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17 November 2013

Russia: Olympic sponsors muted on Sochi abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

Leading corporate sponsors of the Olympics have yet to speak out strongly against the rights abuses linked to the preparations for the Sochi Winter Games, to be hosted by Russia in February 2014...Minky Worden... Human Rights Watch [said] “Sponsors...

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5 July 2011

Indian-American broadcaster files age discrimination suit [USA]

Author: PTI [India]

Veteran former Indian-American broadcaster Sue Manteris has filed a federal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against her former employer KSNV/Channel 3. Varanasi-born...Manteris, filed the lawsuit against station owner Valley Broadcasting Co,...

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10 February 2009

On Trail of War Criminals, NBC News Is Criticized

Author: Brian Stelter, New York Times

NBC News [part of NBC Universal (joint venture General Electric & Vivendi Universal)], which teamed up with local police officers to trap sex offenders for its...“To Catch a Predator” series, is now using similar tactics to hunt bigger game: war...

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Company non-response
10 September 2008

National Broadcasting Company (NBC) did not respond to: Commentary in USA Today says NBC's Olympics coverage gave "narrow view of China" by skirting human rights issues.

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27 August 2008

NBC coverage gives a narrow view of China

Author: Robert Bianco, USA Today

It's not the job of NBC's Olympics coverage to crack what producer Dick Ebersol calls "the mystery of China" or to play referee between our competing political and social systems. But we should ask two things of the network: When you go outside the...

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17 April 2008

China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality

Author: Human Rights Watch

With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...

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1 April 2008

Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality

Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch

Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...

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1 April 2008

China: Human Rights Watch calls on Olympic sponsors to take steps to fulfill their human rights policies

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11 April 2007

CBS Director Hopes Imus Will Be Fired [USA]

Author: David Crary, Associated Press

Bruce Gordon, former head of the NAACP and a director of CBS Corp., said Wednesday he hoped the broadcasting company would "make the smart decision" by firing radio talk-show host Don Imus for his slur against the mostly black Rutgers women's...

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21 February 2007

Primetime Torture

Author: Human Rights First

The Problem: Torture on TV on the Rise......

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