NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) 2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Though he drops goals for Castres – five in total last season – Tales doesn’t kick them, leaving that task to his scrum-half Rory Kockott. He’s not the first French fly-half to delegate the responsibility, and nor will Tales be the last, but why is the practice so common across the Channel? “The fly-half has other responsibilities so it’s easier for him to concentrate on those – like tactical kicking or directing the backline – if his scrum-half takes on the goal-kicking,” explains Tales. “It’s always been that way with me, and I’ve also been lucky to play at clubs where there has been a scrum-half who kicks.”Apprentice: Tales has kept a close eye on WilkinsonTales admits he’s learned much from studying Jonny Wilkinson in the past few seasons, describing the Toulon ten as the “reference” for all fly-halves in France. It’s not just the Englishman’s drop goals that Tales admires, it’s also his defence, an area of his own game that is rock solid. “Tens today are more exposed than ever as defenders so you’ve got to be able to tackle,” says Tales who stands 6ft 1in and weighs 14 and a half stone. “It’s a part of the game I enjoy so there’s no problem for me.”Tales insists that the morale of the France squad is “good” after the events of last season when for the first time in 14 years they finished bottom of the Six Nations, and then suffered their series whitewash in New Zealand. “We’ve done a lot of work since losing the three Tests in June and we believe in ourselves. We’re up against the best side in the world but we’ve nothing to lose on Saturday. New Zealand are the favourites but why can’t we win?” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Blue v Black: Tales made his Test debut in New Zealand in June. Can he inspire France to beat them on Saturday?By Gavin Mortimer AS TEST debuts go, they don’t come much tougher than the one endured by Remi Tales. The French fly-half replaced Frederic Michalak 64 minutes into the second Test against the All Blacks in June. France were losing 23-0 at the time so what was Tales supposed to do? Inspire the maman of all comebacks?His first full cap came the following week, in the third and final Test of France’s summer tour to New Zealand. The French at least got points on the board in New Plymouth, but their 24-9 defeat hardly boosted morale in what hasn’t been the best of years for Les Bleus.Bench-mark: Perpignan’s LopezFrance have their chance for revenge on Saturday night in Paris, but few give them a realistic chance of inflicting on New Zealand what would be their first defeat of the year. Tales is tipped to start at ten in the Stade de France, his form for Castres giving him the edge over Perpignan’s promising fly-half Camille Lopez.If he does start his first match in front of his home crowd, it will cap an astonishing rise for the 29-year-old Tales, proof that sometimes the best things do come to those who wait. So why has it taken Tales so long to get to where he is now? “I spent seven years in Pro2 (with Mont de Marsan and La Rochelle) so I was a latecomer to the Top 14,” he explains. “Then in my first season at Castres in 2011-12 I ruptured my knee ligaments and that kept me out for several months. So it wasn’t until last season that I really benefited from playing regularly in the Top 14, and fortunately I was in a very successful Castres side.”Tales was one of the pivotal figures in Castres winning the Top 14 last season for the first time in 20 years. He started 23 of their 29 Top 14 matches, and the greater the pressure the more he thrived, culminating in his two dropped goals in the 19-14 defeat of Toulon in the final. It was one of the great upsets of recent years in French rugby and Tales says the win was three years in the making. “That’s how long we had been building as a squad. Each season we got better and better, evolving as a squad, and it was our solidarity that proved so important in our success.” The question most French rugby fans want answered is why can’t their boys play the way they used to, when their rugby was synonymous with panache and daring, what came to be dubbed ‘French flair’. “Rugby has changed since those days,” replies Tales. “We still have the quality of players capable of scoring tries the length of the field, in the old style, but defences these days are much tighter and better organised. The French game used to be based on the counter-attack but opponents are fitter now and the space isn’t there. “They don’t come much fitter than the All Blacks, as Tales discovered in June. Two defeats then, will it be third time lucky for him in Paris? PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 01: Jonny Wilkinson (R) of Toulon is tracked by Remi Tales (L) of Castres Olympique during the Top 14 Final match between Castres Olympique and Toulon at the Stade de France on June 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Please enter your name here TAGSHome SalesHome ValuesOrange CountyORRAReal EstateThe Center Square Previous articleLimited time left for youth to apply to earn $1,000 and discover college, career pathways through CareerSource Central FloridaNext articleDeSantis: Surging COVID-19 case count fueled by testing ‘high-risk’ Floridians Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply According to preliminary figures, pending sales are up 34% from April, and new listings posted are up 32%By John Haughey | The Center SquareThe Orlando Regional Realtors Association reported home sales in four central Florida counties declined by 44 percent this May compared with last May, a key indicator Sunshine State real estate sales, but not values, are taking a hit during the COVID-19 emergency. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! A for sale sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Orlando, Fla. John Raoux / AP According to the ORRA’s June Market Pulse Report, 2,127 homes sold across Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties, a 44 percent drop from last May when 3,806 homes sold, and an 11 percent decline from April, when 2,393 homes sold in the four counties.The median price for a home in central Florida, according to ORRA, remained at $259,900 for townhome, single-family house and condo sales. That is 7 percent higher than last May’s median price and 1.5 percent less than April’s single-family home median price.ORRA is among the first regional real estate organizations to post preliminary May sales figures, which appear to fall in line with Florida Realtors’ forecast that pending sales and new sales could decline statewide by more than 35 percent in May.Florida Realtors, the state’s largest professional real estate association with 195,000 members, has not posted May statewide sales figures yet on its monthly Florida Market Reports.In May, Florida Realtors reported April sales of single-family homes statewide dropped 20.7 percent year-over-year, and condo-townhouse sales declined by 36.5 percent compared with April 2019.New pending sales for April statewide were down 35.1 percent in the single-family category year-over-year, and were down 56.6 percent in the condo and townhouse category, according to Florida Realtors.New pending sales are a key indicator of how sales figures will look in ensuing months, with many sales taking up to 90 days to complete.The trend in stable real estate values, however, was evident statewide as the April median sales prices for single-family homes and condo-townhouse properties rose year-over-year for the 100th consecutive month.The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes was $275,000 in April, up 6 percent from April 2019, according to Florida Realtors.Florida Realtors Chief Economist Brad O’Connor said declines in sales are expected at least through May.“Looking ahead to May, all indications are that we will continue to see stable prices but will see a further decline in closed sales,” O’Connor said, before noting an uptick in activity over the last two weeks of April.In addition to stable home values, O’Connor noted another trend buried in statistics: a late-April increase in pending sales.“The silver lining is the majority of this drop occurred in the first couple weeks of the month. In each week of the second half of the April, we saw drastic improvement in the number of homes going under contract,” O’Connor said.Extrapolating on that trend, he said, “the trajectory of this improvement has been strong enough, that preliminary data points to the possibility that we could see positive year-over-year growth in new pending sales in several markets across the state in May – particularly for single-family homes.”That also may be the case in central Florida. According to preliminary figures posted by ORRA, 4,930 sales are pending, up 34 percent from the 3,679 in April, and 3,717 new listings posted, a 32 percent increase from 2,814 listings the previous month.“Forward-facing indicators are showing signs of eagerness within the market,” ORRA President Reese Stewart said. “All indicators are, once this passes, we’re going to be in a strong real estate market.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
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Area: 3500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Anand Jaju+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Photographs: Anand JajuArchitect In Charge:Ninu AhluwaliaDesign Team:Shashil Bidare, Girish Mysore, Sanjay Kumar, Magesh ManoharCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anand JajuRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. It was a joy to design for interactive clients as sushma and srinidhi who come with a design view and vision on how they want their abode to feel like. They wanted the language of rawness of material to speak in their house. Emphasis has been to bring about maximum beauty of every raw material used and let it speak.Save this picture!© Anand JajuSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe diagonally placed brick structure forms the façade of the house. This not only creates a beautiful fascia but also helps bring the out inside home during day and showcases the play of inside light at night. The interiors are created using concrete, mild steel, wood and terracotta. All these materials interact with each other very well and lends its beauty seamlessly to one another.Save this picture!© Anand JajuSave this picture!Section 03Save this picture!© Anand JajuThe focal-point of the house is the open kitchen which overlooks the garden on one side and internal green courtyard on the other. The pantry is built in a way that it extends to become the dining table as well, and entire family spends a substantial part of their day there.Save this picture!© Anand JajuThere are 3 levels to the house. 1st is for interaction, 2nd for living area for parents and kids and 3rd for grand parents to stay and 2 terraces for relaxed evenings. The requirements of rain water harvesting, composting etc have also been inculcated. The louvered windows opens into the central courtyard overlooking the well grown greenery and sound of flowing water.Save this picture!© Anand JajuProject gallerySee allShow lessPolycarbonate in Architecture: 10 Translucent SolutionsArticlesLouis Kahn’s Dormitories for the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Saved from…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954165/brickly-affair-residence-greyscale-design-studio Clipboard Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954165/brickly-affair-residence-greyscale-design-studio Clipboard 2020 CopyHouses•Bengaluru, India “COPY” India Year: ArchDaily Photographs Brickly Affair Residence / Greyscale Design StudioSave this projectSaveBrickly Affair Residence / Greyscale Design Studio Architects: Greyscale Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project Brickly Affair Residence / Greyscale Design Studio CopyAbout this officeGreyscale Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBengaluruOn FacebookIndiaPublished on January 05, 2021Cite: “Brickly Affair Residence / Greyscale Design Studio” 05 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Institute of Fundraising’s response to the Government’s Payroll Giving Consultation by Instoffundraising on Mixcloud AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis a simplified system that makes it easier and more transparent for employers, charities and donors to use Universality – greater access for donors to be able to give the development of an online service for employees to use to sign-up to Payroll Giving and transfer their account when they move to a different employer.The Institute argues that the overhauled system should be based on three principles: a regulated service-level agreement between payroll giving agencies (PGAs) and charities Portability – maintain the donation as circumstances changeThe Institute’s Chief Executive Peter Lewis explained: “This is a real opportunity to use the knowledge and experience of charities and fundraisers to understand properly how the underlying Payroll Giving system needs to change. We are urging Government to listen and work with us to implement wider and more fundamental change.”Jane Banks, Chair of the IoF Payroll Giving Special Interest Group and Payroll Giving Manager at the British Heart Foundation, added: “This submission confidently represents the voice of the charity sector. Payroll Giving needs reform and now is the good time to make it happen.” Podcast of Institute’s presentationYou can listen to a podcast of the Institute’s presentation of its response delivered at the IoF’s Payroll Giving Special Interest Group’s (SIG) annual meeting. Howard Lake | 19 April 2013 | News Connectivity – improved contact and relationship between the donor and the charity a long-term strategy of leadership, governance and communication from Government Institute’s recommendations for payroll giving reformThe Institute of Fundraising’s recommendations include: The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is calling on the Government to take a more ambitious view of Payroll Giving reform if the tax-effective method of giving is to be transformed effectively.In its submission to HM Treasury’s Consultation on Payroll Giving, which closes today, the Institute is encouraging the government to look beyond the remit of the consultation.It points out that last year a survey of charities on payroll giving found that over 90% of respondents said they believed that fundamental reform was needed to increase the take-up of Payroll Giving significantly. Only 22% thought that an increase in the system could be achieved using the current system. Advertisement IoF calls for more fundamental reform of payroll giving system 51 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.
Previous articleStudent survives deadly ski accidentNext articleThe Skiff: February 23, 2017 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ printTCU trailed by just a point at the half in Lawrence Wednesday night, but they couldn’t keep up with No.3 Kansas in the second half, 87-68.The rebounding differential in the first half and second half told the story of Wednesday’s contest.“We were plus-eight in the first half and got out-rebounded in the second half by fifteen, pretty simple,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “They got every long rebound, loose ball, deflection in the second half of the game, which is where it got away from us.”Dixon said missed layups and misses on short-range jump shots resulted in not only rebounds for the Jayhawks, but also fast break opportunities and free throws. Kansas doubled up TCU in fast break points, 12-6, and shot 15 more free throws than TCU, making 11 more free throws than the Horned Frogs.The Horned Frogs shot a subpar 39% from the floor Wednesday.TCU is now on a four-game losing streak, their second such streak of the season.“We’re a bubble team that has lost four in a row, and we’ve played ourselves onto the bubble,” Dixon said. “We lost at Baylor, at Kansas, and Iowa State, so we’re not ready to beat those teams on the road the way we play for periods of time.”However, the Horned Frogs are already looking ahead to Saturday when they host No. 12 West Virginia, calling it their “biggest game.”“Our biggest game of the year for us on is on Saturday,” Dixon said.His players have the same mindset.“We’ll work through this and Saturday is our biggest game,” TCU guard Alex Robinson Jr. said.Robinson Jr. had a team-high 15 points and four assists. It was the 21st time this season he led the team in assists.TCU forward Kenrich Williams agreed.“We just have to stay together and get ready for Saturday,” Williams said.Williams’ totaled double-digit rebounds for the fifteenth time this season with a game-high 12.TCU returns to Schollmaier Arena Saturday to face the No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas + posts Linkedin Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Desmond Bane drives to the hoop against Kansas. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com) ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGSgame lostTCU in title Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter
House concert series brings music to Overton Woods Residents “deck the halls” for the holidays Oh the places they’ll go: Seniors face challenges post-graduation ReddIt Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Website| + posts Erin Ratigan is a Headliners Foundation scholar and contributor to the “Fort Worth Weekly” news publication. She is a journalism major, sociology minor, and arts enthusiast. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation and Albertsons will give away turkey dinners to families with vouchers Nov. 18. (Photo: Erin Ratigan) Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Previous articleEx-convict, volunteers aim to rebuild Las Vegas Trail areaNext articleDACA students remain in limbo Erin Ratigan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Man’s Best Friends” In Need at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter Twitter printAlbertsons and Tom Thumb will hold its annual giveaway to donate 2,100 turkey dinners (including canned foods, stuffing and sides) to Fort Worth families this Saturday.Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation is partnering with Albertsons to distribute 1,800 of the turkey dinners from parking lot 14 on TCU’s campus.The giveaway, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is for needy families who’ve received vouchers from organizations like the Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Touching Lives Foundation. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will attend with former Los Angeles Chargers running back and Horned Frog, LaDainian Tomlinson, who will introduce the event at 11 a.m.TCU police will be on-site to direct traffic. A map of the traffic route is posted on the university’s website.Carol Roberts, community relations and partnership marketing manager for Albertsons, said TCU has hosted the event for six years, except when a home football game last year prevented the school from hosting.Roberts said the turkey dinner giveaway gives volunteers a chance to do their part in helping the community.“All of this is important, especially during the holidays,” she said. “We try to do them all year-round. It’s important to know that everybody needs to give back to the community.”This year they will have volunteers from Albertsons as well as groups like the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth and the Salvation Army. Roberts said students can still volunteer, adding several TCU students took part last year.She said volunteers primarily help with setup starting at 6 a.m.She added no one ever knows what kind of hardships families face, whether it’s a loss of breadwinners in the family, sudden medical expenses or other financial problems.Last year, multiple veterans were among the families receiving donations.“We couldn’t be more proud of what we do in Fort Worth at TCU,” Roberts said. “It’s just a wonderful day.”While Albertsons and Tom Thumb will provide the food for the Nov. 18 drive, other food drives, missions and food banks in the area are accepting donations. This includes Tarrant Area Food Bank, Mission Arlington, First Presbyterian Church and the Community Food Bank. Linkedin Erin Ratigan Facebook Linkedin Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ TAGSFort WorthLaDainian Tomlinsonphilanthropythanksgiving World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Twitter Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/
RSF_en Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more Since 2016, European institutions have been negotiating amendments to the regulations governing the sale and export of dual use technology – technology that can be used for both civilian and military purposes, including digital surveillance technology such as spyware and equipment for monitoring demonstrations. Until the required amendments are approved and take effect, member states will be able to continue exploiting loopholes in the system to sell this technology to authoritarian regimes, which often use them against journalists. In this regard, RSF urges Germany to ensure that the proposed regulation linking allocation of European assistance to respect for the rule of law is adopted during its presidency, and to ensure that this includes press freedom. Help by sharing this information The coronavirus crisis has highlighted not only the importance of reliable news and information and the crucial role played by independent media, but also their fragility. Germany is assuming the rotating presidency at a key moment for the future of journalism and the media in Europe. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia The Council meeting of 17 and 18 July and the coming weeks will see decisive negotiations among member states about the EU budget for the next seven years (2021-2027), known as the multiannual financial framework (MFF), and about the proposed coronavirus recovery package. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Media funding and sustainability A solid European rule of law mechanism June 30, 2020 Germany should use its EU presidency to reinforce press freedom The new rule of law mechanism initiated by the European Commission is a step in the right direction. RSF welcomes the inclusion of media pluralism, which signifies recognition of independent journalism and access to information as one of the pillars of democracy. It also reflects a realization of the decline in press freedom and media pluralism in the EU. But for this mechanism to be effective, RSF calls for country-by-country recommendations and sanctions for serious violations. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the German government, which will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months tomorrow, to use this position to defend journalists’ safety, take measures to combat erosion of the rule of law, and support the media, which have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis. GermanyFranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment The EU member states should envisage legal proceedings against China’s targeted violations of international human rights standards. The German presidency should also encourage a European regime of sanctions for human rights violations both worldwide and in China’s case in particular. Chinese officials and politicians responsible for the crackdown on Hong Kong and its population should be sanctioned, above all by freezing their assets. EU representatives should meanwhile establish a dialogue with activists and journalists in a public display of solidarity. Independently of the EU-China summit due to be held in the autumn, RSF calls on Germany to push the EU into issuing a clear statement on the latest events in Hong Kong and China. The EU must not allow the “one country, two systems” principle to be jeopardized by the newly adopted security law. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Strict control of digital surveillance technology exports The level of MFF funding that the Commission originally proposed for the “Creative Europe” programme, which includes support for media and journalism, has been cut. It needs instead to be increased significantly, in part because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis. RSF calls on the German government to work for the rapid adoption of amendments that ensure respect for human rights principles and protect the work of journalists Clear position on human rights in EU-China relations RSF advocates in particular for the adoption of a directive establishing European-wide minimal standards of protection for all victims of SLAPPs, by combining preventive measures to block abusive lawsuits and measures both to punish those responsible for SLAPPs and compensate their victims. GermanyFranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Related documents Safeguarding media freedom and pluralism – Civil society joint recommandations on the Rule of Law MechanismPDF – 288.58 KBEnding gag lawsuits in Europe – Civil society policy paper on SLAPPsPDF – 165.75 KBCall on Member States to adopt ambitious EU budget for independent journalism and recovery of the media sectorPDF – 90.35 KB June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF asks the German government to propose an anti-SLAPP directive during its presidency. News Lawsuits are increasingly being used to intimidate and silence journalists in Europe. The EU must play a leading role in combatting these so-called Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation, or SLAPPs. Receive email alerts News The European model of democracy and rule of law has been much abused in recent years, especially in Poland and Hungary. The procedure under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union for addressing violations of fundamental EU values has been initiated against both Warsaw and Budapest. Germany must give new impetus to these procedures and make these recalcitrant countries understand that respect for European values and press freedom is not optional. to go further Anti-SLAPP directive RSF additionally requests the creation a support fund to help endangered European media outlets to overcome the crisis. The funds must be allocated directly to the media concerned in an independent and impartial manner and using a transparent procedure. Finally, in the longer term, RSF calls on the EU to examine the vital issue of media sustainability. News The increasing violence against journalists has already resulted in Hong Kong’s steep fall in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, from 18th when the Index was launched to 80th in 2020. News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more