Eleven days into a Brazilian Amazon excursion it initiated, Vodafone-Qatar has backed out of the journey, amid strong criticism from members of the Qatari community who say the trip violates the country's conservative Islamic principles.
Some locals have been calling on Vodafone to scrap its mixed-gender trip to Brazil, where seven young Qataris are helping to rebuild a school in a remote village. Others say the criticism is unwarranted and overshadows the good that is being done.
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