News December 23, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 President “insulted” by talk of bribes SenegalAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law Organisation Follow the news on Senegal Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further Reports RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal Photo: Mamadou Mansour Diop, www.leral.net March 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more Surprised by the summons of four D-Média group executives and journalists in the past few days in Senegal, which has reputation for respecting media freedom and pluralism, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reminds the authorities that the media must be free to cover all stories, including corruption allegations.Are some subjects off limits in Senegal? The usually relaxed climate for journalists has become much more tense since a recent report in the French daily Le Monde about the alleged use of bribes for illegal political funding. Discussion of these allegations on D-Média outlets did not please the authorities, who are accusing them of “insulting the president.”The first to be arrested was D-Média CEO Massamba Mbaye, whose outlets include the daily newspaper La Tribune, Sen TV and Radio Zik FM. The police interrogated him at length on 19 December and summoned him for further questioning on 21 December.Three of Mbaye’s employees – Sen TV head of programming Ndèye Astou Guèye, presenter Mamadou Mansour Diop and reporter Pape Bess Diba – were also questioned on 21 December and were told to remain available to the judicial authorities.The arrests were prompted by discussions on Sen TV and Zik FM on 18 December of a Le Monde report that Lamine Diack, the Senegalese former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, confessed to a Senegalese anti corruption body that he solicited bribes from Russians officials and used the money to fund opposition election campaigns in Senegal in 2009 and 2012. The police raided Sen TV on 19 December and asked to seize the recordings of all the programmes broadcast between 2 pm and 5 pm the previous day. They also said they wanted to arrest Diop for “prejudicial comments insulting the president.”“We are not used to such authoritarian measures in Senegal, measures that send a threatening message to all the media and encourage self-censorship,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“The charges of insulting the president are out of all proportion. The questions posed by the journalists were, it is true, disconcerting but must be regarded as part and parcel of a legitimate public debate. We call for the withdrawal of all the charges against them so that they can continue to cover developments freely.”Media freedom violations directly affecting journalists have been relatively infrequent in recent years in Senegal. But the authorities keep a close rein on independent media and parliament continues to refuse to approve a bill decriminalizing media offences that has sat in drawer for the past five years.Senegal is ranked 71st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News SenegalAfrica
Home » News » Reborn eMoov insists it is co-operating with advertising watchdog over out-of-date reviews previous nextRegulation & LawReborn eMoov insists it is co-operating with advertising watchdog over out-of-date reviewsComplaint featured on Advertising Standards Authority’s website this week was informally resolved with the hybrid agency, it is claimed.Nigel Lewis14th November 20190696 Views Relaunched hybrid estate agency eMoov says it is complying with a request from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to remove Trustpilot and Google reviews relating to its previous incarnation prior to the company’s purchase by proptech platform Mashroom.Mashroom says it is in the process of relaunching eMoov’s website and that the new pages will only feature reviews about its service since it took over the business.The original complaint to the ASA was made by Andrew Stanton of Estate Agency Insights, who has told The Negotiator he’s been in conversation with the ASA since late October and that it was agreed that Emoov would remove, in particular, references to being the ‘UK’s No.1 Hybrid Agency’ as well as the Google and Trustpilot reviews.“The claims made in the recent news were resolved last month, and we worked closely with the ASA to ensure that we complied fully with their request,” says its COO Naveen Jaspal (pictured, top).“Mashroom purchased the brand rights from Emoov and started operating again in January of this year.“Since then, we have been in the process of rebuilding the company and the sole focus on the emoov rebuild has been with the customer at its core.“Since our relaunch, we have received a significant amount of 5-star reviews from clients that have used our service this year and that number is on the increase.“We are in the process of building a fresh new website, using the wonderful reviews we have received from 2019 to display how the new emoov is not just new and improved, but paving the way forward for the online estate agency model, where people come first.”Naveen will be speaking at The Negotiator conference on November 29th.Naveen Jaspal Mashroom advertising standards authority ASA Emoov November 14, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
After its first team action of the spring season, the USC women’s golf team stands in first place of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge as the No. 1 Women of Troy tee off the third and final round Wednesday at 8 a.m. in Palos Verdes, Calif.On Tuesday, USC shot a 4-under 280 to jump from fourth to first place. The Trojans are standing at 10-over 578 with a one-shot lead over No. 37 UCLA, a seven-shot lead over No. 4 Duke and an 11-shot lead over No. 33 Texas.USC junior Sophia Popov, tied for fifth on the leaderboard and ranked No. 21 in the nation, notched six birdies to go 3-under 68 in the second round to lead the Trojans.Freshman Kyung Kim, ranked No. 16, is tied for second after scoring a 2-under 69 with five birdies on Tuesday and 3-over on Monday. Junior Rachel Morris, meanwhile, also shot a 2-under 69 for the Trojans on Tuesday and is tied for 10th place.Kim, Morris and Popov are three of five players who have shot under par in either round of the competition so far.After the first round of play concluded on Monday, the Trojans were 14-over 298, 10 shots behind first place UCLA. USC fell behind in the final three holes of the first round, shooting a combined 7-over.Freshman Annie Park helped USC cling onto its fourth place position through the first round with a 1-over 72 performance on Monday. Park is currently tied for 18th after coming into the day tied for ninth. Sophomore Doris Chen, ranked No. 14, is 8-over 150 and tied for 30th in the competition.In individual play, USC freshmen Kim Santiago and Ellie Chai are tied for 59th and 79th, respectively, through two rounds.USC will tee off in the final round Wednesday at 8 a.m. with UCLA, Duke and Texas.