Editor receives death threats for exposés about local mayor

first_img September 7, 2020 Find out more to go further UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News News UkraineEurope – Central Asia May 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor receives death threats for exposés about local mayor Reporters Without Borders is outraged at death threats against Mykahilo Kucherak, editor of independent weekly Oberih in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytski, south of Kiev during a street attack on 14 May. His assailants told him to immediately stop publishing articles critical of the municipal management of opposition party member Grigory Sokur. Receive email alerts RSF_en News Help by sharing this information March 26, 2021 Find out more News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemned a death threat against editor and proprietor of an independent weekly, Mykahilo Kucherak, who was attacked in a street in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytski, south of Kiev on 14 May by two men, one armed with a knife and the other with a metal object.They threatened to kill the editor of Oberih if he continued to publish articles about the mayor and opposition party member Grigory Sokur. “It is unacceptable for a journalist to be subjected to such harassment when he is only doing his job,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”At his investiture, President Viktor Yushchenko said he would make press freedom a priority. We therefore call on Interior Minister, Yuri Lutsenko, to do his utmost to guarantee the safety of all journalists and particularly those working in the provinces, where harassment of local media persists, despite the high hopes raised by political change,” it added.”This is the second time that I have received a death threat”, Kucherak told Reporters Without Borders. “The first time I was attacked was in autumn 2002 and it was particularly vicious. It took me a year to recover from it. I have continued to expose nepotism and the mayor’s embezzlement of council funds for private use and Grigory Sokur’s links with organised crime.” He added that his latest article headlined, ‘The town no longer has a mayor’ that appeared on 29 April and which referred to dishonesty on the part of the electoral commission, had probably been “the trigger for this new attack”.Reporters Without Borders tried unsuccessfully to contact Sokur by telephone to obtain his reaction.Oberih is one of two privately-owned newspapers in the town, which also has two municipal publications. Kucherak said the weekly had been through three restructurings in two years, because of threats and harassment which have also targeted its journalists. Some of them have chosen to resign from the paper for fear of reprisals. February 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick has highest rise in new company start-ups

first_imgExercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Print Linkedin Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Emailcenter_img CRIF Vision-net managing director Christine CullenTHE scale of Limerick’s economic revival was confirmed this week with a report showing a 23 per cent increase in the number of new company start-ups established in the city and county in 2018, making it the fastest growing area in the country during the first six months of the year.Latest statistics from business and credit risk analyst CRIF Vision-net, showed there were 440 new start-ups in Limerick in the first half of 2018, compared with 5,214 in Dublin (3.2 per cent growth), followed by Cork with 1,168 (3.5 per cent growth) and Galway with 466 (1.3 per cent growth).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick also had a 48.3 per cent reduction in insolvencies, again outperforming Dublin (34.2 per cent), Cork (25 per cent) and Galway (42.4 per cent).CRIF Vision-net managing director Christine Cullen said that the big increase in the number of start-ups in Limerick indicated that the cities and counties outside of Dublin are increasingly benefiting from the economic recovery.“This is a welcome development and an indicator that Ireland’s other regions can provide a counterweight to Dublin. The growth of start-ups outside of the capital needs to be encouraged. Targeted investments, such as the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway, should enable sustained regional development for the years ahead.“Ireland’s continued economic growth is allowing more companies to thrive. Consumer spending is rising consistently, business opportunities are plentiful, and banks and other financial services companies are lending more to companies and start-ups,” she explained.“The construction and real estate sectors are benefiting from continued private and public investment. It is likely that they will create an increasing number of start-ups in the near future as Ireland addresses its housing shortage and businesses expand their operations.“Some industries, however, have fared less well. The motor industry has seen a surge in used imports which has impacted on new car sales. Combined with the impact of Brexit on sterling rates, this industry is facing significant challenges which may take some time to resolve,” Ms Cullen added.The fact that the economic recovery is taking root outside Dublin bodes well for the Government’s 2040 National Development Plan which aims to provide balanced regional development and prioritises growth in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.In terms of new company start-ups, professional services were the most prolific, growing by 8.6 per cent (2,228 to 2,419).The construction industry grew by 13.7 per cent, from 1,118 new company start-ups in the first half of 2017 to 1,271 in the same period this year. Real estate also showed strong growth, with the number of start-ups increasing from 491 to 527.The education sector had one of the most significant increases, growing by 28.9 per cent for the first half of 2018, from 142 to 183 new companies.There was, however, a drop in new motor industry start-ups which were down by 4.9 per cent, from 182 to 173, reflecting a difficult trading environment complicated in part by Brexit-induced sterling fluctuations.There was a 30 per cent drop in insolvencies across the country during the first six months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.Social and personal services saw a 50 per cent decrease in insolvencies from 36 to 18. Professional services and hospitality insolvencies were down by 38 and 35.4 per cent respectively.There were 18 fewer construction insolvencies and 45 fewer real estate insolvencies, reflecting the increasing opportunities for businesses in these industries.In line with its decrease in new company start-ups, the motor industry was one of the few sectors to see an increase in insolvencies of 16.7 per cent, from a low baseline of 12 to 14.by Tom [email protected] more business news here. TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick on Covid watch list NewsBusinessLimerick has highest rise in new company start-upsBy Staff Reporter – July 24, 2018 1637 Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleShannon Airport turns €1.3 million profitNext articleBlooming floral displays bring splash of colour to Limerick city centre Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge last_img read more