Yahoo!’s New Business and Human Rights BlogNovember 2, 2009 # 11:20 am # Human Rights, International Organizations # No Comment
In case you missed it, Yahoo!’s Program in Business and Human Rights has just begun a new blog! Under the leadership of Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director of the Business and Human Rights Program, the blog contains a series of posts on critical issues for the human rights community. From the inaugural post, Ebele writes:
Hello, and welcome to the Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program blog! For the past few years, Yahoo! has been focused upon how to address the fact that our business increasingly intersects with human rights issues around the world, specifically user privacy and free expression on the Internet. We know that we have a responsibility, like all companies, to act responsibly in the communities in which we operate, and we have taken action, including funding academic fellowships, creating the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund, engaging with governments, and helping to co-found the Global Network Initiative.
You can read more about our initiatives on our website, at humanrights.yahoo.com.
At Yahoo!, we believe that access to information improves lives and advances human rights around the world. We also know that with almost half a billion users around the word, we have an opportunity to raise awareness about free expression and user privacy. The issues at the intersection of technology and human rights are complex, and we believe that we can only benefit from transparency and an open exchange of ideas with engaged and informed people around the world.
With this blog, we are hoping to start a conversation. Will you join us?
Congrats to our friends at Yahoo! We look forward to their posts!