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India's Dalits protest against plan to develop common land

17 Jan 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Protests have flared in the Indian state of Punjab over a government plan to use common land for industrial development, a move that activists and analysts said on Friday would deny lower-caste Dalits their land rights.

India's Dalits protest against plan to develop common land

17 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Protests have flared in the Indian state of Punjab over a government plan to use common land for industrial development, a move that activists and analysts said on Friday would deny lower-caste Dalits their land rights.

Deadly land dispute in Vietnam sparks crackdown on 'critical' social media

16 Jan 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A deadly land dispute in Vietnam has led to a crackdown on social media posts, a sign of growing heavy-handedness by authorities as rising demand for land spurs more conflicts across the country, analysts and human rights activists said.

Deadly land dispute in Vietnam sparks crackdown on 'critical' social media

16 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A deadly land dispute in Vietnam has led to a crackdown on social media posts, a sign of growing heavy-handedness by authorities as rising demand for land spurs more conflicts across the country, analysts and human rights activists said.

As flood waters recede, Jakarta residents file lawsuit against governor

14 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 200 Jakarta residents have filed a lawsuit against the governor of Indonesia's capital as they seek to hold authorities responsible over their inaction during some of the deadliest flooding in years, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said.

Salty water in Bangkok is new 'reality' as sea pushes farther inland

10 Jan 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai authorities are trucking drinking water to parts of Bangkok and urging residents to shower less as a worsening drought and rising sea levels have increased salinity, a growing risk faced by many Asian cities, climate researchers said.

Salty water in Bangkok is new 'reality' as sea pushes farther inland

10 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai authorities are trucking drinking water to parts of Bangkok and urging residents to shower less as a worsening drought and rising sea levels have increased salinity, a growing risk faced by many Asian cities, climate researchers said.

EXPERT VIEWS-Your money or your life: Can nations prosper by putting well-being before GDP in 2020?

02 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With protests from Chile to Hong Kong last year over widening inequality, violence against women, and climate change, more policymakers and campaigners started to openly debate potential shifts away from an economic model that relies on growth.

Use of facial recognition in Delhi rally sparks privacy fears

30 Dec 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Delhi used facial recognition software to screen crowds at a recent political rally - a first for India - raising concerns about privacy and mass surveillance amidst nationwide protests against a new citizenship law.

Use of facial recognition in Delhi rally sparks privacy fears

30 Dec 2019

MUMBAI, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Delhi used facial recognition software to screen crowds at a recent political rally - a first for India - raising concerns about privacy and mass surveillance amidst nationwide protests against a new citizenship law.

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