Reporters Without Borders says its voice will be heard despite exclusion from world information summit

first_img Organisation “Despite our being banned from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), we will ensure that our voice is heard loud and clear there,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “An original and news-worthy form of protest will be announced at the news conference,” he added.Ménard will take part in the news conference, as will former Agence France-Presse director Claude Moisy, who is a member of the Reporters Without Borders board. The city of Geneva will support Reporters Without Borders with the presence of Patrice Mugny, who will speak on behalf of the city council.Reporters Without Borders was told it was being banned from the 10-12 December summit in Geneva in a letter from WSIS executive director Pierre Gagné on 3 September. This grotesque decision followed the organisation’s suspension for a year from the UN Commission on human rights at the request of regimes that are the worst press freedom violators because it energetically condemned the absurd choice of a Libyan representative as the commission’s chairperson.News conference on 9 December at 3:30 pm.Club de la Presse, “La Pastorale”.Route de Fernay 106, Geneva. Help by sharing this information RSF_en December 2, 2003 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders says its voice will be heard despite exclusion from world information summit News Secretary-general Robert Ménard said plans for an original and news-worthy form of protest would be announced at a press conference in Geneva on 9 December. last_img read more

China’s LNG prices slide as industrial users cut use

first_imgChinese liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices have slipped from record highs as the industrial users were cut off the supply and turned to cheaper LPG and coal. Reuters cites Li Ruipeng, manager at Tangshan Huapu Gas Co a company delivering liquefied natural gas via trucks, as saying that some industrial users were unable to afford the LNG as it reached 9,750 Yuan ($1,500) in Inner Mongolia region.Since December 24, the prices have dropped over 40 percent according to the data from the industry publication, Reuters reports.The prices dropped as China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) ordered state-owned companies to cut gas supplies to industrial users by 15 million cubic meters per day. In addition, the prices of domestically produced fuel also had a major impact on the price drop.Not only were the industrial users turning away from natural gas but even residential users opted for cheaper liquefied petroleum gas or coal.The NDRC has also informed that the supply of natural to North China was boosted by diverting some 14 million cubic meters of gas per day from the south.1 CNY = 0.153929 USD LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Baffour Gyan granted GHC 30,000 bail

first_imgBaffour Gyan and Samuel Anim Addo, manager for Asamoah Gyan have been granted bail on Monday by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) circuit court after being charged for allegedly assaulting Daniel Kenu, a reporter of Graphic Corporation.The bail was set at GHC 30,000 for each person and the case has therefore been adjourned to Friday 12 September.Although the police granted the accused persons a bail on Saturday, their lawyer Augustus Anane Quebah had to plead with the court to grant them a bail.   Baffour and Anim Addo were arrested after a report was made to the police following the alleged assault of a Kumasi based reporter of the Graphic Communication, Daniel Kenu by thugs said to have been hired by the former national team striker.It started after the said journalist gave Asamoah Gyan, the junior brother of Baffour a platform to clear the air of the rumours that he had sacrificed hip life musician, Theophilus Tagoe, popularly called Castro.The prosecutor wanted them to be remanded until the macho-men who were allegedly hired to assault Kenu are produced, but upon the plea of their lawyer, the circuit court judge, William Boampong granted them a bail.last_img read more