Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) 2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePhoenix Investment Company Limited is an investment holding company that works through two segments; insurance and corporate, to provide life insurance products and general financial services. The company controls Phoenix Beverages Limited as its subsidiary which deals in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of beverages. Phoenix Investment Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Why we could be seeing a golden opportunity with FTSE retail shares right now Many FTSE retail shares have fallen in the stock market crash. But with the lockdown lifting for non-essential retail outlets in England later this month, we could be seeing a golden opportunity.For example, in the FTSE 100, Next and Burberry remain well down from their levels before the coronavirus crisis. And in the FTSE 250, it’s a similar story with stocks such as Dunelm, Marks & Spencer, Greggs and Frasers.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…Fear and opportunity with FTSE retail sharesMeanwhile, there’s a fair amount of fear and uncertainty in the air about retailers. Will they survive lockdowns, and can they thrive in a world featuring Covid-19? But investors have also been mulling whether the attitude of shoppers has changedDuring lockdown, many people have managed without lots of the things they had before. And lots of people see benefits in the change to their lifestyles. So, when the restrictions lift, will they shun takeaways, restaurants, shops and all manner of things they used to spend their money on?I take the opposite view of that argument. In yesterday’s half-year results report from ten-pin bowling operator Hollywood Bowl, the chief executive was upbeat. He reckons the firm will benefit from pent-up demand when it finally throws open its doors to customers again.And I reckon he’s right about the demand for loads of things. People will likely fall over themselves to buy takeaways, clothes and everything else they’ve been denied, as soon as they can. My best guess is demand will be robust for whatever retailers are able to deliver within the social-distancing rules.On top of that, the strong demand could lead to retailers maintaining chunky profit margins. We need only look at stocks such as Kingfisher and B&M European Value Retail to see what could happen. Those underlying businesses have been able to adapt and continue trading through the crisis. And their shares have recovered well from the stock market crash.A stock-picker’s marketHowever, I wouldn’t buy retail shares indiscriminately. For example, FTSE SmallCap share Card Factory (LSE: CARD) may have a tough time from where it is now. The company has a fair bit of debt. Today’s full-year results report to 31 January reveals total borrowings of almost £148m on that date. And the figure balloons to nearly £294m if you add lease liabilities.To put that in context, the company reported an operating profit of almost £76m. But that was achieved before the coronavirus crisis. Now, the store estate remains closed. And the company intends to open just 10% of it in mid-June to test the water before opening more. Meanwhile, online trading has been higher during the lockdown period, but internet sales remain a tiny part of the overall business.The business and the stock had been weakening in the years leading up to this crisis. And the company had been exploring new ways to do business, such as partnerships via concessions and supply arrangements. And expanding internet sales. But I reckon Card Factory is at the sharp end of the declining trend in high street retail, so I’m looking at other stocks instead. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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“COPY” Projects Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781474/bonne-esperance-tribu-architecture Clipboard Photographs: Michel BonvinCivil Engineer:Monod-Piguet & associésCvse Engineer :Energies RationnellesClient:FLCL and SILL (social housing cooperatives)Surfaces « Brutes » / « Nettes » :7’040 sqm / 5’770 sqmCity:LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michel BonvinText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the neigborhood of Faverges in Lausanne, just next to a small river. Built on a site owned by the City of Lausanne, for the two organizations FLCL and SILL, the two buildings contain 59 apartments and a community center.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Michel BonvinThese buildings are conceived with a high energy-efficiency level, and are an example for the future sustainable district of Les Plaines-du-Loup in Lausanne. The objective is to realize affordable housing respecting the energy-efficient Minergie-P-Eco standards (conform to 2’000 watts society).Save this picture!© Michel BonvinSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Michel BonvinThe project is composed of two compact buildings ; the larger one is a combination of 2 smaller parts, in order to integrate the neighborhood’s scale. In opposition to the northern elevations keeping the orthogonality of the adjacent buildings, the balconies on the southern facades refer to the irregularity of the river and the forest on this side. The two facing facades splay from each other to open the view in the direction of this beautiful environment and create a public space.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinThe new landscape treatments on the street side reconsider the connexion with the neigborhood, with the intention to make the community centre more attractive.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinProject gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24’s ‘The Urbanist’ Discusses Heritage in Tunis, Vienna and LondonArchitecture NewsWorking in the Nature / LCA architetti / luca compri architettiSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Chemin de Bonne-Espérance, 1006 Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Switzerland Year: “COPY” Architects: TRIBU architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopySocial Housing•Lausanne, Switzerland Save this picture!© Michel Bonvin+ 27 Share Bonne Espérance / TRIBU architecture Area: 5059 m² Area: 5059 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781474/bonne-esperance-tribu-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTRIBU architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingLausanneSwitzerlandPublished on February 12, 2016Cite: “Bonne Espérance / TRIBU architecture” 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Year: Houses “COPY” Raquel Sola Rubio + Alejandro García Pedrón Architects: CRUX arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927818/rei-house-crux-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Valencia, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927818/rei-house-crux-arquitectos Clipboard Collaborators:Luis Ros Serrano, cálculo de estructuras y director de ejecuciónMobiliario:Nolek Design City:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. A house to be enjoyed with the family. A house that changes, that adapts, that welcomes parents, great-grandmothers, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, either some of them or all at once. A house that rises in the morning with the soft murmur of a quiet breakfast and, in the afternoon, tucks you in with the uproar of the children playing, with table talk stretching, with that last-minute meeting. A flexible, vibrant house evolving through time and transforming with the needs of the family. In How Buildings Learn, Stewart Brand tells us about the layers of time. He identifies the structure as the most perennial layer, the hardest one to change during the lifespan of a building, regardless of the site conditions.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSubjecting the structure to a specific functional layout would, sooner or later, involve desynchronizing it from the life it contains. Thus, REI house, located in Requena, is organized following a flexible system that contains different uses -from Christian temple to market, courthouse and administrative use in Roman times- which has proved an effective and elastic solution through history: the basilica plan. The layout consists of three naves. The central nave holds the main functions: eating, chatting, resting, playing, etc.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe slender tubular metal columns separate the central area from the ambulatory, from which to access the equipped perimeter. The side aisles are shaped as sacristies, domestic “secretaria” of the 21st century. This spatial configuration transcends the use as “common” housing. It allows the inhabitants to transform and appropriate the place with unexpected uses. Based on Robert Smithson‘s idea in his essay Monuments of Passaic, this house stands as a ruin before being built. That is, it contains every new construction that will be built in the future.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe three naves can be conveniently compartmentalized with railings, curtains or dry partition systems. Light divisions, more ephemeral than the concrete and metal of the structure. At some points, the three naves merge into two, or one. They extend to the outside, they become a terrace. They even dig the floor and connect to the lower level. The net sifts the light illuminating the central spaces of the first floor.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!Axonometric SectionSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe false ceiling appears where necessary, allowing the ceiling of the central areas to be bare and reveal the curved concrete vault, thus becoming synonymous with the main space. Basic materiality that seeks the consecration of profane materials in this sort of apocryphal basilica. In short, this project explores an architecture that allows changes, which tries not to confine life or freeze it in a good shot. Always under construction, accommodating, constantly changing. Interactive and stimulating. As Aldo Van Eyck would say: “Whatever space and time mean, place and occasion mean more”.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: What Materials Should We Use to Build Better Cities?ArticlesRidge House / Mork-Ulnes ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: “COPY” Photographs: Milena Villalba ArchDaily Spain REI House / CRUX arquitectosSave this projectSaveREI House / CRUX arquitectos Save this picture!© Milena Villalba+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share Area: 223 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs REI House / CRUX arquitectos CopyAbout this officeCRUX arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValenciaSpainPublished on November 07, 2019Cite: “REI House / CRUX arquitectos” [Casa REI / CRUX arquitectos] 07 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
New digital platform raises microdonations from social media posts Melanie May | 14 January 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Instead of a ‘like’, their friends, family and followers on GoPoolit have the option of giving (or ‘pooling’) between 1-10p to that post, and therefore the charity it supports. The more viral users go, the more opportunity to raise microdonations. Users can nominate a different charity for each post if they want to.There are currently around 50 charities to choose from on the platform, from Greenpeace and SOS Children’s Villages to smaller grassroots organisations, with more being added everyday. People can ask GoPoolit to include causes, and charities themselves can contact GoPoolit and request that they are added.There is no upfront cost for charities to join the platform, but GoPoolit does have a service charge when funds are withdrawn to help it cover costs. Funds can be withdrawn however at any time.Matt Turner, Director of Communications for GoPoolit, said:“Imagine if every post you ever made on Facebook or Twitter could be monetised into micro-donations for a cause you care deeply about. In the months and years to come, we are confident that GoPoolit will become a part of millions of people’s everyday lives – and joining today means you’ll be able to say that you were there from the start. Sometimes, the smallest gestures can collectively have the biggest impact.” Advertisement 469 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 A new platform in the UK is raising funds for good causes by monetising social media posts into microdonations.GoPoolit was founded in the UK during lockdown by fundraising professionals to provide a new income stream for charities through social media.Instead of prompting users to post ‘asks’ and lobby for funds on behalf of charities, GoPoolit users are encouraged to use the GoPoolit app or website to share posts over their usual social media networks and nominate a charity to benefit. Tagged with: Digital microdonations 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.
Buffalo, N.Y.A wave of strikes and protests by low-wage workers fighting for a $15 minimum hourly wage and a union swept the U.S. on Nov. 10, making it the largest day of action ever as this movement enters its third year. From Boston to Los Angeles; Seattle to Milwaukee; New York to Durham, N.C.; and Philadelphia to Atlanta, nearly every major city saw strikes at fast food restaurants during the work day and larger demonstrations in the evening. In total, some 500 cities counted strikes and other actions throughout the day.Fast food, home health care, child care, airport, retail workers and those from many other sectors took to the streets to demand $15 and a union. What began in November 2012 when a group of fast food workers in New York City walked off the job has since sparked a national movement that has become a rallying cry for workers everywhere.An encouraging development with the latest round of strikes is the growing alliance among the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigrant rights movement, and the fight for $15 and a union. In many cities, contingents were organized by Black Lives Matter and immigrant rights activists, and many speakers raised the connection between the low-wage workers’ struggle and the fight against racism and police terror. Which way forward?Most of the Nov. 10 demonstrations ended with protests outside city halls and calls for the elected politicians to take action around the demands for $15 and a union.The courageous actions by low-wage workers, who have gone on strike many times in the last several years and have helped breathe new life into the U.S. labor movement, clearly demonstrate their commitment to stay the course and see this struggle through. These workers, by broadening relationships with the Black Lives Matter movement and others, are showing the potential for the movement to expand and deepen.A key question for this movement — an upsurge marked by militancy and the leadership of Black and Latino/a workers, along with many women and young workers — is whether it will maintain its independence in the face of the looming 2016 presidential elections. The elections tend to pull popular movements away from needed strikes and street actions into the framework set by the two major political parties, both of which represent the interests of the big capitalists and bankers.It will be up to the workers on the front lines of this struggle and the broader movement that has mobilized to support them to maintain an independent course. Following are reports from just a few of the many areas where actions were held. DetroitHundreds of low-wage workers and their supporters rallied and demonstrated through downtown Detroit. Among them were fast food, retail, home health care and auto parts workers, many of whom had participated in the nationwide strike. The Service Employees union was the principal organizer, with other unions and AFL-CIO affiliates represented. Workers held aloft a papier-mâché model of boxer Joe Louis’ fist clenching $5 and $10 bills. The fist won a mock battle with a Ronald McDonald puppet. — Kris Hamel and Martha GrevattNorth CarolinaMembers of the North Carolina Public Service Workers rallied at Kinston City Hall, calling for at least $15 per hour, union rights and recognition that “Black Workers’ Lives Matter.” A large majority of Health and Human Services employees make less than $15, even those who have worked for the state for over 20 years. “You wanna know why we are always coming to work tired?” asked Robbin Clarke-Hines, a union member at Caswell Center. “It’s because we are forced to work two jobs to make ends meet.” The rally also demanded the internationally recognized right for public workers to collectively bargain, which is banned in this state, and called for an end to police killings. In the rural eastern part of the state, fast food workers, adjunct professors at nearby universities, public workers and the Pitt County Coalition Against Racism picketed and rallied at Greenville City Hall. Workers from the Rocky Mount Engine Plant and other members of the Electrical Workers Local 150 rallied at Rocky Mount City Hall. The city of Greensboro recently committed to raise all municipal workers’ salaries to $15 per hour over the next few years. This is a growing trend across the state, the U.S. South and the entire country. Birmingham, Ala., passed a similar ordinance, following on the heels of Seattle; Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; New York; and many other areas. — Dante StrobinoBuffalo, N.Y.The Coalition for Economic Justice organized protests at McDonald’s and at City Hall, where workers spoke about long hours, low pay and unfair working conditions. Chanting, “What do we want? $15 an hour! When do we want it? Now! And if we don’t get it? Shut it down!” workers from McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s joined home care, child care and other underpaid workers at the rallies, along with supporters from many unions and progressive organizations. — Ellie DorritieBrooklyn, N.Y.Several hundred workers and supporters marched at 6 a.m. from Cadman Plaza to several downtown McDonald’s. They wore sweatshirts with not only their wage demands but also the “I can’t breathe” slogan signaling condemnation of the police killing of Black Staten Islander Eric Garner. Speakers emphasized the demand for $15 and a union as well as for immigrant rights and support for the Black Lives Matter struggle. Contingents included carwash and retail workers, Make the Road, NY Communities for Change and the Peoples’ Power Assembly. — Anne PrudenPhiladelphiaSome 200 fast food, home care, airport, nursing home and other workers rallied and marched for a $15 minimum wage and a union despite a steady rain. The majority were young and Black. They drew many cheers from onlookers as they walked in the street from City Hall to a busy McDonald’s store. — Joseph PietteMilwaukeeActivists from Black Lives Matter, Fight for 15 Wisconsin, immigrant rights and anti-war protesters, the Nation of Islam, unions such as Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 and the Teachers Education Association, and others united on Nov. 10 to take the streets to confront the Republican Party “debate” in Milwaukee. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell. We need to stand on their necks,” said Nate Hamilton, the brother of Dontre Hamilton, at a City Hall rally before marching. Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times by Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney. That morning the Hamilton family learned that no federal charges would be brought against the cop for Dontre Hamilton’s death. For hours thousands faced off against hundreds of cops, chanting “El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido!” and “I. Believe. That we. Will win!.” They demanded $15 and a union and an end to police terror. Other demands included an end to the U.S.-Israeli war on Palestine and other Arab and Muslim peoples, stop the war on migrants, money for jobs, solidarity with Cuba, socialism not capitalism, and cancellation of student debt. Due to the militant struggles right outside the so-called Republican Party debate, the first question asked of the candidates was if they supported 15 and a union. They all said no, which didn’t surprise or deter the people. — Workers World Milwaukee bureauFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Where could you find dozens of dock workers, nurses, city and state workers, campus workers, fast food workers, sheet metal and manufacturing workers, some unionized, some not, engaged in serious discussion and education on how to build a fighting, Southern, social unionism movement? At the second Southern Workers School, held here April 22-23, that’s where!Unions present included United Electrical Workers Local 150, National Nurses United, International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422, United Campus Workers-CWA and Raise Up Fight for $15 groups from several states.A project of the Southern Workers Assembly, the school gathered together workers from Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. For two days they exchanged information about the challenges and successes of organizing in their workplaces.Historical labor law background was provided as well as examples of building workers’ power in nontraditional ways. Small group discussions centered around developing strategies and tactics for various workplace scenarios common to many.The goal, according to SWA leaders, is to create conscious rank-and-file leaders who are linked together in the Southern Workers Assembly and who strive to make significant changes in their locations and states.A key point made numerous times in the sessions was “’workers’ power comes from exercising our rights.” The need for workers to be directly engaged in determining demands and acting to achieve them was the uniting theme of the school’s opening curriculum.A complementary principle enumerated by participants was the inherent bond between struggles for human rights for all and workers’ rights. Of course, everyone was encouraged to participate fully in May Day events in their cities.The next six sessions of the school will take place using technology like Skype and conference calls, to be concluded with a wrap-up meeting in Atlanta.The Southern Workers School was hosted by Project South and held in the Hunger Coalition building in Atlanta.For more information, go to www.southernworker.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE SHARE Home Energy Japanese Reporters Travel to the U.S. to Learn About Biotech, Biofuels Facebook Twitter The U.S. Grains Council says key members of Japan’s media traveled across the United States last week to learn about corn production, ethanol, and biotechnology. The members of Japan’s media came to learn how those topics fit into making U.S. farms sustainable. The tour started in St. Louis, where the team visited Monsanto to learn about the company’s effort to improve the productivity and sustainability of crop production. From there, the reporters traveled through Illinois visiting with farmers and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to better understand how farmers are adopting technologies to increase production while using inputs more efficiently. Following those visits, the team met with the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association and also traveled to a CHS ethanol plant in Illinois.The tour concluded on Friday with a visit to North Carolina State University. A Grains Council spokesperson says of the trip, “It is important to maintain a consistent dialogue with the people of Japan to assure them that U.S. farmers will be able to provide for their food and fuel needs sustainably.”Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleNo Farm is An Island Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Japanese Reporters Travel to the U.S. to Learn About Biotech, Biofuels By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 7, 2016
(c) Joel Guenoun for Reporters Without BordersToday, World Press Freedom Day 2012, Reporters Without Borders condemns the furious pace of physical attacks on news providers and reports that a total of 21 journalists, and 6 netizens and citizen journalists have been killed since the start of 2012, many of them in war zones such as Somalia and Syria. This is a rate of one news provider killed ever five days.Reporters Without Borders is today also releasing an updated list of its “predators of the freedom to inform,” a list that has grown in size and now has 41 members.“Let there be no witness to our crimes” and “let there be no voice but ours” – these are the watchwords of authoritarian regimes and armed groups that are hostile to freedom of information. What with crackdowns on protest in Arab countries, and suppression of political opposition, criticism and reporting in other parts of the world, the first four months of 2012 were especially violent for those who try to provide news and information. New predators of the freedom to inform The first quarter of 2012 has clearly shown that the world’s predators of the freedom to inform, led by Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad and Somalia’s Islamist militias, are capable of behaving like outright butchers.The 2011 revolts toppled several despots who were on the predators list such as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Yemen’s Ali Abdallah Saleh but they unfortunately did not reduce the overall number of these enemies of information. Six new predators have joined this evil “club” in 2012: Boko Haram, an Islamist group that spreads terror in Nigeria; Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has regrettably taken over from deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak as regards violating freedom of information; the Somali federal government’s information minister, who is responsible for harassment and intimidation of the media; Vasif Talibov, the all-powerful leader of Azerbaijan’s “Autonomous Republic” of Nakhchivan; Pakistan’s intelligence agencies; and Kim Jong-un, who perpetuated North Korea’s predatory dictatorship on the death of his father, King Jong-il.There is a growing trend for countries to have more than one predator. Six countries now have two. Somalia has as the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab as well as the information minister. Pakistan has the Taliban as well as the intelligence agencies. Azerbaijan has President Ilham Aliev as well as Nakhchivan’s strongman, Talibov, who has turned his fiefdom into a laboratory for the repressive methods that Aliev applies in the rest of the country.Russia not only has Vladimir Putin but also his Chechen “guard-dog,” Ramzan Kadyrov, who shares his master’s taste for forceful words and gestures. The Palestinian Territories have both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza, both of which use their security forces to harass journalists. And finally, the Islamic Republic of Iran has both Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad, who – despite their rivalry – agree on gagging the media. Iran still ranks with Eritrea, China, Turkey and Syria as one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists.Other presidents, such as Djibouti’s Ismail Omar Guelleh, Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, could be added to the predators list soon. Yemen, which had a particularly trying 2011, continues to be under close scrutiny since President Saleh’s departure. Burmese President Thein Sein, on the other hand, could be removed from the list if he proves to be the president of reform and democratization in 2012.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were on the list for many years, like Colombia’s paramilitary groups, which are still on it. The FARC guerrillas were dropped from the list some time ago because they cut back targeted actions against journalists. But now the FARC are being blamed for French freelance journalist Roméo Langlois’ disappearance since 28 April, when FARC guerrillas attacked a military anti-drug operation that Langlois was covering. Reporters Without Borders is following the case closely, and with the appropriate caution. The organization intends to use World Press Freedom Day to pay tribute to his professional courage and to voice its support for his family and colleagues. Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en News May 2, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 A journalist killed every five days, six new “predators” brings total to 41 Related documents MENA predators – Arabic versionPDF – 970.77 KBWorld press day – press release – Arabic versionPDF – 74.83 KB See the complete list of predators Vulnerability of cameramen, news photographers and citizen journalists Freelance journalists, a growing number of whom are covering wars, have paid a high price in the past four months. Reporters Without Borders pays particular tribute to citizen journalists, the last bastion of the freedom to inform when governments want to crush opposition without the outside world looking on. Cameramen and news photographers are also favourite targets for repressive regimes that understand only too well the impact of images and their power of providing information.In view of the turmoil resulting from the Arab springs, Reporters Without Borders has decided to accompany the region’s new governments during their progress towards democracy. After opening an office in Tunisia, Reporters Without Borders is now about to open one in Libya to encourage the government’s efforts to build a free and pluralist press. However, the Arab springs have fallen far short of keeping all their promises and we must remain on our guard, on the one hand, for manipulative attempts by new governments to brand protest movements as “terrorist” and, on the other, for the anti-freedom tendencies of certain protest groups. Journalists’ safety and international agreements Because of the growing dangers to which journalists are exposed, Reporters Without Borders: – Urges the news media to begin a debate about the protection of the stringers, fixers and local journalists they use, and about the protection of their sources and the people they interview.- Calls on governments to implement international provisions on the protection of journalists in an effective manner. Five years after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1738, a status report is urgently needed on the specific steps taken to implement it. Governments must accept their responsibilities and obligations under paragraphs 6 and 7 to do their utmost to prevent violations of international humanitarian law against journalists and to end impunity for such violations.- Requests a revision of the International Criminal Court’s statutes in order to provide specific protection for journalists, as a special civilian category, similar to the specific protection they provide for humanitarian workers.- Urges governments to quickly adopt the Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Decision on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity that were drafted by UNESCO in March.