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December 2001

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    WORKING STREET CHILDREN IN ST. PETERSBURG

    14 December 2001

    Beneath the palace-lined streets of St. Petersburg, live 16,000 children and their numbers are growing. Working street children are a new phenomenon in Russia brought on by the collapse of the Soviet system of support. They are only now learning how to cope.

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    BOSNIA - THE POTENTIAL OF DISTANCE LEARNING

    12 December 2001

    Five years of civil war in Bosnia Herzegovina has left ruined villages and a ruptured economy. But in the city of Bihac, information and communication technology is paving a road to reconstruction.

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    CONDITIONS IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

    07 December 2001

    More than 90 percent of the world’s trade tonnage is carried by a merchant fleet of some 50,000 ships. According to a report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), changes in the financing and management of these ships has led to deregulation and more flexible working conditions for seafarers, but these conditions are not always to their advantage.

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    ABANDONED IN AMSTERDAM

    05 December 2001

    It used to be that a seafarer would only abandon ship under the most dire circumstances. But more and more, it is the seafarer who is finding himself abandoned, stranded and forgotten in foreign ports all over the world. It is a growing problem as ILO Television explains:

November 2001

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    NEW TECHNOLOGIES: INTERNET PEDOPHILIA

    09 November 2001

    Use of the internet by paedophiles to abuse children will be a major issue at the upcoming Yokohama World Congress Against the Sexual and Commercial Exploitation of Children (Dec. 17-20). But in Thailand, some people are turning the internet to their advantage in their fight against child abuse and exploitation. ILO Television takes us there to explain

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    LEAPFROGGING IN COSTA RICA

    02 November 2001

    Costa Rica is a country rooted in agriculture, known for its harvest of coffee beans and bananas. But along with these exports, the country has managed to leapfrog ahead of others in the region by placing an emphasis on high-tech training.

October 2001

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    Shipbreakers

    22 October 2001

    On 20 kilometers of sloping beaches in Bangladesh, an army of men daily perform some of the world’s toughest work. Tankers that survived years of high-seasoned heavy loads are now dismantled as they were built, by hand.

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    KAMAIYAS IN NEPAL

    12 October 2001

    Bonded labour is a problem that plagues South Asia, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. But the government of Nepal recently freed those who had been trapped in what is known as the Kamaiya system. ILO TV reports.

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    CHILD TRAFFICKING IN THAILAND

    09 October 2001

    A recent meeting of the International Labour Organization in Manila cited the growing number of reports of trafficking in children, organized trafficking networks and the increasing demand for younger children by the sex trade throughout Asia. But some people are staging a frontal attack on the abuse of children as Miguel Schapira of ILO Television explains.

September 2001

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    FORCED LABOUR IN THAILAND

    18 September 2001

    Trafficking of women and children is a major problem in South-East Asia. While many of them willingly agree to leave home to work in another country, they are all too often tricked into taking jobs in the sex industry or other exploitative work, against their will. The Thai Government and the International Labour Organization are trying to rescue these victims of forced labour as we see in this report from ILO TV.