BAHRAIN: Due to the ongoing arrests and detainment of civil society activists in Bahrain, the Set Them Free campaign has expanded its spotlight coverage of Bahrain and its human rights activists behind bars.
Following the passage of a highly restrictive law regulating nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in May, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) has launched the #FreeNGOsinEgypt Campaign.
Thirteen international human rights organizations recently signed and published a joint letter calling on the European Union (EU) to reform its regulations of EU-made surveillance equipment.
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers activists, scholars and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C., to undertake independent research on democratic challenges in their home countries and beyond.
Ethiopia: On July 7, 2017, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Dr. Merera Gudina, will appear in court for a scheduled hearing. Dr.
On June 26 and 27, 2017, global leaders from civil society, technology firms, political institutions, academia, the media, and philanthropic organizations attended the “Digital Disinformation Forum” in Stanford, California.
Security Without Borders (SWB) is an online collective of cybersecurity experts who provide free technical support to civil society organizations, journalists, and human rights activists.
During the week of June 18, 2017, the World Movement for Democracy co-organized two sessions with the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (REDLAD) entitled “Shrinking Space for Civil Society” and “Engaging with the Business Sector in Policy Advocacy.” The sessions were part of REDLAD’s larger regional meeting, and highlighted the nee
On May 31, 2017, Hurford Youth Fellow, Johnson Yeung facilitated an online discussion on how to advance mutual understanding within democratic movements and maintain effective communication between masses. The online discussion explores how horizontal leadership structures within movements influence the effectiveness of broader democracy building efforts.
On May 30, 2017, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed 87 highly punitive articles comprising the NGO Law.