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25 June 2019

Jordan: Facebook provides platform for domestic workers recruitment agencies allegedly linked to modern slavery

Every week, ads aired on the radio in Jordan offer “one-month trial” periods and “cash on delivery” options for employers who want to hire migrant domestic workers. Online ads via social media such as Facebook also boast offers like "Delivery in 30...

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19 June 2019

Novalpina Capital promises enhanced respect for human rights at NSO Group following allegations that its technology was used to spy on defenders

Author: Stephanie Kirchgaessner & Jon Swaine, The Guardian

"WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations", 18 Jun 2019...

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10 June 2019

108th session of the International Labour Conference

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference  (ILC) in Geneva, starting on 10 June and concluding on 21 June 2019. The theme of the conference, which marks the ILO's 100th anniversary, is “Building a...

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10 June 2019

UN Secretary General's panel on digital cooperation highlights need to examine how human rights frameworks should guide digital technology

Author: UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

"The Age of Digital Interdependence" 10 June 2019...

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2 June 2019

Zambia: Report alleges mining related pollution causing food insecurity & compromising livelihoods, includes FQM’s comments; KCM did not respond

In May 2019 Swedwatch released a report on unsustainable copper mining in Zambia. The report titled Copper with a cost – Human rights and environmental risks in the minerals supply chains of ICT. A case study from Zambia. The study found that...

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28 May 2019

Facebook accused of allowing misinformation campaigns in African elections; co responds, includes plan to open content review centre in Nairobi

Author: Larry Madowo, BBC News

"Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?", 24 May 2019....

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24 May 2019

Mexico: Chinese tech companies move their production from the US to avoid tariffs and to benefit from cheaper labour costs

Author: Latin America Reports

“Latin American technology production appears to benefit from trade war”, 18th May 2019...

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21 May 2019

Eight companies & 17 govts. support Christchurch Call to address terrorist & violent extremist content; civil society expresses concerns with the process

On 15 May 2019, 8 companies, 17 governments, and the European Commission adopted the Christchurch Call, a voluntary commitment to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. This call was proposed two months after terrorist attacks at two...

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13 May 2019

Bangladesh garment industry employs gamification to offset impacts of automation on female workers

Author: Brooke Roberts-Islam, Forbes

"Bangladesh Garment Industry Employs Gamification To Offset Automation", 9 May 2019...

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8 May 2019

AI non-profit to track air pollution from every power plant in the world and make data public

Author: David Roberts, Vox

"We'll soon know the exact air pollution from every power plant in the world. That's huge.", 7 May 2019....

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