Human Rights


  • AT&T protests Russia's antigay law   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:25 AM ET
    AT&T protests Russia's antigay law

    AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria   Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Soros on crisis in Syria

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • NYSE honors Nelson Mandela   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    NYSE honors Nelson Mandela

    The NYSE remembers Nelson Mandela with a moment of silence before the opening bell.

  • Nelson Mandela: Remembering a legend   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    Nelson Mandela: Remembering a legend

    Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies founder & chairman, shares his memories of human rights leader, South Africa's Nelson Mandela. He was a fundraiser and had that kind of sense of humor that made it almost impossible to say "no" to, recalls Johnson.

  • Branson: Remembering Nelson Mandela   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Branson: Remembering Nelson Mandela

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, shares his personal recollections of the man who ended apartheid in South Africa and fought for human rights around the world. Mandela felt that business leaders needed to become forces for good, Branson said.

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

    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
    Mandela: Remembering a human rights icon

    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
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    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
    Apple labor standards in the spotlight

    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.

  • Hong Kong: Sacrificing Efficiency for Democracy   Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 9:40 PM ET
    Hong Kong: Sacrificing Efficiency for Democracy

    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
    Tiananmen Square: China's Open Wound

    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)