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Annie Banerji

As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

20 May 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

FEATURE-As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

20 May 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

19 May 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI/KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis - a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spreading COVID-19, labour experts and researchers say.

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

19 May 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI/KATHMANDU, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S outh Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis - a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spreading COVID-19, labour experts and researchers say.

Speeding bus kills Indian migrant workers trying to walk home

14 May 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A speeding bus ran over and killed six Indian migrant workers as they tried to walk home, police said on Thursday, days after the death of a group of migrants who fell asleep on a railway line shocked the country.

Speeding bus kills Indian migrant workers trying to walk home

14 May 2020

NEW DELHI, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A speeding bus ran over and killed six Indian migrant workers as they tried to walk home, police said on Thursday, days after the death of a group of migrants who fell asleep on a railway line shocked the country.

Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during lockdown

12 May 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With little access to air conditioners or parks during the coronavirus lockdown, India's poor - from farmers to slum-dwellers - could face deadly threats from heat waves this summer, climate and disaster management experts have warned.

Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during lockdown

12 May 2020

NEW DELHI, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With little access to air conditioners or parks during the coronavirus lockdown, India's poor - from farmers to slum-dwellers - could face deadly threats from heat waves this summer, climate and disaster management experts have warned.

Privacy debate heats up over India contact tracing app

30 Apr 2020

BANGKOK/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian authorities plan to make a contact-tracing mobile app mandatory for everything from taking public transit to going to work, raising concerns among digital rights experts about privacy and increased surveillance.

Privacy debate heats up over India contact tracing app

30 Apr 2020

BANGKOK/NEW DELHI, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I ndian authorities plan to make a contact-tracing mobile app mandatory for everything from taking public transit to going to work, raising concerns among digital rights experts about privacy and increased surveillance.

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