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Barclays mulls new bond to boost capital

Barclays mulls new bond to boost capital

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Thursday 14 October 2010 9:41 pm BARCLAYS is working on a new debt instrument to shore up its capital base ahead of the introduction of the Basel III rules. A bond that would pay out less if the bank’s core Tier 1 capital ratio dropped below the Basel threshold of seven per cent is in the works. The instrument would differ from convertible bonds in that it would not convert into equity, and would also allow the bond’s value to be written up if the bank recovers and restarts dividend payments. “The issue is how to make this kind of instrument acceptable for investors,” a source said. A person familiar with the situation stressed such a bond was one of several options being considered, but that the bank stood by chief executive Bob Diamond’s pledge two weeks ago that it would not ask shareholders for cash to help strengthen its capital base. Diamond then said that “from what we know and we can see today, we believe we have enough equity capital, and it is not our intention to turn to our shareholders for more”.The assurance has left the bank looking for alternative sources of capital to prepare for Basel before it comes into full force in 2019. Share Barclays mulls new bond to boost capital KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

The greatest opensides of all time: Fergus Slattery

The greatest opensides of all time: Fergus Slattery

first_img Major teams: University College Dublin, Blackrock College
Country: IrelandTest span: 1970-84Ireland caps: 61 (61 starts)Lions caps: 4 (4 starts)Test points: 12 (3T)With an all-court game that would allow him to thrive in the backs if he so chose, it was as a loose forward that he made his name.Hailing from Dun Laoghaire, he played his schools rugby for Blackrock College, Dublin before graduating to Blackrock RFC, where he spent his senior years. He had his first run out for Ireland in 1970, with his form proving good enough to see him picked for the 1971 Lions squad bound for New Zealand. In the event the emerging 22-year-old saw it as a learning experience as Wales’ John Taylor was preferred for the Test series.Two years later he played a key part in the epic Barbarians-New Zealand game, scoring in a clash most notable for Gareth Edwards’s ‘best-ever’ try.By 1974, Slattery was too good to ignore. When the Lions toured South Africa, he formed a brilliant back row with Mervyn Davies and Roger Uttley, with his foraging and brilliant support play coming to the fore. Fergus Slattery represented Ireland over 15 seasons, winning 61 caps. The openside was considered one of the greatest of his time He won a Triple Crown for Ireland in 1982 as captain before playing his final game against France two years later.In retirement, Slattery established himself as a successful property developer and an in-demand speaker on the after-dinner circuit. After a superb tour in which the side was named ‘the Invincibles’, Slattery was left with one frustration. In the dying minutes of the final Test, with the scores tied at 13-13, he crossed the line thinking he’d won the series, only for the referee to rule it out as he didn’t see a clear grounding of the ball.Slattery captained Ireland on 18 occasions, with one of his greatest achievements a first unbeaten tour to Australia and a series win. He was feted for his fearless work around the fringes, clever link-up play and blistering pace that saw him reaching the opposition centres as fast as the ball. TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland’s Fergus Slattery representing the Lions last_img read more

England Players’ Rugby World Cup Memories

England Players’ Rugby World Cup Memories

first_imgFind out what and who inspired the current crop of red-rose stars LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by England Players’ Rugby World Cup MemoriesBefore Japan 2019 kicked off, Rugby World magazine spoke to more than a dozen players in the England squad about their World Cup memories.Unsurprisingly, the 2003 triumph over Australia was a popular pick, as were Jonny Wilkinson and Jason Robinson as players’ World Cup heroes growing up.Eddie Jones’s team are sure to be inspiring a new generation of players with their performances in Japan and could create another boom in the sport.Before they face South Africa in the final on Saturday, though, here are players’ standout World Cup recollections from when they were growing up…What’s your first World Cup memory?Ruaridh McConnochie: It would be 2003. I was 12 years old. I remember watching Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal over and over again in my head. I was at a friend’s house – we watched the final in the morning and then went to play a rugby game in the afternoon.Kyle Sinckler: I remember watching 2003. I watched to full-time in the final but then had to go to my maths tutor, so I missed the drop-goal. It was pretty annoying. I didn’t see it until watching it on the news later.Related: The Making of Kyle SincklerWilli Heinz: For me, it’s the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. We’d be getting up in the middle of the night back in New Zealand to watch games and my old man would make us cheese on toast. The emergence of Jonah Lomu on the big stage is what stands out from that tournament.Piers Francis: I’m 29 so 2003 was my era. I was at home in Gravesend and I’d be getting up early in the morning to watch games because it was in Australia.Mark Wilson: It was 2003 for me but it’s the Wales game (quarter-final) that really stands out. Jason Robinson set up a nice try for Will Greenwood in that game.Sam Underhill: I remember 2003 – I was seven but I wasn’t playing rugby at that point. I watched the final but don’t remember that much. I do remember the England-South Africa final in 2007.Wilson: The Mathew Tait break. I was at a wedding with him recently and that was mentioned in the speech.Underhill: The Mark Cueto try that wasn’t. That’s my first proper memory. I would have been 11 then.Wilson: You were 11? I was playing senior rugby at that point!Ben Youngs: Jonah Lomu in 1995 and Zinzan Brooke’s drop-goal. I would have been very young but over the years I’ve seen those clips again a lot.I also remember the 1999 World Cup. There was Stephen Larkham’s drop-goal (in the semi-final) but also Jannie de Beer’s five against England. Watching that live was heart-breaking. I probably did go out and practise them after that!Manu Tuilagi: In 1999, I was only eight so I don’t remember what was going on! Probably the one I remember is 2003 with me and my brothers, Vae (Sanele Vavae) and Andy (Anitelea), and my dad.We were all watching the final back in Samoa – England-Australia, with Jonny Wilkinson dropping the goal.Anthony Watson: I was jumping up and down on the sofa after seeing that drop-goal in the 2003 final. My little brother was too young, but me and Marcus watched it with my dad.Jack Nowell: Mine is probably pretty similar. I didn’t watch too much rugby when I was younger but I remember that drop-goal in 2003. This article originally appeared in the November 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img Joe Cokanasiga: The 2015 World Cup! It was England v Fiji in the opening game and I was doing a traditional dance in a grass skirt outside Twickenham trying to promote Fijian culture. We didn’t get to watch the game in the stadium – we got sent back to Richmond to watch it!Somehow I did get tickets to go to the final with my cousin, though.Who’s your World Cup hero?McConnochie: Jason Robinson. Just because he was so different to a lot of other wingers and because of the way he used his strengths.Tuilagi: My brothers, in general. They were playing rugby while I was growing up and I wanted to be like them.Watson: Jason Robinson – it has to be. It’s a tough call between him and Jonny Wilkinson, but that whole tournament (2003) he was brilliant, world class.Cokanasiga: I used to watch Manu (Tuilagi) a lot. I remember messaging him on Facebook as a fan to say he was my idol, then when he added me as a friend during the Six Nations I thought, ‘Oh no, he’s going to see that message!’It’s quite nice to look back and think I messaged him as a teenager and now I’m playing with him.Henry Slade: Jonny Wilkinson. I was a ten and he got that drop-goal. Outside of England, I liked Dan Carter.Ellis Genge: David Lemi. I was at the same club as him. He’s a good bloke.Francis: The cliché is the No 10 (Jonny Wilkinson). As for non-England players, I enjoyed watching the All Blacks and Carlos Spencer. He was doing some pretty cool things in 2003.Heinz: I didn’t really have heroes, but Lomu would probably be my World Cup hero as he was amazing to watch in that 1995 World Cup.I just used to admire a range of scrum-halves. Justin Marshall, who was obviously playing for the Crusaders and All Blacks, was one I always looked up to. I also admired really good French scrum-halves, guys like Dimitri Yachvili; I always liked the way he played. Matt Dawson in the 2003 World Cup was awesome as well. I liked watching scrum-halves do well.Wilson: I know everyone says it but Wilkinson. The main man at the time.Underhill: Jonny Wilkinson or Jason Robinson – they’re both class. I’ve got absolutely terrible feet (sidestep) but I admired what Robinson could do.I also loved (Sébastien) Chabal as a kid – he was a brute.Wilson: Thierry Dusautoir was my idol outside of English rugby.Underhill: He made that record 38 tackles in the New Zealand game (in 2007). He had a mad game.Sinckler: Jason Robinson. I was a back then (2003) and we’re pretty similar – similar speed, similar body shape! Outside of England, probably Sitiveni Sivivatu or Joe Rokocoko.Youngs: Christophe Dominici and Philippe Bernat-Salles after that 1999 semi-final, France against New Zealand. As a kid who loved watching rugby, certainly at that age – I was only ten – it was great. That semi-final is probably the greatest that’s ever been played. Making memories: England players line up before their semi-final win over New Zealand (Getty Images) last_img read more

NSPCC sends its first e-newsletter

NSPCC sends its first e-newsletter

first_img 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.  34 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 The newsletter was appropriately concise, offered a good balance of news, fundraising and campaigning content, and details of how to unsubscribe. It also helpfully lists the recipients supporter number, which would help the charity handle any enquiry the supporter might contact them with.The charity does of course trumpet the fact that “because it’s an e-newsletter there are no high printing or postage costs, so this is a cost-effective way of communicating with you.”The e-mail newsletter was distributed using mailer software from Active Media Business Solutions, an agency which has worked with NSPCC in areas such as Gift Aid claims processing systems. The NSPCC has sent it first HTML e-mail newsletter to its supporters.The NSPCC has sent the first issue of a monthly e-mail newsletter to supporters. The charity says its aims is “to give you up-to-date information on how we spend the money supporters generously donate.” It adds that it will also be used to “keep you informed of improvements in the services we provide for children and how we are moving towards our goal of ending cruelty to children.”The first issue features a postcard campaign for Internet safety, promotion of the charity’s Christmas catalogue, details of how donations are spent, and details of how to use the charity’s Supporter Services Online facility which helps supporters manage their relationship with the charity. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 26 September 2003 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Technology NSPCC sends its first e-newsletterlast_img read more

Charities set to benefit from £37 million cash boost

Charities set to benefit from £37 million cash boost

first_img 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. Charities set to benefit from £37 million cash boost Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Charities across the UK are set to benefit from a £37 million cash boost following the annual results announcement made by the Lloyds TSB Group on Friday 23 February 2007. The Lloyds TSB Foundations receive one per cent of the Lloyds TSB Group’s pre-tax profits in lieu of shareholder dividend, to distribute to local charities throughout the UK. The funds will be split between the four Foundations with England and Wales receiving £26.8m, Scotland receiving £7.2m, Northern Ireland receiving £2m and the Channel Islands receiving £1.1m. Advertisement The Lloyds TSB Foundations form one of the largest grant-making trusts in the UK. Since their formation in 1987 they have made grants totalling over £300 million. The Foundations’ focus is on supporting smaller underfunded charities that help disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community.center_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 February 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Great Daffodil Appeal returns for 2021 without public collections

Great Daffodil Appeal returns for 2021 without public collections

first_imgGreat Daffodil Appeal returns for 2021 without public collections AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: COVID-19 Marie Curie 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. Advertisement This year will be the first time in the Great Daffodil Appeal’s history that public collections have not taken placecenter_img Eight million daffodil pins are normally distributed each year, and around £100 million in total has been raised since the campaign began in 1986, which is the equivalent of 5 million hours of nursing care.Marie Curie is also asking people to join it in the first annual National Day of Reflection, which will take place during the Great Daffodil Appeal, on 23 March, the first anniversary of UK lockdown.Meredith Niles, Executive Director of Fundraising and Engagement at Marie Curie, said:“The Great Daffodil Appeal is vitally important to us. Having been held every March for over three decades, this is the first time we’ve had to cancel all of our public collections which is a huge blow as each volunteer would raise £80 from a collection shift, enough to pay for the equivalent of four hours of nursing care.“The campaign would normally bring together millions of people across the country to volunteer, fundraise, donate and wear a daffodil and we’re still encouraging people to do this in any way they can in a safe manner.“Around 300 people a day already miss out on the end of life support they need and we expect this figure to rise as a result of the pandemic, combined with usual winter pressures associated with seasonal flu and the backlog of people who have missed diagnoses.“We need people’s support now more than ever in helping us raise money to continue our vital work across the country and ensure Marie Curie Nurses can be there to provide end of life care when people need it.” Marie Curie’s flagship fundraising campaign the Great Daffodil Appeal launches on 1 March – for the first time in its 35-year history without public collections.The loss of collections will leave the charity with potential £3m deficit for the campaign, while at the same time it has seen a 16.5% rise in the number of people it is caring for at the end of life.Despite the cancelled collections, the charity is calling on the public to dig deep and donate online, where they can also order their daffodil pins. The pins are also available in shops including Morrisons, Superdrug, Savers and SPAR UK. Melanie May | 22 February 2021 | News  317 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital

Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 2, 2019 Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital SHARE Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching HospitalBy all accounts, it was a successful legislative session for Indiana agriculture. One success from this year’s Indiana General Assembly was funding for a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Purdue University.The state legislature appropriated $73 million to the new facility to go along with $35 million coming from fundraising and the university. Dr. Willie Reed, Dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine, said that their accreditation status was at risk in the long-term if a new facility wasn’t approved because of major deficiencies in the existing building.“Keep in mind that the new hospital that we have funding for will replace a hospital that was built in the late 1950s. It was built at a time when many of the technologies that we take for granted today, we didn’t have them. For example, we didn’t have MRI, we didn’t have the CT scans, there’s a whole list of things that we didn’t have back in those days. So, we’ve had to improvise and try to utilize the facilities that we have now to offer some of those services.”In addition to bringing those technologies to the building, Reed said, “We’ll be able to expand and add things like rehabilitation medicine, additional surgical suites so that our clients don’t have to wait weeks in order to have their animals taken care of, we’ll be able to expand dentistry, ophthalmology, cancer treatments. So, overall, it’s a tremendous impact to our college and our ability to serve the animal owners of Indiana.”Reed was grateful for the support received from ag groups like Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn and Soy, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Pork, Agribusiness Council of Indiana, and Indiana State Poultry Association to get this legislation passed. Previous articleBeck’s Expanding Hamilton County HQNext articlePlanting Weather Forecast Not Quite a Silver Lining Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Soccer survives late Ohio State comeback effort, wins 3-2

Soccer survives late Ohio State comeback effort, wins 3-2

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. ReddIt Twitter Linkedin TCU soccer Photo by Jack Wallace 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special printGrace Collins and Payton Crews have been pivotal in TCU’s five-game win streak. Photo by Jack WallaceNo. 24 TCU Soccer (5-1-0) bagged three goals in the first nine minutes to hold back the Ohio State Buckeyes (0-4-1) and secure a 3-2 victory and extend their win streak to five.Gracie Brian finished with a goal and an assist in the win over the Buckeyes. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU’s first goal was a header from Messiah Bright off a Yazmeen Ryan corner kick. Just two minutes later, the second came from a Gracie Brian through ball to Grace Collins. Not long after, Brian got one for herself to put the Frogs up 3-0 early. This was Brian’s team-leading fifth goal in the season.The first-year has now scored in four of TCU’s six matches, including a pair against Sam Houston State. In every match that TCU has scored multiple goals, Brian has been on the scoresheet.“It was a very good first half where we came out and really set the tone of how we wanted to do our business early on,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We were able to come away with three goals fast. I thought we, for the whole first half, were really good.”The Buckeyes roared back in the second half, scoring in the 64th and 74th minute to bring it back to a one-goal match. The Frogs were able to hold on defensively, though, and did just enough to leave with the win.“In the second half, I think we kind of hit the easy button and took our foot off the throttle,” Bell said. “We paid for it by giving up a couple of goals, then it becomes a nervous, tentative game. Hopefully, we learn some lessons through winning.”The victory tonight is the first non-shutout win for the year. The contest was the first time TCU has both scored and given up goals in a match all season.TCU will hit the road this Thursday for a matchup with the Houston Baptist Huskies. Game time in Houston is set for 7 p.m. Facebook Facebook 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Twitter ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Previous articleTCU implements new safety requirements in syllabiNext articleAfter week off, football looks to ‘leave no doubt’ at Purdue Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Concern mounts about Fox News journalists abducted a week ago

Concern mounts about Fox News journalists abducted a week ago

first_img Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of the two Fox News journalists, reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman 0laf Wiig, who were kidnapped on 14 August in Gaza City. The press freedom organisation is becoming increasingly concerned that no group has claimed responsibility for their abduction, despite the many appeals for their release.Foreign journalists have been kidnapped before in the Palestinian Territories, but for the most part they have been treated relatively well and freed after just a few hours in captivity. The leading Palestinian militant organisations have insisted that they are no way linked to the abduction of Centanni and Wiig.Around 30 Palestinian journalists staged a demonstration on 19 August to call for their release, carrying banners that said: “No to the kidnapping of journalists. Yes to freedom of the press.” The Palestinian prime minister said the release of Centanni and Wiig was a priority for his government.In a video aired by the Qatar-based satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera yesterday, Centanni’s brother appealed to their kidnappers to make themselves known and to say if the journalists were alive and in good health. He also argued that his brother would be of more use to the Palestinian cause free than captive.————————————————————————–18.08.2006 Abduction of Fox News journalists unanimously condemnedThe search continues in Gaza for the two Fox News journalists, reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig, who were abducted by gunmen in Gaza City on 15 August. Both the government and president’s office of the Palestinian Authority said they would do everything in their power to obtain their release.Wiig’s wife, journalist Anita McNaught, made a poignant appeal for their release yesterday, describing their abduction as utterly “pointless and destructive” as the regards the journalists trying to report on the plight of the Palestinian people.The Organisation of the Islamic Conference yesterday appealed for their rapid release, saying their abduction was not in the interests of Palestinians.No group has so far claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Speaking through the High Committee of Palestinian and National Islamic Factions, the various Palestinian groups today described it as a “hideous crime that dishonours our people’s struggle and its image in the world.”————————————————————————-15.08.2006 Call for release of two Fox News journalists kidnapped in GazaReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the kidnapping of two journalists working for the US TV network, Fox News, reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig, who were abducted by gunmen in the centre of Gaza City last night.“We appeal to the kidnappers to release these two journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “They were just doing their job and can in no way be held responsible for US policy in the region or the Israeli army’s operations in the Palestinian Territories or in Lebanon. We also call on the Palestinian authorities to do everything to find Centanni and Wiig and to ensure they return safe and sound to their families.”Ten journalists have been kidnapped in the Palestinian Territories in the past 12 months.Centanni, a US citizen, and Wiig, who is from New Zealand, were kidnapped while in their work vehicle just a few yards from the headquarters of the Palestinian security services in the centre of Gaza City. The gunmen took them after disarming their bodyguard. They did not take their Palestinian driver. No organisation has claimed responsibility.Wiig’s wife, BBC World Service presenter Anita McNaught, said negotiations were already under way with their kidnappers.Agence France-Presse reported that both Ghazi Hamad, the spokesman of the Hamas-led government, and Nabil Abou Roudeina, the spokesman for the Palestinian president, condemned the kidnapping and appealed for their “rapid release.”A spokesman for the Palestinian interior ministry told journalists: “We have opened an investigation to determine who kidnapped the two journalists in Gaza and we have begun enquiries to find them as quickly as possible.”Three journalists were previously kidnapped in Gaza in March by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (FPLP), who acted in response to an Israeli army operation against Jericho prison. The three were later released safe and sound.At least five journalists were kidnapped in the Palestinian Territories in 2005. Since the start of this year, at least four journalists have been injured by the Israeli army in the Palestinian Territories. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Palestine Organisation August 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern mounts about Fox News journalists abducted a week ago May 16, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more No group has yet claimed responsibility for the week-old kidnapping of reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman 0laf Wiig of Fox News. The silence from this quarter is becoming more and more oppressive, as appeals for their release continue to be heard in the Palestinian Territories. News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News June 3, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Zeid and Khazaal held hostage for past six months as three more journalists are killed

Zeid and Khazaal held hostage for past six months as three more journalists are killed

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders passes on an appeal from the mother of journalistMarwan Khazaal, who was kidnapped along with his colleague Rim Zeid morethan six months ago. Three other journalists, Mohammed Abbas Hamed, RiyadAtto and Ismail Amin Ali, have been killed in Baghdad over the past week. News Reporters Without Borders called on the world today to keep up its campaign for the release of kidnapped Iraqi journalists Rim Zeid and Marwan Khazaal, of Sumariya TV, who have been held by kidnappers for more than six months, and said it was also worried about the fate of Salah Jali al-Gharrawi, a clerk at the Agence France-Presse (AFP) office in Bagdad, who was kidnapped four months ago.The international press freedom organisation meanwhile strongly condemned the fourth killing in a week yesterday of an Iraqi journalist in Baghdad, Mohammed Abbas Hamed, of the Iraqi paper Al Bayina Al Jadida, who was murdered in front of his home in western Baghdad after receiving threatening letters in recent weeks.The mother of the kidnapped Khazaal appealed through Reporters Without Borders to his captors to give news about her only son. Nothing has been heard of the three hostages since they were seized. The organisation started a petition in May calling for the release of all journalists held in Iraq, to be handed to prime minister Nuri al-Maliki urging him to take all necessary steps to find them. Zeid and Khazaal were seized by four armed men as they left a press conference on 1 February at the headquarters of the Islamic Party in Iraq in Yarmuk, western Baghdad. Al-Gharrawi was kidnapped by armed men in two unmarked cars with tinted windows as he left the AFP office on 4 April.Reporters Without Borders deplored the murder of Hamed, and also of Riyad Atto and Ismail Amin Ali, over the past week. It urged the authorities to do everything they could to ensure the safety of journalists and to set up an independent enquiry into the unsolved murders of journalists in Iraq over the past three years. It also called on armed groups to stop killing journalists.Police yesterday found the tortured body of Ali, who worked for several Iraqi papers, in the al-Bonuk neighbourhood of eastern Baghdad. The body of Atto, who was editor of the newspaper Talafar Al Yum, was found with gunshot wounds in a city morgue on 4 August.At least 103 journalists and media assistants have been killed and 48 kidnapped in Iraq since fighting began there in March 2003. Five of them (four Iraqis and Italian reporter Enzo Baldoni) were killed by their captors. Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Receive email alertscenter_img August 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zeid and Khazaal held hostage for past six months as three more journalists are killed News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more