EU tech companies aid regimes in Syria and Egypt

March 27, 2012

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UK tech giant Vodafone helped the Mubarak regime stifle pro-democracy protests in Egypt last year.

During the last year, it’s been revealed that some technology companies headquartered in the European Union have had a hand in helping the Syrian and Egyptian regimes combat pro-democracy protests. Though technically legal, their business actions run counter to EU foreign policy and human rights goals. Deutsche Welle’s Teri Schulz reports from Brussels on the contradictory business transactions.

This piece is part of a Deutsche Welle series Digital Europe and we got it from the Public Radio Exchange.