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[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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- Related companies: Accenture adidas Africa Israel Ahava Al-Hamad Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) Alstom AMESys (Advanced Middle East Systems, formerly Amesys (part of Bull)) Anglo American Aramex AT&T BAE Systems Blue Coat CACI Carrefour Century Miracle Jordan Citigroup Co-operative Group Emirates Group Etisalat Facebook G4S Google (part of Alphabet) Helwan Fertilizers KBR Lebanese Family Club ManpowerGroup Marks & Spencer Mekorot Microsoft Millicom Mondelēz International MTV Lebanon Ooredoo Orascom PepsiCo Qatar Airways Saudi Aramco Sekem Solb Misr Spinneys Suez Steel (part of Solb Misr) TeliaSonera Tesco Veolia Environnement (formerly Vivendi) Vodafone Websense Zain
Author: Global Voices
Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.
Author: Libya Herald
With 17,693 people apparently living as modern-day slaves in Libya, according to the first-ever Global Slavery Index, the country is ranked by it as having the greatest prevalence of “slavery” in North Africa...Modern slavery takes many forms and is...
Author: Open Equal Free
[In Tunisia], school dropout rates have increased by 30% in recent years, reaching an all-time high of 100,000 pupils that left school in 2012...Recent political unrest has indeed affected the enrollment rate, as has the rising cost of attending...
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Author: Agence France-Presse (AFP)
The Global Network Initiative, which includes Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, has asked  countries to "report on the requests they make for electronic communications surveillance and to make it legally possible for companies to report...
Author: Sheila Mcleod Arnopoulos, The Gazette (Canada)
La Presse, one of Tunisia’s key French newspapers, highlighted the invaluable role women have been playing in the development of post-revolution Tunisia. The World Social Forum, held in Tunis during the spring, was mostly organized by women...Essma...
Author: Jamel Arfaou, Magharebia
Racial discrimination was rarely discussed in Tunisia. And then a publicity photo for supermarket giant Carrefour on its Facebook page [showing] Tunisian footballers giving bananas to black children...outraged rights organisations for its alleged ...
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Author: Salma Bouzid, Tunisia Live
A large number of Tunisians work illegally in the informal sector, where their lives are defined by instability, poverty, and risk...many of these workers lack knowledge of how to legitimize their work and gain access to public benefits...Informal...
Response by Latécoère: Aeronautic equipment manufacturer Latécoère is facing protests by workers accusing the company over health & safety problems, as well as other bad working conditions
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- This is a response from the following companies: Latécoère