Short news from South Korea.
The South Korean parliament has decided to reduce the working week from 68 to 52 hours. With this measure, President Moon Jae-in is enacting an important election pledge. South Korea is among the countries with the longest working hours worldwide. So far, employees had to work twelve overtime hours per week. While the employees are happy about the news, small businesses fear losses in sales.
Anyone who wants to get a little tipsy in South Korea is not just in danger of falling over. more
On the Greek island of Samos, refugees are being crammed into a remote, high-security camp akin to a prison. Local volunteers are appalled. more
Homosexuality among men is considered a criminal offence on the Maldives. What living in secrecy means for those affected. more
On the African continent, Chinese investors are buying up infrastructure on a massive scale. A plea for more criticism. more
Philippe Sands talks about his work as a human rights lawyer. more
Since March, all of Hong Kong has been debating the local culture around overtime. After a bus driver working for the KMB bus company caused an accident that killed 12 because he was overtired, it came out that he had been working for over 12 hours straight. more