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25 August 2013

MTN faced with human rights dilemma

Author: Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group CEO, in Business Day (So. Africa)

Access to mobile telephony isn’t just a business issue — it has wider social implications…[T]he mobile industry is enabling access to information, healthcare, education and finance in some of the most underdeveloped parts of the world...[M]edia...

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8 July 2013

Spying on citizens in South Africa: operators respond

Author: Rudolph Muller, Mybroadband (So. Africa)

Mybroadband asked South Africa’s operators how many requests they are receiving to intercept the communications of their subscribers, and what communications government can gain access to...Vodacom...said...“Surveillance cannot take place without our...

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27 June 2013

Telenor and Ooredoo win Myanmar telecoms licenses

Author: Peter Micek, Access

Myanmar has chosen the two winners of its new telecoms licenses. Telenor Mobile Communications of Norway and Ooredoo of Qatar won the highly competitive process, getting 15-year licenses for mobile phone operations and spectrum…Access has written...

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5 May 2013

MTN gains as Turkcell pulls US lawsuit

Author: Thandeka Gqubule, Sunday Times: Business Times [So. Africa]

Telecommunications company MTN this week had more to celebrate than the withdrawal of the multibillion-dollar US lawsuit by Turkish cellular group Turkcell. Turkcell decided to drop the case in the wake of a historic human rights ruling by the US...

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18 March 2013

UNCTAD hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat [Switzerland]

Author: UN Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat…bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a…peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from...

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30 January 2013

More SA companies commit to UN Global Compact

Author: Natalie Greve, Engineering News [So. Africa]

Twelve South African companies had voluntarily committed to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), in the 2013 financial year to date, the National Business Initiative (NBI) said…The twelve signatories were Transnet, Allegiance Air, Oceana Group,...

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Company response
5 December 2012

Response by MTN: MTN must "meet international obligations", says brief on its alleged role in surveillance in Iran. Click here

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Shaping Corporate Social Responsibility in sub-Saharan Africa - Guidance Notes from a Mapping Survey

Author: GIZ (Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector - CCPS, South Africa)

The GIZ Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS) endeavours to partner with promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in sub-Saharan Africa; in doing so, it [considers]...that through socially and environmentally...

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7 November 2012

MTN must stand up for its users, meet international obligations [Iran]

Author: Access Now

[...]MTN has operated in Iran in a manner that is often publicly at odds with international norms on accountability and transparency and respect for human rights, exposing the company to the imminent threat of international legal repercussions that...

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6 October 2012
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Author: Agence Ecofin [Suisse]

Dans tous les domaines - santé, éducation, environnement, soutien à l’entrepreneuriat -, les opérateurs de téléphonie s’impliquent dans des actions au profit des plus démunis. Orange, MTN, Bouygues Télécoms, Vodafone…tous agissent en ce sens. En...

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