Critics Press Companies on Internet Rights Issues – Tom Zeller Jr.

From the New York Times:

In an indication of growing tensions between human rights advocates and American Internet and technology companies doing business in countries with repressive regimes, a group of two dozen fund management firms and investment analysts issued a joint statement yesterday urging businesses to adopt policies addressing freedom of expression.

The move comes in the wake of public controversy over the decision by ’s Beijing division to cooperate with Chinese authorities seeking to identify the user of a Yahoo e-mail address in China last year.

Read also the statements from the companies and from Lu Kun, wife of imprisoned writer Yang Zili.

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