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Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cresta Marakanelo Limited 2016 Annual Report

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

How I’d invest £750 a month in cheap UK shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

first_img 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. 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. Peter Stephens | Friday, 24th July, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’d invest £750 a month in cheap UK shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Despite an uncertain economic outlook, now may be the right time to start buying cheap UK shares on a regular basis. Over time, they have the potential to deliver impressive returns that could produce a surprisingly large nest egg.When undertaken through a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA, the total returns on offer from FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares could prove to be very attractive relative to other popular assets.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…Regular investing in cheap UK sharesBuying cheap UK shares on a regular basis could be a sound means of capitalising on the economy’s uncertain future. At the present time, it is unclear whether the stock market’s recent rebound will continue, or if it will experience a second market crash. Therefore, through buying shares regularly as opposed to investing a lump sum, you may be able to take advantage of potentially lower stock prices over the coming months.In the long run, the return potential of the stock market has historically been relatively high. For example, the FTSE 100 has delivered a total return of around 8% per annum since its inception in 1984, despite experiencing numerous downturns along the way. Therefore, even though the current low ebb in many company valuations may persist over the short run, in the long run there is a very good chance of recovery for the wider market.Portfolio managementRegularly investing in UK shares may also help you to overcome the challenges faced by investors in a volatile market. Buying shares, only for them to fall in value soon after purchase, can be a demoralising experience for any investor. It can cause worry and fear that makes it difficult to think clearly when deciding how to invest your cash resources.Through investing smaller amounts more often, you can overcome a large part of this difficulty. Even if your investments decline in value in the short run, you may have peace of mind in knowing that their fall enables you to buy at lower prices next week or next month. And, with the stock market having strong recovery potential, it can produce a surprisingly large return in the long run.Making a millionAssuming that UK shares produce an average return of around 8% per year over a period of 30 years, as per the FTSE 100’s historic performance, you could obtain a portfolio valued at £1m by investing £750 per month.Even if you do not have that amount available to invest, or if you have a shorter timeframe, investing regularly in a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA can be worthwhile. It could improve your financial prospects and help you to enjoy a greater amount of financial freedom in the coming years. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Hotshot: Crusaders full-back Will Jordan

first_img Crusaders full-back Will JordanDate of birth 24 February 1998 Born Christchurch Position Full-back Franchise Crusaders Country New ZealandWhen did you first get involved in rugby? At about five or six – as soon as I could, for the High School Old Boys club in Christchurch. Growing up I was a keen cricketer – mainly a batsman – and played a bit of rep cricket for Canterbury.At school I was more of a cricketer than a rugby player. I took cricket more seriously until Year 13, when I started playing full-back and got interest from the Crusaders Academy.What positions have you played? When I first went to high school (Christchurch Boys’ High) I was quite small, so I played half-back for three or four years. Then in Year 13 I got into the first XV at full-back and ever since I’ve played there. I had a big growth spurt in Year 12 and have a fair bit of speed.Who were your childhood heroes? Like a lot of people from Christchurch, I looked up to Dan Carter a lot. As I got older and was playing full-back, Israel Dagg. I got to spend a little bit of time with him at the Crusaders.When did you link up with the Crusaders? When I left school I went to the academy while I was also at uni. I was pretty focused on studying, then the next year I made the New Zealand U20 team and went to the (2017 Junior) World Cup. We won the final and on the back of that I started to think rugby could be a real job for me. I guess the U20s was the start of my rugby journey.What are your strengths? I like to play with an attacking mindset and my running game is a strength. I like to challenge for the high ball, going up and competing there. Work-ons are my kicking game and positional understanding, which is growing as I get more experience.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? From a coaching point of view, Brad Mooar and Andrew Goodman. I learnt a lot from them. Then older players I’ve trained with – Israel Dagg, George Bridge, Ryan Crotty, David Havili…What’s next for you? I’m still reasonably young in my Super Rugby career. I’ve had a few injuries so I’m focused on staying on the field and staying healthy, getting as much game time as I can. I’m not looking too far ahead. The All Blacks would be a huge honour, but I’m focusing on nailing down a consistent role with the Crusaders.RW VERDICT: A commerce student and keen golfer, Jordan has topped the Super Rugby Aotearoa stats charts in categories like tries, defenders beaten and metres carried during an impressive campaign. He stands out with his ability to counter-attack at pace from deep. Get to know one of the stars of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img In the clear: Will Jordan breaks to score against the Highlanders (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Zhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing / Wee Studio

first_img Year:  Photographs:  Yumeng Zhu, Haiting Sun, Haifei Dai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Zhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing / Wee Studio Save this picture!© Yumeng Zhu+ 36Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Zhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing / Wee StudioSave this projectSaveZhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing / Wee Studio “COPY” Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Beijing, China Photographscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951466/zhan-yuan-courtyard-house-for-gazing-wee-studio Clipboard China Projects Manufacturers: aldomo, 多米阳光, 茁美Architect In Charge:Haifei Dai, Yanping Zhang, Yue QiEngineering:Xuemei GaoConsultants:Weiwei Wang, Qin Zhen, Chen GuoCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yumeng ZhuRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)EquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The project is located in a typical village (Hou Hei Long Miao) near Yanqing, Beijing, which is surrounded by a beautiful mountain (Hai Tuo Shan) from the north, and a pond (Guan Ting) from the south. The site is on the northern edge of the village, distanced from the mountain across farmlands.Save this picture!© Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!© Yumeng ZhuIn 2018, Wee Studio was invited here for a design collaboration with four other architects, to build a cluster of minsu — a type of Chinese-style bed-and-breakfast — consisting of five buildings. The five sites to be transformed were randomly matched with the architects, making for a fruitful project in which distinctive design methodologies are juxtaposed within a single complex. In addition to contributing to the artistic value of the project, its resulting spatial diversity also highly benefits the business end of the property. Due to an absence of physical and cultural values within the existing building — a single-floor brick structure from the 80s — we proposed to demolish it, allowing us to start over with a clean slate.Save this picture!© Haiting SunThe proposal is developed from the behavior of “looking.” The minsu is interpreted as a place where guests from urban areas can converse with the site. Visitors are meant to gaze upon Haituo Mountain from the roof terrace free of distractions — therefore, the roof’s northern edge is curved up to obscure the presence of neighboring buildings, pulling the mountain visually closer to the viewer. With the same strategy applied to its southern edge, the roof takes the shape of an inverted vault with a dip at the center.Save this picture!Section. Image Courtesy of Wee StudioSave this picture!© Yumeng ZhuAn insertion of a series of five internalized courtyards make the sky visible from within the building, and introduce ample natural light into the deep plan. To the east, bricks are removed from the wall facing the public area to create small punctures that offer opportunities for visual interaction between villagers and the courtyards. Driven by how one gazes at Haituo Mountain from a distance, the project is named “Zhan Yuan” (Courtyard House for Gazing).Save this picture!© Haiting SunSave this picture!© Haiting SunThe relationship of the building site to the village is maintained by retaining the location of the entrance from the original building. Upon walking through the entrance, people encounter a small courtyard backed with a perforated brick wall. Next to the entrance is the first suite unit, whose living room faces another courtyard with a sandpit.Save this picture!© Haiting SunA communal kitchen and dining area is located at the center, with three sides of accordion doors that can be folded away to fully open itself to the two adjacent courtyards. In the main courtyard is a staircase which leads up to the mountain view from roof terrace.Save this picture!© Haiting SunSave this picture!© Haiting SunA second suite unit is located on the northern side of the hotel. With two levels, it contains a bedroom with an inner courtyard on the ground floor, and another on the second floor with a ribbon window that frames a mountain view, as well as an enclosed terrace. Each bedroom is paired with a distinctive courtyard.Save this picture!© Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!© Haiting SunThe space is meant to host a diverse range of domestic activities, granting each of the families with a freedom to find their own experience. Guests might find themselves chatting on the living room sofa while overlooking their children playing in the sandpit, or climbing up to the roof terrace to enjoy the mountain view. They might open up the dining area and invite friends over for a party, or simply grab a chair in a quiet corner of the courtyard to finish up a book.Save this picture!© Yumeng ZhuProject gallerySee allShow lessEV House / ARTSPAZIOS groupSelected ProjectsNap Am Homestay / Le HouseSelected Projects Share 2019 Architects: Wee Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951466/zhan-yuan-courtyard-house-for-gazing-wee-studio Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeWee StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingOn InstagramOn FacebookChinaPublished on November 17, 2020Cite: “Zhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing / Wee Studio” 17 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations (Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and

first_img  20 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 | 19 May 2009 | News Tagged with: Managementcenter_img Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations (Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

CountryMark Hydraulic Fluids Now Available in Zinc-free, Ashless Formulation

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News CountryMark Hydraulic Fluids Now Available in Zinc-free, Ashless Formulation Mungle also noted that CountryMark Advantage Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Fluids are formulated to have dielectric properties, which means they can be used in hydraulic systems that must be electrical nonconductors. CountryMark’s new ashless, multi-viscosity hydraulic fluids are available in pails, drums, totes and bulk from CountryMark branded dealers.  Oxidation stability is maximized by CountryMark’s use of premium base stocks and additives. This delivers effective oxidation stability, which enables longer service life than conventional zinc-based anti-wear hydraulic oils. CountryMark hydraulic fluids are rated to 4000 hours, reducing operating costs and increasing uptime. In addition to being zinc-free and ashless, CountryMark’s newly improved multi-viscosity hydraulic fluids focus on four key product features – operability in a wide temperature range, wear protection, filtration and oxidation stability. “It is essential that our fluids protect hydraulic equipment when temperatures are extremely cold as well as when hydraulic systems are extremely hot,” said Mungle. “To meet this need, our oils have a high viscosity index and low pour point for use over a wider temperature range than conventional anti-wear hydraulic fluids.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter CountryMark is pleased to announce that its CountryMark Advantage Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Fluids are now zinc-free and ashless. These new and improved hydraulic fluids are ideal for high performance industrial applications using vane, piston or gear pumps, and where applications are situated in environmentally sensitive areas. “We’re excited to bring to the market new technology that delivers hydraulic system protection in the most environmentally friendly manner possible today,” said CountryMark Lubricants Manager Dennis Mungle.center_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 7, 2014 CountryMark Hydraulic Fluids Now Available in Zinc-free, Ashless Formulation SHARE SHARE Previous articleBeck’s Unveils New Non-Seed OfferingsNext articleStations Offering E-85 Continues to Grow Gary Truittlast_img read more

LEAPS, Reading Frogs volunteer at Paschal High School

first_imgTAGStext only Meg Hemmerle World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU students used the football bye week to volunteer at Paschal High School. printTCU football’s bye week gave students the perfect opportunity to volunteer in the Fort Worth community.Sixty-five TCU students filled the two gyms at Paschal High School Saturday morning, Oct. 15, to read to kids from Fort Worth Independent School District’s elementary schools.LEAPS hosted Reading Frogs, which consisted of reading books and writing inspirational letters to young kids, as a part of TCU’s day of service. The event is usually held on TCU’s campus, but this year it was at Paschal High School so that students from Paschal could volunteer as well.Kaitlin Rayburne, a sophomore at TCU, wanted to participate in Reading Frogs because she wanted to help out the community she was a part of growing up.“I went to Paschal High School and knew Drew Medford personally so I wanted to come here in honor of him and help out the community since I’m an alumna,” said Rayburne.Medford, a TCU baseball commit as a pitcher, died this summer in a car accident.“I’m also the oldest in my family so I grew up reading to my younger siblings and I want to be a pediatrician so for me just hanging out with the kids is fun,” Rayburne said.Everyone read the same book, Bill Peet: An Autobiography. Peet was a writer and illustrator for Disney, and his autobiography is made up of the different stories he helped create. Tori Miller, a junior at TCU, said she was most looking forward to reading her favorite story, Peter Pan, with the kids.The volunteers were given Sharpies so the kids could personalize the books and take them home at the end of the day. The personal connection the volunteers make with the kids is what influenced Dylynne Dodson to volunteer.“When LEAPS said we’re hanging out and reading with kids and then we’re gonna write inspirational notes with them, I was just really excited to do both and wanted to be a part of it,” said Dodson.For more information on LEAPS, Reading Frogs and how to get involved in the spring semester, email Jessica Puyo at [email protected] ReddIt ReddIt Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Zeta hosts Bright Pink workshop Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Previous articleHuman trafficking: closer than we think?Next article“The Girl on the Train” goes down the wrong tracks Meg Hemmerle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Linkedin Greeks in the Streets looks to educate Greek chapters and strengthen Greek community Movember 5K brings awareness to men’s health Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Twitter Linkedin LEAPS makes sites more relational Twitter + posts Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Facebooklast_img read more

“Watch out for this man, he is very thin-skinned!”

first_img April 15, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa to go further December 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Watch out for this man, he is very thin-skinned!” Organisation Members of Reporters Without Borders demonstrated at the French Alpine ski resort of Courchevel on 23 December, where King Mohammed VI of Morocco was holidaying. They demanded the release of journalist Ali Lmrabet, on the 23rd day of a hunger strike in jail, where he is serving a three-year term.Activists from the international press freedom organisation wearing red tee-shirts handed out leaflets and stuck up posters parodying a magazine cover of the kind that specialises in the life of stars and royal families, with the splash heading : “The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI at Courchevel. Watch out for this man, he is very thin-skinned!”They also put up a banner in front of the tourist office reading, “Release the Journalist Ali Lmrabet”.Lmrabet has been on hunger strike since 30 November, taking only sugared water. His family and Reporters Without Borders are very anxious about his state of health, all the more so since no doctor has been allowed to examine him during this time. Further, Lmrabet’s prison conditions have deteriorated since the recent official visit to Morocco in October of French President Jacques Chirac. Fellow prison inmates at Salé, Rabat, have been threatened with disciplinary action if they speak to Lmbaret, who, as his brother pointed out, finds himself as a result “in a prison within a prison”.Lmrabet, editor in chief of two satirical publications, Demain magazine and Doumane, was sentenced by a court in Rabat on 21 May to four years in prison for “insulting the king’s person”, “threatening the integrity of the national territory” and “undermining the monarchy”. His sentence was reduced to three years on appeal on 17 June. Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders demonstrated at the French Alpine ski resortof Courchevel where King Mohammed VI was holidaying, to demand therelease of Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet, sentenced to three years injail for “insulting the person of the king”. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en last_img read more

New offensive against privately-owned TV stations by information ministry and Council of Ulemas

first_img Reporters Without Borders is shocked by a campaign being waged by the ministry of information and culture, the lower house of parliament and the Council of Ulemas against privately-owned TV stations, especially Tolo TV, for broadcasting footage of men and women dancing together.”It is regrettable that, through the ministry of information and culture, the government is supporting a campaign launched by fundamentalists against privately-owned TV stations,” the press freedom organisation said. “How does the broadcasting of such images harm Afghan culture?”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge information and culture minister Abdulkarim Khoram to take back what he has said and to stop interfering in Afghan television content. We express our full support for Tolo TV, to which we gave an award in 2005 for its commitment to free expression.”The Council of Ulemas and the information and culture ministry announced on 30 March that the broadcasting of some Indian films and TV series, regarded as anti-Islamic, was to be banned by 14 April. The Afghan media received a note (see attached document) from the information and culture ministry supporting these bans. It named three series that TV stations were no longer to broadcast: Kamkam (on the Ariyana television station), Emtahan Zendehghi et Zamane Khosho Ham Haros Bud (on Tolo TV) and Dar Entezar (on Noorin).The day before, the information and culture ministry issued a release (of which Reporters Without Borders has a copy) condemning a programme the previous day on Tolo TV showing men and women dancing together. This was “against the beliefs and traditions of Afghanistan’s Islamic society,” the ministry said. A Tolo TV representative told Reporters Without Borders that in the programme (a re-transmission of the “Afghan Oscars”), most of the women had their heads covered, and that the movements of the dancers were “very restrained.”Tolo TV representatives were summoned to appear before the parliament’s Media Commission on 30 March at the ministry’s request. They argued in their defence that programmes showing dancers were not unusual on Afghan television, including the state TV channel, and that the dance sequence that caused controversy was taken from a film that had been approved by the Afghan film board.The lower house of parliament (Wolesi Jirga) adopted a resolution yesterday ordering the Afghan media to stop carrying “sensual” images (mobtazal) and saying foreign dancers should no longer be invited to Afghanistan. It also told the media to stop carrying advertising for banks offering loans on which interest is payable. But it postponed the decision on a proposal to ban all singing and dancing by women on television.Conservative parliamentarians were very critical of Tolo TV, and former warlord Abdul Rab-Rasoul Sayyaf called for the station to be banned. “Tolo conspires on behalf of foreigners,” he said. “I already said this two years ago and no one took me seriously although I provided the government with evidence.” Other parliamentarians, including Fawzia Kufi, who represents the province of Badakhshan, condemned these violations of press freedom.The Council of Ulemas already asked President Hamid Karzai in January to ban Tolo TV and other privately-owned TV stations on the grounds that they were anti-Islamic.Meanwhile, leading writer and journalist Rahnaward Zaryab appears to have escaped a murder attempt on 29 March when an armed man approaching his home in the Kabul district of Makrooyan was chased away by neighbours.Two journalists are currently detained in Afghanistan. One is Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, now held in Kabul after being sentenced to death by a court in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The other is Jawed Ahmad, a journalist working for Canadian Television (CTV), who is being held by the US military at Bagram airbase, north of Kabul. Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders condemns new government-backed attacks by religious fundamentalists on Afghanistan’s privately-owned TV stations, which have been banned from broadcasting images that are “anti-Islamic” and “contrary to Afghan culture.” to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Organisation April 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New offensive against privately-owned TV stations by information ministry and Council of Ulemas Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more