Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mainland Real Estate Ltd (MAIN.mu) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileMainland Real Estate Limited is a real estate company that is focused on investments in undervalued and high quality investment grade real estate assets as well as companies which deliver suitable returns for investors through both income and capital growth. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
The FTSE 100 index ended April at its highest level since March 23 and finished the month up about 8%. In the final days of the month, it even managed to go over 6,000. However, as I write, it is hovering around 5,800. Many investors would find this recent move up quite encouraging especially when you consider that March 2020 was a month to forget.Today I’d like to highlight several companies that did heavy lifting for the FTSE 100 in April. Long-term investors may want to conduct further due diligence to see if they might belong in their portfolios.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Follow the consumerSeasoned investors know that consumer staples stocks are defensive shares. Many in the City are now warning that we may be in for a deep global recession. If you also agree that our economy is going to be weak, then you may want to diversify your portfolio to include non-cyclical consumer shares. It is fairly safe to assume that the movements of the economy have little impact on their business models. Thus I would consider putting the consumer at the centre of your investing strategy. For most of us, daily outings are still limited to going to food stores and pharmacists, as well as some outside exercise. And shopping mostly for essentials is likely to continue in the near future.In April, we have seen the share prices of several consumer stocks do better than others. They include these shares.AstraZeneca – up 8% in April, also up 7.5% year-to-date (YTD)British American Tobacco – up 8% in April, but down 3% YTDCoca Cola HBC – up 19% in April, but down 21% YTDDiageo – up 11.5% in April, but down 13.5% YTDReckitt Benckiser – up 8.5% in April, up 6.5% year-to-dateTesco – up 5% in April, but down 5.5% YTDHow did financials fare in April?Many feel investing in UK-based banks and insurers takes courage right now. Amid the stock market carnage, these shares have dived in the first quarter of 2020.And as of April, they have had to axe their dividends and suspend their share buy-backs. Obviously this has been an important development for many investors, especially those who rely on passive dividend income.If you believe that the current market rally looks sustainable, then you may want to put financials on your research list. Successful investing requires buying shares that are likely to offer value in the long run. 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If Roberts comes through this weekend impressively and injury free he should be the favourite to become O’Driscoll’s side-stepping brother. Having Tuilagi or Davies rolling off the bench is a very strong place to be.Much may come down to how the Lions plan to return kicks, shape their defence and look to get the ball in O’Driscoll’s hands, but Roberts looks like the favourite to share top billing with the Irishman. Brothers in arms: Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Roberts have spoken about having a strong bond on and off the pitchBy Alan DymockTHEY STARTED out as Six Nations enemies, but since the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa, centres Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Roberts have been spilling over with man-love for each other.Inseparable: O’Driscoll and Roberts run out together as Lions“You’d like to think we can resume a partnership that’s more effective this time around,” Roberts said of his buddy Drico. “I think his communication on and off the ball is something I learned a lot about in 2009. Every call he makes is 99% the right one, and when he speaks people listen.”If it sounds like Roberts is fawning, so is the rest of the world. Tim Horan, who is the go-to former player turned pundit Down Under, reckons that O’Driscoll is nailed on to start the first Test. In the former Wallaby centre’s eyes, there is a straight fight between Roberts, Manu Tuilagi and Jonathan Davies to deputise in the middle.However, O’Driscoll has been vocal about how much he enjoys activities with the burly Welshman who was Man of the Series in 2009.Talking about Roberts, O’Driscoll said: “We played four games together on the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa, including the first and second Tests, and gelled straight away. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Jamie is a strong ball-carrier, has good offloads and distribution and tremendous defence. As I’ve [also] said about Manu Tuilagi, there are a lot of layers to Jamie’s game so I’m really looking forward to us working together again.”Support cast? Tuilagi and Davies could steal showHe may be acting pragmatically, mentioning Tuilagi, but if O’Driscoll is indeed right 99% of the time, Warren Gatland will be more than willing to listen to him.This weekend Roberts and Davies start in the centres against the Waratahs as part of a team several experts are suggesting is close to a Test side.Perhaps it is an audition, with O’Driscoll now bubble wrapped. Much has been made about Simon Zebo and Sean Maitland running to prove themselves this Saturday with Tommy Bowe out and George North struggling with a gammy hamstring and maybe the centre selection is as open.
“It’s fantastic to be back on the radar and know that I’m in Stuart’s mind. To see the red rose on my chest again has definitely filled me with a hunger and desire to get back into the set up.Looking rosy: Varndell back on England duty“I’m not blind to the fact there’s a lot of quality players in my position. It’s not plain sailing but I’ve been given an opportunity and I’m going to work my butt off.“Wasps are definitely a different team this year. Last year there were only just enough players to fill each position. Now me and Wadey are looking over our shoulders thinking who is going to be taking our place.“To drop off the way we did last season was really disappointing and that’s one of the reasons why we came in [to pre-season] so early to work on our fitness.“Hopefully we will do a lot better than eighth. We’re definitely looking up and not down this season.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This weekend’s match should be just as tight, with both teams almost at full strength and coming into the game after winning two out of their three pre-season friendlies. I will pick Wasps to come out as winners, but only just!Watch Varndell and London Wasps take on Harlequins at Twickenham on Saturday 7 September, kick-off 4.30pm. LOUGHBOROUGH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Tom Varndell runs with the ball during the England training session held at Loughborough University on August 12, 2013 in Loughborough, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) TAGS: Wasps Off the mark: Varndell scores the first of last season’s 13 Premiership tries, as he crashes over against HarlequinsBy Katie FieldWho is the man of the moment?Tom Varndell, the fleet-footed wing who will be turning out for London Wasps against Harlequins at Twickenham in the London Double-header on Saturday, 7 September (kick-off 4.30pm).Why is he in the spotlight?Varndell finished last season as the joint top try-scorer in the Aviva Premiership, sharing the honour with his team-mate Christian Wade. He ran in 13 tries in 20 league appearances and the first of them came in the same fixture on the opening day of last season.It was Varndell’s best season for five years as he had not taken his try tally into double figures since 2007-08, when he scored 14 for Leicester Tigers in 22 matches.Sharing the spoils: Varndell and Christian Wade strike a poseLast season’s total could have been even higher if Wasps had not hit the skids in the last couple of months of the season and lost their last seven outings. Varndell scored 11 tries in his first 12 Premiership outings but managed only two more from mid-February.With his 28th birthday coming up later this month and newcomers like Wade hot-stepping into the limelight, Varndell is super-motivated to start this season well and prove his best days are not behind him.A little more powder was added to the keg when Stuart Lancaster invited Varndell to train with England this summer. He is not in the Senior EPS or Saxons squad, but the electric form he showed last season has given him the slightest of chances of adding to the four caps he won between 2005 and 2008.What’s Varndell got to say about it? Will he end up whooping or weeping this week?When Wasps and Quins clashed at Twickenham last season Varndell’s side blasted out of the blocks and were 40-13 up during the second half but ended up losing 42-40 as Quins shredded their defence with four tries in ten minutes and Nick Evans kicked the winning penalty in the last five minutes.
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Photo: Joe Budenholzer[Episcopal News Service] Around 5:30 this evening, a handful of musicians, a film projectionist, clergy and maybe a dancer will arrive at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, N.Y., to pool their talents and hope the Holy Spirit inspires the Eucharist they will lead an hour later.The service is the last in a series of three experimental liturgies for Advent on the theme “Divine Invasion,” a title taken from a 1960s science fiction work written by Episcopalian Philip Dick. “It’s sort of like the nativity story from outer space,” explained Joe Budenholzer, a parishioner who initiated the liturgies and composed the music for them.“It presents something both familiar and other-worldly,” said the Rev. Michael Sniffen, the parish’s rector. “We think that’s part of the spirituality of Advent, that Christ is coming and Christ is known to us in a certain way and yet remains completely unknown and completely unrecognizable to us in other ways.”“We often focus on our preparation,” he said. “We thought it was a helpful corrective to also focus on God’s action in Advent: Ready or not, here God comes. That’s not to take the focus off preparation, but to remind us of God’s active participation.”The services have been held in the large, darkened nave. Just a lantern and reflections from film projections on a screen provided light the first week, a bit more light and images projected onto the dome above the main altar for the second. Tonight will feature more light still – but not the full light of the world come into the world at Christmas, Budenholzer said. “This is going to be the light at the end of the tunnel.”The accompaniment to the sung Eucharist has grown from a synthesizer making “sort of scary” ambient sounds and bassoon and atonal organ music to a composition tonight in a minor key that adds a drum duo called the Dream Lovers.“I write a different score each week,” Budenholzer said. “We pull it all together in the moment. … We’re still putting it together, and that’s part of the experimental liturgy, is that we’re prepared to fail.”“It’s really been the most memorable Advent I’ve had,” he said. “The Holy Spirit has definitely been there.”“It’s been a real success, liturgically and aesthetically. It’s had pretty good turnout; it’s been growing each week,” Budenholzer said. “We’ve liked it so much, we’re talking about maybe doing something similar for Lent.”Such artistic experimentation and expression is part of the ethos of St. Luke and St. Matthew, where other community-art collaborations include hosting a dance company as artists in residence and the creation of a mural depicting church and community history. The church itself is a designated historic landmark, recently rededicated after undergoing renovations to repair damage from a fire set just before Christmas 2012.The parish has a strong outreach focus, having served as a major distribution hub for relief supplies after Superstorm Sandy. Sniffen supported Occupy Wall Street participants when the movement began and was arrested during a protest in December 2011.The arts initiatives are another piece of the outreach mosaic.“My model of leadership is very much a partnership model,” Sniffen said, “and the congregation here, myself included, has been very much strengthened by coming together with other communities across the borough and the city who all have common mission goals. It really expanded our vision of what’s possible.”With the arts collaborations in particular, “part of it was my desire to help the church reclaim its role as patron of the arts in urban areas,” he said. “I both wanted to gain inspiration from local artists and also do what we could to support interaction between the faith community and artist communities.”One immediate way to connect was to offer some of the church’s unused space to artists at a reasonable cost in exchange for a certain number of weekly hours of community programming. “What’s come out of that is that we collaborate even more than we anticipated,” Sniffen said.Contemporary dance company Gallim Dance, artists in resident at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn, N.Y., welcome parishioners and community members to attend free open rehearsals in the parish hall as part of their collaborative arts program with the church. Photo: Christopher DugganThe New York Landmarks Association played matchmaker to bring Gallim Dance to the church as artists in residence.“Many contemporary dance companies do not have full-time rehearsal space,” said Meredith Max Hodges, Gallim executive director. “They rent different spaces all over Manhattan and Brooklyn and kind of wander from place to place. We really wanted the permanence and the freedom that a permanent home would provide.”The troupe’s artistic director and Sniffen met and “just found a tremendous amount of common ground about their vision for what a dance company in permanent residence could provide for the community above and beyond what is happening in that space,” she said.Gallim moved into a large parish hall with a “huge cathedral ceiling” in February 2012 and launched its year-round community and education programming seven months later. “We have turned this into an extremely active space,” Hodges said. “We rehearse there full time five days a week, and our office is there, but now what we’re offering is just a huge array of free and low-cost programs for the community.”They offer dance classes – including Afro-Caribbean dance classes with drums – and yoga and movement classes for dancers at all levels and free opportunities to watch the company rehearse. “We’re really going for that sense of openness and intimacy and sharing our work with our local community.”The recently installed community mural at the church marked a collaboration led by Stefanie Siegel, executive director of Bailey’s Café – an intergenerational arts organization – and former teacher at Paul Robeson High School, now in the process of closing.Originally, a mural depicting the school’s history was planned for two classrooms within the school building. “The idea was to have everyone who’d ever been engaged with the school come in and work on the mural and have it sort of be this journey of the school represented,” Siegel said.When efforts to keep the school open – and to create the mural in a part of the school that would be open to the public – failed, the project relocated to St. Luke and St. Matthew. And the vision of the mural expanded. “Moving it here,” Siegel said, “we were very aware that it couldn’t just be about the school anymore, because it was in a different community, and the church community had its own struggles around different issues.”A girls group from the café interviewed some of the church’s “elders” to hear the congregation’s stories. School alumni provided quotations and a poem. Portrait artist Sophia Dawson led the creation of the mural on parachute cloth, a method that allows mural painting without having to be outside working directly on a wall.Said Sniffen,“The mural tells the story of the struggles for liberation, both in Paul Robeson School and the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew and in the community more broadly. At the center of the mural is a depiction of the rose window which is above the entrance of the church.”In place of panes of stained glass are representations of the communities’ narratives, including fire trucks fighting the December 2012 blaze at the church, he said.The mural also incorporates a tree, Bailey’s symbol, representing growth, Siegel said. “There’s images of struggle, but there’s also images of growth and celebration.”She sees growth at the church, fostered by its openness to artistic collaborations. “I think [Sniffen’s] mission has been to really open the church up to community and to the arts and to see the arts as a healing force and also a spiritual force and a way to build the community,” she said. “They see themselves as sort of a resource in the community that that goes way beyond specific institutionalized religious belief. I think also that they recognized as people of the faith that this is sort of the way religious institutions almost have to go, because otherwise it’s so narrow and isolating to people.”At St. Luke and St. Matthew, she said, they are “opening themselves up to be a space that is welcoming.”“I imagine we’ll continue to work with the church,” she said. “We really like the space and enjoy the community that is there and really feel welcome there. It’s been a really positive experience all around.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875584/portobello-house-tripper-arquitetura Clipboard Projects Houses 2016 Year: Portobello House / Tripper ArquiteturaSave this projectSavePortobello House / Tripper Arquitetura Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875584/portobello-house-tripper-arquitetura Clipboard Portobello House / Tripper Arquitetura CopyHouses•Brazil ArchDaily Architects: Tripper Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio+ 61 Share Area: 534 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil “COPY” Photographs Manufacturers: Arte Maior, Cavazzoni Marcenaria, Cerâmica Atlas, Palimanan, Pasinato, Rio MármoresArchitect In Charge:Marcelo de Souza MouraTeam:Marcelo de Souza Moura, Fabio Barbosa, Gabriela Perez Chaves, Mariana SantiagoContractor:Driannus EngenhariaStructural Engineer:Madson André de Freitas – MF EngenhariaLandscape Desingn:Daniela InfanteLightning Design Project:Ugo Nitzsche – NTZ IluminaçãoTexto:Francesco Perrotta-BoschCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The project starts from the interlocution between a topography that, concomitantly, shapes and is shaped by architecture. Conceived by the architect Marcelo Moura, from the Rio de Janeiro office Tripper Arquitetura, the residence is composed of a succession of overlapping plans, each one starting from the encounter with the ground to launch itself in cantilever, a fact that ends up establishing a double condition: The house is contiguous to the land, providing a perception of single-storey house on all floors, while the floors become slabs in suspension, that is, terraces in height. Through them, the architectural proposition approaches the tradition of the great Brazilian colonial house – the house surrounded by the generous porch. These solariums and balconies are the intermediation between the intimate spaces of the house and the exuberant natural landscape that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioLocated in Mangaratiba, on the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the steep terrain is just a few minutes from the beach, but not in its view. What is unveiled is the vast mountain panorama, with a sequence of mountains covered by the Atlantic Forest. Portobello House is respectful of the existing nature of the land: it occupies a relatively small area of the lot, with little land movement, and uses constructive methods – especially the metallic structure – that minimize activities In loco and the size of the construction site.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!SiteSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioIn the basement are the areas of fruition. Embedded to the ground, the volume emerges at the top of which is the blue, L-shaped pool in which the artifice of the “infinite border” is laid. Even though it is structured in concrete, what we see of this lower prism is a combination of the water and the wood cumaru of the boards that line the walls and make up the deck. Almost imperceptible to those who, when climbing the ramp of access to the land, observes the whole set, a discreet door in the middle of the wooden rules of the basement leads us to the closed environments of leisure – games room, cinema and sauna. At the pool side, the solarium is contiguous to an enclosure covered by the upper suspended plane: in this space is the barbecue and a glass supporting meals and outdoor gatherings.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioClimbing the steps of the stairs (identicals, but misaligned) that sit on the grassy slope, we arrive at the central plateau of the building – the ground floor of the house. A long contention wall of stone provides the fit of the edification to the relief. At this point there is also the end of the curved access road of the vehicles and then the plateau with wooden floor that surrounds the residence. There is a prominent section in it that launches in a cantilever structured by metallic I profiles. The protection of the limits of this enlargement of the deck does not happen by a conventional railing but by a bench with seats in cumaru wood and erected by thin and precise plates of steel of trapezoidal format that allow a slight expansion beyond the perimeter of the floor .Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioThe House Portobello consists of a metal structure with a square modulation of axes distant six meters from each other. On the social floor there are two modules for socializing (living and dining rooms in a unique environment), characterized by total transparency and continuity between exterior and interior – large glass sliding doors make this diaphanous mediation. On the other hand, the other module, in which the services are (kitchen, laundry, lavabo), is more closed and secluded under a wall covered in stone fillets – which in a way corroborates the tactile nature of the different plans and closings of the residence. These internal spaces are surrounded by a kind of porch (that is, by the slab of the upper storey in a swing), which protects the room from a higher incidence of the sun’s rays and the weathering.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioThere is something solemn and astonishing as we climb up the inner staircase: we start with steps in travertine marble blocks, then we have a linear sequence of swaying wooden boards, where we can see the transition from the wide, horizontal area of the room to the narrow and vertical space above the skylight that is bathed with the atmosphere of natural light, and finally, unexpectedly, we do not reach a raised pavement, but a passageway contiguous with a small intimate garden – a brief lawn between the house and the beginning of the hill with the bush. If, at the back, we have a corridor glued to the ground, by the front facade we see the floor as a piano nobile.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioIn this floor, there are four suites arranged side by side. The rooms open to both sides – obtaining the proverbial cross ventilation, more than justified by the simultaneous coastal and mountain air of the place. On the other hand, the bathrooms are connected with the exterior always by the skylights in the ceiling, so the relation takes place by the sky, with a changing game of light and shadow, that distinguishes each season, month, and time of the day. This set of suites is surrounded by a generous balcony, which ends up having a double function, both of communication between the rooms and of being to contemplate the landscape. External to the double glass railing, the protection against excessive afternoon sunshine is made by six movable panels composed of horizontally parallel wooden battens. There is clearly a material correspondence between vertical and horizontal planes, between the brise soleiuls and the roofs in cumaru of the upper porch and the lower porch. The beacon of such relationships are the beams in metallic I profile (as a contemporary entablature) that structure and surround the slabs of both the floor of the suites and the roof – this, a flat slab covered with expanded clay.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioIn addition to being a large residence with different spaces for leisure and rest of a family at weekends, there is in the proposal a set of references of a 30 years old architect that consubstantiate in the design rich in constructive details and in the regimentation of different materials. In the first and last instance, we are dealing with a project that seeks to reconcile natural soil with architectural ingenuity.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Classics Interns: Fall 2017Call for SubmissionsHow New Technologies Are Turning Awkward Elevator Rides into a Thing of the PastArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTripper ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMangaratibaBrazilPublished on August 04, 2017Cite: “Portobello House / Tripper Arquitetura” [Casa Portobello / Tripper Arquitetura] 04 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“There is clearly an assault on Kashmir’s freedom of expression by the [ruling] BJP’s Hindu supremacists,” said journalist and political commentator Gowhar Geelani, accusing the central government of controlling all news coverage about the region. “Kashmir has been converted into an open prison. This information black hole is the longest ever e-curfew in history, and is making journalism almost impossible.” The Newsclick website’s Anees Zargar agreed: “Even if the authorities have provided access to a limited number of websites, it’s as convenient for me as it has been since the initial ban, meaning it’s inconsistent and inconvenient.” India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India “Maintaining the restrictions prevents Kashmiri journalists from working freely and deprives all of the region’s citizens of access to reliable and independently reported news and information. We call on the supreme court’s judges to examine this issue more closely and ensure that the executive stops violating article 19 of the Indian constitution, as it has been doing for the past six months.” Strict surveillance News The government also boasted that it had restored 2G mobile Internet and was establishing a network of 844 kiosks where members of the public could connect to the Internet. But, for a region with 8 million inhabitants, this means only one connection point for every 9,500 potential users. Maintaining the restrictions over the Internet by Narendra Modi government deprives all of Kashmiri citizens of access to reliable and independently reported news and information (image: Daniel Bastard / RSF). Organisation Insulting and dismissive April 27, 2021 Find out more The selection of sites for inclusion on the “white-list” seems completely arbitrary. Social media, news sites and peer-to-peer networks have been systematically excluded. Similarly, the Indian versions of search engines such as Google and Yahoo continue to be censored. But Yahoo’s Quebec version is on the list. IndiaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression In practice, only sites containing nothing but text are accessible, which limits journalistic work. “It’s definitely no better than it was six months back,” freelancer Quratulain Rehbar said. “With 2G speed, you can’t do anything because it’s too slow. It’s a farce to suggest that the Internet has been restored here for betterment of the people.” Furthermore, according to a recent survey by the Medianama news website, only 58 sites are really accessible. News Syed Ali Safvi, a Srinagar-based correspondent for various international media outlets, is barely able to work. “Every time the government imposes a communication blockade in Kashmir, journalists working for foreign media outlets suffer most,” he said. “Moreover, we are constantly under strict surveillance and are subjected to censorship.” Help by sharing this information Six months to the day after the Indian government blocked all communications in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August, after revoking its autonomy, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reveals what it is like for journalists trying to work in this territory in the wake of the federal government’s recent measures, which have had little real impact. India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index but is likely to fall even further in the 2020 Index because of the crackdown on journalistic freedom in Kashmir. “Aside from the absurdity of the measures announced by Narendra Modi’s government, his response to the supreme court’s ruling has been insulting and dismissive,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The right to Information is nowadays considered to be a basic right,” Early Times correspondent Jehangir Rashid Malik said. “It’s sad that the people of Kashmir are being denied this basic right.” Despite the blockade, RSF managed to conduct a series of video interviews with nine Srinagar-based journalists describing how it has become impossible to work and how the central government tries to control all news and information coming out of the region. Entitled Voices From Kashmir, the video interviews were posted online of the 100th day of the communications blockade. Kashmiris had few illusions. A week after the supreme court ruled on 10 January that the total Internet blackout in the Kashmir Valley was illegal, the government responded by publishing a “white-list” of 153 websites that were now supposedly accessible to Kashmiris. The number of sites was increased to 301 on 24 January. In Srinagar, the Kashmiri capital, RSF has been able to confirm that many of the sites on the “white-list” are in fact inaccessible because of the weakness of the 2G connection, which was originally designed to be used mainly for sending SMS messages. The bandwidth is very low and partial, and the connection ends up dropping. News RSF_en IndiaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression June 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News to go further RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 February 5, 2020 – Updated on February 11, 2020 India: “History’s longest ever e-curfew” continues in Kashmir
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