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RSF congratulates Peter Mackler Award’s Montenegrin recipient

first_img Jovo Martinovic /DR to go further “By singling out Jovo Martinovic, the Peter Mackler Award is paying tribute to the courage and commitment of a journalist who has paid a high price for his devotion to the freedom to inform in Montenegro,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. He has always denied the charge, insisting that his contacts with criminal circles were motivated solely by the desire to gather information for his reporting. At the time of his arrest, he was working on a story about the “Pink Panthers,” an international ring of jewel thieves, many of whom were from the former Yugoslavia. The delay will be further prolonged by a decision that all of the trial’s documents and all written records of the proceedings so far will have to be translated into Albanian because the new additional defendant is of Albanian origin, although he speaks Serbo-Croatian. The court authorities in Podgorica took this decision just a few days before the Peter Mackler Award ceremony. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) congratulates Montenegrin investigative journalist JovoMartinovic on winning the 2018 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and EthicalJournalism, which a colleague will collect on his behalf at a ceremony today in New York. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation His arrest in Montenegro three years ago, on 22 October 2015, on a charge of belonging to a trafficking ring, was immediately condemned by RSF and other international NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists. News Help by sharing this information After being held for nearly 15 months, Martinovic was finally released provisionally in January 2017 but he still faces up to ten years in prison if convicted. September 27, 2018 RSF congratulates Peter Mackler Award’s Montenegrin recipient MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsEvents CorruptionOrganized crimeImprisonedJudicial harassment Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović Aged 44, Martinovic has worked for many leading international media outlets, including The Economist, The Financial Times, the BBC, the US public radio broadcaster NPR and the French TV channel Canal Plus. RSF_en News MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsEvents CorruptionOrganized crimeImprisonedJudicial harassment Martinovic meanwhile continues to be subject to judicial control and is unable to leave the country because the authorities are holding his passport. “Despite tremendous difficulties, many investigative journalists keep battling every day to establish the truth in the Balkans. This award sends a powerful message of hope to the region’s journalistic community.” Martinovic cannot attend the ceremony because he is banned from leaving Montenegro, where he is currently being tried on spurious charges prompted by his investigative reporting on organized crime, trafficking and corruption. Follow the news on Montenegro Receive email alerts March 30, 2021 Find out more He trial was originally due to conclude on 24 September, but the judicial authorities suddenly decided a few weeks ago to combine his case with that of another defendant who is on the run and is being tried in absentia. This will have the effect of delaying the end of Martinovic’s trial for an undetermined period. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Going the extra mile

first_imgFoodservice supplier Brakes is increasing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity with a set of environmental and social programmes.Brakes, which is a leading supplier to caterers and food-to-go outlets in the UK and France, has launched a new brochure and web-based CSR area to highlight the importance of the community and environment to its business.Its brochure, ’Our Environ­ment & Social Responsibility’, focuses on topics including energy consumption, fuel usage, recycling, ethical trading, sustainability and traceability.Frank McKay, group chief executive of Brakes, says: “It is important to demonstrate the responsible manner in which we go about daily business. We have developed this brochure and web-based site to give those who wish to know about our business a greater insight into how we do things.”The brochure states that Brakes will begin by becoming a much more conscious energy user. Brakes claims that in 2006, energy consumption was reduced by one million kWh through a combination of campaigns, staff training and operational changes. By November 2007, Brakes estimates that 95% of the company’s energy will be provided via renewable sources.These resources will include using biodiesel, a sustainable fuel made from plants, in deli­very vehicles to reduce green­house gas emissions. Brakes has also introduced minimum-order drops, avoidance of congestion routes and double-decker vehicles that can carry bigger loads, thus reducing fuel consumption.By recyling and reducing packaging on products and by re-using water in a circulation system for washing vehicles, Brakes hopes to to achieve ISO14001 accreditation – an internationally recognised standard for environmental performance. The accreditation is awarded to companies that comply with current leglislation regarding the environment. To achieve this goal, Brakes is working with the Carbon Trust and with its own staff to meet targets and improve environmental awareness.The brochure out­lines ethical trading as an important factor in achieving environmental and social responsibility. Ethical trading standards put forward by Brakes are being used to maintain relationships within the organisation and with suppliers. Brakes is also encouraging suppliers to operate in a way that minimises impact on the environment by using Fairtrade-branded products.In another attempt to boost social responsibility, Brakes has also asked suppliers to redeve­lop its own-brand products to contain less fat, sugar and salt and no hydrogenated oils.last_img read more

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