Tag Archives: Acer

Doing something practical. Sound bites don’t feed children. Lovely things to buy

DORSEN AND RICHARD: Doing something practical pays off [Header image: Sky News] When I saw the Sky News film of Dorsen and Richard in February, I was distressed. I wanted to do something – not sure what – to help. I took their story personally. I have a smartphone, a camera, a laptop – I …

Day 1: Counting the days to actual responses from corporates to the #Dorsen question. Nokia gets points by interacting and liking a tweet. Also: notes on international law

Gold star for Nokia. Dorsen’s day. International law No judgement here. The paper letters are in the post and will still be in postal bags somewhere. It will take a while for them to be delivered to offices in: China [Huayou Cobalt and Lenovo], Korea [Samsung and LG Electronics], Taiwan [Acer Inc.], Japan [Sony], Sweden …

Understanding how #smartphone corporates abuse children

Understanding the abusive cycle: government, corporates, kids… The DR Congo government told the people to mine for themselves after state run mines went bankrupt. The government does not enforce labour laws which prohibit child labour. There are thousands of unofficial cobalt mines in DR Congo, with no proper infrastructure, safety practice or equipment. The DR …