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[ July 17, 2017 ]

Set Them Free Campaign Updates

Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East/North Africa, Defending Civil Society

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.

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[ July 17, 2017 ]

Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies Launches #FreeNGOsinEgypt Campaign

Middle East/North Africa, Freedom of Assembly and Association, Defending Civil Society

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.

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[ July 17, 2017 ]

Civil Society Pressures EU To Enact Surveillance Reforms

Global, Freedom of Expression, Defending Civil Society

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.

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[ July 17, 2017 ]

Call For Applications: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Accepting 2018 Applications Until October 15

Global, Defending Civil Society

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.

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[ June 30, 2017 ]

Set Them Free Campaign Updates

Africa, Asia, Middle East/North Africa, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Defending Civil Society

Ethiopia: On July 7, 2017, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Dr. Merera Gudina, will appear in court for a scheduled hearing. Dr.

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[ June 30, 2017 ]

Svitlana Zalischuk of Ukraine Responds to Digital Disinformation

Global, Central/Eastern Europe, Independent Media, Defending Civil Society

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.

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[ June 30, 2017 ]

Need Cybersecurity Advice? Meet Security Without Borders

Global, Human Rights, Defending Civil Society

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.

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[ June 30, 2017 ]

Latin American Civil Society Discuss Critical Issues in Cancun, Mexico

Latin America/Caribbean, Economic Development and Democracy, Youth, Defending Civil Society

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

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[ June 15, 2017 ]

Youth Activists Convene Online Cross-Regional Democracy Discussion

Africa, Asia

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.

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[ June 15, 2017 ]

Civil Society Criticizes Egypt's Restrictive NGO Law

Middle East/North Africa, Freedom of Assembly and Association, Human Rights, Defending Civil Society

On May 30, 2017, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed 87 highly punitive articles comprising the NGO Law.

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