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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks

Posted by in Commentary, News, Rights, Violence · by Storyful · April 29, 2015 Unrest in Baltimore, like any other dramatic event these days, created a surge of activity on social media. In the age of the selfie and ubiquitous cameras, many people have become compulsive chroniclers of all their activities — sometimes unwisely so. Reactions ranged from shock and disgust to disbelief and amusement when a series of images started to circulate showing looters proudly displaying their ill-gotten gains. Not all, however, was as it seemed. Few things say America like KFC, and it was no surprise to see that…read more

The Right to Water

Posted by in Commentary, Environment, News, Rights

Safe and clean water is a human right. Yet every year, 3.5 million women, men and children die from disease because they don’t have the access they need to water, sanitation and hygiene. That is nearly 10,000 people every day. Read more about how the IRC is providing access to clean water and other critical aid in crisis zones. People living in crisis zones are particularly vulnerable: Wars and natural disasters can cut off water supplies in an instant. Those who lose their homes may be forced to live in overcrowded spaces without adequate…read more

How Erwiana won her battle in Hong Kong

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Abused Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was present at the District Court in Wan Chai, Hong Kong to see her former employer jailed for 6 years. Judge Amanda Woodcock stopped short of the 7 year maximum when sentencing Law Wan-tung. (photo by Jayne Russell, Feb. 27th, 2015/Demotix) by Marina Petrillo, An Indonesian maid of 23 fought for her rights in court against her abusive employer, attracting renewed attention to human trafficking and sparking one of the workers’ protest movements that led to Occupy Hong Kong. Abused Indonesian domestic helper…read more