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Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments

Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
These bird's-eye images have been taken by the Hong Kong-based Society for Community Organisation in a bid to document the plight of the city's most underprivileged people.
Rasyidah Ibrahim's insight:

Hong Kong a global hub is one of the richest cities in the world. However, the disparity in wealth is apparent in the overcrowding of space and the growing 'urban slums' due to mass urban migration and over population of this city.  

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EU aid to Africa 'badly spent'

EU aid to Africa 'badly spent' | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
A British parliamentary inquiry hears that more than $650m worth of European Union aid to Africa may have been badly spent.
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Paying with 'kisses' in Brazil

Paying with 'kisses' in Brazil | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it

"About 100 microfinance banks operate in Brazil, with initiatives involving alternative social currencies. The banks' aim is to promote the principles of a "solidarity-based economy" which, in their view, is fairer and more sustainable than the dominant capitalist model."

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Brazil and their democratisation of economic relations

 

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Energy Shortages Cripple Businesses in Lagos

Nigerian businesses are suffering due to energy shortages, high fuel costs and poor infrastructure. Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil exporter but
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Not all countries are as fortunate as Brunei...SO SAVE ENERGY!!!

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Pambazuka - Effects of colonialism on Africa's past and present

Pambazuka - Effects of colonialism on Africa's past and present | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Choi Donghyuk's insight:

Colonisation- it's past and present

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South Korea discovers downside of high speed internet and real-name postings

South Korea discovers downside of high speed internet and real-name postings | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Botnets, hacking and the exposure of personal details are price of having superfast internet
Yong Yen Chung's insight:

Confucius once said: "Too much of a good thing can be bad"

 

South Korea's rise in cyber crimes. 

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Pakistani Christians fight to keep faith

Pakistani Christians fight to keep faith | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Followed by a gaggle of children, Julius Salik walks a muddy dirt track in one of this city's squalid Christian slums, past open sewers and ramshackle homes with stick roofs.With a weary sigh, he...
Choi Donghyuk's insight:

Marginalization of religious groups

 

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Christian court cases explained

Christian court cases explained | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
The background to the cases of four British Christians who took their claims of religious discrimination to the European Court.
Choi Donghyuk's insight:

Discriminations against religion

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Lagos State Government to Introduce Cable Cars for Mass Transportation | Bella Naija

Lagos State Government to Introduce Cable Cars for Mass Transportation | Bella Naija | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
To alleviate the problems of mass transportation faced by residents of Lagos, the state government in partnership with a cable car company, Ropeways Transport
Yong Yen Chung's insight:

CABLE CARS FOR LAGOS!!!

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Kenya admits cost of corruption

Kenya admits cost of corruption | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
The Kenyan government admits it could be losing nearly one-third of the national budget to corruption.
jisgeog's insight:

corruption and disparity

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Microcredit 'death trap' for Bangladesh's poor

Microcredit 'death trap' for Bangladesh's poor | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Bangladesh microfinance organisations continue to collect the instalments even when people cannot pay
jisgeog's insight:

Income

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BBC NEWS | Europe | French Muslims face job discrimination

BBC NEWS | Europe | French Muslims face job discrimination | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Wide discrimination against French Muslims in the job market is feeding racial tensions, says Henri Astier.
jisgeog's insight:

Religion

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Rio Olympics: Favela poor evicted

Rio Olympics: Favela poor evicted | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
The BBC's Robin Lustig meets Brazilians whose homes in Rio de Janeiro have been destroyed to make way for a motorway ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.
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jisgeog's comment, April 14, 2013 8:55 PM
Residence...
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Can Bihar save its girls?

Can Bihar save its girls? | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
The authorities in the northern Indian state of Bihar are just waking up to the dangers of female foeticide. The BBC's Geeta Pandey reports from Patna
Eunice Lee's insight:

"We are going to tell people that female foeticide is wrong. It's a crime - religious and social. And our girl-friendly schemes will help change minds," he says.

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Is It Nuts to Give to the Poor Without Strings Attached?

Is It Nuts to Give to the Poor Without Strings Attached? | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Or is it just good economics?
Kheng Boon Pek's insight:

One of the many different ways to reduce poverty. Unusually effective!

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Eurozone unemployment hits record high of 12%

Eurozone unemployment hits record high of 12% | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Unemployment across the 17 EU countries that use the euro rises to 12% for the first time since the currency was launched in 1999
Yong Yen Chung's insight:

EU's rising unemployment, a chance for CHINESE DOMINATION

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For Landlocked States, an Uphill Battle Made Worse by American Subsidies | World Policy Institute

For Landlocked States, an Uphill Battle Made Worse by American Subsidies | World Policy Institute | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
By Adam Scholl
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BBC NEWS | Africa | Africans on Africa: Colonialism

BBC NEWS | Africa | Africans on Africa: Colonialism | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
The BBC is looking at African problems through African eyes. Here a Nigerian playwright living in London, reflects on the legacy of colonialism.
Choi Donghyuk's insight:

Colonisation

 

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Growing gap in Delhi's demand and supply of water

Growing gap in Delhi's demand and supply of water | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
‘Everybody, irrespective of where they are living should be given water to drink and for non-potable uses as well'
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Shortages: Water supplies in crisis

Shortages: Water supplies in crisis | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
In the first of a series of five essays on declining global resources, Roger Harrabin looks at the the future of global water supplies.
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Water Supply
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Four cases of religious discrimination and their effect on business - 2/25/2013 - Personnel Today

Four cases of religious discrimination and their effect on business - 2/25/2013 - Personnel Today | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Article
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Religious discrimination

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7 Longest Traffic Jams in History

7 Longest Traffic Jams in History | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Yong Yen Chung's insight:

This shows the problems caused by traffic congestion and that it can happen in both LDCs and MDCs

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North Korea's propaganda machine grips defector 11 years on

North Korea's propaganda machine grips defector 11 years on | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
To the outside world the images from North Korean state television are nearly comical -- weeping soldiers chasing Kim Jong Un into the freezing sea, elderly women screaming as the young leader approaches, and North Koreans unleashing dogs at a...
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BBC News - Newsnight - The Saudi women taking small steps for change

BBC News - Newsnight - The Saudi women taking small steps for change | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Newsnight's Sue Lloyd-Roberts looks at how a woman's freedom is restricted in Saudi Arabia - one of the most devout and insular nations in the Middle East - and how some women are quietly rebelling.
jisgeog's insight:

Gender

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BBC NEWS | Business | Migrant workers 'being exploited'

BBC NEWS | Business | Migrant workers 'being exploited' | IB Part 1: Disparities in Wealth and Development | Scoop.it
Migrant workers are being systematically exploited according to a report from the TUC.
jisgeog's insight:

Ethnicity/religion

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