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Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Espresso ☕️ - EXCLUSIVE: Qatar Airways accused of ignoring pilot fatigue, surveilling and threatening staff

Espresso | news.trust.org Pilots raise alarm at Qatar Airways for doctored hours, hidden fatigue Asleep at the wheel, manipulated flight records - pilots reveal risks of flying Qatar Airways Pilots say Qatar Airways monitors and muzzles staff onlin…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Openly: First non-binary Winter Olympian & more LGBT+ stories

Weekly Newsletter | openlynews.com U.S. figure skater Timothy LeDuc wants to nix gender norms in Beijing. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Espresso ☕️ - The world's first green palm oil state in Malaysia, English football fans against homophobic chants and investing in a green future

Espresso | news.trust.org Malaysia's Sabah aims to win big as world's first green palm oil state The scheme aims to protect wildlife and forests, tackle land disputes and worker abuses, improve harvests and open the door to premium-paying palm oil buyers …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 1:39 PM

Espresso ☕️ - LGBT+ cryptocurrency sparks controversy, banks target bitcoin, and the Taliban cracks down on LGBT+ Afghans

Espresso | news.trust.org Why has LGBT+ cryptocurrency maricoin whipped up controversy? The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial? IMF asks El Salvador to drop bit…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Why transparency matters for just transition, trillions missing for clean tech, and Malaysia's mangrove-loving fishermen - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Megan Rowling Climate correspondent Pressure is growing on governments to ensure the green chan…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Espresso ☕️ - Economic barriers slowing green transition, Afghanistan start-ups 'running on fumes', Brazil's asbestos town eyes safer future

Espresso | news.trust.org Green transition slowed by economic and social barriers, not technology Changes in mindset and boosts in funding are key to achieving a swift transition to a climate-smart economy, researchers say Afghanistan's startups 'r…
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January 24, 2022 at 1:45 PM

Espresso ☕️ - First non-binary Winter Olympian, Malaysia mangrove challenges, Coal phase out 'urged to prioritise workers'

Espresso | news.trust.org First non-binary Winter Olympian challenges ice skating stereotypes Timothy LeDuc and partner Ashley Cain-Gribble aim to break down figure skating gender norms Malaysia's mangrove-planting fishermen stumble at nature finan…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Espresso ☕️ - South Asian women's income dip, Tonga's climate risk, Russia proposes Crypto ban

Espresso | news.trust.org Incomes dip for South Asia's women home workers as heat rises Women who make goods like clothing and street food in slum homes are producing less amid baking temperatures and floods, hurting their fragile livelihoods, a survey finds …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 2:06 PM

Openly: Gay tennis players & more LGBT+ stories

Weekly Newsletter | openlynews.com Why are there no openly gay male tennis players? ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Espresso ☕️ - India's state surveillance goes to court, Egypt's City of the Dead uprooted and Kenya cracks down on data abuse

Espresso | news.trust.org In India's surveillance hotspot, facial recognition taken to court A lawsuit against use of facial recognition in Telangana state is seen as a test case as the technology is rolled out nationwide New Egypt bridge spells en…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 1:04 PM

Espresso ☕️ - Kenya's boom in digital lenders, crop insurance for Ghana's farmers and NFT fakes infiltrate the billion dollar market

Espresso | news.trust.org 'Silicon Savannah' Kenya targets loan apps abusing customer data Digital lenders have boosted access to credit in Kenya but some are using 'predatory' practices to profit from the poor, consumers and authorities say Ghana'…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 1:45 PM

Espresso ☕️ - 'Mind-blowing' NFT fraud, Ghana's farmers insure against worsening harvests, LGBT representation in elite men's tennis

Espresso | news.trust.org Booming NFT art market plagued by 'mind-blowing' fraud As the NFT market explodes into a $25 billion industry, artists worry that lax oversight is leading to a digital art world flooded with fakes. Ghana's farmers arm agai…
Laurie Goering · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 10:13 AM

Dimming the sun, rising heat costs and WEF top global risks - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Laurie Goering Climate editor What are the biggest risks facing the world? You might think busi…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Espresso ☕️ - A new billionaire every 26 hours, Geoengineering rethink, Nature based climate solutions

Espresso | news.trust.org Super-rich thrive as COVID-19 pushes millions into poverty A new billionaire has been created every 26 hours during the pandemic, deepening the world's wealth divides U.S. to demolish more blighted homes with pandemic aid …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 1:15 PM

Espresso ☕️ - Afghanistan's crisis in numbers, The countries lifting gay blood bans, Australia's highest temperature in 62 years

Espresso | news.trust.org As famine stalks Afghanistan, West urged to rescue stricken economy With millions of Afghans at risk of famine following the Taliban’s takeover, sanctions are complicating efforts to send aid and revive the economy FACTBOX…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 1:31 PM

2022 climate policy trends, how to meet forest pledges, and Brazil's dirty coal secret - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here ${jobTitle} What's going to top the climate change and nature policy agenda in 2022? As risin…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Espresso - 6 climate trends for 2022, What's next for Bitcoin and Crypto?, The U.S. Cities using data to fight inequality

Espresso | news.trust.org Climate change action: 6 trends to watch in 2022 From making green shifts fairer for workers to slashing fossil fuel subsidies, action on climate change needs to ramp up in 2022, analysts say As pandemic bites, U.S. cities…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 4, 2022 at 4:53 PM

Coal to solar in Appalachia, Brazil's problem charcoal and Assam's perpetual migrants - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Laurie Goering Climate editor Happy New Year! As we push for progress in 2022, here's some…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
January 4, 2022 at 1:15 PM

Espresso - Five tech trends for 2022, Brazil's charcoal slavery and deforestation, World's first LGBT+ cryptocurrency

Espresso | news.trust.org In Brazil, charcoal industry fuels illegal deforestation and slavery Charcoal, which is used by steel mills and for the traditional Brazilian barbecue, has links to both labor rights abuses and environmental violations. Me…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Espresso - Desmond Tutu's climate activism, Burkina Faso's transgender troubles, Egypt's lending app success

Espresso | news.trust.org Prayers, petitions and boycotts: Desmond Tutu's climate activism Following the death of South African anti-apartheid and peace icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, here are some of the ways he also advocated for a healthy planet …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Espresso - Botswana heavy metal bands grow online, world leaders' deforestation pledges, floods claim India's indigenous land

Espresso | news.trust.org In Botswana, heavy metal bands' fame and fortune grow online in pandemic Heavy metal bands from Botswana say COVID-19 forced them to increase their digital presence – a switch that brought unexpected gains What can world l…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 12:01 PM

Espresso 🎁 - The haircut app of the future, Chile's LGBT+ relief, The year of ESG investing

Espresso | news.trust.org Short back and sides - gender no object under new hair app Haircut booking app Dooo offers gender-neutral cuts, in an industry riven with gendered divides 'Everything to me': Chile's LGBTQ community relieved after Boric el…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 23, 2021 at 1:30 PM

Espresso - Exclusive Thailand forced labour investigation, Britain's Black doll makers, India's women gig workers sued

Espresso | news.trust.org EXCLUSIVE - Jails in Thailand force prisoners to make fishing nets under threat of violence Inmates face being beaten or having their release delayed and are paid a fraction of the minimum wage, a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation has…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Espresso - Cambodian hybrid digital currency, economic impact of Chile's same-sex marriage law, Philippine super typhoon Rai

Espresso | news.trust.org Cambodia aims hybrid digital currency on blockchain at unbanked Bakong enables even users without a bank account to make payments and transfers through a mobile app Tourism to jobs: How Chile's same-sex marriage law could …
Megan Rowling · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 2:48 PM

How to soothe climate anxiety, a year of rhetoric and mangroves to dye for - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Megan Rowling Climate correspondent Discussing fears over runaway climate change with family an…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 1:02 PM

Espresso - COVID-19 effects on child labour, climate anxiety, Malaysian labour abuses

Espresso | news.trust.org In the year to end child labour, COVID wreaks havoc Named International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021 was meant to boost efforts to stamp out the practice. But despite some success stories, global progress was patchy …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 20, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Espresso - Reaching the 1.5C goal, AI to help online content moderation, Indian climate classes teach students green habits

Espresso | news.trust.org In 2021, governments blew hot on 1.5C goal, colder on climate action Support for the goal to keep global warming to 1.5C has won fresh political backing in 2021 - but it remains out of reach Online content moderation: Can …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 17, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Espresso - Jabs for jobs in U.S., Mercury contamination in the Amazon, Uganda's HIV medicine drone deliveries

Espresso | news.trust.org Jabs for jobs: U.S. vaccine mandates offer bargaining chip for worker rights Some major unions in the U.S. are embracing vaccine mandates, while others have criticized them for either overreaching or not going far enough A…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 5:23 PM

A message from our CEO

No images? Click here   Dear friends,First and foremost, I hope this finds you all safe and well. 2021 has undoubtedly presented many of the same challenges as the previous year, as the world has continued to grapple with the long-term disrupti…
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December 16, 2021 at 1:51 PM

Espresso - Undocumented workers in Lebanon, Botswana invests in knowledge-based economy, UK gender-neutral passports

Espresso | news.trust.org Lebanon hands its undocumented a win - but little work A new decree purports to open up new work opportunities for undocumented Lebanese - but with structural barriers still in place, how much will actually improve for some of the country's …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Espresso - Boxing star Nicola Adams fights sexist stereotypes, surveillance crackdown in Thailand, French parliament bans conversion therapy

Espresso | news.trust.org UK boxing star Nicola Adams fights sexist stereotypes A new documentary traces double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams' battle for equality in boxing In Thailand's Muslim south, phones cut off in surveillance crackdown …
Laurie Goering · [email protected]
December 14, 2021 at 1:29 PM

Climate change's 'silent financiers', costly U.S. floods and Philippines 'solar scholars' - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Laurie Goering Climate editor As climate change impacts and losses from them grow, who is payin…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 14, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Espresso - Philippine women embrace solar power, diversity push in U.S. housing crisis, Hungarian PM pushes anti-LGBT+ re-election campaign

Espresso | news.trust.org Philippine women switch on solar to light their way in a storm Solar power is clean, cheap and quick to deploy, say aid workers, helping protect local communities as the impacts of climate change ramp up U.S. diversity pus…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 1:26 PM

Espresso - US abortion rights, economic cost of US flooding, Myanmar trade unions demand sanctions

Espresso | news.trust.org Abortion rights: U.S. restrictions buck the global trend in 2021 Trade unions want foreign fashion firms and governments to sever trade ties to pressure the military, but some workers are worried about losing their jobs As…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Espresso - $150 billion Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook, Bangladesh's poorest paying climate costs, Indian farmer's future hopes

Espresso | news.trust.org Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook a 'wake-up call' for social media Will the landmark suit, which argues that the spread of hate speech on the platform facilitated the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, be a turning point for Big Tech?…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 9, 2021 at 12:39 PM

Espresso - Chile legalises same-sex marriage, curbing urban transport emissions, EU drafts rules for gig workers

Espresso | news.trust.org Chile same-sex marriage vote celebrated as historic Chile joins more than 20 nations to legalize same-sex marriage Electric vehicle and 'compact’ city combo could reach emissions targets As electric vehicles gain ground gl…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 11:46 AM

Espresso - Congo Ebola survivors combat misinformation, first Honduran woman president fights abortion ban, greener global shipping

Espresso | news.trust.org Congo's Ebola survivors unite to combat stigma and misinformation More than 1,000 Congolese survived the country's deadliest Ebola outbreak in 2018-2020. Now they are working to educate their communities to prevent a return of the disease …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Espresso - Trans healthcare demand surges, Africa's youth urge climate action, toughest abortion laws around the world

Espresso | news.trust.org Trans people waiting years for gender healthcare as demand surges Waiting times for specialist gender care are soaring as more people come out as trans around the world As eco-anxieties mount, Africa's young people urge ac…
Laurie Goering · [email protected]
December 7, 2021 at 9:35 AM

Madagascar's (not) climate-driven drought, mangrove loans and Turkey's parched nomads - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Laurie Goering Climate editor Is climate change boosting hunger around the world? That much see…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 6, 2021 at 11:53 AM

Espresso - Egyptian women seek cheap ways to 'prove' virginity, Kenyan loans incentivise women to plant mangroves, Italian boxer Testa comes out as gay

Espresso | news.trust.org In conservative Egypt, women seek low-cost ways to 'prove' virginity For brides, a torn hymen can lead to shaming by relatives or in-laws. In the worst cases, it can motivate so-called honour killings Loans keep women aflo…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Espresso - Omicron vaccine waiver calls, India minimises Muslim prayers, Lewis Hamilton on Saudi human rights

Espresso | news.trust.org As Omicron spreads, calls mount to waive COVID vaccine patents Developing countries want the right to make their own COVID-19 vaccines, but opponents say there are better ways to boost supplies In Indian cities, Muslim pra…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 3, 2021 at 4:07 AM

Openly: The hunt for an HIV cure & more LGBT+ stories

Weekly Newsletter | openlynews.com Stem cell treatment holds hope for curing HIV ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 2, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Espresso - Asia's informal workers and green economy, stem cell treatment offers hope for HIV cure, climate change and hunger around the world

Espresso | news.trust.org Asia's informal workers risk losing out in green economy push, officials warn Asia-Pacific accounts for about two-thirds of the world's 2 billion informal workers, in sectors from industry to agriculture, according to the U.N. …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Espresso - Climate pressures force Turkish nomads to settle, US abortion rights, renewables to dominate new power capacity

Espresso | news.trust.org Land disputes, climate change pressure Turkish nomads to settle As drought and tensions with local farmers threaten their pastoralist lifestyle, the last of Turkey's nomadic Yoruks fear they may soon have to settle down US…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 1:07 PM

Espresso - Omicron creates economic misery for South Africa, AI vigilantes fuel censorship fears in Russia, one in eight children at risk of becoming child soldiers

Espresso | news.trust.org In South Africa, Omicron travel curbs spell more economic misery As South Africa faces travel curbs imposed over the new coronavirus variant, tourism leaders warn of more job losses AI vigilantes fuel censorship fears in R…
Megan Rowling · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 12:50 PM

Nature goal in doubt, Uganda's shrinking wetlands, and green land-grabbing in Brazil - Climate change news from Frontlines

Climate Weekly Newsletter | Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate change news from the ground, in a warming world Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here Megan Rowling Climate correspondent As the dust settles from the COP26 climate talks - and the …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 1:57 PM

That’s a wrap for Trust Conference 2021

No images? Click here That’s a wrap for Trust Conference 2021   This November 17-18, Trust Conference 2021 hosted more than 20 live keynotes, insight sessions, panel discussions and fireside chats on some of the most pressing issues of our …
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 12:16 PM

Espresso - Indian LGBT+ couple fight for marriage rights, Indian cyber volunteers silence critical voices, Black Friday debt fears in Britain

Espresso | news.trust.org Big fat gay Indian wedding? Same-sex couple fight for right to marry Saattvic and Gaurav Bhatti are among at least six LGBT+ couples asking India’s high court to allow same-sex marriage 'Like the Stasi': Cyber volunteers i…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Stop Slavery Award: Application deadline this Friday, December 3rd

No images? Click here   Applications close this Friday, December 3rd   There's less than one week left to apply to our sixth annual Stop Slavery Award.The Award categories recognise the wide range of actors dedicated to ending modern s…
Thomson Reuters Foundation · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Espresso - LGBT+ escape from Kabul diary, Black Friday's questionable consumption, British institutional racism

Espresso | news.trust.org Escape from Kabul: a gay man dodges death at the hands of the Taliban The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan more than 100 days ago, following the fall of the capital Kabul on August 15, but concern is growing for LGBT+ Afghans, some of who…