Tol Gases Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Tol Gases Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

African Export Import Bank ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about African Export Import Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

HSBC share price: Here’s what I’d do given the annual results

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images Jay Yao | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: HSBA HSBC (LSE:HSBA) recently reported its much anticipated annual results for 2020. Many investors were keen to see how the bank did during the challenging pandemic and whether management would pay a dividend again given the improved economic conditions. I think it’s fair to say the bank answered some of those questions. With the results, here are some key points and what I’d do given the current HSBC share price.Annual 2020 resultLike many other banks, HSBC’s 2020 results weren’t that great due to the pandemic. For the year, HSBC reported a profit before tax of $8.78bn, beating the analyst estimates of $8.33bn, but still lower by 34% year-over-year. Sales also fell 10% to $50.43bn.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…Due to the pandemic, the bank suffered from increased credit losses. Given that many central banks cut rates in response to the pandemic, HSBC also made less in some interest rate sensitive areas of the bank. In contrast to their pre-pandemic goal, management also no longer expects to achieve a return on average tangible equity (RoTE) of 10%-12% in 2022. Instead, the company “will now target a RoTE of greater than or equal to 10% in the medium term”.Nevertheless, it’s not all bad news as vaccine rollouts around the world have begun to decrease the number of new Covid-19 cases substantially. Given that the worst seems to be over (at least currently) thanks to the vaccines, British regulators have allowed big banks to pay dividends again if their circumstances are up for it.In terms of its circumstances, HSBC’s board has decided to pay a 15 cent interim dividend for 2020 and will consider another interim payout at the bank’s half-year result report in August. The bank is not paying quarterly dividends for 2021, however, and the board will target a payout ratio of 40%-55% for reported earnings per share (EPS) for 2022 onward. Management will also consider share buybacks over time, but not in the near term.The bank is also planning to invest more into Asia. Management disclosed that they are planning to spend around $6bn over the next five years, increasing the bank’s business in the region, with a particular focus on wealth management.The HSBC share price: what I’d doIn terms of what I’d do given the current HSBC share price, I’d buy and hold the stock.Although management targeting less ambitious returns on average tangible equity isn’t good news, I still think HSBC is a ‘value play’ given its quality of business and its price-to-book ratio of around 0.64.With the vaccine rollouts and the potential Biden stimulus, I reckon the world economy will grow in the next few years and interest rates could begin to normalise as a result as well. If interest rates begin to normalise, I think management could have an easier time growing profits even if not as ambitious as before. Longer term, I like management’s pivot towards Asia as I think the region could offer more opportunities for profit growth as well.With this said, HSBC will likely face stronger competition in the future given the continued development in fintech. If HSBC management makes a bad major acquisition, Covid-19 variants cause economic growth to underwhelm, or the bank’s results miss market expectations, the HSBC share price could decline. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares HSBC share price: Here’s what I’d do given the annual results See all posts by Jay Yaolast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgDefence turned into attack and Bath grabbed two more tries before the end, but were just held out from claiming a famous victory. The SaintsStung, but still loyalWasps supporters had the rug pulled out from under them during last week, when the club announced they were moving from High Wycombe to Coventry from December. The Aviva Premiership club’s fan base stretches from west London to the Thames Valley, because of their previous moves from their original Sudbury base, so the switch to Coventry will have more impact on some that others.The initial reaction was angry, especially from supporters who have been season-ticket holders for decades but cannot make the much longer journey to Coventry regularly. There was talk of protests at Sunday’s game against Bath and the players and management probably went into it with some trepidation.However, the Wasps supporters did themselves proud. A crowd of 7,397 turned up (including some Bath fans, of course) and while there were a few banners expressing unhappiness about the move to Coventry and underlining that not all fans will be able to follow the team to the Midlands, the fans got behind their team and roared them to victory in what turned out to be a thrilling match.The Wasps fans have good reason to be sore about the way they have been treated, but they turned the other cheek and showed nothing but determination to make the best of a bad situation.Driven to destructionSamu Manoa scored a hat-trick for Northampton Saints in their 43-10 bashing of Sale Sharks. Two of his tries owed everything to the dominance of the Saints’ pack as a whole, coming as they did from driving mauls, but they still need scoring and the American No 8 made no mistake.An honourable mention goes to another member of the forwards union, as lock Damien Welsh grabbed a brace of tries for Exeter Chiefs. Well, they can’t let the backs have all the fun, can they?He’s the Man: Samu Manoa touches down the second of his hat-trick of triesQuick thinkingJeff Hassler was stopped just short by the Cardiff Blues defence as he attempted to score the Ospreys‘ second try of the afternoon in their Guinness Pro12 derby game. Scrum-half Rhys Webb got the ball under control at the base of the ruck and looked for a scoring opportunity. He didn’t need to look far, as he realised he could see the try-line between the bodies, right by his own feet, so he dotted the ball down for a try which took the Ospreys’ lead out to 26-3. Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best.Like father…Uruguay scrum-half Agustin Ormaechea is the toast of his nation after he helped them claim the 20th and last spot at next year’s Rugby World Cup in England. Uruguay beat Russia 36-27 in Montevideo, to take the two-leg qualification playoff 57-49 on aggregate and Ormaechea was instrumental in their triumph.Russia led 20-12 early in the second half but then a break and great offload by Ormaechea created a try for Joaquin Prada. Alejo Corral scored Uruguay’s second, from a maul, which put them 26-20 ahead as the final quarter loomed and Ormaechea raced over from the back of a scrum to seal the deal.His father Diego played for Uruguay at the 1999 World Cup and now 23-year-old Agustin will follow in his footsteps, as his nation join England, Wales, Australia and Fiji in Pool A at next autumn’s tournament.Super subThe Guinness Pro12 match between Ulster and Glasgow Warriors was a tight tussle through to 60 minutes, with Ulster 15-9 ahead but the Warriors still very much in the game. The home pack, led by Rory Best, was turning the screw on the Scots, but there will still just one score in it.Then, from the back of a rolling maul, Paul Marshall decided to set the ball free sooner than Glasgow might have expected and he found replacement wing Craig Gilroy steaming through on a superb diagonal line. Gilroy batted away two would-be tacklers and raced over for the first try of the game, which gave Ulster a more comfortable 22-9 lead.It was a great bit of vision, footwork and finishing from Gilroy, who is having to bide his time on the bench behind Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe. Just the impact any coach would love from their subs.Quickstep: Sailosi Tagicakibau is tough to stop but George Ford managed itRearguard actionThere have been some topsy-turvy results in the Aviva Premiership so far this season but the Wasps v Bath game was one of the most extraordinary so far, as first Wasps took a 29-0 lead, then Bath fought back with 22 unanswered points to make the hosts sweat at the end.At 29-0 down, you would expect a lot of players to be mentally back on the bus home, but not George Ford. Lauded for his great attacking play, it was his defence which helped turn the tide for Bath this time as he made not one, but two try-saving tackles within the space of a couple of minutes.Bath had stopped the rot with one try, but still looked a million miles away from getting anything out of the game, with just the last 20 minutes to play. But first Ford stopped the sizeable No 8 Nathan Hughes as he trundled towards the line, then managed to halt Sailosi Tagicakibau – easier said than done. Tries, tackles and fans caught the eye in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro 12 this week, while there were heroes and villains in the IRB Sevens and Rugby World Cup too. TAGS: Wasps True colours: Wasps fans donned their jerseys and scarves and cheered their team to victory over Bath center_img Off you go: David Wilson is sent to the sin-bin, to join his team-mateThe SinnersPutting a foot wrongYou are playing away at Wasps, you are 12-0 down with 43 minutes on the clock and your team-mate Leroy Houston is in the sin-bin. What do you do next? If you are Bath prop David Wilson you deliberately trip up Wasps No 8 Nathan Hughes as he runs away from a ruck, thus giving away a kickable penalty and earning yourself a yellow card. Not clever.Scrum-half Micky Young made a bad situation worse five minutes later when he was sin-binned for tackling Christian Wade without the ball. There was still a minute to go before Houston was due back on, so Bath were briefly down to 12 men, and the offence resulted in a penalty try which put Wasps 22-0 up. At least Young carried out his misdemeanour to try to stop a certain try. Wilson was just plain silly.Semi does half the jobFiji Sevens star Semi Kunatani thought he had scored the first try of his nation’s match against Scotland on Day One of the IRB’s Goldcoast Sevens. He sprinted from halfway, then slowed to a jog as he crossed the line under the posts and turned ready to lean casually down and place the ball on the ground.That was when reality struck, in the smaller but fast-moving shape of Scotland’s Lee Jones. Showing that it is worth chasing the most utterly wayward of lost causes, Jones smashed into Kunatani and forced him to drop the ball. Unfortunately for Scotland, Fiji went on to win the match 40-7, but Jones was hailed a hero as the video of his tackle whizzed around the world on social media.Jones was cool about the whole thing, Tweeting: “One of the easier tackles to make! It’s when these Fijian boys are running around that’s the hard part!”Not a Goode ideaThere was understandable consternation among Wasps fans during last week when the club finally confirmed they would be moving from High Wycombe to Coventry. Lots of the club’s players took to Twitter to ask for the supporters to be patient and wait for the full explanation of just what dire financial straits the club was in.However, only fly-half Andy Goode chose to add an insulting caveat to his Tweet, which showed a total lack of empathy with the fans who were digesting the news that their match-day was now going to involve a round trip of anything up to 200 miles.Goode Tweeted: “To the @WaspsRugby fans who are upset, I understand but all will become clear and please stay with us, to the abusers you’re not real fans.”His hasty and unsympathetic words brought an angry reaction from some followers. @skullsstores replied: “Pardon? over 100 years of playing for and supporting Wasps in my family, aren’t I allowed to be pissed off?”@edwardoverend Tweeted: “How dare you! More than 1000 games since I was 5 and you’ve been here 5 minutes. How dare you.”And @paulmilham added, in a more conciliatory tone: “Fair comment, Andy, but some of the abusers are genuine fans pushed to the limit. This hasn’t been done well.”Goode would do well to think before he types next time. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tatty topMagnus Lund – I have no general objection to men having long hair, or being in touch with their inner Viking, but the long-hair-under-scrum-cap look is not to be recommended.Shaggy Shark: Not too many players will be copying Magnus Lund’s looklast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Indiana

first_img By Gary Truitt – Aug 27, 2014 When the facility was first constructed, biotechnology was just a theory. Over the past 25 years, DuPont Pioneer has invested millions of dollars into the facility to develop and produce crops with new biotech traits and new  specialty crops like Plenish that produce a healthier soybean oil. Pence said this kind of investment agriculture is one of reasons the Indiana economy continues to grow, “Companies like DuPont Pioneer will continue to make Indiana the center for breakthroughs that will lead to a brighter future for all of agriculture.” SHARE SHARE Over 120 farmers grow seed for this plant alone, and statewide over 600 Hoosiers are employed by DuPont Pioneer at 9 different locations.  Pioneer officials praised Indiana’s pro-agriculture policies and said the work ethic of the employees at their Hoosier locations is exemplary. DuPont Pioneer Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Indiana Governor Mike Pence traveled to Marshall County on Wednesday to help DuPont Pioneer celebrate the 25th anniversary of their production facility. Founded in 1989, following the drought of 1988, the facility outside of Plymouth is one of Pioneer’s major production plants, providing seeds to much of the US and Canada.  Over 35,000 acres in 15 counties produce the seed that helps feed the world. Governor Pence said it is facilities like this that make Indiana a major agricultural state, “DuPont Pioneer is a critical part of an agricultural innovation infrastructure in our state and makes Indiana a center of investment and innovation today and tomorrow.” Facebook Twitter State Director of Agriculture Ted McKinney told HAT that Indiana has the right climate, the right resources, and the right people to continue to be on the leading edge of innovation in agriculture, “We are just beginning to see the benefits this innovation will bring to humankind from healthier foods to new kinds of food. And Indiana agriculture is right at the forefront of these developments, and we want to stay there.” DuPont Pioneer Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Indiana Previous articleSouthern Indiana Crops Ready for HarvestNext articleEPA Released WOTUS Proposal Maps Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News DuPont Pioneer Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Indiana Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mood is Good at National Farm Machinery Show

first_img SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Mood is Good at National Farm Machinery Show Facebook Twitter Good mood in LouisvilleThe 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville is growing. The show has reached nearly 900 exhibitors, a record, and attendance will again exceed 300,000 for the 4-days of the show and tractor pull events. The exhibitors are mostly happy with the attendance and Todd Jeffries of Seed Consultants says the mood of farmers is pretty good given they are facing another year of very slim profit margins.“For the most part most guys we have been talking to are trying to keep that positive, upbeat vibe,” he said. “Obviously prices aren’t where we would like them to be but there’s not much we can do about that. We’ll just have to keep doing what we’re doing and get things ready to put out another great crop of corn and soybeans here in Indiana.”The mood in Louisville might have something to do with the sense that spring is near and the winter cabin fever should be coming to a close. Jeffries gets that sense which is strengthened by the company being “full steam ahead on shipping product, and I’ve talked to a number of guys here that told me they’re ready to take it whenever.”On supply of seed now available, Seed Consultants still has an “excellent supply of corn and bean numbers that did great in third party testing, university testing and our testing. We are sold out of some things but we still have a great supply of seed that performs incredibly well.”As planting season gets ever closer, Jeffries told HAT there has been some minor acre shifting from corn to soybeans.“In my territory in southeast Indiana there is just a little bit of going a little heavier on soybeans, but I know as a company our corn and soybean numbers have shown quite an increase over last year’s sales numbers.”But the majority of customers are sticking with their typical rotation. Facebook Twitter Mood is Good at National Farm Machinery Show By Andy Eubank – Feb 11, 2016 Previous articleBeck’s Adds Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybeans to Weed Resistance LineupNext articleGood News on Fuel Costs Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Rock wall employees seek more female participants

first_imgprintLadies’ Night at the Campus Recreation Center Climbing Wall is held monthly to remove gender stereotypes toward climbing.The purpose of Ladies’ Night is to promote women climbing, as the rock wall is generally a male-dominated sport, rock wall employees said.In past events, rock wall employees have not allowed males to climb during Ladies’ Nights, but they have made an exception on some Monday nights due to a lack of female attendance.But employees say there is much more behind the event than the number of females in attendance.“It gives women the chance to come here without guys being around or feeling judged and be willing to try it,” Matt Casciani, the rock wall manager, said. “A lot of times, girls get intimidated by guys climbing on the wall, so they won’t really come try it unless with a group.”Casciani also said gender stereotypes exist in the Rec Center in general.“I think the weight room should have events like this every once in a while,” Casciani said. “There’s gender bias in certain parts of the Rec, like girls fill up the ‘Group X’ classes, guys are always in the weight room. Any way to break those barriers would be something I’d definitely promote.”Reed Seely, the equipment manager for the Outdoor Center, said the rock wall can be intimidating for newcomers as well. He said the employees are probably more excited than the newcomers coming to climb.“We’re always so game for new climbers at these events,” Seely said. “I think people have this idea that we’re over here like, ‘Oh, we don’t want you to climb. We want to do our own thing,’ but I know for a lot of us, working here is the best part of our week.”Junior physics major Hana Jaafari has been climbing the rock wall multiple times a week since her first year at TCU. She said the rock wall and Ladies’ Nights events help females to gain confidence.“I think a lot of people associate rock climbing with masculinity and get intimidated by how it looks,” Jaafari said. “I guess they associate it with a lot of upper body strength they think they don’t have.”Jaafari and rock wall employees said more advertising would attract more female climbers not only to Ladies’ Nights but also to the rock wall in general during the week.For the most recent Ladies’ Night, employees put up signs in the Rec Center two weeks prior to the event and also posted it on TCU Announce.“To do better marketing in the future, we’re primarily going to rely on a lot of word of mouth,” Casciani said. “That’s historically been the most successful.”Seely said he is hopeful for the future of Ladies’ Night.“There’s a lot more avenues for marketing we haven’t hit yet,” Seely said. “Once we do, I think it’ll be a regular thing people are looking for, but right now nobody is looking for it.”According to a survey done in “Rock and Ice” magazine, in recent years 70 percent of the regular climbers in the United States are male. This statistic aligns with the TCU rock wall in that most climbers that come in are male, according to Casciani.The rock wall is open Mondays 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays 2-9 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Facebook ReddIt Monica Dziak TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past + posts Bluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories Linkedin TCU considering on-campus centralized testing center Previous articleArmy ROTC prepares to put their skills to the testNext articleOPINION: TCU should have campus carry Monica Dziak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Monica Dziak Monica Dziak Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. Twitter Monica Dziak ReddIt Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Equipment manager for The Outdoor Center Reed Seely helps a climber get started at the rock wall. Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Monica Dziak read more

Lack of transparency on Israel’s expulsion of US journalist

first_img Help by sharing this information News May 16, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa January 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lack of transparency on Israel’s expulsion of US journalist RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Then on 19 January for reasons that are still unexplained, in the absence of his lawyer, Malsin signed a document asking for cancellation of the appeal lodged by Mr Daoud. George Hale, a journalist on Ma’an, said, “It is inexplicable that Malsin would knowingly drop the legal challenge (…). Ma’an wants to be sure these events did not take place under duress. (…) It is essential to clarify what happened between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.” “Did the journalist come under pressure?” it asked, “It is reasonable to question the legality of this expulsion in the absence of transparency on the part of the Israeli authorities”, it added. Reporters Without Borders today condemned suspicious circumstances surrounding Israel’s expulsion of US journalist, Jared Malsin, editor for the English service of the Palestinian press agency Ma’an. RSF_en Receive email alerts “The journalist was expelled after giving up his right of appeal. This decision was taken in dubious circumstances in that the journalist’s lawyer was not present,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. News to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on Israel The interior ministry decided that he should be expelled on a 6am flight on 14 January, but lawyer for the agency, Carlos Daoud, lodged an appeal against the decision. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Malsin was arrested on arrival at Ben Gurion international airport in Tel Aviv on 12 January and was interrogated for eight hours about his journalist work before being transferred to the airport’s detention centre. June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more The Israeli interior ministry declined to comment. News Newslast_img read more

Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News September 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency Help by sharing this information Reports With more than 8,000 employees and 105 branches worldwide, the official news agency, Xinhua, is at the heart of censorship and disinformation put in place by the communist party. To mark the 56th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Reporters Without Borders releases a report of an investigation into how this highly unusual news agency operates. News March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation On the eve of the 56th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Reporters Without Borders releases a report of an investigation into the role of the news agency Xinhua News Agency in the system of propaganda and censorship put in place by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).With less than three years to go before the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the worldwide press freedom organisation calls on the Chinese government to reform the state-run media. Although it is more and more regularly cited as a credible source – nearly one third of the news reports on China selected by Google News originate from the agency – Xinhua, the head of which has the rank of minister, is the linchpin of control of the Chinese media.Successor to the agency, Red China that was founded by Mao Zedong, Xinhua adopted its current name in January 1937. Since October 1949, this state-run news agency has been completely subordinate to the CCP.The Reporters Without Borders’ report includes accounts from several Xinhua journalists who agreed, on condition of anonymity, to explain how the control imposed by the CCP’s Propaganda Department operates on a daily basis.With the help of former French journalist on Xinhua, Reporters Without Borders exposes the distortion of facts, hatred for its enemies (particularly the United States and Japan) and its support, through the treatment of international news, for the world’s worst regimes.Despite a certain economic liberalisation of the media sector, Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party. Hand-picked journalists, who are regularly indoctrinated, produce reports for the Chinese media that give the official point of view and others – classified “internal reference” for the country’s leaders.After being criticised for its lack of transparency, particularly during the Sars epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese. Follow the news on China RSF_en center_img to go further News April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents Xinhua report in englishPDF – 298.31 KBXinhua report in chinesePDF – 73.16 KBXinhua report in frenchPDF – 344.39 KB ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Zimbabwean journalist found hanged in Johannesburg home

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story Follow the news on South Africa Receive email alerts Organisation South AfricaAfrica The South African police are investigating the death of Zimbabwean writer and journalist Heidi Holland, whose body was found hanged in the garden of her home in the Johannesburg suburb of Melville on 11 August.”We trust that the South African police will succeed in establishing whether Heidi Holland took her own life or whether she was murdered,” Reporters Without Borders said.Police spokesman Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale said Holland’s gardener alerted the police after discovering the body on the morning of 11 August. Nothing had been stolen from her home, she said. Aged 64, Holland was the author of the 2008 book “Dinner with Mugabe,” which was based on her interviews with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and people close to him over more than 30 years. It traced his rise to power and transformation from independence hero into authoritarian ruler.A freelance journalist who reported for several newspapers and sometimes wrote columns for the Johannesburg-based The Star, she was also the author of “100 years of struggle: Mandela’s ANC” about South Africa’s ruling African National Congress. Photo : Heidi Holland (Paballo Thekiso) News Help by sharing this information February 4, 2021 Find out more South AfricaAfrica center_img August 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zimbabwean journalist found hanged in Johannesburg home RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Reports to go further News News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more