Email Address Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has again imposed financial penalties on Genesis Global and AG Communications, the Swedish-facing subsidiary of Aspire Global, for failing to adhere to the country’s igaming regulations. Both have been sanctioned for offering ‘recurring’ bonuses to players. Legal & compliance 3rd June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has again hit Genesis Global and AG Communications, the Swedish-facing subsidiary of Aspire Global, with financial penalties, this time relating to bonus offers promoted by each operator.The sanctions relate to offers for ‘recurring’ bonuses, where players can receive multiple amounts of money through a single offer, which the regulator noted was in breach of the regulations governing bonuses. Swedish regulations dictate that customers may only be offered a single, non-recurring bonus upon sign up. Although the regulator acknowledged both operators stated they did not pay out any of the bonuses in question, the fact they advertised the offers in the first place is enough to deem them in breach. Spelinspektionen classes a bonus as a discount or a similar financial incentive that is directly linked to a game or service on their platform.Genesis Global has been ordered to pay SEK1.7m (£141,460/€160,205/$179,009) and AG Communications SEK500,000.“Gaming bonuses already pose a high risk from a social responsibility perspective, since many individuals with gambling problems have been attracted to them,” the reuglator said.“The main purpose of the new gambling regulation, which came into force on January 1, 2019, is to strengthen consumer protection and reduce the negative effects of gambling,” it explained. “The limitation on bonuses is included in the law to reduce social and economic harms and to tackle problem gambling.”Genesis Global and AG Communications are not the first operators to feel the force of Spelinspektionen’s strict bonus rules, with the regulator last month issuing SEK5m and SEK9m penalties to Betway and Mandalorian Technologies, respectively.Both Genesis Global and AG Communications have also previously faced sanctions for failing to integrate Spelpaus.se self-exclusion program in Sweden, meaning self-excluded players could have signed up for an account with either operator.In April, AG Communications was handed a SEK3m penalty, while Genesis was hit with a SEK4m sanction in March. Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Topics: Legal & compliance Swedish regulator issues sanctions over bonus failures
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Colombian gaming association Fecoljuegos has expressed support for a petition calling for the reopening of casinos and bingo premises in the nation.The petition was started by long-standing casino employee, Zulma Palacios, and has already received over 17,000 signatures.Local gaming venues have been closed for over three months due to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and the ensuing lockdown taking place across Colombia.Fecoljuegos claims that 90% of gaming businesses are facing financial ruin as a result of lockdown. Many are now unable fulfil their financial obligations, and have failed to reach agreements covering their leasing fees. According to the association, 95% of operators have found it impossible to secure any kind of credit throughout the pandemic.This puts over 240,000 families supported by jobs in the sector at risk of losing their incomes.Fecoljuegos president Evert Montero Cárdenas warned that the situation had prompted multinational bingo and casino operators to consider withdrawing from the market, something he said would have “grave results” for the Colombian economy.The association has developed rigorous biosecurity protocols in tandem with epidemiologists and public health experts, in an attempt to guarantee the security of staff and customers when the national government gives the go-ahead to reopen gaming premises.Casinos and bingo halls are not considered mass entertainment venues, and by placing barrier screens between machines, can ensure a degree of social distancing for both staff and visitors, it noted.According to Palacios: “[For] this reason, those of us who have signed the petition are convinced that this sector can already return to operating, and through this incentive we want society to hear the clamour of 240,000 families who have been affected by the circumstances.”“We hope they let us open the doors soon, because we don’t want to lose our jobs”, she concluded.In 2019, the gaming sector contributed COP600bn (£130.4m/€142.8m/$160.1m) to the state through its land-based operations, with around two-thirds of that revenue directly funding the nation’s healthcare system.In contrast, during the three months of lockdown, the state has lost out on around COP135bn in tax contributions due to the closure of bingo halls and casinos. Regions: LATAM Colombia 30th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Casino & games Bingo Bingo Colombian gaming association Fecoljuegos has expressed support for a petition calling for the reopening of casinos and bingo premises in the nation. Colombian gaming employees call for industry reopening Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2010 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Cliff D’Arcy | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: GSK Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address On Monday, and again earlier today, I argued that the FTSE 100 has been a serial underperformer for decades. Furthermore, within the FTSE 100 hide shares that have produced stellar returns, while others have left investors nursing horrible losses.The FTSE 100 is a mixed bagAt one end of the FTSE 100 lies Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), whose shares have produced nothing but losses over any reasonable timeframe. Oddly, whatever medium-term timeframe you choose, the Lloyds share price seems to have halved. Ouch.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…At the other end of this scale lie booming businesses whose share prices have duly followed suit, rising above and beyond the wider market. For example, over the past five years, 18 FTSE 100 shares have doubled or better. Remarkably, the leader has almost quintupled in value over the past half-decade. Wow.Mixed value in the FTSE 100However, I’m not going to talk about the FTSE 100’s star performers, because I find their share prices simply too rich for my blood. Instead, I’m going to review a modest performer – one that churns out juicy cash dividends, while offering the prospect of future capital growth.GlaxoSmithKline is my favourite ‘safe’ shareGlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) may look like a boring, safe business – and it is. But there are also exciting projects waiting in the wings that could propel its share price significantly higher.Long-term shareholders – and I’ve owned GSK shares pretty much continually since the early 90s – know that GSK shares won’t shoot the lights out. They haven’t doubled over the past five years, like those of long-term British rival AstraZeneca.GSK’s solid FTSE 100 financialsGSK’s main attraction right now is its generous dividend, which is rock-steady. Check out GSK’s yearly cash dividends since 2015:2019: 80p2018: 80p2017: 80p2016: 80p2015: 100p (includes 20p special dividend)Thus, I’m willing to bet any sum that this FTSE 100 dividend won’t be less than 80p for 2020!At their current price of 1,616p, GSK shares offer a dividend yield a whisker short of 5% (at £16, the yield would be exactly 5%). That’s seriously attractive in a world of near-zero or even negative interest rates from government and corporate bonds.What’s more, GSK’s 80p yearly dividend is covered 1.34 times by recent earnings of 107p per share. Also, I suspect a higher coverage ratio will emerge as GSK’s ongoing earnings start to grow again. Likewise, on a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.1 (13 on a forward basis), GSK shares are cheap by historical standards.GSK’s best may be yet to comeOver the past five years, GSK shares have risen by 18.3%. That’s a vast improvement on the FTSE 100’s overall performance of nearly -20% since July 2015. Plus GSK’s dividend yield has easily beaten the FTSE 100’s over this period.However, GSK is so different today under change-leader and CEO Emma Walmsley that it may as well rename itself. As a world-leading vaccine producer, it’s at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus. Likewise, its growing pipeline of 52 new clinical entities, plus huge spending on research and development (£4.6bn last year), will fuel a brighter future.To sum up, this FTSE 100 giant (valued at £81.5bn) combines a defensive business model and diversified (and rising) revenues with a rock-solid balance sheet, modest net debt, high margins and strong cash flow. What’s not to like? That’s why I’d buy more GSK shares today. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Cliffdarcy owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. 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. 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. My favourite FTSE 100 ‘safe share’ pays 5% a year in cash, so I’d buy more today! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.
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That said, here are three quality UK shares I’d happily buy for my stocks portfolio today: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…#1: Getting yourself connectedI think getting a slice of the telecoms sector is a good idea as the adoption of homeworking takes off. FTSE 100 oil giant BP is the latest blue chip to embrace the flexible working philosophy. It has instructed tens of thousands of its employee to work from home two days a week following the Covid-19 crisis. I expect much more to come as companies try to keep their workers happy while cutting costs during this period of profits recovery.I personally would invest in UK tech share Gamma Communications to ride this phenomenon. This business offers a spectrum of IT and telephone-based communications services for workers to stay connected to one another. A word of warning, though: this operator is much smaller than a great many of its competitors. It could well get brushed aside in this fast-growing market.#2: A UK value share for dividend loversI recently explained why the Eurasian economy of Georgia could bounce back strongly following Covid-19. It’s a belief which the boffins at ratings agency Fitch share with me. They predict GDP growth of 4.3% and 5.8% in 2021 and 2022 respectively. It’s a theme I think could make UK share investors like me a lot of money with stocks like TBC Bank Group.There are threats to the bank’s profits outlook, of course. The Georgian economy is hugely dependent on a strong tourism industry. And so rising worldwide Covid-19 infection rates could damage the economic rebound from 2021 and thus hit profits at TBC Bank should revenues struggle and bad loans keep rising. I still think the company is an attractive buy at current prices though. It trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 6 times. TBC Bank boasts an enormous 5% dividend yield too.#3: Guarding the digital realmNow NCC Group doesn’t offer the same sort of terrific value on paper as TBC Bank. In fact this UK share trades on a sky-high forward P/E ratio of 36 times. It’s the sort of reading which could cause its share price to fall sharply if trading conditions begin to deteriorate.There’s a reason why NCC Group trades on such a high multiple, though: NCC is expected to enjoy strong long-term profits growth. Cyber attacks on companies’ and individuals’ computer systems have grown at an exponential rate recently. That surge in flexible working I mentioned above will provide even more opportunity for hackers and Internet scammers too. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Gamma Communications and NCC. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 3 UK shares I’d buy before the Stocks & Shares ISA deadline! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.
ArchDaily 2020 Photographs: Adam Letch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: Weylandts, Bronpi, Cannata, Gluex, Glutone, Rubio MonocaotArchitect In Charge:SAOTA, Jaco Booyens ArchitectInterior Designer:ARRCCContractor:Pro-Projects and De Kock BouersLandscaping:Fritz CoetzeeBespoke Furniture:OKHARoofing:Thatching – JNA ThatchersIrrigation:Groen KarooFurniture Design:Pieter Coetzee, designed by Greg TruenStaircase Design:Jaco Booyens ArchitectCity:LadismithCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The restoration of the ensemble of heritage buildings on Buffelsdrift, west of Ladismith in the arid Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape, by SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect, a specialist in clay buildings, recently won the gold medal at the seventh edition (2019) of the international Domus Restoration and Conservation Award (www.premiorestauro.it) in Italy. The award recognises “excellence in the field of restoration, redevelopment and architectural and landscape recovery at an international level”.Save this picture!© Adam LetchSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Adam LetchThe restoration involved a cluster of Cape buildings in a valley beneath the Swartberg mountain range, consisting of a main house and two barns, plus a store. A short way off is a flat-roofed building, typical of the Ladismith style, which was originally used as a wine store. Other structures on the property include a contemporary shed, a cottage further up a hill and a graveyard.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe house, barns and wine store were all restored. SAOTA director Greg Truen, who acquired the farm in 2016, notes that while minor additions and modern alterations had been made to the buildings, the original house, was “in good condition, considering” and that the barns were “fundamentally untouched”. In the main house, evidence of earlier refurbishments in the 1970s, were stripped out, while modern kitchen and bathrooms were inserted in an adaptive approach to conservation. A new pump house was added near the dam wall on the property. Its design and construction were an experiment in contemporary architecture using the same materials and techniques as the heritage buildings, including poured mud or “cob” walls, as well as brick vaulted roofs. The landscaping around the house took the form of a series of low terraces.Save this picture!© Adam LetchLicences to graze livestock on the land date back to the mid-1700s, and it is clear that it was farmed before the 1800s. The original circular farm was divided into smaller parts over the years. The main house on this portion on the farm dates back to 1852. The date and initials IWDV, Isak Wilhelm van der Vyver, are inscribed above the door. The Van der Vyver family was associated with Buffesldrift as far back as 1768, when they first leased the farm.Save this picture!© Adam LetchSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Adam LetchIncidentally, 1852 was the year in which Ladismith was proclaimed, unlocking growth and development in the area. Fruit trees, grapes and other crops were farmed in the valley, although by the late 1800s and early 20th century, crops were largely abandoned in favour of ostrich farming, which brought great prosperity as a result of the international ostrich feather boom. The collapse of the fashion for ostrich feathers, war and drought brought economic devastation, and the once-bustling valley was largely abandoned. Now olives are commonly farmed in the valley.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe front section of the house consists of a central living room with a bedroom on each side. The T- section included a dining area. While the front section had yellowwood beams and ceilings, the rafters in T-section were exposed. A lean-to section with a fireplace had been added in one of the elbows of the T using sundried bricks. It was being used as a kitchen.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe house and barns had been constructed according to the usual technique used by Dutch settlers in the Cape, with walls of poured mud or clay, cast layer by layer about 700mm wide. “This method of construction – ubiquitously used by Dutch settlers, trekboers and later Voortrekkers – requires a source of clayey ground into which is added ‘a good proportion’ of sand and grit, possibly straw or dung, combined in a pit, all trod through by oxen-hooves in span,” writes Fisher (quoting William John Burchell’s Travels In The Interior Of Southern Africa).Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessHengqin International Financial Center / AedasSelected ProjectsJapanese Cuisine Tokiwa / Fumihiko Sano StudioSelected Projects Share Buffelsdrift Farm / SAOTA + Jaco Booyens ArchitectSave this projectSaveBuffelsdrift Farm / SAOTA + Jaco Booyens Architect CopyHouses, Restoration•Ladismith, South Africa Buffelsdrift Farm / SAOTA + Jaco Booyens Architect Architects: Jaco Booyens Architect, SAOTA Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” South Africa Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955417/buffelsdrift-farm-saota Clipboard Area: 140000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 34Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955417/buffelsdrift-farm-saota Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowJaco Booyens ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationOn FacebookLadismithSouth AfricaPublished on January 22, 2021Cite: “Buffelsdrift Farm / SAOTA + Jaco Booyens Architect ” 21 Jan 2021. 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Melanie May | 6 July 2016 | News Tagged with: domain names Donation management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of .org, .ngo, and .ong domains is working with GlobalGiving and Network for Good in a partnership aimed at creating new donation opportunities for NGOs.Once an NGO has registered for a validated .ngo and .ong domain, they will now be able to create a profile page on OnGood, an online community where NGOs can raise awareness, funds and support for their missions, and display GlobalGiving and Network for Good Widgets that link to partner services and facilitate donations.GlobalGiving and Network for Good join existing OnGood donation partner ammado. Each organisation’s giving widgets are compatible with international currencies, languages and payment tools, and NGOs can display giving widgets on their OnGood profiles at no additional cost.Those that use the GlobalGiving and Network for Good widgets will also receive access to their nonprofit and donor networks, as well as additional resources to help them better communicate their stories.John Hecklinger, chief programme officer, GlobalGiving, said:“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Public Interest Registry to give validated nonprofits easier access to the information, tools and donors they need to be effective and make our world a better place.“ 69 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 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. 70 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Public Interest Registry announces partnership with GlobalGiving & Network for Good
United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies ViolenceFreedom of expression News to go further March 14, 2018 Find out more RSF_en Journalists, citizen journalists, and media workers around the world have faced growing threats to their safety in recent years, with more than 700 journalists killed over the past decade in connection with their work, far too often with impunity. This alarming trend is all too present throughout the Commonwealth states.In the letter to May, RSF outlines recent cases of violence against journalists in Commonwealth states, including the murders in 2017 of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta; Gauri Lankesh, Navin Gupta, Shantanu Bhowmick, and Sudip Datta Bhaumik in India; and Abdul Hakim Shimul in Bangladesh. The letter also highlights the abductions of journalists Charles Etukuri in Uganda and Azori Gwanda in Tanzania, both of whom remain missing, and the attempted armed kidnapping of Taha Siddiqui in Pakistan, as well as a string of attacks in Trinidad and Tobago, including assaults on Guardian journalists Kristian De Silva and Sascha Wilson.“Violent attacks against journalists are taking place with alarming frequency across the Commonwealth. We call on the UK to take leadership on this crucial issue during its Chairmanship, to reaffirm the Commonwealth’s Charter commitment to freedom of expression and provide much-needed protection to journalists reporting information in the public interest”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.The Commonwealth of Nations is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific, most of which are former territories of the British Empire. The Commonwealth’s commitment to freedom of expression is affirmed in its Charter, and has been declared as a focus of the forthcoming Commonwealth Summit agenda on promoting respect for the rule of law, good governance, and access to justice for all. The UK will take over Chairmanship at the Heads of Government Meeting starting 16 April 2018.The full text of the letter is available to download below. November 22, 2017 Find out more News September 20, 2017 Find out more Receive email alerts Joint open letter to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission: Call for EU action to protect journalists News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies ViolenceFreedom of expression Organisation March 16, 2018 – Updated on March 21, 2018 RSF urges UK to prioritise safety of journalists in Commonwealth Chairmanship One month ahead of the UK assuming Chairmanship of the Commonwealth in April 2018, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General Christophe Deloire has written to Prime Minister Theresa May in a letter dated 16 March urging her to prioritise the promotion of safety of journalists during the UK’s two-year mandate. News Related documents rsf_open_letter_to_theresa_may_on_uk_commonwealth_chairmanship.pdfPDF – 373.68 KB Follow the news on United Kingdom RSF hails new UN resolution on journalists’ safety French president calls for UN special representative for journalists’ safety Help by sharing this information