“Media: when oligarchs go shopping” – RSF’s latest report

first_img RSF_en Скачать доклад (на русском) Media independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure It was in Russia that the word “oligarchs” was first used to denote very rich businessmen. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has adopted the term to refer to billionaires who create or take over media empires to serve their business or political interests. There is a worldwide trend towards increasingly concentrated ownership of conglomerates that combine media outlets (TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and news websites) with banks, telecoms, property firms and construction companies. All this suits the rulers of countries such as China that espoused capitalism in order to better suppress democracy.800TV channels exist in India, of which all those that provide news coverage are owned by political or industrial baronsEntitled Media: when oligarchs go shopping, RSF’s latest report describes a world in which journalism and freedom of information run up against an invisible wall consisting of money and conflicts of interest. From now on, RSF intends to keep addressing these new threats to journalistic independence, which constitute a major challenge for democracy.Media: when oligarchs go shoppingReadCoinciding with the report’s publication, RSF is launching a communication campaign together with the advertising agency BETC. Called “How oligarchs kill freedom of information,” it takes the form of a “quick manual for the good oligarch.” Organisation July 20, 2016 – Updated on April 24, 2019 “Media: when oligarchs go shopping” – RSF’s latest reportcenter_img Media independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure Related documents oligarchs_eng.pdfPDF – 2.73 MBoligarques3-ru.pdfPDF – 2.61 MB Reports Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Analyst: Majority of Mortgage Professionals Unwilling to Pay for Liability Relief

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Mortgage Survey Regulatory Relief The Collingwood Group The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/18/2015 Next: Auction.com and Five Star Institute Pledge Support to Operation Homefront and Veteran Home Donation Program The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 17, 2015 1,100 Views About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Analyst: Majority of Mortgage Professionals Unwilling to Pay for Liability Relief Share Savecenter_img Mortgage Survey Regulatory Relief The Collingwood Group 2015-03-17 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Despite the extra costs and anxiety that mortgage industry professionals say come with compliance due to heightened regulation, a recent survey revealed that a majority of them would not be willing to pay for relief – a result that a survey analyst found “shocking.”On the Voice of Housing blog published by the Collingwood Group on Tuesday, analyst Margaret Mooney examined the results of the recent survey conducted by the Collingwood Group in conjunction with the Five Star Institute. Despite the fact that 89 percent of the mortgage industry professional surveyed by the Collingwood Group last September said regulations were hurting their business, 76 percent of respondents in the question posed in March’s Mortgage Industry Outlook Report said they would be willing to pay up to 25 basis points when asked how much they would pay “to be relieved of all liability for future buybacks, indemnifications and/or lawsuits” – but in reality, they would pay only five to 10 basis points.”They argued that this is a reasonable range because it is what the majority of originators currently retain for repurchase reserves,” Mooney wrote. “Some indicated that it depends on the loans in question and the severity of the indemnification agreements and/ or lawsuits.”Twenty-four percent of those surveyed said they would pay up to 50 basis points for relief from liability, while 1 percent indicated they would pay up to 75 basis points. Seven percent said they would pay up to 100 basis points, and just 1 percent said they would pay more than 100 basis points. Mooney said the results of the survey were “shocking” when considering last September’s survey results.”Given the results from previous surveys where respondents indicated that the risk of buybacks, indemnifications and lawsuits were a major concern, we expected respondents to be willing to pay more for peace of mind,” Mooney wrote.(Editor’s Note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com) Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Analyst: Majority of Mortgage Professionals Unwilling to Pay for Liability Relief Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Leinster snatch narrow win

first_imgLeinster came through a nail-biting European Champions Cup rematch with Harlequins as Ian Madigan’s 71st-minute penalty gave them a 14-13 win at the Aviva Stadium. Tim Swiel, in for the injured Nick Evans at fly-half, found his kicking range with two penalties and an excellent conversion of Mike Brown’s well-worked 56th-minute try. The Londoners looked to have the winning of the game until replacement Eoin Reddan inspired Leinster by tapping two penalties. The territory gained led to Madigan’s crucial kick and the Blues survived a frenetic finish during which Quins lock Charlie Matthews was sin-binned three minutes from time. The losing bonus point is enough to keep Conor O’Shea’s side at the top of Pool 2, but Leinster are level with them on 13 points ahead of two fascinating final rounds next month. Buoyed by last week’s result, Danny Care catapulted Quins past halfway with an early break from a scrum and after Jamie Heaslip was caught offside, Swiel sent a long-range penalty wide. Care and company had been quickest to settle and while Zane Kirchner and Luke Fitzgerald threatened on short bursts, the visitors managed to slow Leinster’s ruck ball at crucial junctures. Defences were on top during a fluent first quarter, and Jack Clifford – in for the injured Chris Robshaw – breathed a sigh of relief when Madigan hit the left hand post with a kickable penalty. A subsequent Leinster attack, set up by a Jimmy Gopperth touch-finding kick, saw Dominic Ryan stopped just short as he wriggled through from a lineout maul, and dogged Quins drew a relieving penalty. Madigan made no mistake with a second penalty effort from outside the 22, though, and a neat Gopperth and Kircher-led move on the right set up a promising position for Leinster. Referee Romain Poite allowed a five-metre scrum to develop after Will Collier and Jack McGrath had popped up, and Heaslip took advantage to release Boss to go over by the right corner flag. Matt O’Connor’s men avenged last Sunday’s 24-18 loss at the Stoop – but only just – as Harlequins had them on the ropes, particularly when scoring 13 points in 20 second-half minutes. Isaac Boss’ quick-witted try on the half hour, allied to two Madigan penalties, had Leinster leading 11-0 at half-time in Dublin. However, the dominant Quins scrum provided the platform to launch their comeback. Press Association Madigan’s missed conversion from the touchline was followed by a hooked Swiel penalty from 30 metres out. That wayward strike and a crooked lineout added to Harlequins’ growing frustration, with a second successful penalty from Madigan putting the home side 11 points clear. There was no sign of the visitors’ luck changing on the restart when full-back Brown had a try ruled out for a previous infringement – Joe Marler brilliantly broke into the 22 but his slight knock-on, spotted by television match official Eric Gonthier, meant Brown’s collection of a pinpoint Care chip was ruled out. Importantly, Quins gained some points from this early purple patch as a scrum penalty was put through the posts by Swiel to reduce the arrears to eight. The Aviva Premiership side’s scrum continued to hold the upper hand, winning a third set piece penalty, and their backs duly rewarded the pack’s hard graft. Matt Hooper punctured the Leinster midfield and with the hosts caught for numbers on the right, neat link play between Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Swiel put the supporting Brown over for a deserved try. Swiel increased his influence with a terrific conversion from wide out, and Harlequins remained on the front foot entering the final quarter. Devin Toner was penalised for an early tackle on Clifford and Swiel’s resulting kick made it 13-11 with 14 minutes left. Step forward wily scrum-half Reddan who gave Leinster the impetus to quickly respond. Madigan gladly accepted the offer of three points and despite being outplayed since the interval, Leinster were back in front. Their European experience helped them see out a very tight victory in the end, with Quins falling just short as they finished with 14 men after Matthews saw yellow for raising his hands to Dominic Ryan’s face during an off-the-ball incident. last_img read more