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Report warns against too many ‘Net rules

By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer
Fri Jul 27, 7:53 AM ET

VIENNA, Austria – Kazakhstan and Georgia are among countries imposing excessive restrictions on how people use the Internet, a new report says, warning that regulations are having a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

“Governing the Internet,” issued Thursday by the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, called the online policing “a bitter reminder of the ease with which some regimes — democracies and dictatorships alike — seek to suppress speech that they disapprove of, dislike, or simply fear.” read more

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Tricks of the trade in PR battle: …world’s most powerful businesses, eg Shell… badly hit by ‘popular uprisings’ facilitated by the internet

Irish Times Article By John Fanning
Published: Jul 28, 2007

EXTRACT: Some of the world’s most powerful businesses, eg Shell, Nike, McDonald’s, have been badly hit by “popular uprisings” in recent years, facilitated by the internet.

Public Relations The editors of this wittily titled book are sociologists from Strathclyde University and they set out their stall with admirable clarity. Not only is the subtitle “Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy”, but the first sentence reads: “public relations was created to thwart and subvert democratic decision-making”. read more

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Irish Times: Garavan complaint on Corrib gas to be studied

Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent
Published: Jul 28, 2007

The European Commission’s environment directorate is to conduct a preliminary investigation into the Corrib gas project, following a request from the European Parliament’s petitions committee.

The committee has deemed as “admissible” a complaint lodged by former Shell to Sea spokesman Dr Mark Garavan and intends to begin an examination “as soon as possible”.

As part of this inquiry, it has asked the commission to conduct a preliminary investigation into “various aspects”, as raised by Dr Garavan, relating to alleged breaches of several EU directives. read more

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Reuters: Internet censorship spreading: OSCE study (*In August a Malaysian court will hear Shell’s application to have whistleblower Dr John Huong jailed)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:14AM EDT

VIENNA (Reuters) – State restrictions on use of the Internet have spread to more than 20 countries that use catch-all and contradictory rules to help keep people off line and stifle feared political opposition, a new report says.

In “Governing the Internet”, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) presented case studies of Web censorship in Kazakhstan and Georgia and referred to similar findings in nations from China to Iran, Sudan and Belarus. read more

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Daily Telegraph: The Best Global Brands For 2007: Shell ranked 93 out of 100

Sat 28 Jul 2007

The Best Global Brands For 2007: Shell ranked 93 out of 100

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/07/27/bcnbrand227.xml

http://www.tellshell.net/blog/_archives/2007/7/28/3124069.html

Related Daily Telegraph article: Google’s policy keeps brand ahead of Yahoo!

By Ben Bland, Online City Reporter
Last Updated: 9:26pm BST 27/07/2007

Search giant Google has developed the fastest growing brand in the world by expanding exponentially while appearing to stay true to values such as the belief that “you can make money without doing evil”. read more

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The Times: Russia stakes its claim on North Pole in underwater search for oil

July 28, 2007
Tony Halpin in Moscow

Russia is making an audacious grab for the vast energy riches of the Arctic with an underwater mission to plant its flag beneath the North Pole.

A team of explorers plans to descend 4,300 metres (1,400ft) to the seabed in a miniature submarine tomorrow to stake Russia’s claim to an area of ocean the size of Western Europe. The polar expedition aims to prove that the Lomonosov Ridge, an underwater shelf that runs through the Arctic, is an extension of Russian territory. read more

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Reuters: Shell, TXU plan world’s largest wind farm

Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:46 PM BST

HOUSTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Shell WindEnergy Inc., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and TXU Corp., have proposed to build the world’s largest wind power project in the Texas Panhandle.

Shell and TXU’s power generation unit, Luminant, have proposed building a 3,000-megawatt wind project in Briscoe County, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Amarillo.

At 3,000 MW, the project would double the current wind generation in Texas, which last year surpassed California as the state that generates the most power from wind. read more

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