Tag Archives: Huayou Cobalt

Sky News makes contact to discuss the cobalt children

When a corporate gets back to you in the shape of a human, it is always very encouraging. Since the Sky News report on the cobalt children of DR Congo came online, millions have viewed the film. Many thousands of people have also expressed shock and dismay on Facebook, asking how they can help these …

Sky News: you describe Dorsen and Richard as “hopeless”, then seem to block all attempts to help them

From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org] Sent: 20 April 2017 17:22 To: ‘news.plan@sky.uk’ <news.plan@sky.uk>; ‘alex.crawford@sky.com’ <alex.crawford@sky.com> Cc: Kimbilio Ian Harvey (ian@congochildrentrust.org) <ian@congochildrentrust.org>; ‘Catherine Mutindi’ <catherinemutindi@gmail.com>; ‘mark.dummett@amnesty.org’ <mark.dummett@amnesty.org> Subject: Dorsen and Richard, child cobalt miners, DR Congo Importance: High   Dear Sky News   Huayou Cobalt, China, the company which has a history of buying cobalt …

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 …

Email to CEO of Samsung: Mr Boo-Keun Yoon: Will you help cobalt children?

26 March 2017: I’ve just sent this to the CEO of Samsung, Mr Boo-Keun Yoon. The company has had difficulty with corruption. It’s disheartening. We have bought Samsung products for years. Our latest digital TV, and our smartphones are Samsung. My daughter owns Samsung products. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if this company responded positively to …

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 …