World in Progress: Jul 16, 2014 by DW (English) published on 2014-07-16T22:53:57Z Press freedom and economic development - Kurdish families claim the PKK is abducting children - Panic button for activists - traffic robots in the DRC Producer: Anke Rasper PKK accused of abducting Kurdish childrenIn southeastern Turkey, an increasing number of Kurdish families are calling for the return of their children. The families claim they have been abducted by the Kurdish rebel group the PKK. The PKK has denied any responsibility. But now the Turkish Prime Minister has entered the dispute and that's putting pressure on an already stalled peace process. Dorian Jones reports from Diyarbakir.Advocates push for press freedom as development goalMedia advocates want press freedom and free access to information to become part of the new global development goals, which are currently being drafted. But Reporters Without Borders now fears that the commitment to press freedom is being watered down in the discussions. The organization has called on the German government to push for a clear commitment to press freedom in the post 2015 agenda.Traffic robots make Kinshasa's roads saferThe main arterial road in capital of the DRC, Kinshasa was recently expanded to include eight lanes – a great step forward. But, since then, the Congolese have been able to drive faster and that's caused numerous accidents. Now, the Professional Women in Technology Association has developed a robot to regulate the traffic – and allow pedestrians to cross the road safely.Panic button for activistsIn many countries, elderly people use Panic buttons. They're simple devices which people can wear around their neck or as a wristband. By pushing a button, they can alert medical services to the fact that they need assistance. Human rights organization Amnesty International has now developed a panic button for journalists and activists working in global hot spots.