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Posts Tagged ‘exploitation’

Bangladesh Launches Nationwide Coverage of ‘Child Help Line – 1098’

Andrew Biraj/Reuters   By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has launched nationwide coverage of the country’s first toll-free ‘Child Helpline – 1098’  to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation.

Abused and exploited, child migrants in Italy dream of a better life

Magda Mis/Reuters   By Magdalena Mis Isaac, a 17 year-old from Ghana, holds back tears and looks down as he tries to describe the six months he spent in a Libyan jail where he says not a night would pass without someone dying.

Don’t buy mica from child workers, Indian officials tell traders

Ahmad Masood/Reuters   By Rina Chandran Indian officials appealed to local traders on Tuesday to stop buying mica mined by child workers, as the government comes under pressure from activists to clamp down on child labour.

Children face beatings, rape, death trying to reach Europe – UNICEF

Kostas Tsironis/Reuters   By Stephanie Nebehay Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape war and poverty face possible beatings, rape and forced labour in addition to risk of drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

The Ethics of Image-Making

By Gulcin Newby Kennett In the chapter titled ‘The Ethics of Image-Making’; or, “They’re Going to Put Me in the Movies. They’re Going to Make a Big Star Out of Me” from his book ‘Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology‘ (Ruby, 2000), Jay Ruby philosophizes about the ethical issues involved in the “production of […]

Children as young as seven working in perilous conditions in Democratic Republic of Congo mines

By Byobe Malenga Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and Vodafone are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products, said Amnesty International and Afrewatch in a major new report published last week.

Uganda bans recruitment and deployment of Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda has banned the recruitment and export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Charlie Hebdo and the enemies of free speech

By Val B. Russell Satire defined: The artistic form in which human or individual vices, folly, abuses, or shortcomings are held up to censure by means of ridicule, derision, burlesque, irony, or other methods, sometimes with an intent to bring about improvement. Satire is but one expression of free speech and is particularly powerful when […]