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"The world must quickly step in to remove this blanket of darkness that has been put on the country," one opposition activist said.
The entertainment mogul left the network last year under a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations.
"The fact that your CFO is walking away from 80 percent of the stock he got as a signing bonus is a clear indication of how he thinks the company is going to go,” noted one analyst.
The initiative comes as Microsoft and other tech giants that have driven the region's economic boom face increasing pressure to help mitigate affordable-housing shortages.