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10 May 2015

US jury clears HBO of libel in India child labour story

Author: Reuters

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10 May 2015

Mitre Sports sue HBO over a report linking it to child labour in India, US jury cleared HBO of libel claims

Mitre Sports sued HBO for defamation in 2008, after a report called ‘Children of Industry’ aired in news programme ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’. The trial began on 13 April in US District Court in Manhattan, and Mitre’s lawyers sought “tens of...

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3 May 2015

HBO 'Real Sports' host Bryant Gumbel defends program against soccer ball maker's lawsuit

Author: Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

The host of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” defended his monthly sports magazine against claims by a British soccer ball maker that it delivered a “pack of lies” with a 2008 segment about child labour in India...Gumbel was called to the witness...

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12 April 2015

HBO goes to trial over alleged 'hoax' child labour in India report

Author: Noeleen Walder, Dan Grebler & Andrew Hay, Reuters

Jury selection began on Monday in a trial in which Home Box Office Inc faces libel claims over a report linking British sporting goods company Mitre Sports International to child labor in India...The trial in federal court in Manhattan is the...

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1 January 2004

Codes of conduct: New report examines their effectiveness & points to need for greater U.S. government support

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1 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Promoting International Worker Rights through Private Voluntary Initiatives: Public Relations or Public Policy?" - A Report to the U.S. Dept. of State

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, commissioned by University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)

[refers to soccer ball companies Adidas, Brine, Franklin, Mitre, Mizuno, Moltex Sporting Goods, Nike, Reebok, Saga Sports, Umbro; coffee industry companies Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Starbucks; toy-related...

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