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37 clothing factories closed after inspections in Bangladesh

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After the collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 where at least 1134 people were killed, the Government of Bangladesh initiated an extensive inspection of the country's clothing factories. The inspections are now finished and focus has switched to remediation.

In collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Bangladeshi government has inspected 1.475 factories that produce clothing for export. The Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety and The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have further inspected 2.185 factories for safety matters such as fire hazard, risk of collapse and electrical safety.

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Danwatch is growing and we have moved to larger facilities. We can now be found at Gammeltorv 8 in the heart of Copenhagen.

We are now 14 people at Danwatch and thus we have moved to larger facilities in the center of Copenhagen.

As of now Danwatch can be found at Gammeltorv 8, 3., 1457 København K.

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Higher education institutions in Western Europe have spent 4.27 billion euros so far in 2015 on ICT hardware, software and services to secure quality education for millions of young Europeans. At the other end of the supply chain tens of thousands of Chinese students work as interns in the assembly lines of IT factories every summer producing for the world’s biggest brands. Many of them are forced into internships and cannot quit or they will not graduate.

The investigation ‘Servants of servers: Rights violations and forced labour in the supply chain of ICT equipment in European universities’ is an article series based on Danwatch desk research and expert interviews (May-August 2015) and field research and interviews with interns, workers and other relevant sources (June-July 2015) in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China and in Hong Kong.

China Labor Watch conducted an on site pre-investigation for Danwatch. Evana Su and Linjin Li, freelance journalists, assisted from China and Hong Kong.

The investigation has been published by Good Electronics in collaboration with CentrumCSR, People & Planet, SETEM, Südwind, WEED with financial support from the European Union.

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TED.com is an endless and free source of useful and peculiar knowledge. You can find short lectures about global development and human rights - or lack thereof. Danwatch has picked seven surprising and entertaining TED Talks that makes you a little bit wiser about the state of the world.

There are more than 2000 TED Talks available about everything from microbiology to child education. It can be almost dizzying to chose from the many curious and wise talks, so Danwatch has hand picked seven talks that all have a global perspective and are both humorous and smart.

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Watch the film Promised Land

Meet the people who have been resettled to Mualadzi in the Tete province in Mozambique. They struggle with shortage of food, water, jobs and lack of adequate compensation after the government and mining companies removed them from their homes to use their land for coal mining. Watch the film 'Promised Land'.

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The Resettled

At least three of Europe's biggest steel companies are buying coking coal from mining companies in the Tete province in Mozambique where the government and mining companies in 2010 resettled 736 families to the areas Cateme and Mualadzi. Browse the photos and read the stories about the people that now live without adequate access to food, water and jobs.

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Danwatch has moved

Danwatch is growing and we have moved to larger facilities. We can now be found at Gammeltorv 8 in the heart of Copenhagen.

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37 clothing factories closed after inspections in Bangladesh

After the collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 where at least 1134 people were killed, the Government of Bangladesh initiated an extensive inspection of the country's clothing factories. The inspections are now finished and focus has switched to remediation.

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Guide: 7 Enlightening TED Talks

TED.com is an endless and free source of useful and peculiar knowledge. You can find short lectures about global development and human rights - or lack thereof. Danwatch has picked seven surprising and entertaining TED Talks that makes you a little bit wiser about the state of the world.

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New film: Dignified documentary on the battle of the textile workers

Documentary depicts five turbulent years in Bangladesh’s textile industry seen from the workers’ perspective. A proud and self-aware documentary that portrays the workers as human beings instead of victims.

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Higher education institutions in Western Europe have spent 4.27 billion euros so far in 2015 on ICT hardware, software and services to secure quality education for millions of young Europeans. At the other end of the supply chain tens of thousands of Chinese students work as interns in the assembly lines of IT factories every summer producing for the world’s biggest brands. Many of them are forced into internships and cannot quit or they will not graduate.

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