The SZ author Björn Stephan receives the Axel Springer Prize
For his report on child labor in the Indian gravestone industry
In the report, Björn Stephan and Benjamin Pütter have shown that Indian children have to work for the production of tombstones. These are gravestones that have been found in German cemeteries. This fact of the child labor for Indian gravestones, which can be sold also here in Germany, is continually denied by the local industry.
The regional government of NRW has recently published a scientific study on the topic, which states that “in addition to the legal formulations in the BestG NRW, it must be noted that in India in the production of natural stoneone must assume the existence of the worst forms of child labor …”
Congratulations to Björn Stephan for the prize!
Siehe: Axel Springer Prize
Siehe SZ-Beitrag Die Kindergräber