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19 February 2020

China: Facial recognition firms claim to be able to identify masked faces, raising privacy concerns

Author: Quartz

“China’s facial-recognition giant says it can crack masked faces during the coronavirus”, 18 February 2020...

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19 February 2020

Latin America: Trade unions and civil society call on governments of banana producing countries not to incentivise the use of chemical fertilisers

Author: Trade unions, environmentalists, health rights organizations, academics, and human rights (see list in document)

“Open letter to the governments of banana producing countries in Latin America and to the European Unión”, February 2020...

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18 February 2020

Ghana: Gold expo calls on OECD certification of all small scale miners

Author: Abraham Mensah, Ghana Web

‘Small Scale miners need OECD certification in Ghana - Ghana Gold Expo’ 13 February 2020...

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15 February 2020

Laos: Chinese-owned banana farms are polluting a river affecting over 500 families

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao River Clogged With Trash From Chinese Banana Farms", 3 February 2020...

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14 February 2020

Colombia: Large informal sector fuels violations of labour rights for many workers

Author: The Bogota Post (Colombia)

“State of the nation: Hard labour”, 13th February 2020...

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11 February 2020

So. Africa: Silicosis victims to receive first payments in the second quarter of 2020

Author: Mining Weekly (South Africa)

‘First payments in South African silicosis settlement expected in second quarter’ 5 February 2020...

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6 February 2020

Indonesia: Batik Air transports 270 Indonesian passengers from virus-hit Wuhan during a humanitarian mission

Author: Rizki Fachriansyah, The Jakarta Post

"Social media users laud Batik Air for evacuating Indonesians from virus-hit Wuhan", 3 February 2020...

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3 February 2020

UAE: Pesticides company under investigation after 23 students and teachers hospitalised

Author: Aghaddir Ali, Gulf News (UAE)

"23 hospitalised after school poisoning in Sharjah," 29 Jan 2020...

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31 January 2020

Tunisia: Rural community denounce Sotacib cement plant pollution, citing adverse impacts to health and livelihoods; company responds

In a statement published on January 18th 2020, Tunisian NGO, Forum for Socio Economic Rights (FTDES) documented a protest led by local residents of Fej Rouissat, Kairouan,on January 14th2020 against the activities of a cement plant, Sotacib. Sotacib c...

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29 January 2020

China: Vendors cracked down for selling fake masks and overcharging online as Wuhan coronavirus outbreak triggers global run on face masks

Author: Straits Times

“Wuhan virus outbreak triggers global run on face masks”, 29 January 2020...

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