Lenta.ru website is latest independent news outlet to be reined in

first_img Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption RussiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News RSF_en News March 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lenta.ru website is latest independent news outlet to be reined in Related documents cp_lenta.ru_12-03-2014_ru-2.pdfPDF – 116.98 KB RussiaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Russia June 2, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearingcenter_img Теперь «Лента.ру» стала жертвой наступления на независимые медиа«Репортеры без границ» шокированы внезапным увольнением главного редактора ведущего портала независимой информации, «Ленты.ру». 12-го марта 2014-го года Галину Тимченко отстранили от должности и заменили Алексеем Гореславским. Это решение было принято сразу же после того, как Роскомнадзор вынес редакции предупреждение за публикацию интервью с одним из лидеров украинского ультранационалистического движения. «В контексте небывалого кризиса в Украине «Лента.ру» – это один из немногих источников независимой информации, который выживал в океане пропаганды. Главный редактор, от которой сегодня отказались, воплощает работу все своей команды. Эта команда смогла поставить «Ленту.ру» во главе современной журналистики, сохранив при этом абсолютную редакционную независимость. Принимая во внимание влияние этого портала и его всеобщее признание, увольнение Галины Тимченко представляет собой очевидный запугивающий маневр и болезненный удар по свободной журналистике в России», – заявил Йоханн Бир, глава отдела Восточной Европы и Средней Азии «Репортеров без границ».С двенадцатью миллионами посетителей в месяц «Лента.ру» – один из самых читаемых новостных интернет-СМИ в России. Более того, в стране сайт находится на 16-ом месте по посещаемости, сразу после поисковиков и социальных сетей. «Лента.ру» в последние годы немало работала над разнообразием контента и форматов: от заметок до видео-репортажей, аналитических статей и авторских колонок. 12-го марта сайт сообщил, что владелец объединенной компании «Афиша-Рамблер-SUP» Александр Мамут заменил Галину Тимченко Александром Гореславским, который до этого момента занимал пост заместителя генерального директора компании по внешним коммуникациям. Галина Тимченко, сотрудничавшая с «Лентой.ру» с момента основания в 1999 году, встала во главе редакции в 2004 году. Бывший президент коммуникационного агентства Agency One, бывший главный редактор сайта «Взгляд» и журнала «Вслух о…», Гореславский считается благосклонным к позиции Кремля. Согласно мнению независимого телеканала «Дождь», взятие под контроль «Ленты.ру» можно было предугадать еще с момента создания медиахолдинга «Афиша-Рамблер-SUP» весной 2013-го года. Это событие сопровождалось уходом главного посредника между владельцами портала и властями. Несмотря на то, что пока никаких объяснений увольнения Галины Тимченко не последовало, сложно не видеть в нем связи с предупреждением Роскомнадзора, вынесенным «Ленте.ру» в тот же день. Надзорному ведомству в сфере СМИ не понравилась публикация интервью Андрея Тарасенко, представителя ультранационалистического украинского движения «Правый Сектор», подготовленное специальным корреспондентом Ильей Азаром. По мнению Роскомнадзора, в интервью и в другой статье, на которую в тексте была ссылка, «содержатся высказывания, направленные на возбуждение национальной розни», что нарушает закон об экстремизме. С отстранением президента Виктора Януковича осуждение «Правого Сектора» находится в центре российского официального дискурса по поводу ситуации в Украине. Кремлевская пропаганда делает обобщения на основе деятельности и заявлений этого движения, чтобы разоблачать «фашистский переворот» в Киеве и дискредитировать новое украинское правительство. «Недопустимо делать журналистов ответственными за слова их собеседников. Действия ультанационалистов сейчас комментируют повсеместно, поэтому просто необходимо давать им слово, одобряем мы это или нет. Во время интервью Илья Азар совершенно не высказывает согласия со своим собеседником. Предупреждение Роскомнадзора, больше похожее на идеальный повод, свидетельствует о желании российский властей контролировать информацию вокруг украинского кризиса», добавляет Йоханн Бир. Редакция, не мешкая, выразила свое недоверие новому руководству. «Мы считаем, что это назначение является прямым давлением на редакцию «Ленты.ру». Увольнение независимого главного редактора и назначение управляемого, в том числе напрямую из кремлевских кабинетов, человека – это уже нарушение закона о СМИ, говорящего о недопустимости цензуры», – подчеркивается в открытом письме читателям, на данный момент подписанным восмьюдесятью четырьмя сотрудниками редакции.(Images: Lenta.ru) News Organisation Receive email alerts News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders is shocked by Galina Timchenko (Галина Тимченко)’s sudden dismissal as editor of the independent news website Lenta.ru today, shortly after it got a warning from the Russian communications regulatory agency Roskomnadzor for interviewing a Ukrainian ultra-nationalist leader. She has been replaced by Alexei Goreslavsky (Алексей Гореславский), a journalist widely regarded as pro-Kremlin.“Lenta.ru has been one of the few sources of independent news coverage in an ocean of propaganda, and even more so since the start of the Ukrainian crisis,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Timchenko embodied the efforts of an entire team of journalists who developed Lenta.ru into a leading modern news site while maintaining complete editorial independence. Given the site’s influence and the recognition it has received, her dismissal sends a very scary signal and deals a major blow to independent journalism in Russia.”With an average of 12 million unique visitors a month, Lenta.ru is Russia’s most widely read news website and 16th most visited online resource, just behind search engines and social networks. It has done much in recent years to diversify its content and format, with briefs, video reports, long analyses and columns by well-known writers.The site announced today that Alexander Mamut, the owner of Lentu.ru’s parent company, Afisha-Rambler-SUP, had appointed Goreslavsky, until then the parent company’s deputy director-general of external communications, to replace Timchenko, who had worked for Lenta.ru since its creation in 1999 and had been editor-in-chief since 2004.A former manager of the Agency One public relations company and former editor of the Vzgliad website and Vslukh o magazine, Goreslavsky is widely seen as a Kremlin supporter. According to the independent TV station Dozhd, Timchenko’s removal was to have been expected ever since Afisha-Rambler-SUP’s creation as a large media holding company in the spring of 2013, which was accompanied by the departure of the leading intermediary between the site’s owners and the government.Although no official explanation has been given for Timchenko’s dismissal, it is hard not to link it to the warning that Lenta.ru received earlier in the day from the communications regulatory agency Roskomnadzor over an interview with Andrei Tarasenko of the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist group Pravy Sektor by Ilya Azar, a reporter that Lenta.ru sent to Kiev.Roskomnadzor said the interview and the content of a link in the interview “contain statements inciting hatred” and contravening the law on extremism. Condemnation of Pravy Sektor has featured prominently in Russian government statements about Ukraine ever since President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster. The Kremlin’s propaganda has played up this far-right group’s activities and statements in order to support its portrayal of events in Kiev as a “fascist coup” and to tarnish the new Ukrainian government.“Holding journalists responsible for the statements of the people they interview is unacceptable,” Bihr added. “Whether you approve of them or not, Ukraine’s ultra-nationalists have to be interviewed at a time when their actions are being widely reported and commented on. At no point in the interview did Azar show any sympathy for Tarasenko. Roskmonadzor’s warning seems to have been designed to provide the ideal pretext and speaks volumes about the government’s determination to control coverage of the Ukrainian crisis.”The website’s staff lost no time expressing its mistrust of the new management. An open letter to readers currently signed by 84 staff members said: “We think this appointment constitutes direct pressure on the staff of Lenta.ru. The dismissal of an independent editor-in-chief and her replacement by a henchman, one who comes directly from offices in the Kremlin, is a clear violation of the media law, which says that censorship is unacceptable.”Read as well: – Unprecedented offensive against independent TV station (31.01.2014)- Libel suits by judges against two independent publications (13.12.2013)- Court strips national news agency of its licence (31.10.2013)——- to go further May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Loan Performance Has ‘Progressively Weakened’

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Analytics provider CoreLogic today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for June. It showed that, nationwide, 7.1% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency. This represents a 3.1-percentage point increase in the overall delinquency rate compared with the same period last year when it was 4%.The housing market is facing a paradox, according to the analysts at CoreLogic.The CoreLogic Home Price Index shows home-purchase demand has continued to accelerate this summer as prospective buyers take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. However, mortgage loan performance has progressively weakened since the start of the pandemic. Sustained unemployment has pushed many homeowners further down the delinquency funnel, culminating in the five-year high in the U.S. serious delinquency rate this June. With unemployment projected to remain elevated through the remainder of the year, analysts predict, we may see further impact on late-stage delinquencies and, eventually, foreclosure.CoreLogic predicts that, barring additional government programs and support, serious delinquency rates could nearly double from the June 2020 level by early 2022. Not only could millions of families potentially lose their home, through a short sale or foreclosure, but this also could create downward pressure on home prices—and consequently home equity — as distressed sales are pushed back into the for-sale market.“Three months into the pandemic-induced recession, the 90-day delinquency rate has spiked to the highest rate in more than 21 years,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic. “Between May and June, the 90-day delinquency rate quadrupled, jumping from 0.5% to 2.3%, following a similar leap in the 60-day rate between April and May.”“Forbearance has been an important tool to help many homeowners through financial stress due to the pandemic,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “While federal and state governments work toward additional economic support, we expect serious delinquencies will continue to rise — particularly among lower-income households, small business owners and employees within sectors like tourism that have been hard hit by the pandemic.”CoreLogic’s researchers examine all stages of delinquency, including the share that transition from current to 30 days past due, in order to “gain an accurate view of the mortgage market and loan performance health,” the company stated. In June, the U.S. delinquency and transition rates, and the year-over-year changes, according to the report, were as follows:Early-Stage Delinquencies (30 to 59 days past due): 1.8%, down from 2.1% in June 2019.Adverse Delinquency (60 to 89 days past due): 1.8%, up from 0.6% in June 2019.Serious Delinquency (90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure): 3.4%, up from 1.3% in June 2019. This is the highest serious delinquency rate since February 2015.Foreclosure Inventory Rate (the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process): 0.3%, down from 0.4% in June 2019.Transition Rate (the share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30 days past due): 1%, down from 1.1% in June 2019. The transition rate has slowed since April 2020 — when it peaked at 3.4% — as the labor market has improved since the early days of the pandemic.All states logged annual increases in both overall and serious delinquency rates in June. COVID-19 hotspots continue to be impacted most, with New Jersey (up 3.7 percentage points), New York (up 3.6 percentage points), Nevada (up 3.4 percentage points) and Florida (up 3 percentage points) topping the list for serious delinquency gains.Similarly, all U.S. metro areas logged at least a small increase in serious delinquency rate in June. Miami — which has been hard hit by the collapse of the tourism market — experienced the largest annual increase at 5.1 percentage points. Other metro areas to post significant increases included Odessa, Texas (up 4.8 percentage points); Laredo, Texas (up 4.8 percentage points); McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas (up 4.6 percentage points); and Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (up 4.3 percentage points).The next CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights Report will be released on October 13, featuring data for July. 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She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 2020-09-08 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Loan Performance Has ‘Progressively Weakened’ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Biggest Challenges for Servicers of COVID-Related Forbearances Next: Housing Sentiment Regains Momentum Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more