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Gold from Colombia funding rebel groups, child labour and environmental destruction

Gold from Colombia funding rebel groups, child labour and environmental destruction

Nov 23, 2016

The electronics industry needs about six percent of the total world gold production. However, in some cases gold mining is financing violations of human rights. The case of Colombia's gold mining sector, in which 87 percent of the gold is produced in informal or illegal mines, exemplifies this.

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No way out for Samsung workers in Malaysia

No way out for Samsung workers in Malaysia

Nov 23, 2016

Migrant workers at a Samsung microwave factory in Malaysia find themselves with large debts to labour agencies and work twelve to fourteen hours a day with very little time to eat or drink. The Guardian recently reported on their dire circumstances.

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How e-waste ends up in Renovación, Mexico City - and how it is affecting the local community

How e-waste ends up in Renovación, Mexico City - and how it is affecting the local community

Nov 16, 2016

Bloomberg Business visits the most important e-waste recycling town in Mexico and looks into the legislation that has caused the massive inflow of old electronic devices into the country.

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Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers

Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers

Nov 11, 2016

This week GoodElectronics and the IRCT launched the online Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis, showing just how far the manufacturing standards developed by the electronics industry fall short of expectations set by experts in occupational health and safety as well as civil society organizations.

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Repórter Brasil: 15 years of exposing the system

Repórter Brasil: 15 years of exposing the system

Nov 11, 2016

On the occasion of Repórter Brasil's fifteenth anniversary, executive secretary Marcel Gomes reflects on the NGO's achievements and ambitions.

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