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Yahoo!’s new CEO urged to make defending freedom of expression on the Internet one of the company’s priorities

Author: Reporters Without Borders, Published on: 14 January 2009

Reporters Without Borders congratulates Carol Bartz for her appointment yesterday as Yahoo!’s new CEO... The organisation’s secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, seized the opportunity to write to Bartz to express its concerns about Yahoo!’s policies in China... In the letter, Reporters Without Borders [writes]...: "We...request you to pursue a policy opposed to the disclosure of users’ personal data to the authorities of countries that abusively censor the Internet... We...urge you to renegotiate your local partnership with Alibaba, including a non-negotiable condition requiring it to resist abusive requests from the China authorities..."

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Related companies: Alibaba.com Yahoo! (part of Verizon)