Sasini Limited ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgSasini Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Sasini Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bank of Kigali Limited ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mike Tindall clears out Tom May after Jimmy Cowan injury

first_imgWednesday Feb 13, 2013 Mike Tindall clears out Tom May after Jimmy Cowan injury Gloucester moved ahead of Northampton Saints on the Aviva Premiership table with a 27-11 win at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday afternoon. The win came at a cost though as the visitors lost Kiwi Jimmy Cowan to injury in the second half.Since the game there have been quite a few requests via our Twitter and email for RD to show a clip of what happened. The requests come not so much because of the Cowan injury, but more so the manner in which Mike Tindall took care of Tom May.As you can see below, Tindall wasn’t going to leave his man alone on the floor and despite May stealing the ball, the former England captain cleared him out in no uncertain terms.“Didn’t hurt, it was definitely a big hit though ha,” said May on Twitter after the game.Cowan wasn’t as spirited though and picked up a knee injury as he slipped changing direction. He hobbled off and it has since been confirmed that he will likely be out for the rest of the season.According to a BBC report today, Cowan damaged ligaments in his knee resulting in him being out of the game for at least six months.  “He’s very positive and just wants to play. He’ll do whatever he can to get back sooner than that,” said Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies.View a Highlights wrap from all the games in Round 14 of the Aviva PremiershipADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Tahoe Ridge House / WA Design Inc

first_img Area:  4960 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  United States Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design inc+ 24 Share Tahoe Ridge House / WA Design IncSave this projectSaveTahoe Ridge House / WA Design Inc CopyAbout this officeWA Design IncOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 25, 2011Cite: “Tahoe Ridge House / WA Design Inc” 25 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Tahoe Ridge House / WA Design Inc是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Text description provided by the architects. The Tahoe Ridge house is located on one of the last large parcels in the Tahoe area. Eight acres of land with dense stands of white and red fir slope upward to the rocky granite ridge crest that forms a backstop to this exceptional site. This was the second home we had designed for the clients, the first being the Strathmoor House, also in this book. The usual period of getting acquainted was already in place for the Tahoe Ridge House. Our design aesthetics and goals were aligned at the onset to conceive of a contemporary building uniquely rooted in the Tahoe area and the spectacular site. Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design incRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornVernacular mining and stamp mill buildings in the Tahoe area inspired the design of this home. Long before Tahoe was a ski resort, it was a gold rush destination. Tall stamp mills were used to pulverize hard rock into fine silt from which the gold could be removed. All movement of material within the mill was achieved by gravity hence the structures are characteristically elongated vertically. Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design incSignificant mountain vistas quickly became a key design consideration. Views of the mountains of Nevada to the north, to Tinker’s knob and the Sierra Crest to the south, needed to be revealed. These criteria resulted in a floor plan that sprawls along two orthogonal axes and ascends vertically to the north to the study and master bedroom. The experience of flow along the axes is enhanced by a clear rhythm of 10” x 10” recycled Douglas fir structural posts that tie in with the roof framing above. Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design incA mix of Western Red Cedar and Galvalume metal siding applied as a tight skin pay further homage to the old mining buildings. On the interior of the home, large recycled timbers and heavy metal bracketing extend the industrial aesthetic and resist the substantial snow loads of winter. Large Sierra White granite blocks are carved and hewn to form the fireplace hearths. The building throughout is clearly rooted in and derived from its mountainous site. A large male black bear has lived in the boulders above the house for many years and remains undaunted by recent construction, occasionally strolling unhurriedly down the new entry drive. Text provided by WA Design Inc.Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design incProject gallerySee allShow lessSocial Housing Proposal / MITarh Architecture StudioArticlesGwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation ExhibitionArticles Sharecenter_img Tahoe Ridge House / WA Design Inc CopyHouses•United States 2010 ArchDaily Architects: WA Design Inc Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Datum House / FIGR Architecture & Design

first_img “COPY” “COPY” 2016 ArchDaily Australia Save this picture!© Tom Blachford & Kate Ballis+ 24 Share Datum House / FIGR Architecture & Design Photographs Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Ascot Vale, Australia Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Grundella Constructions ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Meyer Consulting Manufacturers: Radial Timbers Architects: FIGR Architecture & Design Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Tom Blachford & Kate Ballis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFIGR Architecture & DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAscot ValeAustraliaPublished on May 09, 2017Cite: “Datum House / FIGR Architecture & Design” 08 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Datum 住宅 / FIGR 建筑与设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Datum House / FIGR Architecture & DesignSave this projectSaveDatum House / FIGR Architecture & Design Builder: Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Building Surveyor:Michel Group Building SurveyorsStyling:Ruth WelsbyArchitects In Charge:Michael Artemenko, Adi AticCity:Ascot ValeCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom Blachford & Kate BallisRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. When presented at the street elevation, Datum House borrows from the neighboring properties in roof form and material references. The project takes inspiration from its surroundings and context and reinterprets its findings through a contemporary take on a traditional Victorian elevation, resulting in a considered outcome and street integration. We started off with our client’s extensive brief for a home that had to house a growing family of 5. Our domestic container envelope was derived from a simple extrusion of the Victorian cottage silhouette, placed onto the narrow sloping site to set up a defined datum. The outcome is a result of the envelope being manipulated by the surrounding context, the required amenity and its negotiation with the existing site constraints.Save this picture!© Tom Blachford & Kate BallisThe split-level arrangement was a response to the conditions of the sloping site and the site constraints of the neighbouring dwellings. The program has been carefully arranged and contained within the extruded envelope to respond to the rescode requirements for side setbacks and furthermore to formally integrate the building into its context. The final outcome is as much about the atmosphere and spaces within the house as it is about the connection of those spaces to its context and surroundings.Save this picture!SectionsThe idea to subtract a volume from the envelope of the building to create a centrally located courtyard evolved as a strategy to offer the house access to natural light and to provide the rooms with visual amenity. Insertions into the envelope in the form of the black metal shrouds establish openings that relate to both visual and natural light amenity. These moments open our domestic container envelope to reveal elements of the context beyond. A large pivot window extends the daybed into the rear yard to transform the window into a seating and reading platform.Save this picture!© Tom Blachford & Kate BallisSave this picture!© Tom Blachford & Kate BallisA central courtyard is presented at the entry. Stepping into the entry alcove the clients are presented with a choice to turn left and enter into the main living quarters, to go straight and access the central courtyard or to turn right to take 5 steps up into the green carpeted retreat or 14 steps down into the lower ground kids bedroom quarters. Datum house is divided into 3 levels, ground level housing the open plan living with a linear kitchen arrangement tying together the dining and living spaces, flanked by the backyard to the south and the central courtyard to the north. Level 1 contains the retreat/study, European laundry, main bedroom and ensuite and lower ground houses 3 kids bedrooms, bathroom & WC. Save this picture!© Tom Blachford & Kate BallisProject gallerySee allShow lessNha Than Thien #003 / Global Architect & AssociatesSelected ProjectsLanzarote Music FactoryBuilt Projects & Masterplans Sharelast_img read more

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

first_imgCorporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Black history, people’s fightback in Virginia

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Workers World Party 2016 vice-presidential candidate Lamont Lilly speaking in Roanoke, Virginia.Community members from throughout southwest Virginia packed a meeting room at the Gainsboro Library in Roanoke Feb. 11 to hear Lamont Lilly discuss the history of Black Liberation and building people’s power today. Lilly was the 2016 Workers World Party Vice Presidential candidate. The Black History Month event was sponsored by 15 Now Roanoke and WWP.Lilly, a resident of Durham, N.C., gave a sweeping view of Black history from Ida B. Wells and Carter G. Woodson to Ella Baker, the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter.“Our people have been resisting, fighting, organizing, pushing, clawing, scratching and working toward Black liberation,” said Lilly. “We’re in a library right now surrounded by books and information, but very often this information is not being taught in the public school system. It’s not being taught in our families. It’s not being taught in our neighborhoods.”He added: “Black History Month is not just for Black folk. It’s really people’s history, and our contributions have contributed a great deal to the development of this country and the fabric of this society.”Lilly concluded his remarks in the tradition of such Black socialists as Paul Robeson, Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, Claudia Jones and Abayomi Azikiwe by denouncing the capitalist system and calling for a socialist revolution to truly free people of African descent and all working-class and oppressed peoples internationally from the horrors of capitalism and imperialism.Before Lilly spoke, artist Corissa Morrison opened the event with a fightback song. Then community activist, artist, mother and educator Bernadette Brown, along with Jordan Bell, gave presentations on the historical and present struggles of the Black community in Roanoke.The Gainsboro Library is situated in an area that was once known as “Black Wall Street” before it was largely, but not completely, destroyed by the building of Interstate 581. The presenters shared the rich history of struggle of people of African descent in the Roanoke area, including ongoing and protracted resistance during slavery, “legal” segregation, sharecropping, domestic work and the railroads to the present day where most African Americans are unemployed or work one or several low-wage jobs for non-union pay.After the presentations, the standing-room-only crowd of all ages, nationalities, sexual orientations, students and majority women joined in lively discussion about how to move the people’s struggle forward in this era of the Trump administration. Black workers informed white workers how they could assist oppressed people’s liberation and how all workers’ liberation depended on this. Other participants saluted the resistance against Trump’s Muslim ban and other attacks on the people.A variety of community members testified to the atrocities being inflicted on them by the police. They told how they are being robbed by capitalists and their political servants and suggested methods of how to fight back.Carl Spencer, Kionte Spencer’s brother, attended the meeting, and more support was gathered to demand justice for Kionte, who was murdered by Roanoke County cops Feb. 26, 2016.The Feb. 11 event was collectively organized by many in southwest Virginia. It was part of a series of people’s events in the area over the past weeks. Thousands in many cities have come out to protest Trump, support women and LGBTQ people, denounce the Muslim ban and deportations, and much more. A variety of people’s protest events, organizing workshops and network building are in the planning stages.For photo and videos of Feb. 11 event and more information on upcoming people’s events in southwest Virginia: read more

What we’re reading: 9/11 commemorations, Wisconsin blocks absentee ballots

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleStudents react to the postponed Battle for the Iron SkilletNext articleNumber of reported cases continues to decline Kaitlyn Freetage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kaitlyn Freetage ReddIt Mourners at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum hold a moment of silence to honor the victims of 9/11. (John Minchillo/AP Photo) COVID-19 affects routine Panhellenic events Kaitlyn Freetage Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Linkedin Facebook What we’re reading: Supreme Court hearings continue, Gov. Abbott limits ballot drop-off sites Kaitlyn Freetage Kaitlyn Freetage ReddIt National Pan-Hellenic Council uses social media to engage members, the community printCommemorating 9/11 amid a pandemicAnnual rituals commemorating 9/11 have been altered to accommodate the COVID-19 crisis, according to the New York Times.Family members gathered at the 9/11 memorial site were asked to wear masks and maintain a social distance of six feet. Others were encouraged to avoid gathering near ground zero.Now facing a deadlier crisis, the U.S. has exceeded the Sept. 11, 2001, death toll with 23,000 deaths from the virus in New York alone.New Yorkers say like 9/11, the pandemic has been a traumatic, life-altering experience.Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily blocks absentee ballotsThe Wisconsin Supreme Court told election officials they can’t mail out absentee ballots until the court makes a decision on the addition of the Green Party’s presidential ticket, according to CNN. The decision was made one week before the Sept. 17 deadline.The 4-3 decision argued the inclusion of Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins could “tip the scales” between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. One million Wisconsin voters requested ballots, and 300,000 have already been printed.The Wisconsin Election Commission was ordered to track down the absentee ballots mailed out to voters throughout the state.This April 8, 2020 photo shows a Milwaukee Election Commissioner worker sorting through absentee ballots. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)California wildfires cause evacuationsFire officials have issued evacuation orders across the state, targeting cities in Southern California where the El Dorado fire ignited, according to CNN.Over 14,000 firefighters are attempting to combat the 28 fires throughout California.Over 7,600 fires have engulfed California so far in 2020, compared to last year’s 4,927 fires.Some California residents attribute these historic fires to climate change.Firefighters have been trying to put out hot spots throughout the state. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)COVID-19 still a problem as flu season approachesDr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said Americans must “hunker down” this fall and winter, despite a recent decline in COVID-19 cases, according to NBC.Fauci warned against undermining the virus, adding the U.S. should never “underestimate the potential of the pandemic.”Fauci is optimistic about vaccine trials, expressing his hope for a vaccine by the end of 2020.October marks the start of influenza season, and people are concerned this will further overwhelm the U.S. health care system. Student organizations and SDS find new ways to offer service hours TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Twitter Twitter Linkedin Kaitlyn Freetage read more

Foreign media obstructed in Libya, threats in Yemen and Kurdistan

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” March 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign media obstructed in Libya, threats in Yemen and Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News to go furthercenter_img December 16, 2020 Find out more News February 15, 2021 Find out more Yemen – Journalists threatened In an interview with Sihwa Net, the president of the Union of Journalists has talked of a worrying rise in threats and abuses against Yemeni journalists, in particular those working for foreign media. He is calling on the interior ministry to open an enquiry into the various cases identified by the union.At Dar Saad checkpoint outside Aden today, security forces seized 4,600 copies of number 58 of the newspaper Al-Oula Al-Yaoumiya, which was to be distributed in Aden and Abyan. The daily had published a report on the failure of the presidential commission, presided over by minister Abdul Qader Hilal. The head of security in Aden, Abdel Qader Qiran, asked the newspaper to correct figures published in a previous edition concerning the number of people killed and wounded during last week’s peaceful demonstrations in Aden.The correspondent in Yemen for the Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera, Ahmed Shalafi, received a threatening telephone call yesterday evening (from telephone number 734 133 836) aimed at him and his family. The message was: “Do you want us to free the prisoners so can they can threaten you?” It made an explicit reference to a story the journalist had covered the previous day involving incidents that had taken place in Sanaa central jail in which two people had died. The victims were alleged to be two prisoners apparently killed by guards, who used guns and tear gas to try to put down a rebellion in the prison.The journalist had already been threatened by the security forces for his coverage of demonstrations by protestors calling for regime change and the departure of President Ali Abdallah Saleh.While he was covering a sit-in by the capital’s street cleaners on the morning of 7 March, Jamal Nu’man, news chief for the satellite news channel Al-Arabiya in Sanaa, was assaulted by a police officer who attempted to confiscate his camera. RSF_en Iraqi Kurdistan – Radio station threatened Employees at Yekgirtu, a radio station in Kalar that is operated by the Kurdistan Islamic Union, have reported receiving threats, which they blame on the authorities. The threats were preceded by an armed forces raid on the Kalar-based radio station Dang on 6 March (,39693.html), an attack on Naliya Radio and Television, a satellite TV station in Sulaymaniyah, on 20 February and a fire at the offices of the radio and TV station KNN at Erbil on 17 February (,39637.html). Foreign media face obstacles in Libya Since the start of the uprising on 16 February, Muammar Gaddafi’s regime has been working overtime to control information on the fighting and abuses carried out on a daily basis against the civilian population. The Internet has been disconnected, the signal of several satellite channels has been jammed and national state television has been used as a propaganda platform by the regime. These are just some of the methods used. In recent days the regime has been manipulating foreign media present in the country. The treatment of correspondents by the authorities varies radically depending on whether they have arrived in the country illegally or have been officially invited in.Journalists working in Libya without an authorisation (most entered the country via the Libyan border with Egypt), and who are located for the most part in areas controlled by the rebels, are considered by the Gaddafi regime as Al-Qaeda accomplices.About 100 foreign journalists have been invited into the country by the authorities over the past few weeks. Some have said that officials have put in place an arsenal of measures in an effort to stop them operating freely. The authorities nonetheless insist that this is not the case. Measures include verbal and physical abuse, a ban on any reporting outside the “organized tours”, violence and arrest. All non-authorized movement is strictly forbidden. Several journalists were questioned yesterday as they were trying to travel to Zawiyah (west of the capital Tripoli) where forces loyal to Gaddafi were engaged in a fierce counter-offensive. A team from the BBC was reportedly detained overnight and a reporter from Britain’s Guardian newspaper was kept at a checkpoint for three hours. The only footage they could take in the end was that of pro-regime support groups.Libyans who dare talk to these foreign media also take a risk.Gaddafi’s regime uses doublespeak with regard to these journalists. He has invited them because he needs them to spread his propaganda, but his attitude to them is hateful and contemptible. He accuses them of spreading false information on what is happening in Libya and has no qualms about referring to them as “stray dogs” (see Gaddafi’s speech on 21 February,39681.html).Many journalists are now beginning to ask what their role is in this media masquerade (see article by Peter Beaumont: IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more