A new United Nations report emphasises the problems of inequality across geography, gender, age groups, as well as levels of income and education, in the region. Sonja Schalin reports for Asia-Pacific Journalism.
Special Report – By Sonja Schalin
People standing in the dark, on a cliff beside the ocean. The moonshine reveals the silhouettes of half a dozen men. They are reaching for the sky with their mobile phones, screens lit up in the night.
This is the winning photograph of the World Press Photo contest 2014 by John Stanmeyer. It depicts the reality of millions of people today.
The silhouettes in the picture are attempting to reach a mobile phone signal to be able to connect with their loved ones.