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28 March 2011

West Censoring East: The Use of Western Technologies by Middle East Censors, 2010-2011

Author: Helmi Noman & Jillian York, OpenNet Initiative; foreword by Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain

...[In] this paper, we analyze the use of American- and Canadian-made software for the purpose of government-level filtering in the Middle East and North Africa...[The] authors find that nine countries in the region utilize Western-made tools for the...

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5 September 2012

Qatar Telecom (QTel) Q.S.C. : Asiacell Leads the Way in Supporting Mobile Access for Women in Iraq

Author: 4-traders [France]

Asiacell, part of the Qtel Group [Qatar Telecom], is significantly increasing economic opportunities for women in Iraq through its mWomen initiatives...The operator is a member of the GSMA mWomen Programme, which aims to reduce the global mobile phone...

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27 June 2013

Burma: Telecom Winners Should Safeguard Users [Myanmar]

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ooredoo to respond - response provided.] Burma’s new telecom license winners should make a public commitment to strong human rights policies and broad transparency measures, Human Rights Watch said....

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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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15 July 2013

Ooredoo response to Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s request for a response to HRW’s Report: Burma Telecom Winners Should Safeguard Users

Author: Ooredoo

[Ooredoo response to call from Human Rights Watch to make public commitment to transparency & strong human rights policies with regard to winning telecom license in Myanmar.] Ooredoo firmly believes in the transformative power of...

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1 August 2013

[PDF] ITU and Partners join forces to engage millions of young people for BYND 2015: Global Youth Summit [San Jose, Costa Rica, 9-11 Sep]

Author: ITU

The Summit in Costa Rica will bring young people from around the world together – both physically and virtually – to participate in a series of workshops, presentations and conversations on how technology can be leveraged for social good and,...

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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the...

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4 February 2014

Myanmar: Civil society groups raise rights concerns, provide recommendations for World Bank’s telecom project

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4 February 2014

Telecom Investments Threaten Privacy Rights in Burma

Author: Rachel Wagley, Democratic Voice of Burma

The World Bank may be dangling the prospect of affordable cell phones in Burma at the expense of freedom of expression and privacy rights…To support growing investment, the World Bank – which pledged $2 billion in development aid to Burma…will approve...

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7 July 2014

Myanmar: Ooredoo partners with non-profits to provide health advice & doctor locator services to expectant mothers

Author: Aung Kyaw Nyunt, Myanmar Times

“Yangon start-up will launch maternity app with Ooredoo” 7 July 2014...

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