State security court censors weekly paper

first_imgNews August 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out more September 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State security court censors weekly paper Follow the news on Jordan JordanMiddle East – North Africa to go further News RSF_en Newscenter_img Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives April 14, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today deplored a ban on the latest issue of the independent Jordanian weekly Al-Wehda by state security court prosecutor Mahmood Obeidat and called for the paper to be immediately allowed to appear freely.”This censorship has been imposed despite the recent abolition of article 150 of the criminal code which curbed press freedom,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The abolition was a good sign, but the authorities seem to be taking one step forward and three steps back. “Prior censorship is theoretically no longer done in Jordan, but the authorities are still using the old methods to continue muzzling the press and forcing journalists to censor themselves. The content of some publications is closely inspected at the printers and officials call editors to ask for stories to be dropped or else simply forbid the printing of an entire issue, as in this case,” he said.Non-official sources said the paper’s 24 September issue was banned because it contained an article about torture carried out in Jordan in 1993. Previous issues have been partly censored, but this time the whole issue seems to have been considered too subversive to be printed. Al-Wehda often gives space to the left-wing opposition’s views. Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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Swift choice for Wholebake

first_imgVegeterian food manufacturer Wholebake faced a challenge when it needed to handle multi-packed products, including flapjacks and high-energy bars, in a new packaging format.The company’s mix of automated and traditional bakery means that production capability can range from short runs to 40,000 bars a day, and it therefore required a flexible machine that could also cope with high volume.So it turned to Leeds-based PFM Packaging Machinery to find a solution for this latest dilemma. PFM recommended its Swift flowrapper and this has now been installed at the Wholebake site, based in Corwen, North Wales.FAST MOVERThis latest piece of equipment can operate at up to 100 products per minute and has allowed the company to bring the new multi-packed packaging, previously contracted out, in-house. The move has allowed Wholebake to upgrade its packaging and has resulted in substantial savings in labour costs, says PFM. As well as operating at high speed, the Swift flowrapper also provides ease of use with accuracy and reliability, claims the firm.Wholebake, initially formed in 1984 in a small farmhouse kitchen, now employs 25 staff and operates from a 15,000sq ft factory with two production lines. Previous purchases from PFM comprised a PFM 50 flowrapper, supplied and installed in April 1989, and a PFM Hurricane flowrapper, installed in March 1997.VEGETARIAN DEMANDWholebake’s products are approved by both the Organic Food Federation and the Vegetarian Society and are available in retail stores nationwide including one of the UK’s leading supermarkets. The company prides itself on installing the best possible technology to handle the ever-increasing demand for healthy vegetarian meals and snacks.Founder and director Steve Jones says: “I would certainly recommend PFM. We have again received very good service, with a cost-effective solution that perfectly suited our flowrapping needs.”Responding, PFM’s sales and operations director, Chris Bolton says: “The flowrapper purchased by Wholebake is an extremely versatile, compact and reliable machine, capable of running at a higher speed than many of its market rivals, so it was the perfect choice to meet the company’s requirements.”The Swift flowrapper is just one of a range of over 40 machines from PFM including multihead weighers, horizontal and vertical form fill and seal packaging machines. nlast_img read more

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