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Zoe Tabary

EXPERT VIEWS-What role for vaccine passports in coronavirus fight?

Mar 01 2021

LONDON, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 gathers pace, countries from Sweden to Israel are exploring how certificates and passports could help reopen economies by identifying those protected against the virus.

Europe space chief says exploration can propel interest in climate change

Dec 03 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders should use space exploration as a tool to teach the public about climate change and spur action to curb global warming, Europe's top space official said on Thursday.

'Something to be proud of': UK graphic novel highlights homeless

Nov 19 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Passersby ignore a beggar, homophobic insults crowd a wall, a woman burns a note penned to a "victim" – not the usual stuff of comics but all vignettes from a new graphic novel by homeless people that aims to kill the stigma surrounding street life.

Tech experts voice concerns of gig worker surveillance in pandemic

Nov 11 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing armies of gig workers have little to no say in how they are being monitored during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers and advocates told a conference on Wednesday, calling for better oversight in how tracking tools are deployed.

One year on, family of murdered Amazon land defender say nothing has changed

Nov 01 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Illegal loggers are operating unchecked in Brazil's Amazon as coronavirus rages despite government vows to act after an indigenous land activist was killed exactly one year ago trying to protect the rainforest, said his cousin.

Cities reboot: Will adapting to COVID-19 change urban life for good?

Oct 29 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Downtowns are deserted and happy hour is history as a second coronavirus wave hits cities from London to Kuala Lumpur, leaving futurologists predicting which changes to urban living are here to stay in a post-viral world.

British homeowners face bankruptcy to strip unsafe building panels

Oct 09 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When single mother Timea scraped together enough money to buy a two-bedroom flat in London, she looked forward to providing her son with the security of their own home.

British homeowners face bankruptcy to strip unsafe building panels

Oct 08 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When single mother Timea scraped together enough money to buy a two-bedroom flat in London, she looked forward to providing her son with the security of their own home.

Nearly one billion people scared of losing homes or land, poll finds

Jul 15 2020

LONDON, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost one billion people around the world fear losing their homes or land within five years, with owners and tenants in Burkina Faso and the Philippines the most concerned, a survey of 140 nations showed on Wednesday.

From inmate to homeless: Poor housing returns convicts to jail in England

Jul 08 2020

LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of housing and widespread homelessness in England are pushing many ex-inmates to re-offend and end up back in jail, a prisons watchdog warned on Wednesday.

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