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13 January 2010

US Companies Rush to Haiti's Aid Following Quake

Author: CNBC, Reuters & AP

Several major U.S. companies came to Haiti's aid on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate money and supplies following Tuesday's devastating…earthquake…Coca-Cola said it pledged a grant of $1 million to the American Red Cross, and it will also provide...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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28 January 2010

Twitter works on method to foil censors

Author: John Gapper, Financial Times

Twitter, the internet social network, is developing technology it hopes will prevent the Chinese and Iranian governments being able to censor its users... "...The most productive way to fight [being blocked] is not by trying to engage China and other...

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2 February 2010

US senator asks companies about China rights practices

Author: Agence France Presse

A US senator on Tuesday asked 30 leading companies...for information about their human rights practices in China after Google's threat to leave the country over cyberattacks and Web censorship...The letters were sent to Acer, Amazon, Apple, AT&T,...

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24 February 2010

British Panel Condemns Media Group in Phone Hacking Case

Author: Sarah Lyall, New York Times

A parliamentary committee…accused News International [part of News Corporation] of having exhibited “collective amnesia” in an inquiry about how its News of the World tabloid hacked into the telephones of members of the royal family, celebrities and...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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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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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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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 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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