Kenya: Balloons bring internet to rural Rift Valley

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … The world’s first ever commercial high-speed internet service to use balloons to connect people to the web was launched in a remote region of Kenya’s Rift Valley this week. Visit our website: https://www.france24.com Like us on Facebook: … Read more Kenya: Balloons bring internet to rural Rift Valley

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power

Content warning: Some viewers may find this film distressing Six years ago, Catherine Corless, a local historian from County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, discovered that hundreds of babies and young children had died in a home for unmarried pregnant women, run by Roman Catholic nuns in her hometown of Tuam. Further research revealed … Read more Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power

“Are you Bogged Mate?” – the farmer’s version of “R U OK?” | Landline

The stigma around talking about mental health is proving deadly in rural Australia… particularly with men. The male suicide rate in the bush is rising. For one rural woman the numbers were so shocking she did something about it, by asking a simple question – “Are you bogged mate?”. Pip Courtney from the ABC Landline … Read more “Are you Bogged Mate?” – the farmer’s version of “R U OK?” | Landline

Indonesia’s shark fishermen: 24 went out, 20 came back. What happened on the boat?

Crew from rural Indonesian villages, recruited by suspected traffickers, endured horrendous conditions aboard an illegal Chinese-run sharking operation in the western Pacific. Four men never came home and at least three were dumped overboard on the high seas, leaving their families seeking justice and answers. Guardian analysis of exclusive survivors’ footage reveals their final days … Read more Indonesia’s shark fishermen: 24 went out, 20 came back. What happened on the boat?

How do college students from rural areas study online amid COVID-19?

This spring semester, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Chinese students have had to stay home for months. Many schools started online courses, making smartphones and computers necessary tools for e-learning. Jishishan County used to be one of the 23 counties in extreme poverty in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Can students who live there successfully … Read more How do college students from rural areas study online amid COVID-19?

Govt releases first round of $5b fund to assist drought-affected farmers | ABC News

Farmers are being encouraged to become more financially savvy under a multi-billion dollar Federal Government drought initiative. The Future Drought Fund provides $100 million each year to assist farmers and rural communities better prepare for dry times. National regional affairs reporter Lucy Barbour explains. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Govt releases first round of $5b fund to assist drought-affected farmers | ABC News

Protesters demand justice for 13yo girl who was gang raped by 7 soldiers

Dozens of women stood outside the riot police guarded facility to express their outrage, chanting slogans and holding banners. The young girl from the indigenous Embera tribe, went missing from her rural reserve in northern Colombia on Sunday. She was found the next day at a nearby school. Seven soldiers have since confessed to raping … Read more Protesters demand justice for 13yo girl who was gang raped by 7 soldiers

Live streaming promotes apparel sales in central China

Local villagers in Xiping County of central China’s Henan Province are relying on live streaming as a new marketing tool to sell clothes amid the COVID-19 epidemic. The apparel industry creates a significant amount of jobs in China, especially in rural areas. Since March, the monthly registration of live-streaming enterprises has reached a record high. … Read more Live streaming promotes apparel sales in central China

Knitters in Spain Made a Huge Rainbow Flag to Celebrate Pride

A 170-foot rainbow flag hangs over a street in Córdoba, Spain to promote #Pride in rural communities. The flag was made by crocheters battling fibromyalgia. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email … Read more Knitters in Spain Made a Huge Rainbow Flag to Celebrate Pride

Brazil’s outbreak: Health workers struggle to reach remote areas

Brazil has announced almost another 40,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths over the past 24 hours. President Jair Bolsonaro has said that he may have had the virus, even though he tested negative. Healthcare workers are struggling to control the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Brazil’s outbreak: Health workers struggle to reach remote areas

Trump Speaks at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin

As President Donald Trump visited a Wisconsin shipyard to emphasize job growth and reviving an economy hammered by the coronavirus, Trumps trip on Thursday included a visit to Marinette in rural part of the state for a private tour of a shipyard and to participate in a town hall to be broadcast by Fox News … Read more Trump Speaks at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin

Live: Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with Li Ziqi and other top Chinese foodie influencers

To celebrate the annual Chinese #DragonBoatFestival, #LiZiqi and other top foodie bloggers introduce holiday customs and the making of the festival’s “Zongzi” delicacy – a glutinous rice dumpling. Join us for the making of a “Zongzi” dumpling, including the preparation of its ingredients such as bamboo leaves, glutinous rice and other fillings, and find out … Read more Live: Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with Li Ziqi and other top Chinese foodie influencers

Call llama! Bolivian startup offers virtual petting zoo amid tourism halt

As the COVID-19 pandemic halts tourism to Bolivia, a company based in La Paz offers virtual tours and visits with llamas on a video conference app. This unique experience is giving visibility and income to rural communities dependent on tourism. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download … Read more Call llama! Bolivian startup offers virtual petting zoo amid tourism halt

Hong Kong Rural Village Believed to Be Last in City to Make Traditional Rice Dumpling

“I only keep doing it because it’s a family tradition.” Cheung Yun-fun is preparing rice dumplings for the Dragon Boat Festival at a rural village thought to be the only place in Hong Kong where the dish is cooked traditionally. Made with sticky rice, green beans and sometimes pork belly, the dumplings are the traditional … Read more Hong Kong Rural Village Believed to Be Last in City to Make Traditional Rice Dumpling