first_img News Receive email alerts Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison December 31, 2019 Find out more RSF_en GabonAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Gabon Reporters Without Borders has voiced its concern about the deteriorating situation in Gabon, where the authorities continue to obstruct the publication of independentnewspapers. The satirical bi-monthly Sub-Version was recently seized and fouremployees from the paper were detained at Libreville airport. The NationalCommunications Council (Conseil national de la communication, CNC) also recently suspended a second paper, the bi-monthly La Sagaie.”We condemn these measures, which hinder the development of privately-ownedmedia in Gabon. Suspending a media outlet is a very serious penalty. We can onlyconclude that the authorities use this means of punishment to deprive citizensof access to independent or critical news sources,” said Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard. In a letter to CNC Chairperson Pierre Marie Ndong, the organisation urged the council to reconsider its decisions and allow the media outlets to resume their activities.Border police at Libreville International Airport seized all copies ofSub-Version’s third issue on 17 September 2003. The paper is printed inCameroon. Four staff members who had come to pick up the copies of their paperwere also detained and questioned. They were released later in the afternoon.The authorities accuse the bi-monthly of inciting an “insurrection” amongcitizens and attempting to “destabilise republican institutions.”In addition, the bi-monthly La Sagaie learned of its suspension in a letter on23 September. The paper was banned indefinitely and accused of making a “call to tribalism” and “threatening state security.”Reporters Without Borders recalls that the privately-owned newspaper Misamu remains closed more than five months after the CNC decided to supended the publication indefinitely on 13 May. Moreover, Noël Ngwa Nguema, a priest who isthe founder and editor-in-chief of Misamu and Sub-Version, faces constantpressure and intimidation tactics. September 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two recently-launched independent newspapers prevented from publishing January 24, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands News to go further Reports News November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information GabonAfrica Organisation last_img read more

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News About Author: Eric C. Peck  Print This Post Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight Delinquencies Foreclosures moratorium 2021-02-24 Eric C. Peck Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Delinquencies Foreclosures moratorium February 24, 2021 1,214 Views Home / Daily Dose / Roughly 2.1 Million Homeowners Remain 90+ Days Overdue Sign up for DS News Daily Roughly 2.1 Million Homeowners Remain 90+ Days Overdue Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Black Knight has reported that in January 2021, the national mortgage delinquency rate fell to 5.9%, a 0.9% monthly drop from December 2020’s rate of 6.08%. This marked the first time since March 2020 when the national delinquency rate dipped below the 6% mark.Recovery continues to crawl, but remains steady, as nearly 2.1 million U.S. homeowners remain 90 or more days past due, but not yet in foreclosure–1.7 million homeowners more than at the same time last year or five times pre-pandemic levels.In an effort to ‘deliver immediate relief’ to homeowners during a national health crisis, President Joe Biden extended the national moratorium on home foreclosures for federally-backed mortgages through the end of June 2021. It was previously set to expire March 31, 2021.Black Knight also found that foreclosure starts were down 86% year-over-year in January, with sales activity down more than 95%.And while government intervention has reduced near-term risk, such actions will likely offset recovery times and extend the length of the housing recovery period. At the current rate of improvement, approximately 1.8 million U.S. mortgages will still be seriously delinquent at the end of June when foreclosure moratoriums on government-backed loans are currently slated to lift.Also in January, Black Knight found that prepayment activity fell by 17% from December 2020, but was still more than 85% higher than it was at the same time last year.Recent rate increases may further impact prepay rates, as last week, Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) showed the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) hitting the 2.81% mark, up 0.08% over the previous week. Previous: Single-Family Temporary Flexibilities Extended, FHA Announces Next: California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgThis month, Credit Union Magazine and CUNA News examine the future of the credit union movement.We asked more than a dozen credit union thought leaders to tell us how they see the future of financial services playing out during the next decade and offer advice for credit union leaders seeking a place in that future.Discover the #CUFutureThe participants in our future forum:Mark Sievewright, Sievewright & AssociatesTeresa Freeborn, Xceed Financial Credit Union continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more