MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence News March 30, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 4, 2018 Car bomb explodes outside Montenegrin crime reporter’s home Follow the news on Montenegro Sead Sadikovic / Vijesti June 7, 2021 Find out more Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović November 11, 2020 Find out more News to go further The bomb exploded late on the night of 1 April outside the home of Sead Sadikovic, who specializes in covering corruption and organized crime for the independent TV channel TV Vijesti. The police said yesterday that the bomb was “probably linked” to his reporting. An investigation is under way and two arrests have been made.“We call on Montenegro’s authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into this bombing, whose target was almost certainly a journalist, to identify those behind it, and to provide adequate protection to the journalist, who had been threatened,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk.“Although Prime Minister Dusko Markovic insists that security is guaranteed in his country, this attack – the seventh of its kind since the start of the year – is a clear indication of the climate that now prevails for journalists trying to cover such subjects as corruption and organized crime.”Montenegro is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Montenegrin authorities to conduct athorough investigation into last weekend’s car bomb explosion outside a crime reporter’shome in Bijelo Polje, in northeastern Montenegro, and to quickly bring those responsible tojustice. Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Help by sharing this information MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence
Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Facebook NewsHealthLimerickVideoNumber of people seeking LGBT help on the riseBy Editor – October 16, 2018 1518 THE number of people seeking LGBT support from the Gender Orientation and Sexual Health (GOSHH) service in Limerick has increased by more than 100 per cent since 2014.Since the 2014 marriage referendum, the number of LGBT people availing of the service has increased from 40 to 86 people annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The service, which is based on Davis Street in the city centre, caters for a wide number of people from various backgrounds who have to deal with societal judgement on a daily basis.GOSHH LGBTI Project Support Worker Patrick McElligott said that the stigma and assumptions surrounding the community still persist and are a very real issue.“In Ireland, everyone is protected in the eyes of the law. There is, however, a very large difference between the words in the law and the experience of a person in their society,” Mr McElligott said.He said that there is still an assumption that if someone is homosexual that then they are less of man or a woman.“There is a message that there may not be space for a man to be emotional and with women, there is a treatment that if they are a lesbian then they are a different kind of woman, a less emotional woman,” he explained.The total number of people looking for support from GOSHH has risen from 175 in 2015 to 204 in 2017. The organisation has supported 177 people so far in 2018. The figures show a rise in the number of LGBT clients and a fall in the client load in other departments.Mr McElligott attributed the increase in the number of people willing to get help to the fact that “there is now a space to reach out”.He also believes that the process of educating society on LGBTI issues is a slow process.“Sometimes I wish that we could flick a switch and this would be okay. It would be really nice in five years if we could move closer to that place of acceptance,” he said.The organisation also works with client families.They attempt to build self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, while with the families it is about giving them space to ‘come out’ with the person.“We all know what it is like to come out. Everyone has to come out whether it is about your first boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, pregnancy – in any situation where you feel anxiety about telling someone something,” Mr McElligott said.GOSHH ran multiple workshops and seminars during Limerick mental health week and they can be contacted on (061) 314 354. Linkedin TAGSGOSHHLGBTlgbt issueslimerickMental Healthmental health week Previous articleEarls and Mathewson doubts for Gloucester visitNext articleWatch: Samaritans outreach programme gets a boost Editor Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement
Four Danish pension funds are planning to invest tens of billions of Danish krone in alternative credit, capital funds, infrastructure and forestry over the next five years.Danske Capital will act as an adviser to the funds, which manage a combined DKK500bn (€67bn).The four funds – Danica Pension, a pension and insurance provider; DIP, the pension fund for engineers; JØP, the scheme for lawyers and economists; and Lægernes Pensionskasse, the doctors’ pension fund – said they expected alternatives would become a larger portion of their portfolios in future, yielding higher and more stable returns in combination with more liquid assets such as listed equities and bonds.The funds said they saw particularly exciting alternative investment opportunities in areas where banks no longer had the same capacity to lend due to tighter regulation in the wake of the financial crisis. The new collaboration has already resulted in the first investment in alternative credit, where the pension funds, together with Goldman Sachs, will provide loans directly to businesses.Torben Visholm, chief executive at JØP, said the cooperation would give the funds access to better investment terms due to economies of scale.He said the agreement would allow the funds to invest better, faster and in a wider range of assets.The joint venture’s large investment capacity will produce cost advantages and better investment terms, as well as positioning the participating pension funds to enter into public-private partnerships (PPP), they said.Søren Kolbye Sørensen, chief executive at DIP, said his pension fund had in recent years entered into a number of innovative collaborations with other institutions to reap cost advantages as a result of economies of scale.At the beginning of the year, DIP and JØP established a joint investment department, and the agreement on alternatives is another step in that direction, he said.