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Who owns the Media in Mongolia?

first_img Help by sharing this information December 8, 2016 Who owns the Media in Mongolia? MongoliaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independenceEvents CorruptionConflicts of interestEconomic pressure October 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more The results are now available online in Mongolian and English on the MOM Mongolia website and provide transparency about who controls Mongolian news media: “The MOM project clearly shows that transparency obligations for media owners are deficient in Mongolia”, said Munkhmandakh Myagmar, Executive Director of the Press Institute of Mongolia. ”But transparency of ownership structures is the basis for the credibility of the information the public can get. All media outlets should be accountable to their audience, to ensure plurality of content and to serve the interests of Mongolian people.” President of the Board of Reporters Without Borders Germany, Michael Rediske, adds: “MOM results show, that 89 % of the media in Mongolia is not actively transparent about its owners. And for almost half of media companies data on their ownership and finance structure is completely unavailable. This is a worrying sign for the East Asian country. “ Consequently, with insufficient laws to prevent political control over media ownership, Mongolia’s media market is penetrated by political affiliations. The high rate of 74 % of media outlets having political affiliations can endanger not only the freedom and plurality of information of citizens, but also opens doors to manipulate information in this important market. Media is different from any other industry. It presents facts and views that are then subjects of public debates, which in turn shape public opinion. So a high influence of the political world on media and journalists can damage democratic processes and the development of a pluralistic society as a whole.The ownership of a media outlet can be disguised too easily by legal means. Also, in Mongolia there are no regulatory safeguards in place to prevent media concentration and monopolies. Even if media freedom is guaranteed by law, it is not fully implemented. All licensing and registration authorities belong to the government. And the entire State advertisement budget, essential for financing media outlets, is distributed without any rules and regulations.MOM research and interviews with media outlets, media companies and journalists also reveal that journalists face mounting pressures. “When media are used as political or economic instruments by their owners, it puts them in the position of serving the owner’s interests rather than the public”, Munkhmandakh said. These dependencies can also prevent journalists from being neutral and open doors to self-censorship. In addition, Mongolian journalists are generally overworked and underpaid. So it is very common that reporters depend on an extra income and put their profession on sale, producing “Paid Content” as outlined in MOM features “Politics & Friends” and “Big Business & Washed News” on the MOM website. The results also highlight corruption as the biggest problem between politics, business and the media in Mongolia. As a result, editorial independence is limited. “Media laws need to be amended and properly implemented to ensure that professional journalism is really working as the fourth pillar of democracy,” said Rediske. Munkhmandakh added: “Hopefully, there is light at the end of the tunnel with a new generation of journalists and media owners.” “Trust is the currency of media,” she said. “How could journalists and the media check the people in power when they themselves are owned and financed by party people in power ?“Today’s press conference was followed by a panel discussion on the results of MOM Mongolia and the next steps forward, including an Expert input on the topic of “Media Literacy” by Ljiljana Zurovac, Executive Director of the Press Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina. ****The Media Ownership Monitor Mongolia was carried out by Reporters Without Borders in partnership with the Press Institute of Mongolia between September and December 2016. The project studied the legal environment, media concentration and ownership structures of the country’s 39 most popular national media outlets.The Press Institute of Mongolia (PIM) is a well-established non-governmental organization which has been working towards the development of a professional and independent media in Mongolia since its establishment in 1996. Based in Ulaanbaatar, PIM focuses its activities on media training, media research and the provision of information services for the public and media. PIMs research team has implemented more than 70 short and long term research projects on media related issues in Mongolia.MOM is an international project launched by the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders. It has been carried out in eight countries worldwide, including Turkey, Tunisia, Colombia and Cambodia. It applies a generic methodology for all countries as it looks at ownership and media concentration of the most relevant audio-visual, print and online outlets, which are selected based on audience share. The Project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).Media Contact: Reporters Without Borders GermanyUlrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer / Anne Renzenbrink, media relations [email protected] Tel.: +49 30 60 98 95 33-55Media Contact: Press Institute of Mongolia, Ms. Gunjidmaa Gongor, Head of ResearchMobile: 8800 87 87Email: [email protected] News Organisation Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption MongoliaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independenceEvents CorruptionConflicts of interestEconomic pressure center_img to go further News UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms Follow the news on Mongolia Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom December 8, 2016 – Only one out of ten Mongolian media outlets is actively transparent about its ownership. A majority of them has political affiliations through their founders and / or owners. This limits the important role of media to act as an independent watchdog for democracy. These are some of the main findings of the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a research and advocacy project carried out in Mongolia by the Press Institute of Mongolia and Reporters Without Borders over the past three months and presented in Ulaanbaatar today. Campaigns Screenshot : News June 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Leading independent journalist gunned down in Dagestan

first_img Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing December 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading independent journalist gunned down in Dagestan RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Khadzhimurad Kamalov, the founder of the independent weekly Chernovik and head of Svoboda Slova (Free Speech), the company that publishes the newspaper, was gunned down outside its headquarters in Makhachkala, the capital of the southern Republic of Dagestan, shortly before midnight last night.“The Russian media have just lost a leading independent journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Kamalov was respected for his investigative reporting and his refusal to compromise. He tackled sensitive subjects head-on with a great deal of courage. We share the pain of this loss with his colleagues and family.“We note the rapid response from the police to his murder and we urge them to conduct a swift, complete and impartial investigation, assigning appropriate importance to the hypothesis that it was linked to his work as a journalist. The impunity with which journalists are murdered in Dagestan and the rest of Russia is intolerable. Kamalov’s murder will have a major intimidatory effect on all of Dagestan’s journalists.”Kamalov was gunned down outside Chernovik at around 11:30 pm. Witnesses said he had just accompanied a friend to the door when he came under fire from at least one masked gunman, who fired around 14 times before making off in a black Lada car. Kamalov died in the ambulance that was rushing him to hospital.The police were quick to start an investigation, treating it as a violation of articles 105 and 122 of the criminal code (“homicide” and “illegal carriage of firearms”). The Dagestan Investigative Committee said the authorities were working on the assumption that it was linked to the victim’s journalistic work. A demonstration was due to held today in Makhachkala to pay tribute to Kamalov.Kamalov was known for his investigative coverage of the most sensitive subjects in this troubled part of the Russian Caucasus, including corruption, enforced disappearances and abuses against civilians by police and soldiers. Chernovik’s articles often criticize the authorities and have resulted in a series of lawsuits and prosecutions. As the newspaper tends to accuse elements within the security forces of helping to destabilize the republic, prosecutors have accused it of supporting Dagestan’s rebel groups.Several members of its staff have been the targets of hate and smear campaigns. In 2009, Kamalov was on an anonymously circulated list of journalists, human rights activists and well-known figures who were to be killed to “avenge the death of policemen” because they were “accomplices of the rebels.”Chernovik editor Biyakay Magomedov told Reporters Without Borders: “Kamalov had not been the target of any particular threats of late. It is hard for me to say which article in particular might have prompted his tragic death (…) But Chernovik has always had many enemies (…) even if there is now less of the open confrontation that existed between us and the security services in 2008 and 2009.”Magomedov added: “Our journalists are going to lose all motivation to do investigative reporting, to do really independent journalism. Our many appeals to Moscow have received no response. The federal security forces and authorities have shown no interest in solving the murders of journalists in Dagestan.”Impunity is generalized in Dagestan, where a low-intensity civil war has escalated in the past year. On 13 October, Reporters Without Borders issued an investigative report on media freedom in Dagestan and neighbouring Chechnya entitled “Terror, threats and corruption – report of fact-finding visit to Russian Caucasus.” News RSF_en RussiaEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Arrest, censorship and manipulation amid trial of Aung San Suu Kyi

first_img RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 31, 2021 Find out more News News to go further RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar News Help by sharing this information center_img Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned the military junta for intimidating the press trying to cover recent national and international events, as a journalist was jailed for two years after being arrested near the home of Aung San Suu Kyi.“Since the UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Burma one might expect greater tolerance on the part of the authorities, but on the contrary, the trial of Suu Kyi is being held in a climate of repression and censorship,” the press freedom organisations said. “We call on the UN envoy to show firmness in his talks with the authorities, including on the release of all political prisoners and an end to prior censorship. Without this, there can be no approval of any reconciliation process or elections,” they said.The two organisations strongly condemned the two-year sentence imposed on freelance journalist Zaw Tun on 18 June. A former journalist with the magazine The News Watch, he was arrested near the Suu Kyi’s home by a police officer who claimed he had shown “hostility” towards him. He was found guilty at a court in Bahan, near Rangoon, of obstructing the work of an official. A Rangoon journalist said that Zaw Tun was taken immediately to jail after the verdict. Military intelligence agents on 23 June went to several media offices to demand lists of journalists who had taken part in journalism training sessions at the US Embassy in Rangoon.The renowned journalist U Win Tin, who was cited as a defence witness in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under constant surveillance by the special police. The prosecutor refused to accept the former political prisoner as a witness because he criticises the government, particularly in foreign media.The junta has imposed strict censorship on both national and international news items. The censorship bureau, the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division, banned the publication of news on the arrival of a North Korean cargo ship, Kang Nam 1, in a port near Rangoon, which is suspected of transporting weapons.A journalist in Rangoon told the magazine Irrawaddy that “most newspapers have tried to report on the arrival of the cargo vessel but the government censor rejected all the articles”.The censorship bureau also banned some articles on demonstrations that followed the disputed elections in Iran. The press was refused the right at the start of June to publish information about the investigation into the collapse of the Danoke pagoda in Dala, near Rangoon, in which several people died. “We cannot publish articles or photos about this incident, because it was the wife of (junta leader) General Than Shwe who installed the sunshade on the pagoda on 7 May 2009″, one journalists explained. She is known to be very superstitious.The censorship bureau on 1st June threatened the privately owned weekly True News for carrying an article in its 19 May issue by the famous journalist Ludu Sein Win who said that “many governments cannot tolerate criticism from journalists”. The censors alleged that the paper changed the front page after it had been passed by the censors.Reporters Without Borders revealed at the end of 2008 that the censorship bureau sent all media offices a document detailing ten rules imposed on editors, who would be punished if changes were made after the article had been checked. The state-run media reported the charges against Suu Kyi, without giving anything the full statements by the defence. The daily New Light of Myanmar reported the main developments in the trial insisting there was complicity between the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the American William Yetaw, who swam to her lakeside home on 3 May. In its 27 May edition, the daily published the full questioning of Suu Kyi by the judge, but the cross examination by defence lawyers were only briefly summarised in the official press.The state press also relays the junta’s threats against the opposition, as happened on 5 June, when the New Light of Myanmar carried threats by the authorities against the youth branch of the National League for Democracy for putting out a statement. June 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrest, censorship and manipulation amid trial of Aung San Suu Kyi MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

L.A. County Looks To Find Permanent Solutions for Project Roomkey Residents

first_img Business News 32 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News L.A. County Looks To Find Permanent Solutions for Project Roomkey Residents By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 6:28 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Community News Photo courtesy Los Angeles CountyThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to find long-term housing for homeless individuals housed temporarily in motels, hotels and elsewhere during the coronavirus outbreak.Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas co-authored a motion recommending a plan for continuity of housing.“Since the pandemic began, L.A. County and city have done a remarkable thing. We placed nearly 4,000 medically fragile homeless men and women in temporary housing with more to come,” Kuehl said. “With this motion, we look to the future and ask for a plan to identify and pay for permanent housing for these elderly and sick individuals, many of whom suffer from serious medical conditions. No one wants to see these very frail men and women put back on the streets.”Ridley-Thomas said the push to temporarily house vulnerable residents was driven by an unprecedented public-private partnership of city officials, private hotel owners, public sector health care workers, disaster volunteers and community nonprofits.“There can be no truer test of our values than this collective effort to bring our most vulnerable inside and connect them to long-term stable housing,” he said.Project Roomkey has been the centerpiece of the county’s efforts to move quickly in the face of the pandemic, taking advantage of unused hotel and motels rooms to house the homeless. So far, at least 23 hotel or motel sites have been used to house 1,800 individuals, according to Ridley-Thomas.The county has also moved to find other spaces to safely isolate and quarantine high-risk homeless individuals, such as those over 65 years old or with underlying health conditions.Ridley-Thomas said the average age of the homeless people who have been brought indoors to protect them from the coronavirus is 54, noting that many look 15 to 20 years older.“That’s how harsh homelessness is,” Ridley-Thomas said.The agreements under Project Roomkey only guarantee housing for three months. Kuehl said the time is right to find longer-term solutions for these vulnerable county residents.“We have assets to start, coronavirus relief funds, Measure H housing resources, philanthropic partners lining up to help,” Kuehl said. “If we draft a bold plan and commit to it, I believe that the state and the (federal) government will continue to help us, as well.”The board directed the county CEO and lobbyists to continue to push for federal and state funding. CEO Sachi Hamai said she understood that the latest and fourth coronavirus relief bill — set to go before the House of Representatives — includes additional funding for counties and cities.Project Roomkey has not been without its detractors. In April, the Norwalk City Council passed an emergency moratorium seeking to block the county from converting properties into temporary housing for the homeless without the city’s approval. The county sought and gained a court injunction allowing it to move forward with one hotel site.The city councils of Bell Gardens and Lynwood followed suit. The county’s CEO issued an executive order directing county lawyers to take necessary legal action against cities seeking to interfere with emergency measures.The board ratified that executive order Tuesday, signaling its willingness to take the fight to any city that stands in the way of its plans.Supervisor Kathryn Barger thanked cities in her district that have stepped up.“I am proud of Santa Clarita, Palmdale and Lancaster … that have stood tall,” Barger said. “It shows that we can move mountains when we have to.” More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Limerick man to face trial for ‘violent crime spree’ on school…

first_imgMan hospitalised after Limerick courtroom fall Facebook Riotous teenagers destroyed #Limerick hurler’s farm Advertisement Previous articleShocking viral video emerges of Limerick street brawlNext articleAfrican man jailed for attack on fellow asylum seeker Staff Reporter Twitter WhatsApp Addict threatened to stab and shoot Limerick schoolchildren Linkedin NewsLimerick man to face trial for ‘violent crime spree’ on school childrenBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2016 1127 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Indecent assault case continues in Limerick TAGSClyde KeoghLimerick Court Print Clyde Keogh outside Limerick District CourtA LIMERICK man who threw a coke bottle at a judge after he was refused bail on charges of threatening to shoot a 13-year-old schoolboy is to face trial at the Circuit Court.Clyde Keogh, (20) of Ballyclough Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston has been charged with robbery and attempted robbery at Canal Bank near Lee Estate and Athlunkard Street during what was described as a “20 minute violent crime spree” as children walked to school on January 25 last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This Tuesday during a video link hearing from Limerick prison, he waved at the court as he agreed to a four week adjournment to allow for the preparation of a book of evidence.He is charged with the robbery of a Samsung Galaxy 3 phone from a teenager and threatening to stab the victim at Athlunkard Street.Other charges relate  to the robbery of an iPhone 4 from a 15-year-old boy at Canal Bank, Lee Estate, and an Xperia M2 Aqua phone from a 13 year-old boy at Athlunkard Street.He is also alleged to have threatened to shoot the 13 year-old.This Tuesday, Limerick District Court heard that the DPP has directed that he is to face trial on those charges as well as a charge of attempted robbery of a 15-year-old boy on Athlunkard Street where he is also alleged to have threatened to stab the boy.Sergeant Donal Cronin said that the State could proceed with the case by way of trial on indictment and a four week adjournment was granted to allow for the service of a book of evidence.Judge Mary Larkin remanded Keogh in continuing custody until June 14. Email Former Limerick senator told to leave court with his sliotarlast_img read more

Limerick School of Art and Design students speak about ‘FLUX’ graduate…

first_img TAGSartartsDesigneducationexhibitionFLUXLimerick School of Art and DesignLSADstudent The Limerick Post spoke with some of the many talented artists of the Limerick School of Art and Design graduate classes about their installations in this year’s graduate exhibition entitled ‘FLUX’.Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s biggest and most vibrant graduate shows, the LSAD graduate show ‘FLUX’, is student-led, and is currently running up to Sunday June 10.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Read more about the exhibition here. Advertisement Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleMedTech sector can thrive in region – Cook Medical event told Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Print Limerick Connections exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Linkedin LifestyleArtsNewsEducationVideoLimerick School of Art and Design students speak about ‘FLUX’ graduate exhibitionBy Cian Reinhardt – June 5, 2018 2950 Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Emaillast_img read more

They’ve Come a Long Way: FHFA Details Progress of Non-Performing Loan Sales

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loan Sales 2016-03-03 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac conducted an initial pilot sale in August 2014 covering $596 in unpaid principal balance (UPB) and another one in March 2015 covering $349 in UPB. Also that month, the FHFA issued enhanced guidelines for the GSEs’ NPL sales programs aimed at further reducing the Enterprises’ losses and improving borrower and neighborhood outcomes. Under the new guidelines, bidders in the NPL auctions must show evidence that they have the experience and capability to help borrowers avoid foreclosure; they must identify their servicing partners and demonstrate a successful track record of loan resolution through foreclosure alternatives; apply a “waterfall of resolution tactics,” using foreclosure only as a last resort; market to owner-occupants and non-profits first when an NPL results in an REO property; increase transparency of the sale process and post-sale borrower outcomes by increasing pre-sale and post-sale disclosures; and encourage bids from non-profits who have the objective of stabilizing neighborhoods through offering smaller pools.After the requirements were issued, Freddie Mac conducted eight more NPL sales covering 24,372 loans in 24 pools. Fannie Mae conducted a pilot sale in June 2015 covering 2,477 loans, after which the Enterprise received the go-ahead to conduct more sales. Later in 2015, Fannie Mae conducted two more NPL sales; in all, the transactions included six pools of collateral covering 7,965 loans.“Both Enterprises developed pages related to NPL sales on their web sites to educate and assist interested bidders,” the FHFA said. “In an effort to encourage more nonprofit bidders, both also hosted one-day NPL seminars featuring overviews of bidder-qualification, eligibility, and data-room-access requirements, and bidding, funding, closing, and servicing processes.”The GSEs worked to strengthen existing relationships with diverse broker-dealers to ensure more diversity and inclusion in the NPL sales, according to FHFA. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac engaged diverse broker-dealer firms to help market NPL sales to non-profits and small investors for each NPL transaction.“The Enterprises and FHFA will assess borrower outcomes of NPL sales going forward,” FHFA said. “Because of the time it takes to transfer sold loans to a new servicer, evaluate borrowers for foreclosure prevention actions and complete trial periods for loan modifications, it requires six to twelve months after the date of an NPL sale to receive meaningful data on borrower outcomes. FHFA plans the first public release of NPL sales data in 2016.”Click here to view the FHFA’s complete 2015 Scorecard Progress Report. They’ve Come a Long Way: FHFA Details Progress of Non-Performing Loan Sales Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac officially launched their non-performing loan (NPL) sales programs in 2015 after their conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), issued enhanced guidelines for those programs in March.On Thursday, the FHFA provided an annual update on the progress of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s non-performing loan sales programs as well as other GSE programs in the FHFA’s 2015 Scorecard Progress Report.The purpose of the Scorecard Progress report is to summarize the major activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that contributed to achieving the FHFA’s three objectives as conservator of the GSEs as set forth in the 2014 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which was published in May 2014. Those three objectives are: Maintain foreclosure prevention activities and credit availability for new and refinanced mortgages to foster national housing markets that are liquid, efficient, competitive, and resilient; Reduce risk to taxpayers by increasing the role of private capital in the mortgage market; and build a new single-family securitization infrastructure for the GSEs to use and for other secondary market participants to use in the future.“This Progress Report underscores our commitment to accomplishing our goals of fostering liquidity and efficiency in the housing finance markets, reducing risk to taxpayers, and building a new mortgage securitization infrastructure, and our commitment to doing so in a safe and sound manner,” FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt said.  “Working collaboratively with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, we have accomplished a tremendous amount over the past year and we look forward to building on this success in 2016.”Under the objective of foreclosure prevention, the 2015 scorecard called for the GSEs to reduce the number of severely delinquent loans in their single-family portfolios. The purchaser’s final interest, according to FHFA, is helping the borrowers avoid foreclosure and re-perform on their loans.“Purchasers typically transfer loan servicing to a specialty servicer skilled at working with borrowers to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome,” FHFA said in the report. “Thus, an NPL sale can increase the potential for a borrower to benefit from foreclosure avoidance actions, such as a HAMP or proprietary modification, forbearance, a short sale, or a deed-in-lieu transaction.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img March 3, 2016 1,218 Views Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loan Sales Previous: AACER: Bankruptcy Filings Remain Virtually Unchanged Over-the-Year Next: Treasury Issues First Guidance on Termination of Making Home Affordable Program Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / They’ve Come a Long Way: FHFA Details Progress of Non-Performing Loan Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago “Working collaboratively with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, we have accomplished a tremendous amount over the past year and we look forward to building on this success in 2016.”FHFA Director Mel Watt Subscribelast_img read more

No foul play suspected in Donegal fisherman’s death

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Police in the Scottish Highlands are continuing their investigations into the death of a Donegal fisherman whose body was recovered from Ullapool Harbour on St Stephen’s Day. However, they do not suspect foul play.The search began on Monday after it emerged that  Philip Anthony Toland from Glengad hadn’t been seen since Christmas Day.His body was recovered by members of the Grampian Police Dive Team.Police believe the 34 year old, who had been working in Scotland,  may lost his footing and fallen into the water as he returned to his boat.Mr Toland, a father of one, was a former captain of the Glengad United football team. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook No foul play suspected in Donegal fisherman’s death Facebook Google+ Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 28, 2011 Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny JPC to host public meetings in 2012Next articleFormer Donegal Oireachtas members receive over €400,000 in pensions News Highland Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

SC Grants Bail To 19-Year Old Arrested 7 Months Ago In UP Over Alleged Violence In Anti-CAA Protests

first_imgTop StoriesSC Grants Bail To 19-Year Old Arrested 7 Months Ago In UP Over Alleged Violence In Anti-CAA Protests Nilashish Chaudhary5 Aug 2020 8:35 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to a 19-year old boy, Faraz, who had been arrested in December, 2019 for his alleged involvement in anti-CAA protests in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. The Bench, comprising of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Navin Sinha, was considering a Special Leave Petition (SLP) wherein it was contested that 4 of Faraz’s co-accused were granted bail by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to a 19-year old boy, Faraz, who had been arrested in December, 2019 for his alleged involvement in anti-CAA protests in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. The Bench, comprising of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Navin Sinha, was considering a Special Leave Petition (SLP) wherein it was contested that 4 of Faraz’s co-accused were granted bail by various benches of the Allahabad High Court, based on the same FIR, yet the present petitioner was refused relief. Appearing for the petitioner, senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy submitted that the FIR was registered 7 months ago (20.12.2019), pursuant to which a charge sheet was also filed, “but the investigation revealed nothing.” She went on to inform the Court that all his co-accused had been granted bail, yet the High Court refused to grant him bail on the pretext of a country made pistol being found in his possession. Representing the State of UP, advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain affirmed this argument and stated that such a weapon was found to be in his possession, and that the accused had also led a mob during the aforementioned ‘incident’. While the State argued that Faraz is suspected for committing serious offences of indulging in rioting and violence, the petitioners claimed that he was apprehended from his timber shed and falsely implicated in the offences under which the FIR was registered. The FIR, registered in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, “is based on concocted facts being contrary to the actual facts”, asserted the petitioner. In furtherance of the same, Guruswamy emphasised that not only had the petitioner been falsely implicated, the High Court had also failed to grant him the same parity as his co-accused by refusing him bail, despite noting that all others in the FIR had all been released on bail. “It is pertinent to note that while, in the subordinate courts, the disputed recovery of a country made pistol from the present petitioner has been made the basis for rejecting the bail applications preferred by the present petitioner, co-accused Ahmad and Amir had also been stated in the FIR to have been found in possession of a similar country made pistol while the other accused persons were also similarly stated to have been in possession of weapons and all such accused, including co-accused Ahmad and Amir, have been granted bail by the aforesaid orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court”, urged the petition. Upon considering the arguments and examining the details of the matter, the Bench agreed that a co-accused of the petitioner had been charged in the same way as the petitioner, but he had been granted bail while Faraz hadn’t been afforded the same relief. “Accused Nos. 1 and 2 (the present petitioner, Faraz) are stated to be on par in the FIR itself inasmuch as pistols, including bullets, were recovered from both of them. We find that accused No. 1 has been given bail by order dated 29.01.2020”, recorded the Bench. Justice Nariman also took note of the fact that Faraz’s co-accused was said to have been released on a number of factors which distinguished his case from that of the present petitioner. The fact that this co-accused had cancer, was one such consideration. “It was, however, pointed out by the learned counsel for the State that accused No. 1 stood at a different footing because he was suffering from cancer. We find, on a perusal of the order, that accused No.1 was given bail for various reasons; it was also stated that he was suffering from cancer.” -records the Order Having weighed in on these considerations, the Court held that there was no cause for differentiating between the accused whose charges emanated from the same complaint and granted bail to the petitioner. The Court stated that the bail would be subject to conditions decided by the trial Court and disposed of the matter. “According to us, therefore, this is a distinction without a difference. Accordingly, we grant bail to the petitioner, subject to the conditions to be laid down by the trial Court”, ordered the Apex Court.Click here to download the order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 10th

first_img By News Highland – September 10, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 10th Google+ Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 10th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleAustralian travel agents visit Wild Atlantic WayNext articleAlternative A5 Alliance should hang heads in shame – Kelly News Highland Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more