Umberto Bacchi

'Alarming' number of babies being sold in Uzbekistan, anti-trafficking groups say

Jan 15 2021

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-slavery groups urged Uzbekistan on Friday to step up action to tackle baby trafficking after government figures revealed an "alarming" number of infants were being sold in the country.

Ocean 100: Profits from world's seas dominated by 100 companies

Jan 13 2021

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just 100 companies account for most of the profits from the world's seas, researchers said on Wednesday, calling on them to help save the oceans from over-fishing, rising temperatures and pollution.

From text to tablet: how to learn in a lockdown

Jan 06 2021

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a third lockdown traps millions of British schoolchildren at home, free tablets and televised lessons are being touted as alternative ways to learn in a lockdown.

The gig workers taking legal action to regain control of their data

Dec 16 2020

TBILISI/BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - London-based Uber driver Abdurzak Hadi is self-employed but says he is not his own boss as his workflow is determined by an obscure computer algorithm.

'I know your favourite drink': Chinese smart city to put AI in charge

Dec 03 2020

Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From robots delivering coffee to office chairs rearranging themselves after a meeting, a smart city project in China aims to put artificial intelligence in charge, its creators told a conference this week - raising some eyebrows.

Tbilisi audio tour puts Georgian trans people on the map

Nov 22 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing on the stairway of Tbilisi's iconic circus, about 20 people listened through headphones on Sunday as a voice explained how a building normally associated with fun and joy was to some a place of misery and sex work.

FEATURE-Uprooted by war, Armenians face bleak winter in schools and sanatoriums

Nov 20 2020

TBILISI, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sheltering in chilly school buildings and mountain sanatoriums, thousands of Armenians are bracing for a harsh winter after being driven from their homes by six weeks of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.

Face for sale: Leaks and lawsuits blight Russia facial recognition

Nov 09 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Anna Kuznetsova saw an ad offering access to Moscow's face recognition cameras, all she had to do was pay 16,000 roubles ($200) and send a photo of the person she wanted spying on.

Use COVID-19 to build back better, cities told

Oct 31 2020

TBILISI, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - COVID-19 will not spell the end of world cities, which are set to grow further over the next decade, the United Nations said on Saturday, urging civic leaders to use the pandemic as a springboard to build better, more liveable urban centres.

Sex tapes and stereotypes: Women jostle for bigger place in Georgian politics

Oct 30 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the rough-and-tumble world of Georgian politics, election campaigns can be merciless - especially for the small number of women candidates who enter the fray.

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