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 Myrthe Verwije

 

The hibernating mobile phone

The hibernating mobile phone

Jan 09, 2017

How long do mobile phone owners keep their old phones at home, and for what reasons? A newly released scientific article looks into the phenomenon of 'hibernating phones'.

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SACOM: Labour rights violations still widespread at Apple's display screen manufacturer

SACOM: Labour rights violations still widespread at Apple's display screen manufacturer

Jan 06, 2017

After its 2013 report revealed inhumane working conditions at Apple's largest display screen manufacturer, SACOM conducted a second round of investigations in 2015 and 2016. Labour rights violations are still widespread at Biel Chrystal.

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The billion dollar 'CSR industry' still fails to protect workers from health and safety hazards

The billion dollar 'CSR industry' still fails to protect workers from health and safety hazards

Jan 04, 2017

A recent article from Garrett Brown outlines the failures of CSR audits to identify labour rights violations and to remedy clearly visible health and safety hazards.

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'Korean companies monitor their Mexican workers every second'

'Korean companies monitor their Mexican workers every second'

Jan 04, 2017

Mexican labor human rights activist Felipe Gonzalez investigated the human rights conditions of workers in Korean companies in Mexico. He recently discussed his findings with the Korean organisation Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL).

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The impact of 'China's lithium capital' on Tibetan livelihoods

The impact of 'China's lithium capital' on Tibetan livelihoods

Jan 04, 2017

Tibetans in China's Sichuan provinces are seeing and feeling the impact of a large lithium mine on their environment. The land they worship is threatened and the river their animals drink from is poisoned.

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