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New opposition newspaper suspended for three months

first_imgNews September 1, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New opposition newspaper suspended for three months KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Just six months after its launch, the opposition newspaper ADAM has been suspended for three months on characteristically absurd bureaucratic grounds. Reporters Without Borders condemns its closure, which is typical of the Kazakh government’s unacceptable suppression of media freedom.ADAM was launched on 13 March, almost immediately after its predecessor, the weekly ADAM bol, was closed at the end of February, but the Kazakh authorities were clearly unable to stand by and let a new opposition newspaper emerge from the ashes of the last one.The company that prints ADAM notified the newspaper’s management on 27 August that it was unable to print the latest issue for “technical reasons.” Representatives of the regional government of Almaty (Kazakhstan’s business capital) went to the newspaper’s headquarters later the same day and handed over a temporary closure order claiming that it had violated its statutes by publishing articles that were not in the Kazakh language.Two hours later, an Almaty administrative court issued an order suspending the newspaper for three months and fining it 200,000 tenge (750 euros).“ADAM’s suspension is discriminatory and utterly disproportionate,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The use of such absurd bureaucratic pretexts is typical and cannot hide the fact that the authorities clearly want to close this publication for good because they regard it as a nuisance. We urge them to rescind this unjust decision and to end this persecution, which has gone on for too long.”Like ADAM bol, its predecessor, ADAM is the creation of the well-known opposition journalist Guljan Yergaliyeva. ADAM bol was also initially suspended and fined before being forced to close for good in February. All the publications launched by Yergaliyeva in recent years have ended up being suppressed.The already difficult media climate became suffocating in Kazakhstan after all the leading national opposition newspapers were closed simultaneously in December 2012. Since then, any attempt to launch new independent publications is quickly quashed. Arrests of journalists and bloggers are also common.Kazakhstan is ranked 160st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia to go further February 5, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Receive email alerts Organisation News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News January 15, 2021 Find out more October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Global oil demand could be headed for record-breaking 10 million barrel per day decline

first_imgGlobal oil demand could be headed for record-breaking 10 million barrel per day decline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Global oil consumption is in free-fall, heading for the biggest annual contraction in history, as more countries introduce unprecedented measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak.Travel bans, work-from-home, canceled vacations and disrupted supply chains all mean reduced demand for fuel. As societies respond to the virus, oil demand — already hammered by China’s decision to shut down swathes of the economy — is falling further. Oil traders, executives, hedge fund managers and consultants are revising down their forecasts dramatically.The growing fear among many traders is that oil demand, which averaged just over 100 million barrels a day in 2019, may contract by the most ever this year, easily outstripping the loss of almost 1 million barrels a day during the great recession in 2009 and even surpassing the 2.65 million barrels registered in 1980, when the world economy crashed after the second oil crisis.“This global pandemic is something the world hasn’t witnessed since 1918,” said Pierre Andurand, who runs oil hedge fund Andurand Capital Management LLP. “I do not see how the demand drop wouldn’t be multiples of the drop witnessed during the global financial crisis.”Goldman Sachs, which runs one of the largest commodity trading businesses on Wall Street, is now forecasting that oil demand will contract by more than 4 million barrels a day every month from February to April. Other investors see much larger demand drops in the short term.Andurand estimates that demand could easily drop by 10 million barrels a day in this quarter and even beyond.[Javier Blas, Grant Smith]More: Global oil use heads for record annual drop as virus spreadslast_img read more

Prabowo’s niece to run for deputy mayor in South Tangerang race

first_imgRahayu Saraswati Djojohadikusumo, a former TV presenter and legislator who is also a niece of Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, has been nominated as the deputy mayor candidate in the upcoming regional election in South Tangerang, Banten.Rahayu, a politician of the Gerindra Party that her uncle chairs, has been paired with incumbent South Tangerang administrative secretary Muhamad in their mayoral bid with the endorsement of Gerindra and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).Prabowo announced the candidate pair on Monday evening at his residence, with PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto in attendance. “May they [Muhamad and Rahayu] fight hard to defend and prioritize the interests of the people, as well as the progress and welfare of the people of South Tangerang,” said the former 2014 and 2019 presidential candidate as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: PDI-P recommends Prabowo’s niece for South Tangerang mayoral raceRahayu is the daughter of Prabowo’s youngest brother, businessman Hashim Djojojadikusumo. She previously served in the 2014-2019 session of the House of Representatives but failed to secure a seat in her 2019 reelection bid.Following the announcement, Gerindra South Tangerang executive chair Li Claudia Candra told tribunnews.com that she had called on all members and supporters of the party to promote the mayoral candidates.Meanwhile, executive chair Wanto Sugito of PDI-P’s South Tangerang branch said that the mayoral pair should expect the party to issue its official recommendation letter this week, noting that Hasto’s presence at the announcement signaled the party’s green light.Wanto also made assurances that the Hanura Party would join “the coalition” soon.Combined, the three parties have 17 seats in the South Tangerang Legislative Council, which meets the minimum 20 percent requirement – or 10 of the total 50 council seats – for a party to nominate a candidate.Read also: ‘Is it because I’m a woman?’: Gerindra lawmaker fumes over prayer reading snubEarlier, Hanura had said that it would support Muhamad’s pairing with a running mate from the Indonesia Solidarity Party. On Monday, however, executive chair Amar of Hanura’s South Tangerang branch said the party had shifted its support to Rahayu, as reported by tribunnews.com.South Tangerang municipality is among the 270 regencies and municipalities slated to elect their new leaders in the simultaneous regional elections in December. The city, considered a growing and hip satellite city of Jakarta, has attracted a number of electoral hopefuls, including incumbent deputy mayor Benyamin Davnie and Siti Nur Azizah, who is a daughter of Vice President Ma’ruf Amin.Political analysts have raised concern that this year’s regional elections could give rise to a new generation of political dynasties.Aside from Prabowo’s niece and the Vice President’s daughter, the elections will also see Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the 32-year-old eldest son of President Joko Widodo, running for mayor with PDI-P backing in their hometown of Surakarta, Central Java. (mfp)Topics :last_img read more