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29 March 2017

7 telecommunications companies join Global Networks Initiative expanding global protection of freedom of expression & privacy rights

Author: Global Networks Initiative

"Global Network Initiative Adds Seven Companies in Milestone Expansion of Freedom of Expression and Privacy Initiative"...

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27 March 2017

Commentary: "I visited a Syrian refugee camp, & here’s what business leaders should know"

Author: John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, in Fortune (USA)

...While government leaders work towards a political solution, business leaders have a valuable role to play not only through charitable activities, but through real investments. Last September, I visited the Za’atari refugee camp in the north of...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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22 November 2016

China: Facebook has reportedly developed censorship tool to enter the country

"…Facebook…has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees…The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market...

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21 November 2016

Russia: Govt. bans LinkedIn for not storing user data on local servers, denies allegations about censorship

Author: Natalia Suvorova, The Moscow Times

"Russia turns the switch off on LinkedIn", 18 November 2016...

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7 November 2016

Airbnb, Apple & LinkedIn amongst foreign companies to host information in China in accordance with strict censorship laws

Author: Doug Young, Caixin (China)

"Airbnb to Share China Data with Local Officials", 2 Nov 2016...

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1 November 2016

Russia: Microsoft being pushed out by Putin in attempt to nationalize internet & pressure USA

Author: Cynthia McFadden, Tracy Connor & William M. Arkin, NBC News

"Putin Wants to Push Microsoft Out of Russia in Battle with U.S.", 1 Nov 2016...

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19 July 2016

USA: President challenges companies to address global refugee crisis

Author: The White House

"FACT SHEET: White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis," 30 Jun 2016...

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12 July 2016

Global Network Initiative 2015/16 report on independent assessments of member companies

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12 July 2016

Access Now welcomes statement on shutdowns by telecoms and internet giants

Author: Access Now

Today leading internet and telecommunications giants issued a strong rebuke of the use of internet shutdowns worldwide. The Global Network Initiative (GNI) and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue — which include company members AT&T, Google,...

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