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26 November 2019

Al-Haq named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award

Today, on 26 November 2019, at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Al-Haq is being named the 2019 recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award for its ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating...

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30 September 2019
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23 September 2019

China continues to expand portfolio of green finance and clean energy projects in MENA, according to research

Author: Ossman Elnaggar, The Diplomat

“China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA”, 19 Sep 2019...

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29 July 2019

Report examines changes in Twitter since Arab Spring & how it became govt. tool to silence human rights defenders

Author: Yarno Ritzen, Al Jazeera

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs", 16 Jul 2019...

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12 June 2019

Middle East & North Africa: Telecommunication cos. Ooredoo & Etisalat backslide in Ranking Digital Rights benchmark

Author: Afef Abrougui, Ranking Digital Rights

"Arab region’s telecommunications companies fail to respect users’ digital rights", 12 Jun 2019...

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8 April 2019

Governments and companies tackling the 4th industrial revolution at the World Economic Forum MENA

Author: Jordan Times

"WEF tackles 4th industrial revolution, need for regional education to keep pace", 8th April 2019...

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20 March 2019

Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour: findings from the first global report on child labour in the Arab States

Author: ILO, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD), Arab Labour Organisation (ALO),League of Arab States (LAS)

Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds....

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15 March 2019

How can digital technology support gender equality in the MENA region?

Author: NewsRoom

Closing the skills gap by training women in leadership and developing women’s business skills will facilitate the creation of start-up businesses and generate thousands of jobs that will transform the economy of the region....

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16 October 2018

The B Team releases research that shows limits on civic freedoms are linked to negative economic outcomes

Author: The B Team (USA)

"The business case for protecting civic rights", 15 Oct 2018...

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28 September 2018

Saudi Arabia: Digital activist calls for open, decentralized platforms that don’t archive or sell users’ information

Author: Manal Al-Sharif, The New York Times (USA)

"The Dangers of Digital Activism", 16 Sep 2018...

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