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first_img August 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Search for total online control News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest escalation in the Chinese government’s Internet censorship and control system in the Tibet Autonomous Region. In order to monitor and restrict the volume of information available to Tibetans, the authorities are insisting that all Internet cafés and companies that make computers available to the public in Tibet install the sophisticated filtering and surveillance software that was recently imposed in Beijing and other parts of China.The Chinese government is cutting off Tibet from the rest of the world. China’s highly developed surveillance software is being used to stifle free expression. Censorship in Tibet is reaching alarming levels. As in Xinjiang, the authorities are trying to obtain total control over news and information in order to be able to nip any unrest in the bud.Furthermore, since 1 August anyone wanting to connect to the Internet from a public computer has had to identify themselves by means a card with a magnetic strip. This means that all the content consulted online can now be traced back to individual users. The authorities are using the fight against paedophilia and pornography to justify these repressive measures.Tibetan blogs are being filtered almost automatically. Dolkar Tso, the wife of Karma Sandrup, a leading activist who was recently jailed, has opened a new blog a total of five times, after the authorities closed each of her previous blogs (http://drolkartso.blog.sohu.com/%20%20).Many blogs that are hosted abroad, such as Himalayanfontblog and the poet Woeser’s blog, which are both very popular, are being censored in Tibet. International online media and the websites of international human rights NGOs are also inaccessible. The only online newspaper that can be accessed is the government’s.A list of the most important Tibetan media that are blocked:Tibet.netThetibetpost.comPhayul.comOutlooktibet.comShambalapost.comPressoftibet.comVOA Tibetan News: http://www1.voanews.com/tibetan/news/You can test whether a website is accessible at any time from behind the “Great Internet Wall of China” by going to this web page:http://www.websitepulse.com/help/testtools.china-test.html to go furthercenter_img RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Newslast_img read more

Neale Whitaker rescues home stuck in reno limbo

first_img MORE: Growth star suburbs revealed The old laundry area. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. The new sleek laundry zone downstairs. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.“You probably could simply do underneath and finish this house quite easily,” Mr Winter told Karen, who countered “that’s true, except every renovation we’ve done here has been a battle”.Battle scarred and weary, they were happy to hand over the project to Mr Whitaker to take control of the renovation of the downstairs area. Richlister’s best property advice ever A new living zone with barn doors opening to a master bedroom. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.Mr Whitaker said the job was “quite a challenge because I feel that my job is to finish off two decades of unfinished renovation”.“You’ve got a laundry with benefits here, I think that’s how we’d describe this.”The result saw Karen shed tears: “I never thought I’d see the day (it would be finished).” – Foxtel’s Love It Or List It screens Wednesdays at 8.30pm AEDT or 7.30pm QLD; stream new episodes every week or watch on Lifestyle. A new kitchenette was added. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.Mr Winter was more concerned with what the budget would be if they were to list the finished renovation project and buy elsewhere: The answer was $1.2 million for “a more flat block”, four bedrooms, preferably without stairs and the family was “quite flexible on location”. But that did not take into account the downstairs portion of the property, which was the focus of episode eight of Love It or List It midweek on Foxtel.The owners, Karen and Darrel, told Mr Whitaker and co-host Andrew Winter that they did not argue very often but when they do it was always to do with either selling or renovating the property. More than $9m splashed on bare blockcenter_img The downstairs area before where the laundry should have been. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. Part of the same space after Neale Whitaker was done with it. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.She wants to sell up and leave, he wants to finish the renovation they started 16 years ago – and both have been traumatised by construction nightmares along the way.They had bought the property 19 years ago for $185,000, and in its unfinished state it was apparently worth $900,000, the show heard.“They’ve done all the hard work, spent the money and just not finished it,” Mr Winter said.Mr Whitaker can see potential to make the home a great space for family. “They can double their footprint down here” he said of the downstairs. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Looking at the unfinished downstairs area before the show. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. The same space afterwards, split into veranda and living zones. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoHe had a “not insubstantial” budget of $200,000 to do so, with which he promised to “double the footprint” of the home.The must haves were a laundry, internal access, a second living area, a bedroom and an ensuite downstairs. Foxtel’s Love It Or List It co-hosts Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker in the Tarragindi home post renovation. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.Television celebrity and interior designer Neale Whitaker has rescued a Queensland home that was stuck in renovation limbo for 16 years.The owners of the home had renovated the upstairs portion of the property over the years – and did such a good design job that even Mr Whitaker thought there was nothing to be done on site. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more