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Sophie Davies

Hit film ‘365 Days’ sparks calls for rape, trafficking warnings

Jul 07 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's activists are urging Netflix to add specific content warnings to the hit film "365 Days" which they accuse of glamourising rape and sex trafficking, after the streaming site dismissed calls to remove the film.

'Shocking' abuse of migrants forced to pick strawberries in Spain, U.N. says

Jul 01 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spain must urgently protect thousands of women brought over from Morocco as essential workers to pick strawberries during the new coronavirus pandemic in abysmal conditions and without basic hygiene, a United Nations rapporteur said on Wednesday.

Masks and bleach: Europe's cities gear up for post-lockdown tourism

Jun 25 2020

ROME/BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anyone visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris when it reopens on Thursday will have to take the stairs - all 674 of them - because France's iconic monument is keeping the lifts shut.

Footballer's crusade exposes long plight of Black migrants in Spain

Jun 24 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A professional footballer's campaign to provide shelter for homeless African fruitpickers has exposed the decades-long plight of Black migrant farmworkers in Spain, according to human rights activists.

French revenge porn activists mount 'virtual raids'

Jun 18 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - French activists are tackling an explosion in revenge porn unleashed by the pandemic with a run of virtual raids on social media platforms where the sexually explicit material is shared.

CORRECTED-French revenge porn activists mount 'virtual raids'

Jun 18 2020

BARCELONA, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - French activists are tackling an explosion in revenge porn unleashed by the pandemic with a run of virtual raids on social media platforms where the sexually explicit material is shared.

Calls for cooperation as online child sex abuse soars in Europe

Jun 18 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Online child sex abuse has soared in Europe during coronavirus lockdowns, campaigners and lawyers warned, calling for greater international cooperation and better reporting tools to halt the scourge.

Will coronavirus change tourism in Europe's hotspot cities?

Jun 11 2020

PARIS/BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Venice to Barcelona, Europe's top tourist destinations are bracing for their worst ever summer as they emerge from lockdown, but many residents are delighted to have a break from the hordes of visitors that now blight their home cities.

Spain to top up incomes of poorest as coronavirus hits livelihoods

May 29 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An income support programme approved by the Spanish government on Friday to help those most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic is a step in the right direction in a country that has long lacked a proper social safety net, analysts have said.

Migrant workers face cruel summer as COVID-19 batters European tourism

May 15 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Argentine bartender Manuela Perez Simon hoped to escape her homeland's economic troubles when she arrived in Barcelona's touristy El Born district two years ago looking for work.

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