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12 June 2019

Middle East & North Africa: Telecommunication cos. Ooredoo & Etisalat backslide in Ranking Digital Rights benchmark

Author: Afef Abrougui, Ranking Digital Rights

"Arab region’s telecommunications companies fail to respect users’ digital rights", 12 Jun 2019...

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15 October 2018

Major news organisations and business leaders withdraw from Saudi investment conference over missing journalist

On October 2, 2018, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a once royal advisor turned critic, was murdered by Saudi agents in the consultate. Khashoggi's case prompted a...

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Article
15 October 2018

Access Now urges action by 22 internet, mobile & telco cos., based on 2018 Corporate Accountability Index

Author: Access Now

In September 2018, Access Now wrote to the heads of 22  internet, mobile and telecommunications companies, outlining specific steps they can take to improve their disclosures about the policy and practices they use to safeguard digital rights.  The le...

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Article
12 October 2018

Saudi event still on as more companies withdraw over Khashoggi

Author: Al Jazeera

Several US media organisations and business leaders have pulled out a major Saudi investment conference over the disappearance and suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as global pressure for answers about the whereabouts of the prominent journalist...

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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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Article
6 May 2018

Rent the Runway begins offering equal benefits for salaried & hourly employees

Author: Jennifer Y. Hyman, The New York Times

Commentary: Treating workers fairly at Rent the Runway...

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Article
3 March 2015

Vigeo analyses technology companies' dilemma between legal responsibilities & protection of users’ privacy

Author: Driss Lembachar & Luciana Busian, Vigeo

"ICTs under scrutiny for breaching user privacy", 01 Mar 2015...

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Article
16 July 2014

Interview with Michael Samway, founder of Yahoo!'s business & human rights programme

"The Internet, Human Rights, and the Private Sector: An Interview with Michael A. Samway", Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Dec 2013...

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Article
5 March 2014

Blog: "Information technology - the power and responsibility of business"

Author: Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This week human rights experts, business people and government representatives are gathered at RightsCon in California to discuss the links between human rights and the tech industry – the immense potential of technology to help realize human rights,...

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Blog post
5 March 2014

Information technology - the power and responsibility of business

Author: Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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