Author: Nesmahar Sayed, Al-Ahram [Egypt]
"If Vodafone is developing schools, Chipsy helping schools, Resala clothing the poor, Mobinil offering jobs for hundreds of thousands of people, Pepsi sponsoring sports, and Etisalat delivering clean water to homes, then what is the government doing?"...
The Good, The Ad, and the Ugly: How not to prepare ad campaigns on human rights and business [Egypt]
Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business
[A]…video [was] circulate[d] on the Internet, apparently produced by…JWT [J. Walter Thompson] for…Vodafone. The video shows Egyptians…joining the protests [against] the…Mubarak regime…Mobinil, too, tried to link itself with the revolution...The role...
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Author: Yasmine Gado, Ahram Online
Beginning on 28 January 2011, on the orders of former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s telecommunications giants Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat cut services, phones and the Internet for five days. Mubarak took the action to inhibit Egyptians' freedom...
Author: Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times
Egypt’s near total internet and mobile phone blackout on Friday has drawn international condemnation, putting pressure on the European operators whose local business units were forced to comply with the government’s orders. Overnight on Friday,...