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23 December 2016

USA: 2678 employees of tech companies take a stance on proposed Muslim registry, vow to protect privacy & engage in responsible whistleblowing

Author: Leigh Honeywell, Never Again Tech

We, the undersigned, are employees of tech organizations and companies based in the United States. We are engineers, designers, business executives, and others whose jobs include managing or processing data about people. We are choosing to stand in...

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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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26 November 2013

Turkish Employers See Losing Women as Erdogan Plans More Births

Author: Selcan Hacaoglu, Bloomberg

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan…[is] backing measures to forgive newlyweds’ student loans and offer them low-interest credit, and to allow mothers with three offspring to retire early with tax breaks…Erdogan frames his crusade for more babies as...

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29 April 2013

Moroccan teenager stunned at portrayal as US bombing suspect

Author: Associated Press

A Moroccan teenager said he is scared to go outside after he was portrayed on the Internet and on the front page of the New York Post as connected to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings...Photos of Salah Eddin Barhoum, 17, and friend Yassine Zaime...

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24 April 2013

Gender equality: Women blaze a difficult trail [Kuwait]

Author: Abeer Allam, Financial Times

Some of the fiercest opposition to women’s public work comes from conservative women who dutifully attend public lectures or workshops organised by groups to dispute women’s voting and other rights…“But, in general, Gulf societies still look down on...

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15 October 2012

A Top Satellite Provider Cuts Off Iran State Broadcaster

Author: Farnaz Fassihi and Paul Sonne, Wall Street Journal

One of Europe's leading satellite providers on Monday said it would terminate its contract with Iran's broadcast company, IRIB, immediately pulling 19 state-owned television and radio channels off the air... Eutelsat Communications SA said it stopped...

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14 December 2011

Microfinance: Industry urged to refocus on poverty

Author: Mehreen Khan, Financial Times

Sharia-compliant retail products now come in every shape and size. From mortgages to insurance and even the Islamic credit card, the choice and availability for Muslims seeking religiously compliant finance has never been greater. But one sector that...

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1 August 2011
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Author: Muhammad Hamed, Reuters

Si dans le service public les salariés, tenus au devoir de neutralité, ne peuvent prétendre à des aménagements en période de jeûne, les entreprises privées sont de plus en plus nombreuses à s'être emparées de la question..."Il y avait beaucoup de...

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10 July 2011

Skilled German Muslims held back by stereotypes

Author: Julia Hahn, Deutsche Welle [Germany]

They are ambitious, well-educated and jobless. In Germany, a rising number of skilled Muslims are complaining of discrimination. Especially women wearing a headscarf feel excluded from the job market...In Dusseldorf...about 80 people have gathered in...

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30 June 2011

Of skinheads and jihadists: Their hatred may be different, but it has similar roots [Ireland]

Author: Economist

It is rare for an ex-neo-Nazi skinhead to sit down with…former Islamist extremists…It is rarer still for them to be joined by a survivor of the terrorist attacks on London in 2005. But…they all shared a stage…at a conference to discuss violent...

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