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12 August 2011

Famine in the Horn of Africa - private sector response (2011)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions, not a comprehensive list...Donations...Other initiatives

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3 August 2011
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Author: Sonatel/Orange

Avec la création du Prix de l’Entrepreneur Social en Afrique, Orange [partie de France Telecom] s’engage à soutenir financièrement et à accompagner par son expertise des projets innovants à fort impact sociétal, portés par de jeunes entreprises. En...

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27 July 2011

Business and human rights: Countries, companies and the state of play

Author: Toby Webb of Ethical Corporation - podcast conversation with John Morrison of Institute for Human Rights and Business

John Morrison, executive director of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, on the institute's origins and what's top of the agenda in the field of business and human rights...[refers to Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Vodafone, France Telecom]

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26 July 2011

Vodafone under fire for bowing to Egyptian pressure

Author: Juliette Garside, Guardian [UK]

Vodafone…is to meet human rights campaigners to discuss how it can prevent its networks being hijacked by repressive regimes…[also refers to Google, France Telecom, Atisalat, Research in Motion, Facebook, YouTube (part of Goolge), Verizon Wireless]

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12 July 2011

Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market

Author: Simon Clark, Bloomberg

For women in emerging markets, cell phones can be life changing, offering banking services to free them from the dangers of carrying cash, texting when the communal water tap will open or sending instructions in prenatal care. For the wireless...

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19 May 2011

Renault linked by court to engineer's suicide [France]

Author: Reuters

A French appeal court…recognized…Renault…"inexcusable fault" in the 2006 suicide of an engineer in a move that establishes a link between the company's conduct and the employee's death. The decision…backs up an earlier court ruling from 2009. Renault...

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1 May 2011
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2 February 2011
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Author: entretien réalisé par Thierry Téné, Les Afriques

Interview de Marc Rennard, directeur exécutif Afrique, Moyen-Orient et Asie de France Télécom-Orange : ...[Notre] priorité est de promouvoir le développement économique et social...avec des partenaires de pays du Sud et de pays émergents : ONG,...

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1 February 2011

Mobile Phone Service Restored in Egypt -- for Now

Author: Jeremy Kirk, IDG News

Vodafone and France Telecom say mobile phone service was restored in Egypt on Saturday as demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's government continued across the country on Monday. Vodafone said there were no legal or practical options to...

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21 October 2010

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Telecom Italia to Audit Asian Suppliers

Author: Wireless Federation

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Telecom Italia have announced that they are together conducting on site audits in Asia aimed at strengthening their commitment to developing a strategy of responsible and sustainable growth all along the Supply...

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