A new interactive "Participant Directory" will include profiles of individuals, networks, and organizations associated with the World Movement for Democracy. Users will be able to identify and connect with fellows activists through the new directory when searching by topics, countries, and regions.
Latin American activists remembered the legacies of Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, two pro-democracy Cuban activists who died in a suspicious car crash five years ago. On July 22, four former Latin American presidents issued online video statements calling upon the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to conduct an independent investigation into the activists’ deaths.
CIVICUS launched a new SPEAK! Campaign, designed to amplify voices of citizens and foster new collaborations among democracy activists. The campaign will lead into CIVICUS’s Global Days of Citizen Action (GDCA) this September.
Three Lebanese human rights activists who requested a permit to organize a peaceful sit-in at Samir Kassir Square in Beirut, Lebanon have had their names leaked online.
In the morning on July 20, Malaysian immigration authorities detained prominent Bangladeshi activist Adilur Rahman Khan for 16 hours without an explanation after he arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) recently released their “Youth Political Participation Programming Guide” and “Change My Community Toolbox.” The guide includes “lessons from the field” that highlight the experiences of youth leaders in Kosovo and Jordan, as
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.