News October 12, 2018 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet to go further News News May 6, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas Welcome to CubaHave you chosen Cuba because of the charm of its population, its dreamy beaches, its rum and its fast-paced rhythms? You should know where you are going! Behind the picture postcard clichés, the sun doesn’t shine for everyone in the land of the Revolution. “Che” is nowadays just an icon used by the authorities to legitimise repression. Seventy-five dissidents, including nearly 30 journalists, were arrested at the end of March 2003 and sentenced to long prison terms. Their crime? Thinking differently from the government. As a result, Cuba has become the world’s biggest prison for journalists.These government opponents, poets, journalists and human rights activists are held in Havana, Ciego de Avila, Camagüey, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba. If you visit these towns, don’t forget those who are not enjoying the sun inside their prison cells.Reporters Without Borders will also conduct a poster campaign with the same picture as part of the drive to make the French public aware of the serious human rights situation in Cuba. A total of 1,100 posters of 40 cm x 60 cm in size will be displayed in Paris from 8 to 22 July by the Art Vision network.Designed by the Rampazzo agency, the poster aims to tell people that behind the myth of the Cuban revolution, which still draws many tourists, there is a totalitarian regime that uses “Che” as an icon to legitimise repression. The poster also suggests that a myth that fed the dreams of an entire generation in the 1960s has become what that generation hated: a police state. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Picture postcards drawing attention to human rights violations in Cuba were distributed to tourists bound for Havana in front of the counter of the Cuban state airline, Cubana de Aviación, at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris today, the start of the holiday season in France.Reporters Without Borders handed out the cards as the first step in a broad public awareness campaign targeted at the French population, above all at the 120,000 French tourists who choose Cuba as a holiday destination each year, drawn by the sun, beaches and mythical appeal of its bearded revolutionaries.The picture on the postcard recalls the famous May 1968 poster showing a riot policeman with a truncheon in one hand and a shield in the other, but the face has been replaced by Ernesto Che Guevara’s. The caption says: “Welcome to Cuba, the world’s biggest prison for journalists.” The text on the back urges the tourists to take an interest in Cuba that goes deeper than “the picture postcard clichés.” News October 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information CubaAmericas June 30, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Launch of public awareness campaign Organisation Receive email alerts
Later in the day, Lenovo will launch its Project Tango phone called Phab2 Pro at an event in San Francisco. But there are already some leaks from China that purportedly give a look at the upcoming phone. If the leaked images are correct, Lenovo’s Tango phone will have a metal body and at least two cameras, including a big one, on the rear. The phone also sports a fingerprint scanner on the back.Project Tango is an attempt by Google, the creator of Android, to make a phone that is capable of seeing, or at least sensing, the world around it. For the project the company has tied up with Lenovo. Earlier, Google had unveiled prototype hardware for the Project Tango for developers. This device was a tablet. Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro also looks like a big device, with its screen size rumoured to be 6.4 inches.”Project Tango technology gives a mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans. Project Tango brings a new kind of spatial perception to the Android device platform by adding advanced computer vision, image processing, and special vision sensors,” Google explains on the Project Tango website.Earlier, Lenovo had confirmed that it would launch a special phone at its Tech World event in San Francisco. “Tech World 2016 will also host major product announcements; we’ll launch the world’s first consumer Project Tango-enabled smartphone in partnership with Google. Project Tango brings augmented reality to your smartphone, including gaming, navigation, and other utilities,” a Lenovo spokesperson had said while announcing the Tech World event.”This device gives you a totally new way to experience the world – enabling you to do things never imagined, from indoor mapping your way around a museum to creating a 3D gaming environment to visualizing how a new refrigerator fits into your kitchen.”advertisementHowever, the Phab2 Pro is not be the only device expected at the Tech World. At the same event Motorola, which is now owned by Lenovo, will launch Moto Z, its new flagship Android phone. Just like the Phab2 Pro, the Moto Z is also expected to bring something unique to market. It has been rumoured that the Moto Z will have a modular design, somewhat similar to the LG G5 design but implemented in a better way, and it will redefine the high-end phone market. Also read: Moto Z camera may come with 10X optical zoom, launch today
zoom The distortion of the pilot’s spatial awareness due to ‘relative motion illusion’ aboard the Panama-flagged car carrier City of Rotterdam was reported as the cause of a collision between the vessel and the DFDS-owned ferry Primula Seaways in early December 2015.The incident between Primula Seaways and City of Rotterdam in the Humber Estuary, UK, stemmed from the latter being set to the northern side of the Bull Channel by the wind and the tidal stream, followed by the distortion of its pilot’s spatial awareness, a report from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) shows.The MAIB investigation identified that the outbound City of Rotterdam had moved into the path of the inbound ferry, but this had not been corrected because the pilot on board had become disoriented after looking through an off-axis window on the semi-circular shaped bridge.“The pilot was under the impression that the vessel was heading to the south, whereas its heading was not altered significantly beyond the axis of the channel until collision was imminent,” MAIB informed.The report also shows that the interventions made by VTS were not “sufficiently robust” to make the pilot appreciate that more aggressive action was required to avoid the developing collision situation.Moreover, the absence of any challenge or intervention by City of Rotterdam’s bridge team until collision was imminent indicates an over-reliance on the pilot and a breakdown in the bridge resource management on that vessel. In addition, although Primula Seaways’ bridge team had identified the risk of collision and had taken action to clarify the pilot’s intentions, substantial action to avoid the collision was taken too late to be effective.Although, both vessels suffered damage in the collision, they made their way to Immingham without assistance. Primula Seaways suffered damage to its bow above the waterline, while City of Rotterdam’s bow was damaged in way of the forward mooring deck, the forward hydraulic room, and car decks 5 and 6.There was no pollution and there were no serious injuries.MAIB added that City of Rotterdam’s classification society Bureau Veritas has been recommended to propose measures to the International Association of Classification Societies that are aimed at raising the awareness of relative motion illusion and promoting the need for naval architects and shipbuilders to adhere to internationally accepted ergonomic principles for bridge design.