In January 2011 Egypt experienced one of its largest civil revolutions in recent history. During the period of demonstrations the president Hosni Mubarak told some mobile phone networks to send texts to their subscribers with pro-Mubarak messages worded by the government. They were marked as coming from "Vodafone”. This Hot Topic outlines Vodafone’s actions and responses to their involvement in the service suspension and text messages sent. This recent example raises questions regarding the relationship between governments and large corporations, asking what the implications this example has for the role that corporations should take and what their corporate responsibilities should be in such situations.
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