Newspaper vendor killed amid continuing threats against Tamil media

first_img to go further August 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper vendor killed amid continuing threats against Tamil media News Organisation Follow the news on Sri Lanka News News Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 15, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Reporters Without Borders today condemned the killing of newspaper vendor Mariathas Manojanraj by a mine that was set off as he was going to Jaffna on 27 July to collect newspapers for distribution. The attack came as death threats are being made against the distributors of Tamil-language newspapers.“Tamil journalists have often been murdered or threatened with murder because of their coverage of the fighting between the government forces and Tamil paramilitaries on the one hand, and the Tamil Tiger rebels, the LTTE, on the other,” the press freedom organisation said. “Now it is the turn of newspaper distributors to be the target of violence and harassment.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We call on the authorities to investigate Manojanraj’s death, without ruling out the possibility that he was directly targeted, and to give protection to the newspaper distributors who are being threatened in the east of the country.”Manojanraj, 23, was killed by an explosion as he was going to pick up copies of the Tamil-language daily Thinakkural in Jaffna. The Sri Lankan army claimed that he was the collateral victim of an LTTE attack meant for a military patrol, but his relatives suspects that Tamil paramilitaries or the Sri Lankan army itself was responsible for the blast.The distributors of Thinakkural and Sudar Oli, another Tamil daily, have been receiving death threats since 21 July. In one case a man claiming to belong to a Tamil paramilitary group led by Karuna made a threatening phone call to M. Yahoob, the Sudar Oli distributor for the districts of Batticaloa and Amparai. The number used for the call was 077-311-0603.Some of the distributors of these newspapers have cut back or modified their circuits in these government-controlled areas.Tamil-language newspapers accused of supporting the Tamil cause are often the target of attacks. Grenades have been thrown at the offices of Sudar Oli on several occasions, killing one employee and injuring three others in August. Two employees of the newspaper Uthayan were killed in a shooting attack on its offices in Jaffna on 2 May. Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Home Prices Moderate as Markets Stabilize

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Bank of America Negotiating with Feds to End Investigations Next: Fitch: Green Tree Servicing Moved to ‘Rating Watch Negative’ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Moderate as Markets Stabilize June 6, 2014 1,627 Views Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices Trulia  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago After the rollercoaster ride that has been the past six years, the national housing market is finally in a place that, at least for the moment, looks stable. Better yet, it looks downright sustainable, if the latest Trulia Price Monitor is to be believed.According to Trulia, for the first time since July 2012, none of the 100 largest markets in May—anywhere in the United States—saw home prices rise more than 20 percent year-over-year.This is the first sign of sustainability in the housing market in years and is, according to Trulia’ chief economist, Jed Kolko, a welcome change from the hyper-rebounding that occurred in some markets—particularly in the West, where asking prices rose by as much as 30 percent from 2012 to 2013—that had several economists worried that an accelerated boom/bust cycle was brewing.”That’s a good thing,” Kolko said. “Extreme price increases create unrealistic expectations, encourage flipping, and might discourage some owners from selling if they expect big increases to continue.”While May’s asking prices rose at their slowest rate in 13 months, they still rose 8 percent, which remains well above the long-term historical norm for home-price appreciation. Furthermore, prices rose 2.4 percent quarter-over-quarter in May, Kolko said.At the same time, the number of markets with year-over-year price declines is also at a post-recession low. According to Trulia, the only metros where asking prices were down year-over-year were El Paso, Hartford, Albany, and Little Rock. This belies a healthy deceleration in booming markets, where prices had been rising unsustainably fast, Kolko said.Another encouraging sign of a good economy, according to Trulia, is the fact that rents are up nationwide, but also not by any huge margin. Nationally, rents are up 5.1 percent overall from a year ago.Apartment rents are up 5.8 percent, while and single-family rents are up 2.1 percent. As it has been in the home sales market, California’s coastal metros lead the pack in rising rent prices. Among the 25 largest rental markets, rents rose most year-over-year in San Francisco, San Diego, and Oakland. About Author: Scott Morgancenter_img Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Affordability Home Prices Trulia 2014-06-06 Scott Morgan The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home Prices Moderate as Markets Stabilize Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more