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16 May 2011

Polish farmers polluting the Baltic

Author: News.pl/TVP (Telewizja Polska/Polish Television)

A Swedish documentary programme has alleged that pig farmers in northern Poland are polluting the Baltic sea with untreated manure. According to the film-makers, the illegal practice has made trips to the beach a health hazard for Swedes, owing to...

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10 February 2011

In wake of Tunisia, Egypt internet fueled uprisings, Durbin urges Facebook to protect human rights

Author: Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times [USA]

Assistant [US Senate] Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today urged social-networking company Facebook to take "immediate and tangible steps" to protect the human rights of democracy and human rights activists who use the firm's service. Writing to...

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8 February 2011

Egypt: Google welcomes release of detained employee, distinguishes between employee's political activities & company stance

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7 December 2010

Human Rights First Praises New Microsoft Licensing Policy, Urges U.S. Government to Stand with Tech Companies Combating Abuses

Author: Human Rights First

Late this afternoon, Microsoft announced a unilateral license for nongovernmental organizations and independent media designed to address concerns regarding the Russian government’s politically motivated enforcement of antipiracy laws against media...

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30 November 2010

Belarusian city to commemorate blast victims annually

Author: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The victims of a deadly explosion at a plywood plant in the...Belarusian town of Pinsk will be commemorated every year...The tragic incident was caused by the explosion of two boilers in the plant's workshop. Fourteen employees were killed by the...

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Article
9 June 2010

ITUC Annual Survey

Author: ITUC

The ITUC’s Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights has documented a dramatic increase in the number of trade unionists murdered in 2009, with 101 killings – an increase of 30% over the previous years…This…report…records an extensive list of violations...

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1 April 2010

Environmentalists: Belarus nuclear power station would also endanger Ukraine

Author: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

At a press conference before…public hearings on plans to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus…civic organizations...presented serious arguments against the project. A Civic Environmental Impact Assessment was carried out in Belarus...Andrei...

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Company response
16 September 2009

Response by TeliaSonera: Human rights NGO says TeliaSonera could contribute to abuses of freedom of expression, privacy by Belarus Govt. through investment in Belarusian BeST mobile network operator

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15 September 2009

[PDF] TeliaSonera response re Belarus

Author: TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera...has no management control over BeST/Life and very limited influence over its operations. Turkcell is listed on the Istanbul and the New York Stock Exchanges and is subject to the various transparency regulations connected to such...

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8 September 2009

NGO alleges TeliaSonera contributing to repression in Belarus

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