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28 November 2008

Google’s Gatekeepers

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28 November 2008

Google’s Gatekeepers

Author: Jeffrey Rosen, The New York Times [USA]

Today the Web might seem like a free-speech panacea…But…the ultimate power to decide who has an opportunity to be heard, and what we may say, lies increasingly with…Internet companies like Google, Yahoo, AOL [part of Time Warner], Facebook and even...

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25 November 2008

Private Sector Accountability in Combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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25 November 2008

[PDF] Private Sector Accountability in Combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Author: Mark E. Hecht, on behalf of ECPAT International as a contribution to the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

The private sector is involved in commercial sexual exploitation of children...At minimum, four sub-sectors within the realm of private enterprise have habitually been associated with CSEC...This report will examine each of the sub-sectors of the...

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1 November 2008

Global conference highlights need for business engagement in fight against sexual exploitation

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1 November 2008

[PDF] CSR and the Role of the Private Sector in the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Author: Adrian Henriques, prepared for UNICEF, for Third World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

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31 October 2008

CSR and the role of the private sector in the sexual exploitation of children

Author: Professor Adrian Henriques

This paper has been prepared for UNICEF as a background briefing paper for the Third World Congress against the Sexual Exploitation of Children [SEC] and Adolescents…The purpose of this paper is to describe the potential of CSR to address SEC, based...

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29 October 2008

Global Network Initiative - media coverage & responses (Oct 2008)

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Global Network Initiative, a coalition of Internet companies, human rights NGOs and others, agreed to new guidelines in October 2008 "to respond to government censorship and threats to privacy"... [Links to media coverage & responses. Refers to...

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28 October 2008
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Author: AFP

Un code d'éthique visant à déjouer les efforts de censure et de surveillance de régimes autoritaires a été annoncé mardi par des géants de l'internet soucieux de redorer leur blason, après plusieurs affaires où certains avaient semblé complices. La ...

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4 October 2008
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Author: Pierre Haski, Rue89 [France]

Dans un rapport intitulé de manière explicite « Rupture de confiance », le Citizen Lab [institut canadien] ...affirme que la plate-forme chinoise de Skype [filiale d'eBay], qui est produite en commun avec le groupe hongkongais Tom.com, surveille les...

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