Egypt’s Crackdown on NGO Funding: How Uncommon?

Photo credit: US Mission Geneva (pictured: US nominees for Internet Freedom Fellows (2011), including our friend Andreas Harsono from Indonesia and now-world famous Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas.) Egypt's military government continues to find novel ways of damaging its international image, this week raiding the offices of 17 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and questioning whether foreign-funded NGOs were responsible for…

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Statement from Civil Society Members of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee on the South African Protection of Information Bill

12 December 2011 The Open Government Partnership – now endorsed by 50 countries around the world – was launched in September 2011 to promote greater openness and transparency between governments and their citizens.  South Africa is one of the founding member countries and was represented by President Zuma at the launch where he emphasized, “Open…

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What Are People Saying About the Open Governance Partnership Meetings in Brazil

As representatives from member countries of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and civil society groups convene in Brasilia, Brazil over the next couple days, I thought I would cover what people on Twitter are saying and asking regarding the initiative and process. Here is the round-up from December 7, 2011: jenngustetic Jenn Gustetic: MT @opengovpart:…

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