Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) HY2017 Presentation

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgMFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileMFD Group Limited specialises in the provision of logistics, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Mauritius Freeport zone and internationally. Amongst the services provided by the company, are freight forwarding, customs clearing, dry and cold warehousing, industrial warehousing, and container services, and rents out office space as well as provides transportation services for tipper trucks, crane-trucks, side loaders, and distribution vans, as well as bonded vehicles serving the airport. The company is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. MFD Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is the PMO share price about to surge back over 50p?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Is the PMO share price about to surge back over 50p? Are you looking for interesting stocks to add to your portfolio? Let us help you… The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Premier Oil (LSE:PMO) has seen its share price crash over 32% in the past week. Is this a short-term blip or a warning sign of things to come? From £1.20 a share in January, the PMO share price collapsed to 12p during the March market crash. It gradually rose above 50p in June, but subsequently retreated. So, is there a chance it could surge back over 50p? With a stock this volatile, it is always a possibility, but unfortunately it has a lot stacked against it.Its recent earnings were disappointing. Production fell from 84,000 boepd to 67,000 boepd year-on-year. It agreed an emergency US$2.9bn refinancing deal and plans a new equity funding round, to allow it to purchase BP assets and pay down debt.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…Power lies in the price of oilThe price of oil is the driving force behind the success or failure of companies like Premier Oil. It can make or break them and unfortunately, this year it has reached breaking point for many.Oil companies (both the majors and the independents) require vast sums of money to operate and their survival depends on oil being at a certain price point. For BP, its break-even point is around $35 per barrel, while PMO needs an oil price of closer to $50 a barrel. That’s just the price to survive. To be economically viable, pay down debt and make a profit, the price of oil needs to be higher still.Personally, I am bullish on oil for the long term. I think the world remains highly dependent on it and I don’t see it disappearing completely. From that point of view, I think it will eventually rise to a much higher price point, but I don’t see that happening soon. Whether it rises quickly enough for the PMO share price to recover remains an open question.Find more statistics at StatistaSupply vs demandThe price of oil remains suppressed as long as supply outstrips demand. Demand is low because the pandemic has restricted travel and other businesses. However, there is a supply glut because many millions of barrels of oil stand in storage with nowhere to go.Although the OPEC+ alliance agreed to big output cuts, there are countries outside of the alliance that have carried on producing, such as the US.Most US shale rigs cannot afford to run at $40 a barrel so they are being shut. But as soon as the price reaches $50, they can immediately start producing again. This makes the balancing act very fine and the likelihood of a sustained run of $50+ oil harder to achieve.Will the PMO share price surge?The oil price is also susceptible to geopolitical headwinds, such as the US-China trade war. But Donald Trump appears to want to get China-US relations back on a tentatively even keel in the run-up to the November election, which may provide a welcome boost to the price of oil.During a downturn, with so many independent oil companies filing for bankruptcy, the Premier Oil share price is a speculative buy. It does not offer a dividend and is facing a very uncertain future. Its price-to-earnings ratio has fallen to 1.5, against an industry average of 17, and earnings per share are 15p. Unfortunately, I do not see the PMO share price surging above 50p soon. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 | More on: HBR last_img read more

Is the Clover Health share price heading to the moon?

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Clover Health Investments (NASDAQ: CLOV) share price rose by as much as 109% on Tuesday, ending the day up 85%. The US health insurance firm is the latest meme stock to surge higher with the backing of retail traders.While past performance is no guarantee of future gains, I can see several technical factors that could drive Clover’s share price higher in the coming days and weeks.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…What’s special about CLOV?Clover Health, a Medicare-backed health insurance provider, has seen its stock double since it went public in October 2020 in a $3.7bn deal.The company’s latest earnings release showed sales rising by 21% to $200m during the first quarter, compared to the same period last year. Clover’s management expect the business to deliver revenue of around $820m in 2021 and said membership is on track to rise by between 17% and 21%.However, Clover has already attracted some critics. In February, the shares fell sharply after short seller Hindenburg Research issued a critical report on the firm. Following the report, Clover issued a statement confirming it was under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).I see this as a potential risk for investors over the medium term. But, right now, I think Clover Health’s problems could actually help to send the share price higher.Short squeeze could lift Clover Health share priceOne of the reasons retail traders are backing Clover Health shares is that the company has become heavily shorted. This means that investors — usually hedge funds — are betting that the stock will fall.To short a stock, funds borrow shares from other investors and then sell them. They hope to be able to buy back the shares at a lower price later on, generating a profit.When a stock that’s shorted starts to rise, then a short squeeze can take place. When short sellers see their losses getting larger, they start to buy back the shares they’ve borrowed.This extra buying can often lift the share price. In turn, this causes more shorters to buy back stock, sending the share price even higher. That’s a short squeeze.CLOV: heading to the moon?Clover Health shares closed up by 85% on Tuesday. As I write this Wednesday morning, US pre-market pricing is suggesting Clover stock could open another 20% higher today.In the short term, I think that market forces could send Clover stock higher — possibly a lot higher.However, on a fundamental view, this stock already looks expensive to me. Clover’s market-cap of $9bn values the shares at 11 times 2021 forecast sales, even though the business isn’t expected to make a profit until at least 2023.To consider investing in Clover, I’d need to do more research about the opportunity the company is targeting in the US health insurance market. I’d also want to understand short sellers’ concerns in more detail.If investors start looking at fundamentals, rather than chasing trends, I think Clover Health stock could fall quickly and without much warning. The situation is too speculative for me, so I won’t be buying. Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 | More on: CLOV I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Clover Health Investments. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Is the Clover Health share price heading to the moon? Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Roland Head Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Lambeth Conference: Archbishop of Cape Town calls on bishops to…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Feb 8, 2019 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, has called on Anglican bishops to attend the next Lambeth Conference despite differences within the Anglican Communion.  Thabo chairs the international Design Group, brought together by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to plan the once-in-a-decade gathering of Anglican bishops, which will take place in Canterbury, Kent, July 23-Aug. 2, 2020. “I know people talk about the fabric of the communion as torn,” he said, “but we are all fallible human beings in need of God’s love and grace, and we need each other.”Read the entire article here. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Lambeth Conference: Archbishop of Cape Town calls on bishops to ‘express your difference’ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Lambeth Conference Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

England RWC training insights with Jonny May, Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clark

first_imgMonday Aug 17, 2015 England RWC training insights with Jonny May, Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clark A couple of weeks ago, our Rugby Strength Academy performance coach Dave Thomas sat down for a chat with England players Jonny May, Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clarke to discuss England’s preparation for the Rugby World Cup.They chatted about everything from what a typical training day looks like as they approach the tournament, to what they eat before matches, and plenty more interesting tidbits that can help you up your game.The interview was last minute so we didn’t get a chance to ask you for your input or questions, but hopefully you will find it valuable and of interest.  Watch the full interview above.LUCOZADE SPORT HYDRATION TIPSAim to consume around 2.0-2.5 litres of fluid per day plus whatever is required in training. Most people don’t come near that. If you’re properly hydrated your urine should be pale in colour. If it’s dark and concentrated, you’re more than likely dehydrated.Start the day with a glass of water. Alternatively a mug of freshly boiled water and a slice of lemon. In summer add a fresh sprig of mint and fresh lemon slices to a jug of cold water.Drink little and often through the day and match fluid intake to sweat losses during training.View more hydration in rugby tips at Lucozade SportADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby , Training Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 43 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

USDA Economist Makes First Projections for Spring Plantings

first_img USDA Economist Makes First Projections for Spring Plantings SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 23, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Economist Makes First Projections for Spring Plantings SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Farmer planting decisions this spring will have a major impact on commodity markets and on the opening day of the USDA ag outlook forum one USDA analyst issued his forecast for plantings. The big question this time of year is how much of what crops farmers will plant this spring, and at the forum Thursday USDA chief economist Joe Glauber came out with the first guestimates on spring planning.“We’re estimating corn plantings at about 94 million acres, the largest plantings since 1944,” he said. “We’re projecting soybean area at 75 million acres. That’s very similar to last year’s levels, of course. Wheat acres will increase about 3.6 million acres to 58 million.”Glauber said cotton “should see some decline this year, but again fairly strong at 13 million acres.”Last year cotton producers planted almost 14.75 million acres, but because of drought and other factors they only harvested 9.75.USDA personnel are right now out surveying farmers on their planting intentions. That report is due at the end of March.Seven former US Agriculture Secretaries joined the current office holder Tom Vilsack in a unique gathering of cabinet level officials at that forum. They gave their insight into what the future of agriculture might look like.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/USDAoutlook12.mp3|titles=USDA Ag Outlook]Source: USDAAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/USDAoutlook12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articlePossible Stumbling Blocks for KORUSNext articleOil Tops 109 on Supply Fears and Gains 6% on Week Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Congolese government shows double standard over media concentration

first_img Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month News March 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information The dismantling of the Talassa media group follows its publication in March of several articles that shed light on strange goings-on, such as a huge increase in the numbers of voters is regions that were sympathetic to the president, and the lack of a judicial investigation into the deaths of some 20 people in Brazzaville when the army arrested Colonel Marcel Ntsourou in December last year. Last year, the biweekly newspaper Talassa was twice banned from publishing, first in June along with three other known for keeping their distance from the government, on grounds of “publishing seditious articles, disseminating false news, manipulating opinion and inciting violence, and defamation”, and then for four months in February this year for repeatedly failing to respect the council.In December, three newspapers, La Griffe, Le Nouveau Regard and La Vérité, were also banned from publishing indefinitely for “undermining national security and a repeat offence of misrepresenting and distorting facts in order to abuse people’s good faith”. The Republic of Congo is ranked 82nd of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Receive email alerts to go further News Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison News News RSF_en May 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Congolese government shows double standard over media concentration Reporters Without Borders is alarmed at the Congolese authorities’ biased treatment of media groups that are critical of the government.On 5 May, the chairman of the Talassa group, which includes a business newspaper, a bi-weekly, a monthly, a website and a printing plant, as well as an communication agency, was informed that its “certificate of declaration”, granted by the High Council for Freedom of Communication (CSLC) in November 2001, had been withdrawn. The decision, based on a 2011 law on freedom of information and communication which bans concentration of ownership in the communication and information business, could lead to the group’s closure. “Reporters Without Borders is astonished that such an offence appears to target only groups whose publications are critical of the government,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“Similar groups headed by people close to the Congolese government have not been punished. Is this meant to silence critical voices on the eve of the planned referendum on the amendment of the 2002 constitution which could allow President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, in office since 1997, to serve another term?” For example, the group Bassin du Congo-SA, which is led by a close ally of the president, owns the Adiac news agency, which is mostly financed by the government, as well as a daily newspaper, a website and a printing plant. The group DRTV, owned by a senior government official, General Norbert Dabira, has a radio station and two television stations. May 4, 2021 Find out more March 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

With 48 killed since January, 2006 is deadliest year for press since start of war

first_img Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News October 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 With 48 killed since January, 2006 is deadliest year for press since start of war With a total of 48 journalists and media assistants killed in cold blood since the start of January, 2006 is already the deadliest year for the Iraqi press since the start of the war in March 2003, Reporters Without Borders said today, condemning targeted violence against media.“Journalists are being attacked more often that Iraqi politicians, who work in the Green Zone where the parliament, ministries and US embassy is located and who are protected by private security companies,” the press freedom organisation said.“But Iraqi journalists get no protection and have to work with the population, which makes them more vulnerable to attack,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “We reiterate our call to the Iraqi authorities to finally guarantee a safer work environment for all media personnel.”Toll of employees killed in attack on new TV station rises to 11The toll of employees left dead by the targeted attack on 12 October on the new Iraqi TV station Al Shaabiya has risen to 11. The dead include director Abdel Rahim Nasrallah Al Shumari, deputy director Nawfal Al Shumari, technicians Hussein Ali, Dhakir Hussein Al Shuwaili and Ahmad Shaaban, and head administrator Sami Nasrallah Al Shumari. Five security guards were also killed, while journalists Mishtak Al Maamuri and Mohammed Kazem Al Finiyin are still in a critical condition in hospital.The attack was carried out by masked gunmen who pulled up outside the TV station’s new premises at 8 a.m., shot the security guards outside and then went inside looking for any journalists they could find. One journalist had time to call a colleague and ask him to alert the police. After dialling the emergency number, 130, without success, he got through to an operator on a different emergency number, 104. Despite the urgency, the operator asked him to file a report with the police because, he said, it was impossible to send out a patrol each time an attack took place.Two Al Irakiya journalists killed, cartoonist shot and woundedRaid Qais Al Shammari, a journalist working for the TV station Al Irakiya and the radio station Sawt Al Irak, was shot dead at the wheel of his car on 13 October in the Baghdad district of Al Dora. Another Al Irakiya journalist, Ali Halil, was murdered by gunmen yesterday in the Baghdad district of Al Hurriye.Dhiaa Al Hajjar, a cartoonist working for the newspaper Al Sabah, was meanwhile shot and wounded by gunmen in Baghdad on 13 October. His condition is reported to be stable.The TV station Al Irakiya and the daily Al Sabah are part of the Iraqi Media Network (IMN), which was created by the coalition forces after they had taken Baghdad in 2003. Many journalists working for these media have received letters warning they will be killed if they do not give their jobs.Journalist freed by kidnappersWe have just learned that Ali Karim, the editor of the weekly Nadb Al Shabab, was released on 11 October after his family paid a ransom of 30,000 dollars. Karim was tortured for three days and still has burns on his hands and back.A total of 123 journalists and media assistants have been killed and 51 have been kidnapped since the start of the war in 2003. Four of the kidnap victims are still being held hostage. RSF_en News News News Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of targeted attacks on the media after the total of journalists and media assistants killed since the start of January reached 48, making 2006 the deadliest year for the Iraqi press since the war began in 2003. The organisation again calls on the Iraqi authorities to take the necessary measures to guarantee a safer work environment for all media personnel. February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more