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9 April 2017

Forcepoint, Cisco, Verizon, Sandvine y McAfee ayuda libertad de expresión en Pakistán

Acción: importantes empresas de TI se abstuvieron públicamente de presentar las ofertas después de que el gobierno paquistaní lanzara una licitación pidiendo a las empresas  desarrollar un sistema de filtración de URL, que habría limitado gravemente la...

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Blog post
18 August 2015

Despite the odds: Businesses speaking out for human rights

Author: Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

How are companies speaking out for human rights? What motivates them to do so? And, importantly, what can civil society learn from the examples to date?

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Article
1 June 2015

Despite the odds: Businesses speaking out for human rights

Author: Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...Recently, we have seen a proliferation of repressive laws and practices deployed by an increasing number of states, and an increase in the criminalisation of human rights defenders and other civil society actors. Companies’ responses are at odds...

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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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Blog post
5 March 2014

Where Open Net and Human Rights Met

Author: Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, and Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Over the past three days, over 700 delegates from 50 countries came together in San Francisco to discuss technology and human rights at RightsCon...

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Article
10 December 2013

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa – A regional briefing

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides insights into many cases of alleged abuse, and company responses to them, alongside descriptions of positive steps that some firms are taking. It provides practical examples of the ways forward for companies and governments in...

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Article
14 June 2012

[PDF] Digital Freedoms in International Law: Practical Steps to Protect Human Rights Online

Author: Ian Brown & Douwe Korff, Global Network Initiative

While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure, products and services can play an important supporting role. Companies also have a legal and corporate social...

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Article
3 May 2012

Facebook joins Internet rights group

Author: Michelle Quinn, Politico [USA]

Facebook, under pressure to band with other Internet companies to create ethical standards for doing business globally, has joined the Global Network Initiative as an “observer,” the group announced Thursday...Founded in 2008, GNI has worked on...

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1 May 2012

Peer Pressure

Author: Catherine Dunn, Corporate Counsel [USA]

American companies have been criticized in recent years for selling technology to countries that may use it to thwart dissent…A Chinese company took center stage [in March] because it's a major supplier of cameras and surveillance tools to Chinese...

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18 April 2012

[PDF] 2011 Annual Report

Author: Global Network Initiative

GNI’s key achievements from the past year include…The first assessments of our three founding companies—Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!—were…GNI gained nine new participant organizations from six countries…We increased our focus on policy engagement and...

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