November 20, 2019

US suspects Russia planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

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From The Siasat Daily Doha [Qatar]: According to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation, U.S. investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar’s state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US’ closest Gulf allies. The development came after the FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha […]

Opponents of press freedom use fake news as a censorship tool

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PARIS, France (RSF) — Opponents of press freedom have seized on the notion of “fake news” to muzzle the media on the pretext of fighting false information. Nonetheless, many of them have taken recent statements by President Donald Trump as a means of justifying their repressive policies. This dangerous trend is a cause for concern […]

Latin America and the Caribbean continues to improve its business environment, says latest doing business report

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WASHINGTON, October 25, 2016 – A record 137 economies around the world have adopted key reforms that make it easier to start and operate small and medium-sized businesses, says Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, the World Bank Group’s annual report on the ease of doing business. The new report finds that developing countries […]

WALK FREE.ORG: Forced Labour

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A job shouldn’t cost your freedom Narayan Nepali knows the horror of forced labour in Qatar first-hand. He travelled from Nepal on the promise of a well-paid job. When he arrived his passport was confiscated by an employer and his nightmare began. Unfortunately, as construction for the football World Cup 2022 intensifies, more migrant workers […]

WikiLeaks exposes countries that use controversial ‘FinFisher’ surveillance tech

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By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai From Mashable WikiLeaks published a batch of documents and files pertaining to the controversial surveillance technology company FinFisher, including a list of its customers and actual copies of its spyware. The release, the fourth one in the WikiLeaks series dubbed Spy Files, is made mostly of files that were leaked by an […]