Gaming Realms appoints Chris Ash to board

first_img Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has appointed entrepreneur and experienced industry executive Chris Ash to its board as a non-executive director. Ash will take on his new role with immediate effect. Gaming Realms appoints Chris Ash to board Topics: People Strategy People Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has appointed entrepreneur and experienced industry executive Chris Ash to its board as a non-executive director.Taking on his new role at Gaming Realms with immediate effect, Ash has worked in the gaming sector for more than 18 years.Ash is perhaps best known for founding gaming content developer Ash Gaming, which he sold to Playtech for £23m (€26.0m/$29.2m) in December 2011.Following the sale, he moved into the role of head of the solutions giant’s open platform divison, running the content aggregation business with 25 partner studios and assisted with M&A.Ash remained in this role until March 2015, when he left to found the Ash Capital corporate advisory business. More recently, he has invested in and advised both BlueRibbon Software and Stashbee.“We are delighted that Chris has agreed to join the company; his significant experience in content development and global licensing closely aligns with our strategy to scale our licensing business,” Gaming Realms’ non-executive chairman, Michael Buckley, said.Gaming Realms has confirmed that Ash holds 1,965,680 of the company’s ordinary shares, priced at 10 pence apiece. Tags: Mobilecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 6th June 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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BetMGM enters DC market with Washington Nationals partnership

first_imgUnder the multi-year agreement, BetMGM will launch its mobile sports betting app in the state. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter BetMGM is to expand into Washington DC’s regulated sports betting market through an exclusive partnership with the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball (MLB) team. Tags: BetMGM Washington Nationals The app can be accessed throughout Washington DC, but local restrictions mean players can only place mobile bets when located within a two-block radius of the MLB team’s Nationals Park stadium. Sports betting Regions: Washington DC Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, BetMGM’s integration with MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards program will allow customers to redeem their gameplay for experiences at MGM Resorts properties across the US. Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting Email Address The partnership will also see BetMGM open a branded retail sportsbook at Nationals Park later this year. BetMGM enters DC market with Washington Nationals partnership Read the full story on iGB North America. 11th June 2021 | By Robert Fletcherlast_img read more

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Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgCavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc is a registered commercial bank in Zambia and the holding company of Cavmont Bank Limited. Cavmont Bank was established in 2004 through the merger of Cavmont Merchant Bank Limited and New Capital Bank Plc. The financial institution offers products and services for retail, commercial and corporate banking; including treasury and credit products. In addition to general transaction accounts, clients of Cavmont Bank are offered solutions for long-term savings and investments, time and repo deposits, foreign exchange trading, personal and business loans, overdraft and salary advance accounts, residential and building loans, invoice discounting facilities, guarantee bonds, and short- and medium-term finance options. Cavmont Bank has 19 branches operating in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Cavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc. is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is the oldest publishing house and commercial printer in Zimbabwe with interests in print media, broadcasting and digital publishing. Known as ZimPapers, the company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading national and regional newspapers which includes nine newspaper titles, two magazines and one regional newspaper which is a joint venture with a Namibian publisher. Well-known newspapers in its product offering include The Herald, Chronicle, H-Metro and The Manica Post, aswell as two Sunday newspapers; The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. Zimbabwe Newspapers has ventured into magazine and digital publishing with BH24 which is a prime daily business bulletin targeted at top business executives; and ZimTravel covers tourism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. A corporate printing division produces books, labels, security documents, diaries and calendars, and an origination service. Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nieto House / ARP Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses•Falda del Carmen, Argentina “COPY” Architects: ARP Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina ArchDaily Year:  Nieto House / ARP ArquitectosSave this projectSaveNieto House / ARP Arquitectos Photographs Houses Photographs:  Gonzalo ViramonteStructures:Edgar MoránFurnishings:Estudio EnbrutoProject Architects:Pablo González, Nahuel VillagraCity:Falda del CarmenCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. Faced with the challenge of designing a house, it was inevitable we ask ourselves how we inhabit our homes today, how does a couple/future young family (our client)? … how would they do it in a sustainable way? Consequently … how to design toward these questions?Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn this search we position ourselves to propose an architecture that can be built and maintained over time, optimizing local human resources, working with fine and low-maintenance materials, and above all making the most of natural energy (natural light, good sunlight and cross ventilation).Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSitingIn a lot 15,00m wide and 35,00m deep, located in a gated community just outside the city of Córdoba, we lay out the house, as a habitable compact volume, in the NS (north-south) axis, accompanying the longitudinality of the terrain. The challenge posed against the logic of use is definitely the duality of working in the city/ residing in the rural suburbs.Save this picture!PlanDesigning in these “new” urbanized cells assumes us to understand a priori the need of the people who choose it, to get to the space for rest and dis-connect as main premise; it is for this reason that the house is implanted almost “fitted” between the existing vegetation and rising one level, to experience not from below, but BETWEEN the forest.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProgramIt is laid out on three levels: a main access and social / collective floor, a first private level for bedrooms and an infra-level: a storage area, workshop, multipurpose room, an extension of barbecue-grill … a shelter for the users.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRelationship with the environmentThe S façade faces the street, the house is shown intimate in its expression to the public, qualified by an exposed concrete partition 25 cm thick that is imposed on the first floor; the opening of the building is laid out towards the N direction, which allows good sunlight in different seasons and times of day, where the design resource used as filter / protection are horizontal exposed concrete planes (eaves).Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteWe propose openings facing each other on the East and West facades to create cross ventilation throughout the interior of the home, achieving a condition passive level of comfort without mechanical resources arise. In turn the openings of the west facade are smaller and are located 1.50 m above the East facade, this allows for the hot air to rise faster in the double height by Venturi effect and the house to remain cool in warmer seasons.Save this picture!SectionMaterialsThe house is 60% reinforced concrete for structure and exposed slabs. We also use metal and wood in interior walls.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe design is approached from the search for quality materials that express authentically and pursue not only the synthesis of form but their durability in relation to the intensity of use.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseñoSelected ProjectsMaisam Creates A Gateway to PetraArchitecture News Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596428/nieto-house-arp-arquitectos Clipboard Nieto House / ARP Arquitectos 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596428/nieto-house-arp-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 27 Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeARP ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFalda del CarmenArgentinaPublished on February 09, 2015Cite: “Nieto House / ARP Arquitectos” [Casa Nieto / ARP Arquitectos] 09 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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The Clearwater House / Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates

first_img The Clearwater House / Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates CopyAbout this officeSeshimo ArchitectsOfficeFollowPeter Hahn AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNisekoJapanPublished on December 01, 2017Cite: “The Clearwater House / Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates” 30 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects 2017 “COPY” The Clearwater House / Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn AssociatesSave this projectSaveThe Clearwater House / Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates Japan Photographs:  Junji Kojima / 45gPhotography, Aaron Jamieson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mechanical Engineer: Academic “COPY” Nisade Area:  665 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily CopyHouses•Niseko, Japan Year:  Manufacturers: AD WORLD, Poggenpohl, Sakura Shop Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884555/the-clearwater-house-seshimo-architects-plus-peter-hahn-associates Clipboard Houses Project Management: Save this picture!© Junji Kojima / 45gPhotography+ 36 Share Art Coordination:Art Front GallerySite Area:1,046.08 m2Building Area:342.01 m2City:NisekoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Junji Kojima / 45gPhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This vacation home on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido sits on a bluff with a view of Mt. Yotei (also called Ezo Fuji for its resemblance to Mt. Fuji), overlooking a river that meanders slowly along the base of the mountain. The structure cantilevers out over the bluff as if to float amidst the surrounding nature. Its name, The Clearwater, is derived from the pure snowmelt from Mt. Yotei that flows in the river below.Save this picture!© Aaron JamiesonThree rectangular forms support one another in alternating layers, which are clearly organized in the following manner: The lowest level containing a “wellness area,” the middle level (the ground floor) the public domain of the house, and the uppermost level (the second floor) private bedrooms. There are two master bedrooms, each with its own view of either Mt. Yotei or Mt. Annupuri.Save this picture!© Junji Kojima / 45gPhotographySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Aaron JamiesonUpon approach, the façade seems closed. It offers privacy from the street and neighboring properties, but also offers an element of surprise as the building completely opens to the landscape on the other side: taking in panoramic views of Niseko area.Save this picture!© Junji Kojima / 45gPhotographyThe grand staircase provides views of the forest at different levels as the guests move between the floors, and is designed to serve as a symbolic, sculptural element. The minimalist exterior contrasts with the abundant use of natural wood and stone interior finishes, which together with the generously dimensioned furniture provide maximum comfort inside.Save this picture!© Junji Kojima / 45gPhotographyAltogether, the building provides an environment that is simultaneously a luxurious celebration of the client’s many accomplishments, and a warm, casual, cabin-like space for both physical and mental relaxation with family and friends.Save this picture!© Junji Kojima / 45gPhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessPemulung House / IBUKUSelected ProjectsBlue Bottle Coffee Sangenjaya Cafe / Schemata ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Kozo Keikaku Sekkeishitsu ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884555/the-clearwater-house-seshimo-architects-plus-peter-hahn-associates Clipboard Architects: Peter Hahn Associates, Seshimo Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Grooms-Shaftesbury relaunches as Livability

first_img Tagged with: Management About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 April 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  77 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Grooms-Shaftesbury relaunches as Livability Grooms-Shaftesbury, the charity formed from the merger of John Grooms and the Shaftesbury Society last year, has relaunched as Livability. Partner organisation John Grooms Housing Association will also change to Livability Housing.The changes come after a year of extensive reserach, planning and consultation with supporters, staff and service users. Spencer du Bois has worked with the charity to create a new visual identity and brand name and additional work to develop the brand launch strategy and response activity has been developed by Tangible Response.The new brand emphasises Livability’s work in providing high quality services in care and education and as a leading provider of wheelchair accessible housing.This month also sees the launch of a major campaign featuring tube advertising, press, inserts and online marketing as well as DRTV and guerrilla marketing activitieslast_img read more

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What we’re reading: A letter from the whistleblower’s lawyer, Bloomberg potentially running for president

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines + posts SGA inspires others on Random Acts of Kindness Day Facebook A chemical accident at Buffalo Wild Wings kills 1 person and injured several. Photo courtesy of TIME. Tatum Smith Tatum is a journalism and design studies double-major at TCU from Little Rock, Arkansas. Aside from working for student media, Tatum is involved in Reformed University Fellowship, KLIFE Ministries, and TCU Student Ambassadors. Twitter SGA to implement honor code on campus soon Tatum Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tatum-smith/ Tatum Smith https://www.tcu360.com/author/tatum-smith/ Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: November 8, 2019Next articleTCU hands-only CPR clinic in Frog Alley Tatum Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWhite House receives letter from the whistleblower’s lawyerThe lawyer of the whistleblower at the heart of the ongoing impeachment inquiry has sent a letter to the White House as a warning to President Trump. According to CNN, the lawyer told Trump to “cease and desist” attacking his client.Trump has repeatedly attacked and discredited the whistleblower and called for their identity to be revealed.Andrew Bakaj, the lawyer, said the whistleblower’s family faces threats of physical danger.In his letter, he also criticized Trump for not having a firm understanding of the significance of his office and his actions. A tweet from Bajak two days before the White House received his letter.The whistleblower first revealed information that Trump secretly communicated with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his 2020 political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.Click here to read the letter.Michael Bloomberg might run for presidentMichael Bloomberg. Photo courtesy of the New York Post.A former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is considering throwing his hat in the 2020 presidential race, according to Fox News.Bloomberg, who said he would not run for president earlier this year, is expected to file paperwork this week to run in Alabama’s Democratic presidential primary.Bloomberg’s political adviser said he was concerned the current Democratic candidates are not “well-positioned” to beat President Trump.Friday is the last day for candidates in Alabama to officially enter the presidential race.Chemical accident at Buffalo Wild Wings kills 1, hospitalizes othersA chemical accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington, Massachusetts, killed one employee and made several other patrons and employees sick, according to NBC.The employee died in the hospital after being exposed to a cleaning agent, said the Burlington Fire Department.Six patrons and two other employees remain hospitalized, reportedly in stable condition. The cause of the incident is still being investigated. Buffalo Wild Wings released a statement Thursday saying it will work with the franchise and authorities throughout this investigation. U.S. surveillance camera vulnerable to hackingThe U.S. military has used surveillance equipment from Aventura Technologies for years, under the impression that these products were completely American-made.According to the New York Times, however, a service member at an Air Force base in 2018 noticed Chinese characters on the screen of one of these cameras.Federal prosecutors confirmed Thursday that the surveillance equipment was made in China, making it susceptible to hacking.They then arrested six Aventura employees for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and illegal importation.One more is expected to be arrested today, according to the New York Times.Authorities are working to remove all Aventura products from government facilities. Aventura technologies have been used in military aircraft carriers, energy facilities and gear.  U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue discusses the Aventura surveillance incident. Photo courtesy of the New York Times. Students to vote on combination of SGA vice president positions What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit SGA plans to revise pass/no credit system Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Tatum Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tatum-smith/ Tatum Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tatum-smith/last_img read more

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UK NGOs concerned over press freedom implications of Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill

first_imgNews Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal On the first aim, the bill establishes a quick route for UK authorities to access information stored on servers overseas – and that includes what’s held by big platforms and telecoms companies based in the US. But that route also takes a shortcut through important protections for citizens’ privacy, which results in a draconian new regime. In the UK, there are rules around production orders that protect privacy and freedom of expression – they’re contained in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE). Namely, the material sought has to be of substantial value to an investigation and likely to be relevant evidence; other methods of obtaining the material have to have been tried unless they were bound to fail; and it has to be in the public interest. This bill ignores these protections. That leaves UK citizens vulnerable – including journalists who need these protections to do work in the public interest. We ask that MPs and Peers include these protections in the bill. On the second point, the bill will enable the Government to enter treaties to allow foreign governments to make inbound applications for information held in the UK. But it is silent on what, if any, checks and safeguards there will be. This may well result in overseas authorities – including police forces and authorities from undemocratic countries – having greater powers over UK-held data.We urge MPs and Peers to insist that these future treaties mirror the existing safeguards in UK production orders as a minimum, and that they provide at least equivalent levels of protection for freedom of expression and privacy. There should be a commitment in this bill that robust safeguards will apply. Signed:Reporters Without BordersIndex on CensorshipEnglish PENBig Brother WatchOpen Rights GroupNational Union of StudentsCommittee on the Administration of Justice Cage January 30, 2019 UK NGOs concerned over press freedom implications of Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill Organisation February 11, 2021 Find out more The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill is a major shake-up of how authorities access the data of people in the UK and overseas, in the context of investigating and prosecuting serious crime.We welcome better measures to tackle serious crime, but bad legislation will unnecessarily erode privacy, freedom of expression, and press freedom. It is possible to have more effective investigation and prosecution while also protecting these fundamental rights, but this bill fails to do so. Many of the powers in the bill are unprecedented and broad; for example, a general power for the police to apply for electronic content does not currently exist in UK law.Section 20 (2) of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 sets a minimal threshold for authorities to access content: a warrant can only be deemed necessary if it is in the interests of national security, the prevention or detection of serious crime (defined in s.263, though reasonable grounds are not required), or in the interests of the economic well-being of the United Kingdom so far as it relates to national security. However, the threshold set in the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill is that there must be reasonable grounds for believing that an indictable offence has been committed (cl. 4(3)), unless the order is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation, in which case no evidentiary threshold is required at all.Whilst we welcome the requirement of reasonable grounds, an ‘indictable offence’ threshold is lower than even the minimal threshold set out in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which is already subject to judicial review. Therefore, this bill risks instating a two-tier system, further jeopardising privacy rights and freedom of expression rights protected by Articles 8 and 10 of the Human Rights Act respectively.The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill has two aims: it sets new rules when UK authorities are accessing communications data from overseas servers;it also envisages a brand-new framework of treaties to allow overseas courts to access UK-based data.  The United Kingdom is ranked 40th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ 2018 World Press Freedom Index. United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News RSF_en to go further News Reporters Without Borders joined a letter signed by seven other NGOs expressing concern over the UK’s Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill, which goes to the final stages of parliamentary debate on 30 January. The bill has worrying implications for press freedom and human rights, including putting journalists’ data at risk. The full text of the joint letter is below. March 23, 2021 Find out more February 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United Kingdom Receive email alerts Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened Newslast_img read more

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