Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program 

Frogloop: Privacy, Anonymity, and Safety: Protecting Your Community Discussion of Yahoo! Change Your World DC (May 31, 2012)

Center for Social Media: Women, Technology, and Social Media Angelica Das, associate director for the Center for Social Media at American University, shares highlights from Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program’s Change Your World Summit (May 18, 2012)

Forbes: Impressions from SXSW Sonja Gittens-Ottley’s, manager, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, co-panelist from SXSW discusses their panel (March 19, 2012)

Storify: Africa, Tech & Women Panel at SXSW2012 Liz Ngonzi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Cornell University Hotel School of Administration shares highlights from a SXSW 2012 panel that also featured Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program (March 18, 2012)

ClickZ: At SXSW, Social Marketing Sheds Gimmicky Reputation Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, is quoted in this piece about SXSW(March 14, 2012)

Black Enterprise: SXSW 2012: Women Influencing Africas Tech Scene Ebele Okobi-Harris’s, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, panel at SXSW (March 13, 2012)

Forbes: SXSW 2012 Forecast: Let’s Hear It For The Girls Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business and Human Rights Program, participated on a panel at the SXSW (March 8, 2012)

WeNews: Arabic Twitter Stars Come Face-to-Face in Cairo Highlights from the Business & Human Rights Summit “Change Your World! Cairo” (January 26, 2012)

TradeArabia: Yahoo!, Maktoob, Vital Voices host summit Overview of the various panels and discussion from the Business & Human Rights Summit “Change Your World! Cairo” (January 18, 2012)

Yodel Blog: Yahoo! Hosts “Change Your World! Cairo” 2012 Summit Yahoo! announces the Yahoo Business & Human Rights summit, “Change Your World! Cairo” (January 18, 2012)

Witness: Yahoo! and YouTube Share Learning on Business Practices to Protect Human Rights Content Online Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, participated in at the Carnegie Council (October 4, 2011)

Video: Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, at the Carnegie Council (September 20, 2011)

The Washington Post: The Circuit: Net neutrality; Skype’s rumored joint venture talks; Apple, Google, Intel sued over pay Announcement of Yahoo!’s Business &d Human Rights Summit (May 5, 2011)

Mother Jones: What We Didn’t Know About Internet Controls: Discussion on the 2011 Freedom on The Net Report at panel hosted by World Affairs Council (April 21, 2011)

Video: Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, speaks on a panel about Internet freedom (April 18, 2011)

The New York Times: Ethical Quandary for Social Sites Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, speaks about the need for social sites to apply rules to facilitate the work of human rights activists (March 27, 2011)

Committee to Protect Journalists: At SXSW Interactive, theory and reality converge The Committee to Protect Journalists’ panel at SXSW, featuring Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, is discussed (March 17, 2011)

Democracy Works: Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring – SXSW Highlights from the SXSW Arab Spring panel featuring Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program (March 17, 2011)

The Wall Street Journal: Should People Depend on Social Networks to Protect Democracy? Discussion on Flickr’s human rights issue (March 15, 2011)

Technology Review: SXSW: Building Human Rights Into Social Sites Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, comments on Flickr screening potential risks to human rights (March 15, 2011)

The Daily Beast: Middle East Uprising: Facebook’s Secret Role in Egypt  Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business and Human Rights Program, on the value of technology companies having a team dedicated to human rights issues (February 24, 2011)

Video: Privacy and Free Speech: It’s Good for Business Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, participates in a panel discussion at the 2010 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference (June 15, 2010)

Yodel Blog: Yahoo!’s Second Annual Business & Human Rights Summit Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director, Yahoo’s Business & Human Rights Program, announces the second annual Business and Human Rights Summit (May 4, 2010)

Yodel Blog: A summit for human rights Colin Maclay, Managing Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University on Yahoo!’s Business and Human Rights Summit. (May 7, 2009)

Press Release: Yahoo! Hosts First Business and Human Rights Summit (May 5, 2009)

The Huffington Post: Stimulating the Information Technology Economy and Expanding Democracy Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. and Leslie Harris, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology on the importance of promoting the free flow of information. (May 1, 2009)

Yodel Blog: Underwear Goes Grassroots Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, on the research on social media and mobile technologies in India conducted by Gaurav Mishra, 2008-09 Yahoo! International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet Fellow (April 27, 2009)

Yodel Blog: A Wired, and Safe Vietnam Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. on Yahoo!’s entry into the Vietnam market (March 12, 2009)

Video: Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. appears on C-Span’s Communicators Program to Discuss Yahoo!’s efforts to protect and promote freedom of expression and privacy and the Global Network Initiative (December 27, 2008)

Press Release: Yahoo! announces support of The Elders’ “Every Human Has Rights” Campaign, a grassroots drive to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (November 20, 2008)

Advertorial: Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program featured in special corporate social responsibility (CSR) advertorial section of Business Week (September 22, 2008)

CDT: Yahoo! Human Rights Program: Leslie Harris, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology, discusses the launch of Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program (May 15, 2008)

Yodel Blog: Business & Human Rights Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. announces the launch of the Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program and describes the pillars of the Program (May 7, 2008) 

Yodel Blog: On Being Global Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. on the development of the industry code of conduct (January 18, 2007) 

 

Global Network Initiative

 Video: GNI hosts its inaugural Learning Forum (June 14, 2012)

GNI News: Afilias Becomes the First European Company to Gain Observer Status with the Global Network Initiative (May 30, 2012)

GNI News: Facebook Gains Observer Status with the Global Network Initiative (May 3, 2012)

Human Rights First: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Set High Bar with GNI Assessment  (April 18, 2012)

First Independent Assessments of GNI Founding Companies Completed (March 6, 2012)

Human Rights First Blog: Judge the Global Network Initiative by How It Judges Companies Elisa Massimino, president and CEO, Human Rights First discusses the company’s reasons for membership in GNI (March 31, 2011)

POLITICO: Tyrants can use Facebook, too Senator Dick Durbin notes the efforts of GNI (March 7, 2011)

GNI Statement: GNI responds to U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s Address on Internet Freedom delivered at George Washington University (February 15, 2011)

GNI News: Folksam to Join the Global Network Initiative.  Swedish investor Folksam will become the first non-founding investor to join the multi-stakeholder organization.  (February 15, 2011)

GNI News: GNI publishes report on the freedom of expression and privacy risks across the ICT sector.  Written by BSR “Protecting Human Rights in the Digital Age”, this GNI-commissioned report describes the evolving risks and associated mitigation faced by information and communications technology (ICT) companies.  (February 14, 2011)

NY Daily News: Twitter and Facebook, step up: Egypt protests raise bar on corporate responsibility GNI’s human rights efforts are discussed (January 31, 2011)

Press Release: GNI names Jermyn Brooks as its first chair (January 25, 2011)

CDT: Senate Hearing on Global Internet Freedom: A Clarion Call for Corporate Responsibility Erica Newland, senior policy Analyst at the CDT, on the Senate hearing on Internet freedom and Subcommittee Chairman Dick Durbin’s comments on getting more technology companies to join the GNI  (March 5, 2010)

The New York Times: New Scrutiny on Censorship Issues for U.S. Companies in China GNI is noted in this article on Internet freedom in China (March 1, 2010)

Video: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks on internet freedom (January 21, 2010)

Video: Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov speaks on a panel about authoritarian regimes and technology (January 20, 2010)

Ethical Corporation: Online censorship – Spiders lurking in the web Yahoo!’s goals and efforts in the GNI (September 22, 2009)

Logos Institute: Yahoo!’s Human Rights Turnaround Yahoo!’s leadership in GNI (June 18, 2009)

GNI News: GNI invites Civil Society Feedback at Chinese Internet Research Conference 2009 Report on GNI’s participation in a discussion on civil society engagement at the 7th Chinese Internet Research Conference, held on May 27, 2009 at the University of Pennsylvania. (June 4, 2009)

GNI News: GNI participants discuss human rights challenges at Soul of the New Machine Conference Report on panel discussion by GNI participants at the Soul of the New Machine Conference held on May 4-5, 2009 at University of California, Berkeley. (June 2, 2009)

Bloomberg Businessweek: Yahoo’s Delicate Dance in Vietnam GNI as an example of Yahoo!’s preparation to deal with foreign governments (May 28, 2009)

GNI Issue Statement: GNI Responds To Increased Censorship of Online Publishing Services and User Generated Content (May 20, 2009)

GNI News: Yahoo! participates in GNI’s inaugural panel at the International Seminar on Business and Human Rights in Paris Seminar to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 18, 2008)

Video: Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, participates in the Global Network Initiative Public Forum (December 18, 2008)

The Huffington Post: Global Network Initiative Takes Off Leslie Harris, president & CEO, CDT, on the launch and principles of GNI (October 30, 2008)

The Guardian: Microsoft, Google and Yahoo pledge to protect internet freedoms around world Background of the GNI (October 29, 2008)

eWeek: The Global Network Initiative Balances Freedoms and Business Needs Discussion of the GNI principles (October 29, 2008)

CDT: Global Network Initiative Launched Leslie Harris, president & CEO, CDT, announces the launch and the goals of the Global Network Initiative (October 29, 2008)

RConversation Blog Rebecca MacKinnon on the launch of the Global Network Initiative(October 29, 2008)

Yodel Blog: A roadmap for human rights Jerry Yang, Chief Yahoo! on the launch of the Global Network Initiative and Yahoo!’s role in this landmark effort. (October 29, 2008)

Press Release: Yahoo! Announcement on launch of Global Network Initiative (October 28, 2008)

The Wall Street Journal: Parsing the Google, Yahoo, Microsoft “Global Network Initiative” Examination of the GNI (October 28, 2008)

BBC: Tech giants in human rights deal  Discussion of the GNI (October 28, 2008)

USA Today: Internet companies embrace human rights guidelines On the GNI guidelines (October 28, 2008)

CNET: Tech initiative aims to protect privacy, free speech online Announcement of the launch of the GNI (October 28, 2008)

TechCrunch: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Put Their Weight Behind Global Plan Against Online Speech Restriction (Updated) Overview of GNI’s goals (October 28, 2008)

Yodel Blog: A new kind of code coming this fall Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. on the development of the industry code of conduct (August 14, 2008) 

 

 

Government Engagement

Yodel Blog: A Week in Washington Post by Michael Samway , VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. on his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights (May 27, 2008)

Yodel Blog: Windows of Opportunity Post by Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. on letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, work on the industry code of conduct, the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund and other initiatives (February 22, 2008)

Letter: Letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from Jerry Yang, Chief Yahoo! urging the Bush Administration to use its diplomatic influence to actively pursue the release of Chinese dissidents imprisoned for exercising their right of free expression (February 21, 2008)

Yodel Blog: The Challenge of Engagement Jerry Yang, Chief Yahoo!, on his testimony before House Foreign Affairs Committee (November 6, 2007)

Yodel Blog: Gift of Giving Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. on his work with the State Department’s Global Internet Task Force (February 2, 2007)

  

Academic Fellowships

Video: Yahoo! Stanford Fellow Judith Torrea on women bloggers in conflict zones (May 24, 2012)

Video-Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Nadia Trinidad, on media corruption in the Philippines (August 10, 2010)

The New York Times: Surfing the Surfer Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov’s op-ed on the “open web” (June 1, 2010)

The Wall Street Journal: Battling the Cyber Warmongers Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov’s piece on cyberattacks (May 8, 2010)

Foreign Policy: China’s tech companies go global while no one is watching  Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov on the expansion of China’s Internet companies (March 22, 2010)

Video: Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov shares his visions of a digital future (March 10, 2010)

Video: Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov on Internet’s role in society (March 8, 2010)

The Wall Street Journal: The Digital Dictatorship Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov’s piece on the Internet, technology and repression (February 20, 2010)

The New York Times: Try Different Keywords Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov on Google in China (January 15, 2010)

The Guardian: Google to end censorship in China over cyber attacks Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov shares thoughts on Google in China (January 12, 2010)

Prospect Magazine: Why the internet is failing Iran’s activists Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov’s piece on the role of technology in Iran’s uprising (January 5, 2010)

The National: Techno-utopian fail  Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov on the democratizing potential of the Internet (December 31, 2009)

Boston Review: Edit This Page Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov on Wikipedia’s lack of validity (November/December 2009)

The New York Times:  Free Speech and the Internet Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov op-ed  (November 27, 2009)

NPR: Are You A Tweeter Or A Slacker?  Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Evgeny Morozov on “slacktivism” (October 19, 2009)

Associated Press: Twittering the election crisis in Iran Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Gaurav Mishra on social media activism (June 16, 2009)

CBS: Twitter Tells Tale Of Iran Election Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Gaurav Mishra on social media activism (June 16, 2009)

Yodel Blog: Free Press in Exile Jim Bettinger, Director, John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists, Stanford University on Abele Gellaw, 2008-09 Yahoo! International Fellow at Stanford(May 21, 2009)

Video: Interview with Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Abebe Gellaw (May 19, 2009)

Video:  Ebele Okobi-Harris, director, Yahoo! Business and Human Rights Program, interviews Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Gaurav Mishra (April 27, 2009)

Global Voices Online: The Perils of Facebook Activism: Nisha Susan Locked Out of Pink Chaddi Campaign’s Facebook Group Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Gaurav Mishra  on Facebook activism (April 18, 2009)

E-Commerce Times: Social Media Outsourcing, Part 2: Weighing Risks and Rewards  Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Gaurav Mishra on social media outsourcing (December 17, 2008)

PSFK: “What’s Your Inspiration?” PSFK Talks to Gaurav Mishra, The Marketer Who Went Off Consumption Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Gaurav Mishra  interview (September 17, 2008)

Yodel Blog: Can’t Keep Her Quiet Jim Bettinger, Director, John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists, Stanford University on research by Violet Gonda, 2007-08 Yahoo! International Fellow at Stanford, and the challenges of being a journalist in a country where freedom of the press is not respected (July 16, 2008)

The Guardian: The journalist  Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Abebe Gellaw, shares his story (June 16, 2008)

Press Release (Georgetown) First Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown discusses Research on Internet and Politics (April 4, 2008)

Yodel Blog: Technology For Good Jerry Yang, Chief Yahoo!, on the work of the inaugural Yahoo! International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet Fellow, and other Yahoo! initiatives (April 4, 2008)

CNET: Yahoo’s Yang: No easy answers in China Net-censorship debate Yahoo! Georgetown Fellow Dr. Irene Wu’s research  on technology transforming international politics is noted (April 3, 2008)

Yodel Blog: Yahoos, Hoyas and Global Values Michael Samway, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc. discusses Georgetown and Stanford Fellowships (April 12, 2007)

Press Release: Announcement of Yahoo! International Journalism Fellowship at Stanford (September 18, 2006)

Stanford Report: Yahoo! funds international journalism fellowship at Stanford Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow at Stanford University Imtiaz Ali’s fellowship is announced (September 18, 2006)

Press Release: Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow at Stanford University Imtiaz Ali’s fellowship, and area of study, is announced (May 5, 2006)


Yahoo! Human Rights Fund 

The Washington Post: Exhibits: Laogai Museum looks at forced labor in China Background on the Laogai Museum (July 10, 2011)

The New York Times: IN TRANSIT; China’s Labor Camps Focus of a New Museum Background on the Laogai Museum (July 3, 2011)

The New York Times: In Washington, a Museum for China’s Labor Camps Description of the Laogai Museum, which was supported by the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund (June 30, 2011)

China Democracy Party: The CDP members went to DC to attend an opening ceremony CDP members go to the opening of the Laogai Museum in Washington, D.C., which was supported by the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund (April 7, 2011)

Washington Business Journal: Chinese human rights group Laogai Research Foundation races to make over “Real World D.C.” space Efforts in the  Laogai Museum constructing  (April 26, 2010)

Press Release: Establishment of the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund (November 13, 2007)

Press Release: Establishment of the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund (November 12, 2007)