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  • Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, and Brian Bowler, former U.N. ambassador to Malawi, share their memories about the man who devoted his life to human rights issues in South Africa. He created an environment of cooperation and unity, Hormats added.

  • Mandela: Remembering a human rights icon     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:03 AM ET

    People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in South Africa at the age of 95, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a look at the world leader's life and economic policies.

  • Senate passes landmark discrimination bill Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.

  • Apple labor standards in the spotlight     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, discusses the organization's report of fresh labor violations in a Chinese factory producing Apple's soon-to-be-released cheap iPhone.

  • Is Snowden Pro-Privacy or Anti-Patriotic?     Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 9:06 PM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore highlights some of the salient issues in the Snowden saga.

  • James Tien, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Leader of the Liberal Party in Hong Kong, says the territory has become less efficient, but it's a necessary price to pay for democracy.

  • Tiananmen Square: China's Open Wound     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    On the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Claudia Mo, Hong Kong Legislator and lawmaker from the Civic Party, discusses its legacy and the divisions between Hong Kong and the mainland.

  • Musicians Akon and Peter Buffett pose for a photograph as they announce a socially conscious musical collaboration and website.

    A new "issue-inspired song" written by Peter Buffett, gets its debut tonight (Wednesday) at a commemorative concert in the United Nation's General Assembly Hall.  "Blood Into Gold" also features Akon, the internationally-known, Grammy-nominated rap/R&B singer.

  • Olympic Sponsors Plan to Stay Put Despite Protests Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.

  • US Panel Endorses Bill to Stop Online Repression Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 6:47 PM ET

    A key congressional panel endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would bar U.S. Internet companies from cooperating with authorities in China and other repressive regimes.

  • Bloggers Join Davos Elite Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 10:01 AM ET
    David Sifry

    From YouTube to MySpace, entrepreneurs in the user-generated content space join the world's top business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum's 2007 annual meeting, underscoring this year's theme "The Shifting Power Equation." WEF, in turn, is aiming to "expand the Davos conversation" with Web-based communication tools. (More)