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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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27 August 2018

Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions

Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative

Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...

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22 August 2018
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21 August 2017

China: UN rapporteur demands answers from Apple over decision to remove VPN apps

Author: Rafia Shaikh, WccF Tech (USA)

"UN wants some answers from Apple over its decision to comply with China's VPN demands", 7 Aug 2017...

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12 July 2016

Global Network Initiative and Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Joint Statement on Network and Service Shutdowns

Author: Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue

Original publication date: 12 July 2016...

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9 May 2016

The Global Network Initiative: how can companies in the information and communications technology sector respect human rights?

Author: Michael Samway, Yahoo! Inc.

Over the past two decades, companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector have designed, developed and distributed online tools that have allowed citizens across the globe to share information and communicate in unprecedented...

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1 April 2016

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper delivers statement to Human Rights Council on national efforts to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Ambassador Keith Harper (USA)

"Ambassador Harper: Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", 21 Mar 2016...

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11 February 2016
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Author: Guillaume Champeau, Numerama (France)

 « La DGCCRF [Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes] impose à Facebook de respecter la liberté d’expression », 11 février 2016...

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3 February 2016

Global Network Initiative and Telecommunications Industry Dialogue join forces

On 1 February 2016, the multi-stakeholder Global Network Initiative (GNI) and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue (ID) announced that seven global telecommunication companies will join with GNI to promote and advance freedom of expression and...

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1 February 2016

NYU Center for Business and Human Rights explains decision to resign membership from the Global Network Initiative

Author: Sarah Labowitz and Michael Posner, Co-Directors, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

"Why We’re Leaving the Global Network Initiative", 1 Feb 2016...

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