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Journalism in the service of a totalitarian dictatorship

first_img RSF_en October 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalism in the service of a totalitarian dictatorship Reports As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency A Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission learned that dozens of journalists have been re-educated or sent to camps for spelling mistakes or misquoting an official. Under Kim Jong-il’s direct control, the news media disseminate mind-numbing propaganda. The only way to get non-governmental news is to tune into the Korean-language broadcasts of foreign radio stations, but in North Korea, all radio and TV sets are pre-set and blocked onto the state media frequencies. Campaigns North KoreaAsia – Pacific Related documents Report North Korea in englishPDF – 407.18 KBPress release in chinesePDF – 63.38 KBPress release in koreanPDF – 109.38 KB North KoreaAsia – Pacific November 18, 2019 Find out more “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News News Organisation Follow the news on North Korea Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more For the past three years, North Korea has come last in the Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) worldwide ranking of countries by respect for press freedom. Yet, amid an international crisis linked to Pyongyang’s intransigence about its nuclear military programme, some observers have seen a cautious opening. Some international news media have even talked of a “Pyongyang spring.” What does this mean for press freedom?The information gathered from former North Korean journalists and from South Korean and international experts during a Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission to South Korea shows there have been no positive changes for the news media, which are all controlled by the single party and, some say, by Kim Jong-il in person. The word “reform” has indeed been used very occasionally by the media, but the regime continues to feed the population the same mind-numbing propaganda.Journalists are press-ganged by the party into implementing a “permanent information plan,” which sets a strict hierarchy for media work. The first priority is publicising the greatness of Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il. Then comes demonstrating the superiority of North Korean socialism, denouncing imperialist and bourgeois corruption, and criticising the invasion instinct of the imperialists and Japanese.In this report, entitled “Journalism in the service of a totalitarian dictatorship,” Reporters Without Borders reveals that at least 40 journalists have been “revolutionized,” that is to say re-educated, for such “journalistic errors” as misspelling a senior official’s name. Others have been sent to concentration camps where some 200,000 North Koreans are held. This is what happened to TV journalist Song Keum Chul, who disappeared in 1996 for questioning the official version of certain historic events.The only non-governmental news sources are foreign-language radio stations which broadcast in the Korean language. But radio and TV sets in North Korea are pre-set and blocked to State media frequencies and those who listen to foreign radio stations risk imprisonment. At the end of 2003, the party launched a campaign to check radio sets, which have been designated as the “regime’s new enemies.”Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to focus on the need for respect for the right of North Koreans to diverse news and information. April 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Profit Growth Slows in Q3

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Profits Mortgage-Backed Securities Secondary Market Previous: International Document Services Forms New Integrations Team Next: With Recent Republican Victories, Is GSE Reform Possible? Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Profit Growth Slows in Q3 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Profit Growth Slows in Q3 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Profits Mortgage-Backed Securities Secondary Market 2014-11-06 Tory Barringer Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are set to send another $6.8 billion to the U.S. Treasury after posting a mild increase in profits for the third quarter.For its part, Fannie Mae reported net income of $3.9 billion for the third quarter, up from a profit of $3.7 billion in Q2 but down from $8.7 billion from a year ago.According to Fannie Mae, the increase was driven primarily by lower fair value losses and an increase in revenues. Also contributing to the third-quarter boost in profits was a recently announced settlement between Goldman Sachs and the GSEs’ conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), over faulty residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).In a sour sign for the housing market, a shrinking portion of Fannie Mae’s earnings stemmed from credit-related income—$836 million compared to $1.9 billion the prior quarter. The company said the decrease was mostly due to a decline in its benefit for credit losses as home price appreciation continues to slow.Fannie Mae also acknowledged that a growing share of its revenues in recent years have come from increases in guaranty fees, a trend the company expects will continue as its mortgage portfolio contracts.Meanwhile, Freddie Mac reported net income of $2.1 billion for Q3, up from $1.4 billion the prior three-month period. The company attributed the increase to lower derivative losses (stemming from an upturn in long-term interest rates) and the same RMBS settlement that benefited Fannie Mae.Those improvements were counterbalanced against a drop in Freddie Mac’s provision for credit losses “driven by a slight worsening in loss severity,” the company said.As a result of their profitable quarter, Fannie Mae says it expects to pay $4.0 billion in dividends to Treasury in December, while Freddie Mac will pay $2.8 billion.By the end of this year, the two GSEs, which have been in conservatorship since 2008, will have returned a combined $225.5 billion to taxpayers—nearly $40 billion more than the amount the two companies were forced to draw to keep afloat in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Despite that, the GSEs’ agreement with the government stipulates they must continue to pay.That agreement has drawn the ire of the companies’ shareholders, some of whom are trying to take the government to court on claims it has robbed them of their share of the profits and kept the GSEs from being able to return to normalcy.Meanwhile, Washington continues to debate on what should happen to the two mortgage giants as policymakers work to revive private-label securitization and diminish the government’s role in the market. While there has been some support for plans to wind down the GSEs and replace them with a government corporation, those plans remain up in the air in the wake of Republicans’ takeover of the Senate. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market November 6, 2014 791 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Vote Now for the 2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

first_img Productions with Multiple Nominations Les Miserables – 11 If/Then – 9 Aladdin – 7 The Glass Menagerie – 6 The Bridges of Madison County – 5 First Date – 5 Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 5 Wicked – 5 Of Mice and Men – 4 Violet – 4 Act One – 3 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 3 Big Fish – 3 The Cripple of Inishmaan – 3 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 3 The Book of Mormon – 3 Pippin – 3 All the Way – 2 Bullets Over Broadway – 2 Casa Valentina – 2 Mothers and Sons – 2 A Raisin in the Sun – 2 The Snow Geese – 2 Twelfth Night – 2 Once – 2 Favorite New Song “Always Starting Over” – If/Then “A Million Miles Away” – Aladdin “Falling Into You” – The Bridges of Madison County “First Impressions” – First Date “Here I Go” – If/Then The full list of nominees is as follows: Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical Hunter Foster, The Bridges of Madison County Jonathan Freeman, Aladdin James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Anthony Rapp, If/Then James Snyder, If/Then The fans have spoken, and here are your 2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees! Theater lovers were all abuzz last week about nominations for a certain prestigious award, but now it’s time to walk the walk and vote for your favorite shows and performers. The revival of Les Miserables led the pack with a total of 11 nominations, followed closely by If/Then, which received nine nods. Hedwig headliner Neil Patrick Harris, If/Then queen Idina Menzel, Aladdin standout James Monroe Iglehart, and First Date sasstress Krysta Rodriguez each celebrated three nominations. Voting begins now and will end on Sunday, May 18 at 11.59PM. The winners will be announced later in the month via a special online show. VOTE NOW! Favorite Musical Revival Cabaret Hedwig and the Angry Inch Les Miserables Violet Favorite Featured Actress in a Play Victoria Clark, The Snow Geese Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie Andrea Martin, Act One Leighton Meester, Of Mice and Men Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun Favorite Leading Actress in a Play Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Debra Messing, Outside Mullingar Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese Favorite Funny Performance Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Zachary Levi, First Date Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Keala Settle, Les Miserables Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show The Book of Mormon Matilda Newsies Pippin Wicked Favorite Featured Actor in a Play Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night Jim Norton, Of Mice and Men Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan Lisa O’Hare, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Courtney Reed, Aladdin Emerson Steele, Violet Helene Yorke, Bullets Over Broadway Favorite Play Revival The Cripple of Inishmaan The Glass Menagerie Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Of Mice and Men A Raisin in the Sun Favorite Replacement (Female) Fran Drescher, Cinderella Jane Lynch, Annie Lindsay Mendez, Wicked Bebe Neuwirth, Chicago Annie Potts, Pippin Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical Kate Baldwin, Big Fish Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Nikki M. James, Les Miserables LaChanze, If/Then Caissie Levy, Les Miserables The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, now in its 15th year, are the only major theater awards voted on by Broadway’s biggest cheerleaders: the fans. Shortly after its launch in 2000, the editors of Broadway.com realized that the Broadway community was missing an award from the people: the actual fans that fill the seats, cheer on the stars and keep Broadway alive. Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) Jake Epstein, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Andy Mientus, Les Miserables Cliff Saunders, Les Miserables Kyle Scatliffe, Les Miserables Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Favorite Diva Performance Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Marin Mazzie, Bullets Over Broadway Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Idina Menzel, If/Then Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables Andy Karl, Rocky Will Swenson, Les Miserables Favorite Onstage Pair Sutton Foster & Joshua Henry, Violet Ramin Karimloo & Will Swenson, Les Miserables Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Idina Menzel & James Snyder, If/Then Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County View Comments Favorite New Play Act One All the Way Casa Valentina Mothers and Sons The Realistic Joneses Favorite New Musical Aladdin Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Big Fish The Bridges of Madison County If/Then Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical Sutton Foster, Violet Idina Menzel, If/Then Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Favorite Replacement (Male) Arthur Darvill, Once Justin Guarini, Wicked Derek Klena, Wicked Kyle Dean Massey, Pippin Ben Platt, The Book of Mormon Favorite Tour The Book of Mormon Les Miserables Once The Phantom of the Opera Wicked Favorite Leading Actor in a Play Bryan Cranston, All the Way Santino Fontana, Act One James Franco, Of Mice and Men Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan Performers with Multiple Nominations Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 3 James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin – 3 Idina Menzel, If/Then – 3 Krysta Rodriguez, First Date – 3 Sutton Foster, Violet – 2 Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables – 2 Zachary Levi, First Date – 2 Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 2 Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County – 2 James Snyder, If/Then – 2 Will Swenson, Les Miserables – 2last_img read more

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Indonesian President praises China’s role

first_imgEthiopian president hails China’s role in industrialization drive Related China’s President visits Boeng in US We sat down with Indonesian President Joko Widodo for an exclusive interview, to speak on the role of the Asian-African summit. Joko Widodo also spoke on the impact China can have through the meeting President Trump praises President El-Sisi’s leadershiplast_img

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