insulted and beaten and their camera was seized.Police in the southern port city of Aden stopped Aden Al-Ghad editor Fathi Lazrak on 22 February, searched his car and seized his gun although he showed them his permit to carry a firearm. When he asked them to show a warrant, they scribbled one on the back of biscuit packet and threatened to kill him.The same day, the “14 October” printing company refused to print the newspaper, saying it had been “notified of a prohibition on printing Aden Al-Ghad.” When journalists and activists demonstrated the next day in support of the newspaper and against the ban, police used tear-gas to disperse them.While Mohamed Elafy, a journalist with the Saba news agency, was covering a demonstration in Sanaa on 3 February, he was attacked by police, who beat over the head. He had to be hospitalized.Abdulsalam Al-Ghubary, a journalist with the Ansar Al-Thawra website, was punched and beaten with batons by police in Sanaa on 4 December while covering a demonstration by motorcyclists against the extension of a ban on motorcycle traffic.Four days before that, police beat Yahya Aarab, a photographer with a European agency, and took his camera while he was covering an earlier protest by motorcyclists.Adel Abdel Moughani, a journalist with Al-Wahdi and editor of the magazine Al-Chourouk, was detained for several hours by security officials at Sanaa’s airport on 10 November on his return from a journalism conference in Morocco. He was previously detained in a similar manner on his return from a journalism conference in Morocco in September. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months February 26, 2021 Find out more January 6, 2021 Find out more
Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has asked the US ambassador in Afghanistan, William Wood, to intervene on behalf of Claire Billet, a French journalist working for the independent Hamsa Press agency, who was notified by email on 17 May that she has been blacklisted by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force. Last month, she was arrested by private security guards and interrogated by US soldiers in Kabul.”Afghan and foreign journalists are already working in extremely difficult conditions without the international forces adding to their problems,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the US ambassador to intervene with the US-led Coalition and ISAF so that Billet can be accredited again.”A staff correspondent with Hamsa Press, Billet has been reporting in Afghanistan since January. Her work has been used by the European TV stations France 24 and Arte.Billet was arrested on 7 April while filming civil vehicles close to the ISAF headquarters in the Shashdarak district of Kabul for a report on security in Kabul that she was preparing for France 24. Those who arrested her were Afghan employees of a privately-owned security company contracted by the US army. They handed her over to US soldiers who interrogated her for four hours. Although she had ISAF accreditation, her footage and accreditation card were confiscated.Hamsa Press founders Emmanuel Razavi and Eric de Lavarène were themselves arrested by the US army in Afghanistan in September 2005 and September 2006. The first time, they were interrogated by CIA officers about their work in the country.Several journalists have told Reporters Without Borders that it is getting more and more difficult to film on the streets of Kabul because they are regarded with suspicion by the ISAF and Coalition troops and Afghan security company employees. Filming is completely banned in certain sectors of Kabul where special security measures are in force. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en to go further Organisation News News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Receive email alerts Follow the news on Afghanistan May 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NATO force blacklists French journalist at US army’s behest May 3, 2021 Find out more News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out more