Crown Paints Kenya (BERG.ke) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgCrown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Skye Bank Plc (SKYEBA.ng) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgPolaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePolaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services in the retail, commercial, corporate, treasury and investment banking sectors. The Retail Banking division provides a full service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposits and term savings accounts to consumer loans and mortgages. The Commercial Banking division provides direct debit facilities, current accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans as well as credit facilities, foreign currency and derivative products. The Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking divisions offer financial instruments trading, structured financing and corporate leasing products. Other services offered by Skye Bank Plc include money transfer services, insurance brokerage, micro-financing, capital market, registrar and property development services. Skye Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Subsidiaries of Skye Bank Plc include Sky Bank Sierra Leone Limited, Skye Bank Gambia Limited and Skye Bank Guinea Limited. Polaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Apopka’s biggest story of 2016: Carnesale new Apopka Fire Chief

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Editor’s Note: This is the story voted on by The Apopka Voice readers as the biggest of 2016. It was a developing story that started in May with a sudden retirement by Fire Chief Lee Bronson, and concluded with the hiring of longtime APD employee Chuck Carnesale a few weeks later.Originally Published: June 15th, 2016Succeeds Chief Bronson as Apopka’s Top FirefighterThe Apopka City Council voted 5-0 last night to  approve Chuck Carnesale as Apopka’s new fire chief. He takes over a department of more than 80 firefighters.“He started as an Explorer at age 13, graduated high school, Fire Academy and EMT school simultaneously in 1989, and was a dispatcher at age 17,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. ” he has filled almost every position at The Apopka Fire Department.”“I hate to mention I’ve been on this journey for 33 years when my mother dropped me off to look at fire trucks,” said Carnesale. “Thank you. I won’t let you down. I won’t let the public down. I won’t let the firefighters down.”Carnesale has served as assistant fire chief since 2013, heading up the fire department’s emergency medical and ambulance services. He is certified as a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, fire officer, fire inspector and instructor in various fields. In 1990, Carnesale was hired as a full-time firefighter/EMT. In 2000 he was recognized by then Gov. Jeb Bush as Apopka’s Firefighter of the Year.Chuck CarnesaleHe was promoted to engineer in 2001, lieutenant in 2005, captain and EMS coordinator in 2006 and assistant fire chief in 2013. Carnesale attended Seminole State and Valencia colleges, Florida State Fire College and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.He has served on several medical boards, and this year Orange County Medical Director Dr. George Ralls appointed him to the Orange County EMS Advisory Council.The City Council was pleased with Kilsheimer’s choice.“Chuck is an amazing person,” said Commissioner Kyle Becker. I know he is going to do a fantastic job. I couldn’t be more happy for you (Carnesale).”“I’m glad we brought someone in from our own fire department,” said Commissioner Billie Dean. “We have the best fire department in America. We should hire from within. I commend you (Kilsheimer) on the choice.”Carnesale replaces former Fire Chief Lee Bronson.City Commissioners left in the dark on Bronson’s exitOriginally Published: May 25th, 2016For the fourth time in two years a prominent member of Apopka’s leadership hired by former Mayor John Land has left their post in a way that seems surprising or not of their own volition.Becker: Thanked Chief Bronson for a stellar career.Apopka Police Chief Robert Manley suddenly retired in August of 2015, City Attorney Frank Kruppenbacher quit during a City Council meeting in July of 2014, City Administrator Richard Anderson transitioned into a “lobbyist” in September of 2014 and now a fire chief is pressured into “retiring” from his position.Commissioner Billie Dean: “No idea why he separated from our city.”AFD Fire Chief Lee Bronson became the latest casualty when earlier this month City Administrator Glenn Irby asked him to sign a separation agreement that would terminate his employment as Fire Chief of Apopka. Bronson’s annual salary was $129,705.16, his severance compensation is 20-weeks of income.Bronson served as Apopka’s Fire Chief since 2007. He originally was hired in 1974, and retired in 2005 before returning for a second stint.Mayor Joe Kilsheimer had no comment on Bronson’s departure, according to Robert Sargent, Public Information Officer for The City of Apopka. And for the past two weeks, The City of Apopka has been silent on the issue to the point of advising the media not to speak to Fire Department employees. Even City Commissioners have been left without answers.Commissioner Kyle Becker did not have any information on the Bronson departure, but did give him credit for the quality department he ran for nine years.Commissioner Diane Velazquez: “I wish him good health and happiness in his retirement.”“I would like to thank Chief Bronson for his many years of dedicated service to the city and citizens of Apopka,” he said. “We have one of the best departments in the nation, and probably some of the friendliest and most professional fire/rescue personnel you could find anywhere.  This has to be a direct reflection of Chief Bronson’s leadership, and will be a great legacy for anyone following in his place.”Apopka Commissioner Doug Bankson was asking questions and even visited the department earlier in the month, but still doesn’t know what caused Bronson’s separation.Bankson: “Like everyone else I’m really wanting to know more information.”“He’s been a wonderful public servant,” Bankson said. “I’m very disappointed to see him go, and, like everyone else, I’m really wanting to know more information.”Commissioner Bilile Dean was also left in the dark as to the reason Bronson is no longer the Fire Chief.“I have no idea as to why Chief Bronson separated from our city. Whatever the reason, in my opinion, Apopka is losing a great employee and I am saddened by his departure. I have known Chief Bronson for many years and appreciate his friendship and loyalty to our City. When concerns were raised about the lack of diversity within the fire department, Chief Bronson addressed those concerns and made a commitment to increase recruitment efforts in hiring more minorities. His efforts were successful! I thank and applaud Chief Bronson for his professionalism, and the exceptional leadership he has provided to our fire department and to the Citizens of Apopka.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez said she was not directly involved in the process and had no new information on the details of Bronson’s retirement, but did wish him well in his new life.“In my tenure as Commissioner, Chief Bronson was always respectful, professional and courteous with me. I want to thank him for his dedication, leadership and the many years of service to both the Apopka Fire Department and our city. I wish him good health and happiness in his retirement. Embarking on a new chapter in his life. Retirement will gift him with many new hours of the days ahead, allowing him to on take on new adventures.”Mystery surrounded Bronson’s departureOriginally Published: May 6th, 2016For the past four days, mystery, rumor and speculation have swirled around the Apopka Fire Department.On Tuesday afternoon, Apopka Fire Chief Lee Bronson walked the short distance from his office in the Fire Department Headquarters to City Hall for a meeting. Upon leaving that meeting he told a source “This may be the last time you see me here.”Fire Chief Lee BronsonBronson did not return to the Fire Department after that meeting, and has not been back since, according to a source with ties to the AFD.Three elected officials and one person with ties to the AFD have talked to The Apopka Voice on condition of anonymity. All four sources gave similar details that stated “The City of Apopka has asked Chief Bronson to retire.”On Thursday afternoon, The City of Apopka Public Information Officer Robert Sargent in an email stated “We do not comment on personnel matters.” when asked if Bronson had retired, resigned or was terminated.  On Friday morning when asked who the Fire Chief of Apopka is, Sargent stated “We covered this subject yesterday.” He went on to say that the Apopka firefighters have been told not to talk to the news media unless given permission from the City.The Apopka Voice called The Apopka Fire Department this morning and asked to speak to Chief Bronson. “He is not available, may I take a message?” was the reply from the person who answered the phone. When asked if Chief Bronson is still the Fire Chief of Apopka, they replied “We do not have any information at this time.”For over 10 years Chief Bronson  has led a department that now has more than 80 full-time firefighters, an administrative staff of 8, 30 volunteers, and 4 fire stations. TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentChuck CarnesaleFire Chief Previous articleA new restaurant, new housing and a new festival highlight the week in Apopka newsNext articleThis Day: iPhone introduced Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

SC House / Frederico Trevisan Arquiteto

first_imgPhotographs:  André Scarpa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 2018 ArchDaily Area:  468 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: Frederico Trevisan Arquiteto Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Manufacturers: Cosentino, Hansgrohe, Kommerling, Tarkett, Decortiles, Lumini, NGK, Scholl Móveis PlanejadosConstruction:Construtora ScheryStructure:MAP Engenharia EstruturalElectrical Installations:MZ Barros Engenharia e ProjetosHidraulic Instalations:Benecatto EngenhariaLandscaping:Frederico TrevisanTeam:Thais Fonsechi, Stephanie Guazzelli, Mariana Mariano, Isabela DottaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© André ScarpaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The SC House is located in Campinas and was placed on the sloping ground, facing a view. The project was designed with the intention of stimulating familiarity through the integration of common use and open spaces, which is favored by the mild climate of the region.Save this picture!© André ScarpaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© André ScarpaThe project is organized in two volumes joined through the footbridge and stairway, setting two central courtyards, with staggered gardens, favoring the natural lighting and ventilation of the surroundings and also creating areas of sociability. The transition of levels at the open areas is achieved gradually, allowing the connection of the patios through the house to the garden, generating a visual amplitude and integration between the ambiances.Save this picture!© André ScarpaThe volume closest to the street offers the main entrance, where are also the garage and guest room. The slope of the site made it possible to place the intimate area of the house at the same level of the street, and below it is the living area, both with privacy sheltered, and also open to landscape and the garden.Save this picture!© André ScarpaThe social area is accessed by the stairs and is connected to the patio and the garden. In this transition of levels and at the arrival of the living room, there is an intense connection with the open spaces, through the wide openings that offer visual and physical continuity between interior and exterior.Save this picture!© André ScarpaThe kitchen, designed to stimulate social interaction, communicates with a more reserved patio. On the opposite side, it connects to the leisure area. The workspaces have access through the kitchen, patio and leisure area. The finishing materials bring unity to the spaces and give coherence to the project, it’s discretion to bring users attention to the natural surroundings and gardens.Save this picture!© André ScarpaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew York City to Combat Rising Sea Levels by Extending the Manhattan CoastlineArchitecture NewsThis Off-Site Construction System Duplicates Floors in Barcelona Buildings in 3 DaysArticles Share CopyHouses•Brazil SC House / Frederico Trevisan ArquitetoSave this projectSaveSC House / Frederico Trevisan Arquitetocenter_img Brazil Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913369/sc-house-frederico-trevisan-arquiteto Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© André Scarpa+ 31Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” SC House / Frederico Trevisan Arquiteto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913369/sc-house-frederico-trevisan-arquiteto Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFrederico Trevisan ArquitetoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on March 22, 2019Cite: “SC House / Frederico Trevisan Arquiteto” [Casa SC / Frederico Trevisan Arquiteto] 22 Mar 2019. 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Observer focus on giving to charity

The Cash supplement in today’s Observer focuses on how to give to charity. It examines affinity credit cards, financial products (savings and insurance), free charity ISPs, fair trade and other food products, and of course giving time as a volunteer.The Cash supplement in today’s Observer focuses on how to give to charity. It examines affinity credit cards, financial products (savings and insurance), free charity ISPs, fair trade and other food products, and of course giving time as a volunteer. Read Your shopping can raise a trolley-load of cash for charity by Virginia Wallis.There is also an analysis of how much banks donate to charity. Read Like money from the bank – up to a percentage point. Finally the supplement features tax-efficient giving and the new tax breaks. Read How to give until it hurts a little less. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 22 July 2000 | News Observer focus on giving to charity The newspaper includes a table listing 22 affinity credit cards, how much users generate for the charity, and the total raised to date by each card. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Dealing for Donation Day to raise funds from City institutions

first_img Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Dealing for Donation Day to raise funds from City institutions City institutions, banks, brokers, clearers and exchanges will join together for Dealing for Donation Day on 18 September 2003 to donate a percentage of the day’s profit, or a lump sum, to Children in Crisis.The event is supported and co-ordinated by the Mako Group, and it will be featured internationally through Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC.Mako, whose businesses include leading market making and proprietary trading companies, have pledged to support Children in Crisis during the charity’s 10th anniversary year. Mako has already been joined by several other city names including JP Morgan and KBC Clearing. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 May 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Making it Happen: BT’s Guide to Unlocking EU Funding

first_img  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 December 2007 | News Making it Happen: BT’s Guide to Unlocking EU Fundinglast_img read more

Changes to Wills Notification Service could affect charitable spend on good causes says ILM

first_imgChanges to Wills Notification Service could affect charitable spend on good causes says ILM Tagged with: legacies Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Institute of Legacy Management has raised concerns over whether there will be a new Wills Notification Service in place when the Smee & Ford contract expires in under six months.In a statement, the ILM says that no service could have a hugely detrimental effect on charitable spend and the ability of charities to help the good causes they support. Although the legacy income would reach them eventually, accounts for 2019 would be reduced and charities would need to adjust plans for charitable spend accordingly.The ILM has been selected to be a part of the working group that will look at future models and the requirements of the charity sector moving forward.To help establish the needs of its members and the best way to develop a new service, ILM surveyed its members and convened a working group with a range of charities. It says that it is very clear from both the survey and discussions with the working group that a lapse in service will be very detrimental to charities, and that any new service needs to be transitioned in smoothly and be similar in many ways to the existing Smee & Ford service.ILM is now in the process of drafting a submission regarding a new service to the Ministry of Justice, outlining the concerns, which will be completed next week in advance of the first consultation meeting with the MoJ which will take place in early March. Melanie May | 25 February 2019 | News  209 total views,  2 views today  210 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

2015 Co-op Net Income Sets Record

first_img Net income for the nation’s agricultural cooperatives increased 14 percent last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The annual report on cooperative business sales by USDA shows farmer, rancher, and fishery cooperatives posted a record net income of $7 billion in 2015. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the report shows “the cooperative business model continues to perform strongly.” The report lists the top 100 performing co-ops in the nation. Again, this year’s list shows that Iowa is home to more Top 100 co-ops than any other state, with 15. Iowa is followed by Minnesota with 11 and Nebraska with nine. California and Illinois each have six, while Wisconsin has five. USDA indicated that total business volume fell for the Top 100 cooperatives, from $177 billion in 2014 to $149 billion in 2015. However, net income rose from $4.3 billion to $4.9 billion in 2015, an increase of 14 percent.Minnesota-based CHS Inc. remains the nation’s largest cooperative, with $34.7 billion in total business volume for 2015. Dairy Farmers of America came in second place, with $13.9 billion in total revenue. Finally, Minnesota’s Land O’Lakes was third, with $13.1 billion in sales.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter 2015 Co-op Net Income Sets Record By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 4, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News 2015 Co-op Net Income Sets Record SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 5, 2016 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

RSF demands release of five citizen journalists arrested during G20

first_img News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information News April 27, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsInternational bodies WomenJudicial harassmentWhistleblowersPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalistsInternet News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Citizen journalists Huang Qi (left) , Li Zhaoxiu (right) followed by several plainclothes agents (background), on Sept 5, 2016 Receive email alerts September 6, 2016 RSF demands release of five citizen journalists arrested during G20center_img Five women citizen journalists reporting for the independent news website 64Tianwang were kidnapped by Chinese police during the G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou, leaving their families without news of their loved-ones. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for their immediate release and the withdrawal of all charges against them. The authorities carried out several waves of arrests of dissidents and human rights activists as the G20 leaders were meeting in Hangzhou. They also abducted citizen-journalists, including the five 64Tianwang reporters, who were providing direct or indirect coverage of the summit. Other journalists such as Li Zhaoxiu and 64Tianwang founder and editor Huang Qi were forced to “take a holiday,” an expression that designates the various methods used by the authorities to restrict movements, including arbitrary detention, temporary internal exile and house arrest. Yang Xiuqiong, a citizen journalist who covered the arrest of ten “petitioners” (ordinary citizens campaigning about grievances) in a train on the evening of 2 September, has been reported missing by her family and colleagues. She also commented on these arrests for the Radio Free Asia websiteRadio Free Asia website. The authorities also kidnapped Lin Xiurong (a citizen journalist who reported that Hangzhou’s stadium had been turned into a detention centre for petitioners), Yuan Ying (who went to Beijing to observe a demonstration by some 2,000 petitioners outside the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection), Jiang Chenfen (who had reported being the victim of restrictions on her movements) and He Yazhen. “We demand that the authorities release these five citizen journalists, who did nothing more than cover situations they observed at first hand, and we demand that they refrain from bringing any charges against them,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We also draw the attention of the Hangzhou summit’s participants to these courageous citizen journalists, who do not hesitate to put their lives in danger to tell the world about the Chinese people’s constant battles to defend their rights and fundamental freedoms. “Whenever an international event is held in China – whether the Olympic Games, the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen or the G20 summit, the authorities violate the rights of thousands of people and arrest dozens of citizen journalists, bloggers and online information activists. Beijing must stop organizing these systemic information blackouts.” When reached by RSF, 64Tianwang editor Huang Qi said he feared for his detained reporters because “in 18 years of activity, no 64Tianwang journalist has ever agreed to sign a confession drafted by the authorities.” In China, detainees are usually punished more severely if they refuse to sign confessions. On the eve of the G20 summit, RSF urged the participating leaders to end their silence about the decline in justice in China, where forced confessions are increasingly used to justify jailing information activists and all those critical of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. RSF previously condemned the Chinese government’s systematic persecution of citizen journalists working for 64Tianwang when one of its women reporters, Yang Dongying, was arrested in the eastern province of Zhejiang on 24 June 2015. Regarded by the government as subversive, above all because of its coverage of human rights violations, 64Tianwang was the target of a series of cyber-attacks in September 2014. Huang, who was awarded RSF’s Cyber-Freedom Prize in 2004, has served two jail terms, one for posting articles about the Tiananmen Square massacre and one on a charge “possessing state secrets” in connection with his coverage of the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan. Ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, China is one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists and bloggers, with more than 100 detained. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsInternational bodies WomenJudicial harassmentWhistleblowersPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalistsInternet RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more