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6 July 2011

Prime Minister orders phone hack inquiry: PM acts after 7/7 bug revelation [UK]

Author: Tom Harper, Justin Davenport, Peter Dominiczak, Evening Standard [UK]

David Cameron...responded to the public outrage over the News of the World [part of News Corp.] phone hacking scandal with a pledge for two public inquiries...More major companies including Halifax, Vauxhall and Virgin Holidays pulled their...

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5 July 2011

A Yahoo shareholder's failed human rights proposal [USA]

Author: Julianne Pepitone, CNNMoney.com

Yahoo...investor Jing Zhao has proposed each year since 2005 that the company adopt a code of human rights principles. For five years in a row, Yahoo blocked the proposal from its ballot -- but this year, the SEC told Yahoo it should put the issue up...

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5 July 2011

Corporate Governance and Accountability — Question for Short Debate [UK]

Author: TheyWorkForYou.com

[Debate] To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve corporate governance and accountability with respect to social and environmental issues...Baroness Young of Hornsey…[said] We should aim high…Professor John Ruggie, UN...

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1 June 2011

Survey shows growing awareness of human rights in business, but illustrates need for greater clarity - only a third of companies said they measure their human rights impacts

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Institute for Human Rights & Business Survey on Corporate Human Rights Preparedness

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & Echo Research

In order to assess the perspectives of business leaders on business and human rights as part of their companies’ role in society, the IHRB has conducted a first global survey…The…survey was…completed by 97 people including directors of global...

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13 May 2011

Sienna Miller awarded £100,000 over phone hacking [UK]

Author: BBC News

Sienna Miller is set to accept £100,000 in damages from the News of the World [part of News Corp], after the paper admitted liability over the hacking of the actress's phone. The newspaper will make a full disclosure in private to her legal team to...

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1 January 2011

The Leveson Inquiry: Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press [UK]

Author: Leveson Inquiry [UK]

This is the official site of the Leveson Inquiry. It aims to provide the latest information on the Inquiry, including details of hearings and evidence, to the public and interested parties...The Prime Minister announced a two-part inquiry...

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9 November 2010

NGOs and BBC targeted by Shell PR machine in wake of Saro-Wiwa death

Author: Eveline Lubbers & Andy Rowell, Guardian (UK)

Secret internal company documents from…Shell show that in the immediate aftermath of the execution of...Ken Saro-Wiwa it adopted a PR strategy of cosying up to key BBC editors and singling out NGOs that it hoped to "sway"…Shell planned to work with...

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1 November 2010

Nigeria: 15th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa's execution - Amnesty Intl. says "abuses against which Ken Saro Wiwa fought continue”

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4 October 2010

Workplace Equality Takes Center Stage with Record Number of Companies Rated in HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index

Author: Human Rights Campaign

A record 844 American companies and law firms have been rated as part of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey that assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality....

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