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Umberto Bacchi

Seven places luring residents with cash, free homes amid coronavirus

Jul 09 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Looking to move away from traffic and congestion and start your new working-from-home life in a roomier house in a leafy area? You might get paid to do so.

UPDATE 1-Armenia property tax reform raises gentrification fears

Jul 04 2020

July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A property tax rise in Armenia risks forcing elderly people from homes they have lived in since the Soviet era and which have risen dramatically in value since then, critics have warned.

Armenia property tax reform raises gentrification fears

Jul 03 2020

July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A property tax rise in Armenia risks forcing elderly people from homes they have lived in since the Soviet era and which have risen dramatically in value since then, critics have warned.

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

Jun 25 2020

MILAN/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a client asked Los Angeles-based graphic designer Lea to install software that would count her keystrokes, track the websites she visited and take screenshots to keep tabs on her work, she felt uneasy.

Filmmaker uses face swaps to make Chechnya ‘gay purge’ movie

Jun 24 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. director, who posed as a tourist to document a crackdown on LGBT+ people in Chechnya, said on Wednesday he hoped his film using digital face swaps to conceal identities would make the persecution of gay and lesbian people there undeniable.

Kyrgyz girls rescue kidnapped brides in new game app

Jun 24 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's your first year of university and you're a young girl busy chasing love, friendship and dreams when your best friend is kidnapped for marriage by a group of men. What would you do?

Torture video triggers calls for action on domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan

Jun 19 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A video of a man abusing his wife as she stands with her hands tied behind her back has provoked outrage in Kyrgyzstan, where women's rights campaigners called for urgent reform of domestic violence laws.

UPDATE 1 -Kuwait and Bahrain urged to abandon 'highly invasive' coronavirus apps

Jun 17 2020

MILAN, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kuwait and Bahrain must stop using "highly invasive" COVID-19 apps which violate the privacy of hundreds of thousands of people by tracking them almost in real time, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Kuwait and Bahrain urged to abandon 'highly invasive' coronavirus apps

Jun 16 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kuwait and Bahrain must stop using "highly invasive" COVID-19 apps which violate the privacy of hundreds of thousands of people by tracking them almost in real time, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Europeans want (others) to cycle more to keep air clean

Jun 11 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European city dwellers want more cycle lanes installed to control air pollution post-lockdown - but only a few are ready to actually hop on a bike, a survey showed on Thursday.

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