first_imgWednesday 2 March 2011 8:45 pm Admiral ups profits 25pc whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp PROFITS at motor and home insurer Admiral jumped almost a quarter in 2010 but investors shied away yesterday over fears its growth may not be sustainable. UK growth drove Admiral’s pre-tax profit up to £266m from £216m in 2009 in a seventh straight year of growth, while turnover rose 47 per cent to £1.58bn from £1.08bn in 2009. Admiral, which manages brands such as Diamond, also raised its dividend 18 per cent to 68.1p. Chief operating officer David Stevens said the 32 per cent growth in vehicles insured in the UK was due to the shift to buying insurance online.“We have negotiated the transformation of the market to a price comparison market better than our competitors,” he said. He dismissed concerns that further growth may be tricky. “With a ten per cent market share we don’t see any particular wall coming towards us,” he said. Analysts questioned Admiral’s overseas strategy after its European brands performed poorly again. “The reason for being involved outside the UK is unclear to us and a strategic error,” said Investec analyst Kevin Ryan.Profits at its confused.com comparison site fell by half, to £12.1m from £25m, as competition intensified. Share KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Sports betting regulation Sportsbook The fifteen licensees account for around 75% of Germany’s sports betting market, based on the operator’s 2019 results, and has been facilitated by the Hesse Administrative Court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit that halted the process in April. Sports betting regulation I.B.C Sportsbetting has been approved to offer betting via its WettArena.de domain, as has Neo.Bet operator Greenvest Betting, Jaxx and Tipbet operator Tipin. While the first licences have been awarded, it remains unclear by when operators will be expected to comply with the regulatory conditions set out for their sports betting licences. GVC said it was in discussions with the authorities for this process, and expected to be fully compliant by early 2021. For sports betting, the new licensees will be required to integrate with the national self-exclusion system OASIS, and have their betting markets approved by the Regional Council.  This, GVC said, would likely reduce earnings by up to €40m per year, with the operator having already noted that the regulations for online casino set out by the GlüNeuRStV will cut EBITDA by up to €70m. “This ends a long stalemate in Germany’s regulation of gambling,” Hesse Minister of the Interior Beuth said.  The decision to award the licences brings to an end a process that has found itself beset with challenges since 2012. While the first licensing process was completed in September 2014, it was halted by a legal challenge, which ultimately saw the 20-licence cap set out in the third State Treaty on Gambling ruled illegal.  “Our goal is not that as many people as possible bet on sports results, but that the players gamble in a state-regulated environment and not be driven towards illegal operators. The Regional Council of Darmstadt has built up a great deal of expertise in the regulation of gambling and will closely monitor the sports betting market.” Tags: Regional Council of Darmstadt The Regional Council of Darmstadt has today (12 October) confirmed that 15 permits have been issued, with GVC Holdings, Gauselmann Group’s Cashpoint Malta subsidiary, and Tipwin having already announced they are among the recipients.  Hesse Minister of the Interior Peter Beuth has hailed the awarding of Germany’s first federal sports betting licences as a breakthrough that ends years of uncertainty. Email Address Operator association the Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), meanwhile, hailed the issuance of licences as a “historic day” for Germany. DSWV president Mathias Dahms said that after German bettors staked €9.3bn (£8.4bn/$11.0bn) in 2019, regulation was finally catching up with the realities of the market. 12th October 2020 | By Robin Harrisoncenter_img The other licensees comprise a number of local and international betting brands. GVC – with Ladbrokes, Sportingbet, bwin and Gamebookers – accounts for four certifications alone. Bet365 has also been licensed, alongside Novomatic’s Admiral Sportwetten and local giant Tipico. Beuth then began advocating for the licence cap to be lifted from 2015 onwards, though this was only finalised and ratified by Germany’s member states, with the third amended Treaty coming into effect from January this year, ahead of a wider overhaul of the regulatory framework.  From 15 October, a transition period will begin, during which operators can offer online slots and poker, provided they comply with the terms of the GlüNeuRStV. This means slot stakes will be capped at €1 per spin, while table games – which states have the option to grant a monopoly over – will remain prohibited. Online betting activity will also be monitored closely, while strict new verification processes must be put in place to prohibit underage play. Licensees will also be required to secure a permit from the district authorities of Düsseldorf in Nordrhein-Westfalen, which is responsible for overseeing advertising per the third amended State Treaty. The legislation was notified to the European Commission in May this year, and was subject to a standstill period that was extended until 18 September. In the wake of the Administrative Court ruling, the Regional Council will now look to work through the 46 applications filed since the process began from 2 January. GVC’s licence announcement also confirmed that the €1,000 monthly spending limit for sports betting customers, and the €100 annual bonus cap, will also be in force. However, limited numbers of customers can apply to have their spending limit increased to €10,000 or €30,000, provided they undergo enhanced due diligence and monitoring. Hesse Minister hails end to German licensing stalemate “Going forward, the following applies: Those who adhere to the important rules for the protection of players and minors can also offer legal sports betting,” he explained. “Only with a strictly controlled offer can the goals of the State Treaty on Gaming be implemented and the illegal growth of the black market ended.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We are grateful to the responsible Hessian Ministry of the Interior and the Darmstadt Regional Council for always pushing ahead with the approval process in a serious and results-oriented manner, even under difficult political and legal conditions,” he said. “Now, in the constructive exchange between the authorities and providers, the license conditions must be carefully designed and the black market systematically dried up. “ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Central and Eastern Europe Germany Playtech’s German-facing sportsbook brand HPYBET has also been approved, while BetVictor – which will also run sites branded for the country’s leading tabloid Bild, rounds out the 15 licensees. 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first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Egan MillardPosted Sep 26, 2019 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Rev. Natalie Conway, deacon at Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, and Steve Howard, a parishioner, pour holy water into the ground near the slave quarters at the Hampton estate in Towson, Maryland, where Howard’s ancestors held Conway’s ancestors as slaves, on Aug. 18, 2019. Photo courtesy of Memorial Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] Though a number of Episcopal churches have worked to acknowledge and repent for their congregations’ historic involvement with white supremacy or slavery, it’s rarely as personal as it is for the Rev. Natalie Conway and Steve Howard of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore.Conway, a deacon serving the parish, discovered last year through a family member’s genealogical research that their ancestors were slaves owned by the family of the man who founded the church in 1860, The Baltimore Sun reports.It got even more personal when she realized that Howard, a parishioner she had known for years, was descended from that slave-owning family.“My initial reaction was, ‘Why should I stay at a place that enslaved my ancestors?’” Conway told the Sun.But she did stay, and the result has been a transformative process of reckoning and healing for the mostly white church. Over the past several weeks, the parish has held a series of services and events that have examined its long history of promoting racism – which lasted into the 1960s – and sought to bring the community together in a spirit of atonement and forgiveness.The Rev. Grey Maggiano, who has made racial reconciliation a priority during his three years as Memorial’s rector, was as surprised as Conway was to learn of the church’s painful history.“When the truth came to light, the Rev. Conway was shocked. And so were the rest of us,” Maggiano wrote in a letter to the congregation. “Frankly, as a church we did not know what uncovering this historical tie would mean, for Natalie, for Memorial, for any of us. However, we knew it was incumbent on us to share the truth, and prayerfully engage with it.”That engagement took the form of a pilgrimage to the historic Hampton plantation in Towson, Maryland, a grand estate that was once owned by the family of the Rev. Charles Ridgley Howard, the founding rector of Memorial and a Confederate sympathizer. When Howard was buried there in 1862, there were more than 400 slaves on the property, including the Cromwell family, the Rev. Conway’s ancestors.More than 50 members of Memorial and the nearby Church of St. Katherine of Alexandria – a primarily African American church established as an alternative to white-only parishes like Memorial, which did not admit black members until 1969, according to the Sun – toured the Howard estate on Aug. 18.Members of Memorial Episcopal Church and the Church of St. Katherine of Alexandria in Baltimore tour the Hampton estate in Towson, Maryland, on Aug. 18, 2019. Photo courtesy of Memorial Episcopal Church“We saw the grandeur of the mansion and the beautifully manicured lands. We visited the graveyard where the Rev. Charles Ridgley Howard is buried. We saw paintings of his grandparents and his in-laws. We learned what happened to only some of the enslaved persons held at Hampton. We saw rooms where the Rev. Charles Ridgley Howard and his family might have slept – and in contrast where Deacon Natalie [Conway]’s family might have slept. We saw the chains used to hold people,” Maggiano wrote.At the end of the tour, standing in a yard next to the slave quarters, the group said prayers, and holy water was consecrated. In a ceremony that Conway helped plan, she and Steve Howard – the parishioner who is descended from the Rev. Charles Ridgley Howard – poured the water into the ground together.The act represented the “healing and restoration of relationship between two very different families, and a public symbol of who Memorial Church is today,” Maggiano wrote.Howard told the Sun he always knew that he was descended from slave owners but had previously “kept it at an intellectual level,” and examining that history more closely felt like “a punch in the gut.” But he and other congregants said it’s also been illuminating and necessary.“This has been a giant step forward,” he said.During a later Sunday service, Conway and Howard led a “litany of reconciliation” in which the parish prayed for forgiveness for the sins of slavery and racism. The church posted a public apology to the families who were enslaved by its rectors. And on Sept. 15, it hosted a community conversation on the legacy of slavery in Maryland, inspired by The New York Times’ 1619 Project.Similar efforts to recognize and heal from the history of slavery have taken place recently among Episcopal churches in the region, like a pilgrimage across Virginia’s “Slavery Trail of Tears” in August, Virginia Theological Seminary’s establishment of a slavery reparations fund and an upcoming pilgrimage to Jamestown, Virginia, where the first person of African ancestry born in the 13 British colonies was baptized. In June, the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, testified in support of a slavery reparations bill in a congressional hearing.Memorial’s clergy and congregants will continue to have conversations about the church’s history; Maggiano told the parish that the pilgrimage to the Hampton estate was only “the beginning of something new.”“Our church acknowledges our collective sin of slavery, and continues to work toward reconciliation through crafting new relationships, restoring things profaned, and hopefully coming back into right relationship with God as well,” he wrote.“It’s not about shaming or blaming anyone for the past,” Conway told the Sun. “It’s about telling the truth. My ancestors and this church are one, and that story needs to be told.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63548/pitch-house-inaqui-carnicero Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeIñaqui CarniceroOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesAlcóntar3D ModelingSpainPublished on June 09, 2010Cite: “Pitch House / Iñaqui Carnicero” 09 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Pitch 住宅 / Iñaqui Carnicero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 Houses “COPY” Projects Pitch House / Iñaqui CarniceroSave this projectSavePitch House / Iñaqui Carnicero Save this picture!+ 18 Share Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in a small neighbourhood on the west boundaries of Madrid in a place called “los Peñascales”, that mean something as well as great stones. The plot is characterized to have a great slope oriented to the south and have two great granite rocks partially covered by moss. The structure of the house at a functional level as formal is explained perfectly in section. The underground level is used to solve the encounter with the slope of the land. Save this picture!It incorporates two granite rocks, one of them structurally and other as an articulation that makes the main access to the house. The ceiling of the underground level generates the white floor made of calcareus stone that constitutes the noble plane where the daily life is developed. A single space opened to the south only close by glass that disappears to incorporate the water plane of the swimming pool in a first plane and the mount named “el pardo” in a second. Save this picture!This closure does not fit with the perimeter of the first floor but moves inside to generated two porches at the ends and a marquee on the front that allows the entrance of rays of the sun in winter and is protected of its impact during the warm months of summer. The first floor is been thought like a closed box made of concrete that floats over the glass of the ground floor. Here is where the rest of the rooms are organized as well as the zones destined to the study. Save this picture!A unique bay window located at 1,40 meter of height allows to trim the skyline of the landscape and uniformly illuminates the concrete ceiling. The independence of levels is only interrupted by two double heights that put in relation both spaces described previously. The economic restrictions have caused that the house is solved with the minimal possible gestures that nevertheless generates a great diversity of spaces and attractive situations.Project gallerySee allShow lessDenmark Pavilion / Shanghai 2010ArticlesCommon Boston Common Build CompetitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63548/pitch-house-inaqui-carnicero Clipboard CopyHouses•Alcóntar, Spain Spain 2009 “COPY” Year:  Pitch House / Iñaqui Carnicero Architects: Iñaqui Carnicero Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

first_imgBalancing Barn / MVRDVSave this projectSaveBalancing Barn / MVRDV ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81757/balancing-barn-mvrdv Clipboard Balancing Barn / MVRDV United Kingdom Photographs:  Edmund Sumner Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerText description provided by the architects. Balancing Barn is situated on a beautiful site by a small lake in the English countryside near Thorington in Suffolk. The Barn responds through its architecture and engineering to the site condition and natural setting. The traditional barn shape and reflective metal sheeting take their references from the local building vernacular. In this sense the Balancing Barn aims to live up to its educational goal in re-evaluating the countryside and making modern architecture accessible. Additionally, it is both a restful and exciting holiday home. Furnished to a high standard of comfort and elegance, set in a quintessentially English landscape, it engages its temporary inhabitants in an experience.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerApproaching along the 300 meter driveway, Balancing Barn looks like a small, two-person house. It is only when visitors reach the end of the track that they suddenly experience the full length of the volume and the cantilever. The Barn is 30 meters long, with a 15 meters cantilever over a slope, plunging the house headlong into nature. The reason for this spectacular setting is the linear experience of nature. As the site slopes, and the landscape with it, the visitor experiences nature first at ground level and ultimately at tree height. The linear structure provides the stage for a changing outdoor experience.Save this picture!sectionAt the midpoint the Barn starts to cantilever over the descending slope, a balancing act made possible by the rigid structure of the building, resulting in 50% of the barn being in free space. The structure balances on a central concrete core, with the section that sits on the ground constructed from heavier materials than the cantilevered section. The long sides of the structure are well concealed by trees, offering privacy inside and around the Barn.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe exterior is covered in reflective metal sheeting, which, like the pitched roof, takes its references from the local building vernacular and reflects the surrounding nature and changing seasons.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerOn entering the Barn, one steps into a kitchen and a large dining room. A series of four double bedrooms follows, each with separate bathroom and toilet. In the very centre of the barn the bedroom sequence is interrupted by a hidden staircase providing access to the garden beneath. In the far, cantilevered end of the barn, there is a large living space with windows in three of its walls, floor and ceiling. The addition of a fireplace makes it possible to experience all four elements on a rainy day. Full height sliding windows and roof lights throughout the house ensure continuous views of, access to and connectivity with nature.Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner- The house is an archetypical two-person home, expanded in shape and content so that it can equally comfortably accommodate eight. Two will not feel lost in the space, and a group of eight will not feel too cramped.Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner- A neutral, timeless timber is the backdrop for the interior, in which Studio Makkink & Bey have created a range of furnishings that reflect the design concept of the Barn.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe rooms are themed. Partly pixilated and enlarged cloud studies by John Constable and country scenes by Thomas Gainsborough are used as connecting elements between the past and contemporary Britain, as carpets, wall papers and mounted textile wall-elements. The crockery is made up of a set of English classics for two, and a modern series for a further six guests, making an endless series of combinations possible and adding the character of a private residence to the home.Save this picture!planThe Barn is highly insulated, ventilated by a heat recovery system, warmed by a ground source heat pump, resulting in a high energy efficient building.Note: This article was originally published on 14 October, 2010.Project gallerySee allShow lessCovered Frontón in Ajangiz / Blur ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsCentral Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Taller 301 + Land+Civilization Compos…Unbuilt Project Share Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81757/balancing-barn-mvrdv Clipboard “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Architects: MVRDV Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMVRDVOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuffolkIcebergHousesUnited KingdomPublished on April 21, 2013Cite: “Balancing Barn / MVRDV” 21 Apr 2013. 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first_img October 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist transferred from house arrest to prison Organisation CubaAmericas News May 6, 2020 Find out more to go further New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News News Receive email alerts RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero, a journalist who had been under house arrest since August, has been transferred to prison because she continued her journalistic activities in defiance of a court order, the independent Nueva Prensa Cubana agency reported on 24 October.The report, which has been confirmed by the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), said Gutiérrez was incarcerated in the Mantonegro women’s penitentiary in Havana province on 11 October. She is the Nueva Prensa Cubana correspondent on the Isle of Youth, where she lives.Gutiérrez, who was sentenced on 9 August to seven months of house arrest for “resisting the authorities and civil disobedience,” joins the 23 other journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba.____________________________________________________10.08.05 – Journalist sentenced to seven months of “house arrest”Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Cuban government’s latest attempt to silence an independent journalist after Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero of the Nueva Prensa Cubana news agency was sentenced yesterday to seven months of “house arrest” for “resisting the authorities and civil disobedience.” The charges brought against her were just a way of disguising their political motivation, the organisation said.For the duration of her sentence, Gutiérrez will be unable to work as an independent journalist and will need special permission from the police every time she wants to leave the western Isle of Youth where she lives. Any breach of these conditions will result in her going to prison. Gutiérrez also fears she may be sent to a state work centre for “reeducation.” She intends to hire a lawyer in order to appeal.________________________________________________________09.08.05 – Isle of Youth journalist faces trial on trumped-up chargesReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today on learning that independent journalist Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero of the Nueva Prensa Cubana news agency is to be tried tomorrow for civil disobedience and resisting the authorities before a municipal court in Nueva Gerona, on the western Isle of Youth.”The Cuban government is once again trying to gag journalists who dare to say the truth about its dictatorial practices,” the press freedom organisation said. “After Gutiérrez’s sinister experience on 14 July, no one should be fooled by the trumped-up charge of civil disobedience.”Reporters Without Borders learned about Gutiérrez’s trial when she contacted the organisation today. The charges relate to the events of 14 July, when she was detained arbitrarily for seven hours by three state security agents. She was hit and she offered some resistence when the agents began to photograph and film her and take her fingerprints. When she refused on 14 July to sign a charge sheet, the police officer who will be the main prosecution witness at her trial, Eliaves Hernández, said: “It does not matter, you will be tried all the same.”While detained, Gutiérrez received a visit from the head of the intelligence services, who told that, as he could not try her for political reasons, he would find any other pretext for bringing her to trial.When Gutiérrez tried to find a lawyer, the state legal aid lawyer on duty that day told her that, since the main prosecution witness was a member of the National Revolutionary Police, she had no chance of finding a lawyer to defend her and that there would be no point anyway.Gutiérrez faces a sentence ranging from a fine to one or two years of house arrest. “If I get house arrest, I will not be able to continue my journalistic activities, as my hands will be completely tied,” she told Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba News Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero of the Nueva Prensa Cubana agency, who had been under house arrest since 9 August, was transferred to prison on 11 October for continuing to work as a journalist. Her transfer bring the number of journalists imprisoned in Cuba to 24. October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Do you mean that one can say anything at all in Denmark ?Absolutely. Two years before the cartoons were published, we had a very lively debate in Europe about the resurgence of anti-Semitism. At no time did you hear anyone say it was a free speech issue. Everyone agreed that this resurgence was bad and that anti-Semitism had to be combated. No one said there was a need to defend the right to express anti-Semitic opinions. But that is what happened during the cartoons crisis. And it was for political reasons. Instead of having a debate about growing Islamophobia, this other subject was chosen. Any debate about Islamophobia was rejected. Instead people said it was a free speech issue. Subsequent events showed that this was partly true. That freedom of expression was at stake. But people did not wait until there were threats of violence to take this position. It was a way of thinking that was established at that time and it is the way the debate continues to be framed. Do you think this is a result of the political situation in Denmark since 2001 ?Definitely. And a result of the fact that the liberal-conservative government that has been in power since 2001 cooperates closely with the Danish People’s Party, which has positions that are similar to those of other European far-right parties but has managed to cloak itself in respectability. In this situation, the government cannot spend its time criticising its ally. Instead, it tends to legitimise it, which plays in its favour. The result is that you cannot have a debate about Islamophobia or racism in Denmark. It would be much too uncomfortable for the government. It would threaten the prevailing political orthodoxy.We are talking about dangers to freedom of expression. Don’t you see any danger ?The attempted murder of Kurt Westergaard obviously represents a threat to freedom of expression. But I would not say that, as a result, criticism of Islam has been silenced. The debate continues to be very lively and even violent.Two men were arrested last autumn in the United States on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack on the Jyllands Posten newspaper. Then there was the attempt to murder Kurt Westergaard. On neither of these occasions did the Danish newspapers reprint the cartoons. Why ?The editors of the newspapers gave different explanations. What is clear is that this had nothing to do with free expression. People have finally understood in Denmark that these cartoons had become a symbol of hatred and represented a provocation and a humiliation for Muslims. Everyone has seen the cartoons. Everyone knows what this is about. Does this mean that not publishing them is an example of censorship or self-censorship? In my view it is a sign of maturity. What’s more, look at the United States, which has a much more entrenched free speech tradition than Europe. No American newspapers every published the cartoons.What do you deduce from that?Free speech is not regulated by legislation but by social norms in the United States. Free speech is not measured by the degree of aggressiveness or racism that is expressed. But in Denmark, if we cannot keep publishing the cartoons, it means that free speech is under threat.Are there other reasons for being concerned?In the autumn, the defence ministry tried to ban the publication of a book written by a member of an elite military unit. It was a censorship attempt that did not succeed for various reasons including the fact that we published the book in our newspaper. But the dangers to free expression were not mentioned at the time. People preferred to talk about the importance of protecting defence secrets because this case did not correspond to the dominant way the debate was being framed. Nonetheless, Denmark is definitely a country where freedom of expression knows no limits.Politiken recently published an apology to Muslims who may have felt offended by the cartoons which it reprinted in 2007. Why?In the summer of 2009, Faizal Yamani, the legal representative of around 100,000 descendents of the Prophet grouped in eight national organisations, asked the Danish newspapers that published Kurt Westergaard’s cartoon in February 2008 to apologise and not do it again. The negotiations with him allowed us to put into practice what we had constantly advocated, something that was missing from the cartoons affair – dialogue. With a bit more dialogue on the part of the Danish government in 2005-2006, there would have been no international crisis.What does the agreement say?We were very satisfied. It is the first example of an attempt to put an end to the unfortunate cartoons affair on the basis of an agreement respecting each side’s values. It is important to point out that Mr. Yamani abandoned his request to make us promise not to “do it again,” which allows us to preserve our freedom in the future. If we reprinted the cartoon tomorrow – something we have no desire to do – we would not have violated the accord.You have been accused of yielding to pressure from the Arab and Muslim world. Did the newspaper give up its freedom of expression ?As the agreement does not in any way limit our editorial freedom, the idea that we gave in to pressure is false. We wanted this agreement. Not to avoid a trial, which we would have won in any western court, I think. But to put into practice our belief in dialogue – both within Denmark and with the Muslim world (in the spirit of President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech). Is this part of the newspaper’s mission? Yes. We are neither diplomats nor politicians, but we are a responsible member of civil society. That is the perspective in which we accepted our responsibility.Haven’t you set a precedent and made things more difficult for yourselves in the future, not only for you but also for the other Danish newspapers, which are now exposed to the possibility of lawsuits ?The idea that an informal and symbolic agreement exposes other newspapers to the possibility of lawsuits is ridiculous. This agreement contains no sanction, does not refer to any court of arbitration and contains no other legal elements. It was simply an exchange of letters and texts. The risk of lawsuits is anyway nothing new in the relations between media and plaintiffs. On the contrary, we have shown an alternative way. Often all you need is for people to listen to each other a little bit. I hope that other Danish media take a similar decision. But that is a matter for their free will. Follow the news on Denmark Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Receive email alerts News DenmarkEurope – Central Asia November 23, 2020 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders continues its weekly look at the state of free expression and self-censorship in Denmark by publishing an interview with a leading figure from the world of the Danish media and arts.Following Flemming Rose, Carsten Jensen, and Lotte Garbers, president of the Danish Writers Association (Dansk Forfatterforening), this week’s interview is with Tøger Seidenfaden, editor of the daily Politiken.———————————–Why does free expression continue to be a prominent political issue in Denmark? Is it under threat ?It is very important to understand the very specific context and logic of this debate in Denmark. It all started with the storm over the cartoons. Since then, the criteria used to measure freedom of expression is the degree of aggressiveness towards the Muslim minority. Crudely put, if we do not spend our time insulting Muslims from morning to night, it is because there is no longer any freedom of expression. This is the context in which you have to analyse the results of a poll recently published in the LO trade union’s magazine.The poll finds that there is widespread self-censorship by Danish artists.Which is false. Very open-ended questions were put to artists. They were asked, for example, if they ever limited themselves in their work. Then the replies were interpreted as evidence that artists are afraid of being the victims of a terrorist attack. It is much more complex than that. People can also censor themselves in the search for quality. In that case it is not censorship in the strict sense of the term. It is the result of reflecting about one’s values. The artists felt betrayed by the interpretation that was given to their replies.Why is the debate about free expression always so closely linked with Islam ?Because it is constantly linked to the question of integration, immigration and relations between the majority and the minorities. To give you an idea of the tenor of the debate, let’s take two recent examples. Firstly, the comments of a Danish parliamentarian, who received a letter from a woman in his district asking him to help her recover her two children, whom she could not see because of a conflict with her husband. The parliamentarian replied that she had only herself to blame for marrying a Muslim. When questioned by a journalist, he stood by what he said, insisting that all Muslims were like that.The president of the Association for the Right to Print Freely – which is concerned above all about Islamist threats – said in an interview that all Muslims raped their daughters. A debate followed in which a parliamentary representative of the (far-right) Danish People’s Party – a protestant pastor and party intellectual – added that Muslims not only raped their daughters but also killed their children. The party leadership acknowledged that his choice of words was unfortunate but insisted that there was a problem that needed discussing. December 2, 2020 Find out more News March 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Are media, arts and culture really starting to censor themselves? (4) DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Organisation last_img read more

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