Two filmmakers kidnapped and mistreated in Santa Cruz department

first_img February 1, 2018 Find out more Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment June 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation BoliviaAmericas to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts April 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two filmmakers kidnapped and mistreated in Santa Cruz department Newscenter_img News News RSF_en News Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Reporters Without Borders condemns the mistreatment that two documentary filmmakers – Tanimbu Estremadoiro and her Argentine colleague Fernando Cola – received from residents of Cuevo, in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, on 13 April. They were kidnapped and subjected to physical violence during a clash between government representatives and local landowners in a region where much of the population supports calls for autonomy and is fiercely opposed to the government in La Paz. “All those trying to settle scores by attacking the press should have learned from the death of Carlos Quispe on 29 March as a result of an attack on Radio Municipal Pucarani (see 8 April release),” Reporters Without Borders said. “The way Fernando Cola and Tanimbu Estremadoiro were treated shows that the current political and social conflicts continue to expose journalists to serious risks.”The press freedom organisation added: “We hope that justice will be quickly rendered in this case and that the political class, especially those in the regions that are pressing for autonomy, will undertake to ensure respect for press freedom.”Cola and Estremadoiro, who are members of the Centre for Legal Studies and Social Investigation (CEJIS) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, a Danish NGO, are making a documentary about land conflicts in Bolivia. On 13 April, they were accompanying a government delegation that is in charge of distributing land to Guarani indigenous peasants.A group of local landowners opposed to agrarian reform blocked the delegation’s access to Cuevo, a locality near the city of Santa Cruz. When the confrontation turned violent, Cola was captured. He was kicked repeatedly, stones were thrown at him and his camera was smashed. He finally escaped from his assailants and found refuge in the home of a local resident where soldiers rescued him the next day.Estremadoiro, who is of Guarani origin, was meanwhile seized, threatened with death, and forcibly led to the central square in Cuevo. She told Radio Erbol that her captors tied her to a post in the square in the rain for about an hour, and thereafter held her captive for the rest of the night. Soldiers rescued her the next morning and took her to a nearby barracks. She was reunited with Cola on 15 April in the neighbouring village of Camiri. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bolivia November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Renovated Ashgrove home set to go under the gavel

first_imgBEFORE: The kitchen was functional but outdated. The property at 34 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove, has a dedicated pool house.“Michael’s garage is underneath that,” Mrs Ryan said.“It has a bit of a gym and he trains with his mates down there.“It’s his man cave.”The kitchen was Mrs Ryan’s favourite area of the home, and it even took out the title for the best kitchen at the 2010 Master Builders Awards.“I love the outlook to the big trees, an it flows out onto the deck really nicely,” she said.It has stone benchtops, Miele appliances, and a servery window out to the deck. AFTER: The house now has living on two levels.Extra rooms added to the property included two more bedrooms, a study, media room and three more bathrooms.Mrs Ryan said the inclusion of the granny flat was her husband’s prerequisite for the renovation, and it has been used over the years for everything from a pool room, to an office and playroom, before being converted back to a living area. AFTER: 34 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove.Liz Ryan’s husband Michael bought the highset Queenslander at 34 Banksia Ave in 2001, before the pair had even met, but it was evident that it would become their family home in the years that followed.“It was in good nick, just a bit small, with only two bedrooms and a sleep-out,” Mrs Ryan said. BEFORE: The rear of the home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago AFTER: The new kitchen is Mrs Ryan’s favourite area of the house.Beneath the servery window outside is a bar fridge, and there are automated electronic blinds to protect the outdoor furniture from the elements and shield the house from the sun.The house also won the top gong for the best renovation between $401,000-$1.5 million at the same Master Builders Association awards ceremony.Storage was plentiful, with an attic that could be accessed by stairs that extend down from the ceiling.There are polished timber floorboards sweeping through the top floor, and custom-made plantation shutters throughout.Other inclusions were ducted airconditioning and vacuum, keyless entry, intercom and security alarm system. Michael and Liz Ryan with Charlize, Harry and Holly at their Ashgrove home. (AAP Image/Josh Woning)IT IS difficult to believe this two-level Ashgrove beauty was once a tiny two bedroom cottage on a sloped block. Time taken: 9 months Total spend: $1 million approx. End valuation: A price guide can’t be given when a home is going to auction in QueenslandVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35 Liz and Michael Ryan with Holly, Harry and Charlize at their home in Ashgrove. (AAP Image/Josh Woning)They lived in it together for a couple years, before beginning what would be their first renovation in 2009.“We extended out and built underneath,” Mrs Ryan said.“We put a garage out the back because it has two street access, which has a granny flat.“We also put the pool in and built up the backyard so it was nice and flat.”While the facade remained original, with just a lick of paint required, the rest of the house was almost unrecognisable. BEFORE: 34 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove. The kitchen and living is now open plan and leads out to the back deck.There was also 5.5kW solar power, 30,000L water tank, and garage accommodation for three cars.This property is being marketed by Ray White Spring Hill agent Nicholas Carroll and is scheduled for auction onsite on Saturday, October 27 at noon.last_img read more

PM Nagamootoo congratulates Skerritt and Dr Shallow on CWI victory

first_imgFOLLOWING their 8-4 victory on Sunday which saw Ricky Skerritt becoming Cricket West Indies President and Dr. Kishore Shallow gaining the Vice-President post, Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo offered congratulations yesterday.Skerritt and Dr. Shallow defeated Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nathan, both by 8-4 margins, at Sunday’s election in Jamaica.The Prime Minister started his letter by saying “I offer warm congratulations to you and Dr. Kishore Shallow on your election to the Presidency and Vice-presidency of Cricket West Indies (CWI)”.He continued; “I am aware of your background in West Indies cricket administration and experience in government, which will serve you during your term. All Guyanese wish you every success as you endeavour to provide leadership, vision and direction in the administration of our premier regional sport.”On another note, Prime Minister Nagamootoo said; “we look forward to the healing of strained relationships with players and other stakeholders.”“We are impressed with your ‘Cricket First’ plan, and look forward to its full execution regionwide. As you are aware, the Guyanese people are passionate and unwavering fans of West Indies cricket and look forward to annual international cricket in our country.In this regard, we look forward to engaging with you, Dr. Shallow and the CWI Board, soonest on matters of mutual interest towards the development and growth of West Indies cricket.”In closing, PM Nagamotoo declared; “our government is also keen on forging a stronger and mutually beneficial working relationship with CWI at the bilateral level, and on matters which engaged the attention of the CARICOM Sub-Committee on Cricket, and the role of the sport in the region”.last_img read more