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Tennis star's court case spotlights domestic violence in Georgia

20 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Georgian tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili is due to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of assaulting his ex-wife in a high-profile case that has split public opinion and spotlighted domestic violence in the former Soviet republic.

Tennis star's court case spotlights domestic violence in Georgia

20 Oct 2020

TBILISI, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Georgian tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili is due to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of assaulting his ex-wife in a high-profile case that has split public opinion and spotlighted domestic violence in the former Soviet republic.

Georgian police abused LGBT+ activists with strip searches, court rules

08 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe's top rights court said on Thursday Georgian police had deliberately humiliated LGBT+ activists by strip searching them during a raid, a ruling campaigners hope will help change attitudes towards gay people among local authorities.

Ukraine plan to tackle hackers sparks privacy fears

07 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From crashing supermarket tills to messing with radiation readouts, Ukraine is hoping to tackle an ever-growing list of cyber attacks with a new law that rights experts warn could give authorities excessive powers to pry into the lives of citizens.

TikTok apologises for censoring LGBT+ content

22 Sep 2020

Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - TikTok has apologised for suppressing LGBT+ content in the past, with a director telling British lawmakers on Tuesday that the company now removed LGBT+ images only when required to do so by law enforcement agencies.

EU must tighten rules on surveillance tech exports - rights groups

21 Sep 2020

TBILISI, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Digital rights campaigners called on the EU on Monday to tighten export controls on surveillance tools such as facial recognition systems to prevent European technology being used in countries where it could fuel human rights abuses.

Governments urged to invest more in green cities to beat coronavirus slump

14 Sep 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From planting more trees to saving on energy use in old buildings, governments should look at greening their cities to create jobs and spur growth as they seek to revive economies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said on Monday.

Portuguese youth sue European states over 'life-threatening' climate change

03 Sep 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six Portuguese children and young adults, who have faced deadly wildfires and heatwaves, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against 33 countries with the European Court of Human Rights, claiming government inaction on climate change jeopardises their future.

World's first virtual art museum looks beyond 'the white viewer'

27 Aug 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's first entirely virtual art museum is set to open next month, hoping to bring masterpieces to anyone in the world with an internet connection, according to its British creator.

World's first virtual art museum looks beyond 'the white viewer'

27 Aug 2020

MILAN, Aug 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's first entirely virtual art museum is set to open next month, hoping to bring masterpieces to anyone in the world with an internet connection, according to its British creator.

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