We expose slave masters and people smugglers in suburban Britain.
South Africa's Julius Malema talks to Al Jazeera
19 Sep 2011 09:22 GMT
Foxconn, which makes Apple(***)s iPads, iPhones, iPods and Mac computers, gained bad publicity following a series of suicides at its plants in China
The China-based company also assembles other leading electronics brands, including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, Nokia and Nintendo [EPA]
The workforce is about 1.2 million strong, and some of its factories are home to as many as 250,000 workers [GALLO/GETTY]
The world(***)s biggest electronics manufacturer recently announced plans to replace workers with one million robots within the next few years [GALLO/GETTY]
The spate of suicides in 2010 threw Foxconn into the spotlight over working conditions and low wages
The company came under industry-wide pressure to raise the wages of its Chinese workers [EPA]
The Taiwanese manufacturer posted $944m net profits for the first half of 2011 [GALLO/GETTY]
Apple products are popular in China and the two Apple stores each in Beijing and Shanghai are the busiest in the world, averaging about 40,000 customers a day - four times the daily traffic in US Apple stores [GALLO/GETTY]
In July, Apple reported sales and profits in its third quarter, including $3.8bn in revenue in greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong [GALLO/GETTY]
After surveying four Foxconn plants, a protest group reported that workers are still subjected to onerous and illegal working conditions. China(***)s labour laws allow for a maximum of 36 hours of overtime per month but workers interviewed for the survey said they had to work 50 to 80 hours overtime
Labour rights groups say at least 13 employees jumped to their deaths in 2010 alone, while 20 others were stopped before they could attempt suicide
An October 2010 survey by Global Post said workers used words like "prison" and "cage" to describe working conditions at the Foxconn factories. But former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, defended Foxconn factory conditions
In May 2011, Foxconn announced a new $12bn plant in Jundiai, an inland city in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where Apple(***)s iPads and iPhones will be assembled [GALLO/GETTY]
Region's first brick-oven pizza parlour hopes to inspire entrepreneurs and move the DRC beyond cycles of violence.
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Will Department of Justice reforms change a culture of violence in the New Mexico police department?
Magazine, Racism, Gun violence
Child inmates are left to languish in prison with no visitors or legal assistance as many wait years for a trial.
Is a communist village in Andalusia where most villagers work for a cooperative really as utopian as it seems?
What is driving the story in Brazil, corruption or the media? Plus, how messaging apps are reshaping how news is shared.
Media, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff
Julio Docjar, a street artist from Sao Paulo, dreams of using his art as an instrument for social change.
Arts & Culture, Latin America, Brazil
We investigate the horrifying consequences for civilians under Russian air strikes in Syria.
ISIS, War & Conflict, Middle East
We explore the links between medical research in the Golden Age of Science and the modern practise of medicine today.
Science & Technology, Middle East, Qatar