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Electricity supplied to data centres, 2017-2019 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Due to the ongoing digitisation of our society, the use of data centres has increased in recent years. In 2017, data...

Mortality in week 14 higher than expected | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). From week 39 of 2020 to week 6 of 2021, weekly mortality was higher than expected. In week 7, the number...

half of companies use emergency package | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The share of companies in the Caribbean Netherlands claiming government support for their wage costs and/or fixed overhead ranged from 45...

French journalist Nadiya Lazzouni receives letter with death threat, anti-Muslim slurs

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, April 15, 2021 — French authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate a threatening letter received by journalist Nadiya Lazzouni and...

Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Decent work Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for...

Palestinian journalist Muath Hamed questioned in Spain by alleged Israeli intelligence agent

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, April 15, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over an account by Palestinian journalist Muath...

Russian law enforcement raid student magazine DOXA, place 4 editors under home detention

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, April 15, 2021 – Russian authorities should immediately drop all charges against DOXA editors Armen Aramyan, Natalia Tyshkevich, Vladimir...

Economic outlook slightly deteriorated | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The CBS Business Cycle Tracer is a tool used to monitor the state and the course of the Dutch economy and...

Labour participation of status holders stagnating | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Every year, CBS studies how the asylum seekers are faring who have arrived in the Netherlands since 2014This study has been...

Ensuring fair recruitment: what the ILO has achieved

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Journalists have a key role to play in raising awareness Journalists have a voice that many workers do not. They...

CBS explores possible privacy preserving techniques | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New techniques CBS increasingly receives requests from external parties wishing to produce new public statistical information by combining their data with CBS...

Asylum and integration 2021 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This research was commissioned by the Dutch Ministries of Social Affairs and Employment, Justice and Security, Education, Culture and Science and...

CPJ welcomes release of Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Istanbul, April 14, 2021 — Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals today overturned the convictions of journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak,...

Exports up by 4.5 percent in February | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The CBS Exports Radar indicates that circumstances for exports are more favourable in April than they were in February. Download CSVShow datatableExports of...

610 traffic deaths in 2020 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableTraffic deaths Traffic deaths 2000 861 305 1166 2001 816 267 1083 2002 790 276 1066 2003 804 284 1088 2004 630 251 881 2005 594 223 817 2006 576 235 811 2007 574 217 791 2008 552 198 750 2009 524 196 720 2010 475 165 640 2011 477 184 661 2012 479 171 650 2013 419 151 570 2014 411 159 570 2015 458 163 621 2016 458 171 629 2017 453 160 613 2018 485 193 678 2019 465 196 661 2020 453 157 610 In 2020, there were 610 traffic deaths, i.e. 7.7 percent less than in year. These included 453...

Time to deliver: Decent work in digital labour platforms

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). It was mid-2018 and I needed a job. For five years in a row, I waited tables and worked...

Car used by Georgian broadcaster Formula TV vandalized

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, April 13, 2021 – Georgian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the vandalization of a car used by independent...

Journalists detained, attacked while covering Kyrgyzstan referendum vote

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Stockholm, April 13, 2021 — Kyrgyz authorities should investigate the harassment of journalists covering elections and ensure that members of the...

Russian law enforcement raid apartment, interrogate journalist Roman Anin

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, April 12, 2021 – Russian authorities should return equipment confiscated from journalist Roman Anin, drop their investigation into his...

More bankruptcies in March | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableNumber of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) adjusted for court sessions days Number of bankruptcies of businesses...

Practical Information on COVID-19 vaccination for seafarers (video) | ICS, ITF,IMHA, INTERTANKO

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Practical Information on COVID-19 vaccination for seafarers (video) | ICS, ITF,IMHA, INTERTANKO Source of original article: News from the...

Veteran crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz shot and killed in Greece

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, April 9, 2021 — In response to today’s killing of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz near his home in Athens, Greece,...

3.9 thousand COVID-19 deaths in December 2020 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableCOVID-19 deaths, 2020* COVID-19 deaths, 2020* Mar 1716 494 Apr 4864 1505 May 1111 213 Jun 194 72 Jul 67 25 Aug 133 35 Sep 297 35 Oct 2037 124 Nov 3118 86 Dec 3820 84 * provisional figures CBS publishes mortality statistics on a weekly basis. The numbers are based on...

Manufacturing output almost 2 percent down in February | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableAverage daily output manufacturing (volume) Average daily output manufacturing (volume) 2017 March 3 2017 April 0.5 2017 May 5 2017 June 2.4 2017 July 2.7 2017 August 3.7 2017 September 4.8 2017 October 5.1 2017 November 5.3 2017 December 4.4 2018 January 7.5 2018 February 3.2 2018 March 3.8 2018 April 4.7 2018 May 2.9 2018 June 3.3 2018 July 0.9 2018 August 4 2018 September 1.7 2018 October 2.4 2018 November 1.3 2018 December -4.3 2019 January -0.6 2019 February -0.1 2019 March -0.8 2019 April -0.3 2019 May -0.9 2019 June -2.5 2019 July 0 2019 August -1.7 2019 September 1.2 2019 Oktober 0.5 2019 November -1.6 2019 December -1.2 2020 January 1.6 2020 February -0.7 2020 March -1.8 2020 April -10.8 2020 May -12 2020 June -9.4 2020 July -4.9 2020 August -4 2020 September -6.5 2020 October -4.1 2020 November -2.9 2020 December 0 2021 January 0.3 2021 February -1.7 Output contraction in more than three-quarters of the industries More than three-quarters...