Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgTullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgJaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hotshot: Ulster wing Robert Baloucoune

first_img Try time: Robert Baloucoune scores for Ulster last season (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And work-ons? I want to improve my kicking game and I tried to do that during lockdown – chip-and-chase, the ability to kick on the run.When did you link up with Ulster? I was 17-18. I played for Ulster U19 in my last year of school, then dropped out the following year. I was injured and lost interest because I wasn’t able to play or train. Then I played for Enniskillen, my club, and by the end of the season I was fully fit and got picked up again. I think the year out did me well as I then played for Ulster A and eventually the seniors.Any representative honours? I’ve played for Ireland Sevens, which was a good experience. You’re under more stress in sevens and have to make sure you’re able to do the fundamentals. It helped me as a player as when I came back to 15s I wasn’t under so much stress, I had more time to make decisions in a game.What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months? I want to push myself through for Ulster and if that leads to an Ireland cap, I’d be happy enough with that.RW Verdict: He scored six tries in seven starts for Ulster last season and was named as a development player by Ireland. Hamstring surgery has stalled his progress, but if he recaptures that form he will be hard for Andy Farrell to ignore. The Irish speedster has impressed with his try-scoring feats in the Pro14center_img Ulster wing Robert BaloucouneDate of birth 19 August 1997 Born Enniskillen Position Wing Province Ulster Country IrelandWhen did you get involved in rugby?I did football and athletics when I was younger, and only started rugby in secondary school. My first proper game was when I was 15. A lot of my friends played.Did you like it straightaway? I didn’t know all the rules so was giving away a few too many penalties, but I enjoyed it.What positions have you played? It was full-back at school. There were a couple of times I played centre, but I prefer the back three; there’s space to run.Any childhood heroes? I followed football more when I was younger and I’m an Arsenal fan, so Thierry Henry.What are your strengths? The coaches would say my natural speed; I try to back myself to run around someone and beat defenders. In terms of defence, I’d back my tackling and ability to read defences. This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Be a part of The Great Backyard Bird Count

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Feed backyard birds this season for the greater, global goodWhen you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good!Take note of the birds that visit your yard, and you’ll be ready to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day annual event during which thousands of people around the world record information about the species of birds they see. The information backyard bird-watchers gather assists scientists in better understanding the movement of species around the globe, how well different species are – or aren’t – doing and how factors like climate change are affecting bird populations everywhere.And when the bird count is over, you’ll still enjoy a yard filled with the pleasing colors and sounds of wild birds.Birds are important“We enjoy birdwatching and feeding birds because they brighten our backyards and entertain us with their antics, especially during long winters,” says Richard Cole, co-founder of Cole’s Wild Bird Products. “But birds also play an important role in maintaining environmental balance around the world. They pollinate plants, scatter seeds so new plants can grow, help control insect populations and recycle nutrients back into the soil. It’s critical for us to have a greater understanding of how bird species are doing around the world, and to do our part to help take care of them.”Bird populations are so diverse, large and widespread that it would be virtually impossible for scientists to gather all the data they need without help from backyard bird enthusiasts who participate in the GBBC. The information gathered help scientists identify species whose numbers are decreasing or increasing, changes in range or migratory patterns and more. Fluctuations in bird populations are often the earliest signs of greater environmental changes.What you can doFounded in 1998, and co-sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada, the next Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20, 2017. You can start preparing to participate by taking steps now to make your own backyard an oasis for birds.* Start by offering a variety of feeders. Different species prefer different styles of feeders. Tube feeders are versatile and appeal to a wide range of bird species. They can also handle large (think sunflower) or small seeds (like petite mixes) equally well. Some birds prefer to cling to feeders while dining, rather than perch, so use a versatile Mesh feeder; or try a Bowl feeder, perfect for serving suet in kibble form, dried mealworms and fresh fruit. You can find a variety of feeders from Cole’s. Be sure to keep all feeders clean and in good condition to help prevent disease and injury.* Serve a variety of birdfeed. In winter, seeds with a high fat or oil content are best for birds, so offer black oil sunflower seeds, niger, raw peanuts and suet. To attract the greatest variety of birds, try Cole’s Blue Ribbon Blend, which incorporates black oil sunflower seeds, sunflower meats, white proso millet and cracked corn. Special Feeder is a high-energy blend that also attracts large numbers of birds, with the perfect mixture of black oil sunflower, sunflower meats, black stripe, raw peanuts, safflower and pecans. Birds also need (and love) suet, Cole’s offers no-melt suet cakes, specialty suets and a seed and suet mix, Nutberry Suet, to help ensure birds get the fat stores they need to weather winter.* Fill every feeder with quality food. Birds won’t be satisfied with birdfeed that contains cheap fillers, and they won’t get the nutrition they need. Think of it as the difference between serving your family fresh veggies instead of fast food. Serve birdfeed that contains quality ingredients and is free of chemicals or other toxins that could be harmful to birds. Cole’s formulates all its feed to attract birds, and uses only natural, top-quality seeds. Their products contain no fillers, preservatives, mineral oils or pesticides.Be sure to also offer birds plenty of fresh water; it can be very difficult for them to find unfrozen water sources in winter.By feeding backyard birds and participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, you can be counted on to help protect the wellbeing of wild bird populations. What’s more, the work you do prepping your yard for the count will benefit you – and your feathered friends – throughout the year. For more information about birdfeed and how to attract birds to your yard, visit coleswildbird.com. TAGSBird Count Previous articleApopka responds to a terrible, tragic day in Central FloridaNext articleBreaking News: Reward for Loyd increased again Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 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Jerry Flannery stamp on Julien Bonnaire

first_imgMonday Jan 14, 2008 Jerry Flannery stamp on Julien Bonnaire In an incident packed Heineken Cup encounter in France yesterday, Munster were narrowly defeated by Clermont Auvergne 26 points to 19, with Munster picking up a late bonus point for being within seven.Referee Rob Debney was the centre of attention after dishing out three yellow cards to home players, but missing out on this terrible incident.I’ve just seen the incident myself, and it looks pretty bad. Jerry Flannery lifted his leg then brought it down on French back-rower Julien Bonnaire’s head.It may well have been accidental, with Flannery attempting to free his leg from the grip of one of the other Clermont players. But, accidental or not, it caused some damage, and if the citing committee sees it as the malicious stamping that some people are calling it, Flannery may well miss the start of Irelands Six Nations Campaign. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Jerry Flannery stamp on Julien Bonnaire | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + …

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801366/145-housing-units-plus-fam-plus-pmi-avenier-cornejo-architectes-plus-gausa-raveau-actarquitectura Clipboard MEP: 145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura Manufacturers: Colt, MC FRANCE, Compagnie Francaise du Parquet, Griesser Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes, Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Housing 145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau ActarquitecturaSave this projectSave145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura ArchDaily “COPY” CFERM Ingénierie Photographs:  Sergio Grazia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  16000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801366/145-housing-units-plus-fam-plus-pmi-avenier-cornejo-architectes-plus-gausa-raveau-actarquitectura Clipboard Cost Estimating:Bureau Michel ForgueEnvironmental Engineer – Hqe:Franck Boutté ConsultantsCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio GraziaRecommended ProductsCompositesCosentinoFacade Panel – Dekton®Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACompositesFastmount®How to Attach Heavy Panels with Hidden FixingsUrban integration: Jumps of scale to understand the placeThe site is integrated into the multi-urban network of Paris, the Grande Couronne and major green spaces and infrastructure networks. The ZAC Clichy-Batignolles is perceived as a new landscape of connection, a wide-open urban door along the major territorial arches towards the historic city.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe site becomes an important urban platform, an exchange node inserted into the system of great Parisian relational spaces. It holds a role of transition between different scales, them being territorial, urban, environmental, social, cultural, and infrastructure standpoints. The ZAC thus acts as a device of resonance and multi-district transfer.Save this picture!Site PlanThe ZAC Clichy-Batignolles and the Martin Luther King Park are based in a large relational space, an interface of connection lines and urban relationships: powerlines, flowlines, lines of connection and interaction. Echoing the adjacent buildings, the project inserts itself in a coherent and consistent elegance.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaAn island crossing One of the fundamental characteristics of the project is the creation of an almost complete opening in the block, perpendicular to the Martin Luther King Park. This opening acts as a true extension of the park, prolonging it to the heart of the block and bringing it to the street and beyond, until the E9 lot.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThus, nothing obstructs the view from the park to the lot and vice versa. The school group and other residences also benefit from the relatively clear views over the park. Furthermore, greater transparency has been sought at the ground level of the project, completing the idea of a maximal link from the park to the street.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!ElevationSearch for compactness and views This opening constitutes as well, and more importantly, the integration of an environmental strategy. This provision implicates creating thicker buildings, as opposed to the hypothesis of a U disposition. The buildings thus created will be more dense and compact, significantly reducing energy loss. Moreover, due to this configuration no accommodation will be mono-oriented street side. They will therefore benefit from openings overlooking the park and sunny climate.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaSave this picture!6th Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sergio GraziaMoving masses The two buildings comprising the residences are broken down into volumes of different heights, the tallest building’s height being 50 meters. These new created blocks are superimposed and offset from each other. The objective is to create dynamic movement over static volumetries, more rhythm than fixed objects. These movements and rhythms associated with the already rich architecture of the immediate context allow to create new “sounds of the city”. Furthermore, these offsets allow for more outdoor space and for the optimization of the city-planning rules, particularly the perspectives. The architectural strategy of this project is the result of a thorough reflection to avoid an IGH (high-rise building) classification of the building. Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Concepts: Amsterdam Light Festival 2017-2018Call for Submissions”Misunderstandings” at CAMPO and FRACExhibitionProject locationAddress:Batignolles, 75017 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing•Paris, France Landscape Architect: Save this picture!© Sergio Grazia+ 25 Share France “COPY” Bassinet Turquin Paysage Projects 2016 CopyAbout this officeAvenier Cornejo ArchitectesOfficeFollowGausa Raveau ActarquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingParisFrancePublished on December 15, 2016Cite: “145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura” 15 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Shelter selects online partner for Strip 4 Shelter campaign

first_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Homeless charity Shelter has chosen Rivals Digital Media as its official online partner for this year’s Strip 4 Shelter campaign.The campaign encourages people to wear football shirts on Friday 20 September and to donate the equivalent of 90 minutes – the duration of a football match – of their salary.Rivals will be promoting the campaign to its 175,000 registered uses who receive its daily e-mail newsletter The Score. It will also promote th campaign with banner ads and editorial on Rivals.net and Football365. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 September 2002 | News Shelter selects online partner for Strip 4 Shelter campaigncenter_img 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.last_img read more

£15m fund announced to get more surplus food to charities

first_img  109 total views,  1 views today 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. “Nobody wants to see good food go to waste. It harms our environment, it’s bad for business – and it’s morally indefensible. In the coming months we will work closely with business, charities and volunteers to deliver a new scheme to tackle this problem. “The scheme will specifically address surplus food from retail and manufacturing. This is just one part of the problem. Further action to cut food waste from all sources is being considered as part of Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published later this year.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: environment Funding The Government has promised an extra £15 million of funding and a new scheme to reduce food waste by diverting surpluses to charities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced.The fund will be used to offset the cost of diverting surplus food within the supply chain to charities, with a scheme to be developed over the coming months in collaboration with businesses and charities, before launching in 2019/20. The scheme will specifically address surplus food from retail and manufacturing.According to figures from FareShare, the food saved could provide almost 250 million meals a year for those in need. Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO, said:“£15m can create almost 250 million meals worth of food a year for those in need, preventing in date food from being wasted. That amount of food could provide every single person in Britain with three square meals for one day.“Instead this food will go to frontline charities such as breakfast clubs for children, hospices, domestic violence refuges and homeless hostels. This will deliver almost £800m a year in overall savings, both in cash terms for the charities themselves and the knock on savings to schools, the NHS, within the criminal justice system and in health and social care.”“This £15 million fund will mean FareShare and other charities in this vital area can dramatically scale up their operations – supplying ten times more fresh surplus food to charities, and delivering at least £500 million in social value every year.”The Government estimates that around 43,000 tonnes of surplus food is currently redistributed from retailers and food manufacturers every year. It is estimated a further 100,000 tonnes of food – equating to 250 million meals a year – is edible and readily available but is currently sent away for generating energy from waste, anaerobic digestion, or animal feed. Defra is commissioning work to improve the evidence base around food waste, including understanding why more surplus food is not being redistributed. This work will inform the design of the scheme.Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: Advertisementcenter_img  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Image: FareShare. Children at Deptford Park Primary, 2016. Melanie May | 2 October 2018 | News £15m fund announced to get more surplus food to charitieslast_img read more

On the picket line: Farmworkers, Sex workers, Airline mechanics

first_imgNYS farmworkers win right to organizeThe state appellate court in Albany, N.Y., ruled May 23 that excluding farmworkers from a state law protecting workers’ right to organize and collectively bargain without fear of retaliation is unconstitutional.“This is a victory for farmworkers,” said Crispin Hernandez, a member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York in Syracuse, who initiated the suit after he was fired from his job at Marks Dairy in Lowville in 2016 for striving to organize fellow workers after hours. “All workers deserve to have a voice and be heard at their place of work, and farmworkers deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.” The Workers Center of CNY and the Worker Justice Center of New York joined Hernandez in the suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. As workerscny.org noted in its May 23 statement, “Agriculture is big business in New York, and the work is difficult. Most of the farmworkers are immigrants and, without the same protections as other workers, they are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.” However, the powerful Farm Bureau, which represents the interests of New York state farm owners, fought against the exclusion and plans to appeal the 4-1 ruling. Workers Center of CNY lead organizer Rebecca Fuentes said, “Farm workers make essential contributions to New York and to all of our lives. Their labor produces the food, nutrition, and money that sustain our economy and our communities.”According to workerscny.org, state lawmakers are also considering legislation to grant farmworkers the same rights as almost all other hourly workers in New York state, including overtime pay and a day of rest. Fuentes observed that the ruling promotes passage of the long-overdue Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, which would codify those protections.Sex workers’ union fights Instagram discriminationInstagram’s taking money from sex workers. What are the sex workers doing? Organizing and fighting back! The Adult Performers Actors Guild is a new union whose mission, like others, is to bargain and fight for better wages. (“All Things Considered,” npr.com, April 30) Their most recent struggle against Instagram is sparking attention; the APAG has publicly called out the Facebook-owned, photo-sharing giant for discrimination.In a statement, the APAG raised that Instagram deletes sex worker, porn star and adult model accounts just for existing, while “celebrities like Kim Kardashian and countless other Instagram Verified celebrities post images with full nudity, exposed nipples, bare backside and more. Each photo, with its millions of LIKES, contributes to those women’s already massive incomes, as well as Instagram’s own bank account.” (APAGunion.com, April 18) Alice Evans, president of APAG, raises that adult performers have also monetized their accounts and used their platforms for promotion. Instagram’s uneven ban on those accounts, while keeping those of celebrities, is grounds for discrimination. The union’s legal counsel wrote to Facebook April 22 and 30, but Facebook ignored them. So the APAG decided to craft a petition. Some 500 performers and models sent letters to Facebook and Instagram asking the companies to stop removing their accounts. APAG is still surveying members of the adult performance community to see how platforms are blocking or banning them. (vice.com, May 6) Their next idea? A June 19 Instagram strike outside the company’s New York and California offices! (@APAGunion, May 25)Airline mechanics win struggle for safety in new contact After a very contentious, nearly 7-year struggle for a new contract involving two lawsuits over safety issues, 2,500 Southwest Airlines mechanics voted overwhelmingly May 21 for a new 5-year contract. Represented by the Aircraft Mechanics union (AMFA), the workers won $160 million in back pay as a bonus to cover the years after the last contract ended in August 2012, a 20 percent increase in wages as of April 1, and 3 percent annual raises in August. The AMFA noted in a statement that its major concession was allowing Southwest to continue outsourcing some work to foreign contractors. The contract is a far cry from Southwest’s suit against the union in March for a so-called “illegal work slowdown” that forced the cancellation of 100 flights a day for weeks. The Federal Aviation Administration warned both sides that the dispute could hurt the safety of the airline, which carries more passengers on domestic flights than any other airline. No wonder Southwest changed its tune at the table!As of May 21, American Airlines sued its mechanics on May 20. Bloomberg noted that Southwest might be seen as a more reliable option in cities where the two airlines compete.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Beppe Grillo, don’t misrepresent the Press Freedom Index!

first_imgNews News to go further Help by sharing this information ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S), commented ironically about Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shortly after RSF published the 2017 World Press Freedom Index on 26 April. Grillo wrote: “Today, I learned that I was the cause of the press freedom problem in Italy, that is what RSF’s report says. This was an eye-opener for me.” The M5S leader added: “If media coverage is no good, it’s my fault.” “Beppe Grillo is caricaturing RSF and that is all the more regrettable given the use he made of the Press Freedom Index in the past, when he was excited about Italy’s score,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “RSF clearly doesn’t hold him responsible for the press freedom situation in Italy. The country’s ranking is due to political pressure and to threats by mafia-style criminal groups. Nonetheless, the creation of ‘people’s juries’ to reorient the media that ‘manufacture fake news,’ as proposed by Beppe Grillo, is worrying for freedom of information in Italy.” Italy is ranked 52nd in the 2017 Press Freedom Index, 25 places higher than last year. The rise is due in part to a major campaign by Italy’s press freedom groups in support of two Italian journalists prosecuted in the Vatileaks case, and to the determination with which many journalists continue to fight for their freedom despite all the pressure and threats. News November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure center_img April 28, 2017 Beppe Grillo, don’t misrepresent the Press Freedom Index! News Receive email alerts RSF_en Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union December 2, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Italy On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more