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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 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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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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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 advertising...

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9 July 2011

Church of England threatens to pull News Corp investment [UK]

Author: Jodie Ginsberg, Reuters [USA]

The Church of England has threatened to pull its $6 million investment in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp over the phone hacking scandal at its News of the World paper…the move is an indication of the wider repercussions from the scandal for the media giant...

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14 July 2011

FBI to investigate News Corporation over 9/11 hacking allegations [USA]

Author: Ed Pilkington & Andrew Gumbel, Guardian [UK]

The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that News of the World journalists tried to hack into the phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks…The launch of the FBI inquiry amounts to the first official inquiry within the US into News Corporation...

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15 July 2011

Phone hacking: News International chief Brooks quits [UK]

Author: BBC News [UK]

Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, has resigned…Her departure follows days of growing pressure for her to step down as the phone hacking crisis grew. In a statement, she said she felt a "deep responsibility for the people we have...

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19 July 2011

Murdochs Say Top Executives Didn’t Know of Phone Hacking [UK]

Author: Sarah Lyall, New York Times [USA]

[During evidence to a UK Parliamentary committee] Rupert Murdoch...[and James Murdoch] apologized profusely…for the phone hacking scandal…even as they insisted they had not ordered or tried to cover up unethical newsgathering at their newspapers and...

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