Editor of opposition newspaper beaten up

first_img Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News News February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan News October 30, 2020 Find out morecenter_img KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders protested today at the beating up by thugs of newspaper editor Maxim Yeroshin a few days after he had denounced corruption by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his aides.Yeroshin, founder and editor of the opposition paper Rabat, was attacked and beaten by strangers near his home in the southern town of Shimkent late on 16 April and was hospitalised with multiple head injuries. “He is the third journalist who has been physically attacked in the last eight months, each time after they had criticised the government,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This is very disturbing and we call on the authorities to thoroughly investigate the attack on Yeroshin and punish those responsible;”There used to be more press freedom in Kazakhstan than in other Central Asian countries but it has become increasingly dangerous to be a journalist there.” Yeroshin’s colleagues said he was probably attacked because of an article in the paper on 10 April about the luxury villas the president and other top officials were building illegally inside the country’s nature reserves. Yeroshin himself said: “Look in the paper and see who stands out among those mentioned.”Artur Platonov, co-producer and presenter of “Portret nedely,” the main political programme of the independent TV station KTK, was attacked by three thugs in front of his home in Almaty on 16 August last year. Journalist and human rights activist Sergei Duvanov, editor of the opposition magazine Bulletin, published by the International Bureau for Human Rights, and a leading government critic, was badly beaten up by three thugs on his way home on 28 August last. He was sentenced on 11 March this year to three and a half years in prison for the supposed rape of a minor after a trial where the right of defence was frequently violated and a prior investigation was marred by many irregularities. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation News April 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of opposition newspaper beaten uplast_img read more

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Total expands regional headquarters in Singapore

first_imgTotal signed Heads of Agreement with Pavilion Energy in June 2018 to jointly develop a LNG bunker supply chain in Singapore Image: Total head quarters building in la Défense near Paris, France. Photo: Courtesy of Tangopaso/Wikipedia. Total announced today the launch of its new and expanded regional headquarters in Singapore, further affirming the company’s 37 years of presence in the country since 1982 and its continued investment in the local and regional energy sector. A key super hub for Total, the regional headquarters is pivotal in driving business growth and innovation as well as talent development in Singapore and Asia Pacific.Located at Frasers Tower along Cecil Street, Total’s expanded premises in Singapore occupies six floors with a combined office and work café space of more than 125,000 sq ft. It houses both Total’s Asia Pacific headquarters with 500 employees across six business divisions – Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Petrochemicals; Marketing & Services; Trading & Shipping, Marine Fuels Global Solutions, and Total Global Services, a shared service organization.“The inauguration of our new regional headquarters not only represents our next chapter of sustainable growth, but also reaffirms Total’s commitment to invest and develop in Singapore for the long-term. We look forward to continue working with the government, local institutions and our customers and partners to realize our ambition of becoming the responsible energy major,” said Christian Cabrol, President & CEO, Total Oil Asia Pacific/ Country Chair Singapore.Total’s new APAC headquarters is in line with its organizational ambition to realize One Total, One Country, by bringing all the entities under one roof. It aims to drive operational efficiencies, facilitate greater synergies and collaboration, accelerate innovation to offer holistic solutions to customers as well as providing a conducive working environment for talent development and growth.“We are pleased that Total has selected Singapore as its strategic hub for Asia, marking a milestone in our longstanding partnership. As Singapore works towards building a sustainable, smart energy future, we are committed to working closely with industry players such as Total to address growing energy demands and our climate change commitments.” said Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore. Senior Minister Teo is also Total’s International Advisory Committee Member.“Our people are key in helping to achieve our ambition. We are driving the ‘One Total, Better Together’ initiative, to empower and help our talents build their careers; promote a management style that leverages our expertise and values, as well as creating a good place to work together. We also seek to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the broader community through CSR Singapore Action Program under Total Foundation.” added Christian.To uplift at-risk youths, we partnered with Halogen Foundation, an NGO, to mentor 15-year old students in various neighbourhood schools, through its Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship program, thereby supporting Youth Inclusion & Education. In commemorating the Singapore Bicentennial, Total partnered with the French Embassy to support the Lee Kong Chian National History Museum of Singapore, and the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle of Paris, to create the book ‘Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French & Natural History in Singapore’ which highlights the works of French naturalists Diard and Duvaucel who accompanied Sir Stamford Raffles during his journey to Singapore 200 years ago. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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