Internet users targeted by changes to information law

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first_img Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia GambiaAfrica to go further July 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Internet users targeted by changes to information law Photograph: President Yahya Jammeh (Seyllou / AFP) GambiaAfrica RSF_en August 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by amendments to the 2009 Information and Communications Act – the main law limiting freedom of information in Gambia – which the National Assembly passed on 3 July.Under the amended law, “spreading of false news against the government or public officials” is punishable by up to 15 years in prison or a fine of 3 million dalasis (64,000 euros). Its main target is Gambians who make fun of government officials online.“The amendments to the Information and Communications Act that the Gambian parliament has just adopted aggravate what is already one of Africa’s most repressive laws,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities are using these amendments to target news providers and crack down on the Internet, one of the last spaces for freedom of information in Gambia. We call for their immediate withdrawal and a complete overhaul of the law, which already gags the media in the name of state security.”The amendments were proposed by information and communication minister Nana Grey-Johnson, who said their aim was the “deterrent punishment” of persons who engage in “treacherous campaigns” at home and abroad and incite “unpatriotic behaviour.”President Yahya Jammeh is on the May 2013 Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” while Gambia is ranked 152nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News News January 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Gambia Organisation Receive email alerts News Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more


Affordable Home Shortages and Housing Values

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first_img Tagged with: Affordability CNBC Home Prices Homebuyers Homes HOUSING real estate Reuters  Print This Post David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home prices are rising faster than wages and inflation as a shortage of affordable homes continues to remain a headwind for many homebuyers. This acute shortage will continue over the coming year, according to real estate analysts polled by Reuters recently.”Housing prices have regained losses since the recession, but homeownership remains unaffordable for many because supply hasn’t kept up with demand,” Reuters said in this video.Watch this video to learn what else the poll revealed: Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Affordable Home Shortages and Housing Values About Author: David Wharton Previous: Rental Investment: Teaming to Benefit the Bottom Line Next: Five Star & Aspen Grove Revamp Mortgage Industry Certification Platform Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 13, 2018 1,445 Views center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Affordability CNBC Home Prices Homebuyers Homes HOUSING real estate Reuters 2018-06-13 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Affordable Home Shortages and Housing Values Subscribelast_img read more