Civil Society

COP23 puts a strong focus on ambition, even as countries defer immediate action

<b>BONN, 17 November 2017 –</b> As the UN climate talks end later today, WWF recognizes the progress made on laying the groundwork for increasing climate …

Climate

Americans, We Aren’t So Tough, and It Shows

With the advent of the age of Trump, there has been increasing uneasiness and fear about the future of our society. Trump’s election unleashed …

Conservative View

Civil society groups want Manana sanctioned

Former deputay higher education minister Mduduzi Manana could be facing another sanction for the assault of three women as Parliament's ethics …

Rights & Freedoms

Namibia:Civil Society Condemns Criminalising of HIV Transmission

(Photo: © 2014 Justin Purefoy/HRW)Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights in Africa recently condemned the enactment of …

Rights & Freedoms

Zuma's legacy - SA risks becoming failed state: Why 20/20 vision is needed.

<i>JOHANNESBURG — About a month before the ANC’s crucial elective conference, the prospects for the country’s future are appearing ever bleaker. A</i> …

South Africa

Romania fights back against sham reforms

Die Regierung in Bukarest will das Justizsystem verändern und plant noch eine Steuerreform dazu. Zivilgesellschaft, Opposition, Gewerkschaften und …

World News

Tax Morality starts with Tax Spending

The farce of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s announcement of a judicial enquiry into the woeful performance and governance issues at SARS revolves …

Malusi Gigaba

The COP23 Climate Change Summit Is Suddenly Important Because of Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal

President Trump threw the landmark Paris agreement into disarray, but other countries are taking the responsibility for trying to halt climate change.<p>When France was picked to host COP21, the twenty-first "Conference of the Parties" or round of UN climate negotiations on lowering global carbon …

Climate

Kenyan NGOs Question Board Summons

Nation, 6 November 2017<p>Civil society organisations have vowed to ignore summons by the State regulator over claims of non-disclosure of their …

Society

Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’ – UNESCO report

UNITED NATIONS, Noiv 7 (APP):The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast …

Journalism

OceanLotus Blossoms: Mass Digital Surveillance and Attacks Targeting ASEAN, Asian Nations, the Media, Human Rights Groups, and Civil Society

November 6, 2017<p>In May 2017, Volexity identified and started tracking a very sophisticated and extremely widespread mass digital surveillance and …

Google Apps

Civil society, opposition parties vow to fight Nuke deal rush

No matter what Minister of Energy David Mahlobo tries to make the R1 trillion nuclear deal happen before President Jacob Zuma goes, civil society …

News (South Africa)

Resist attempts by state to silence media and civil society‚ activist group urges

Activist group Johannesburg Against Injustice (JAI) has called on all democrats in South Africa to use all legal means at their disposal to resist …

Rights & Freedoms

The DNC’s emails weren’t only hacked, they were edited: report

Russian hackers have tampered with emails before and a new report reveals they did with at least one Clinton email<p>Emails hacked from the Hillary Clinton campaign may not have been as reliable as the anti-Clinton camp would like to believe.<p>The first document published by hacker Guccifer 2.0 had been …

Security

'People’s struggle continues': Save SA commemorates its first anniversary

<i>JOHANNESBURG — Civil society body Save South Africa is marking its first year. It’s been a busy time for the body which has found itself being a</i> …

State Capture

To close the gender gap, we need to change how we think

As if the scandals engulfing the film industry and the political environment weren’t troubling enough, this week the World Economic Forum published …

Gender

Charities fight Coalition's attempt to limit advocacy

Exclusive: Charities band together to fight Coalition’s plan to ban or limit the use of donations from overseas for advocacy in Australia<p>Australian development and aid charities have joined forces to fight government moves expected to limit their ability to advocate for policy changes, passing a …

Rights & Freedoms

Is Indonesian democracy in decline?

Last month saw an unprecedented attack on one of the oldest and most influential civil society organisations in Indonesia, the Legal Aid Foundation …

Australian Universities

Violence Flares and Tensions Rise After Kenya Presidential Vote

NAIROBI — Tensions were on the rise in western Kenya and parts of Nairobi amid confusion and discrepancies surrounding the country’s repeated presidential election this past week, with deadly violence breaking out in some areas.<p>Shops were burned Friday night in Kawangware, a neighborhood in central …

World News

Partners for Life: Europe’s Unanswered ‘Eastern Question’

SUMMARY<p>The fifth Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit holds the potential for much greater transformation of the eastern neighbourhood than most EU …

Russia

Punching the Wrong Bag: The Deputy AG Enters the Crypto Wars

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave a rather remarkable speech on encryption two weeks ago. Arguing that encryption's creation of …

Privacy

Macron Says He Raised Human-Rights Issues With Egypt’s el-Sisi

French President Emmanuel Macron said he told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi that the fight against Islamic terrorism is “stronger when we …

Egypt

India Will Not Cross Red Lines on Generic Drugs in RCEP, but Stay Vigilant, Say Officials

Healthcare watchers are calling on India to resist the free trade agreement’s provisions which could compromise India’s ability to keep supplying …

Globalization

Jailed Turkish philanthropist ravaged in pro-AKP media

Not much is known about the detention of prominent Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, and the ruling party and its loyalists seem …

Turkey

Civil society must step up anti-nuclear campaign

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says civil society must fight even harder to stop the nuclear deal following revelations that the cabinet …

Society

Don't sacrifice justice and family for efficiency, Pope tells business leaders

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2017 / 02:43 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis met Friday with leaders in business and civil society, telling them not to get carried …

Pope Francis

Sinar Project to Provide Malaysian Voters with Info Before Coming Elections | Civicist

Any day now, elections are expected to be called in Malaysia in what many expect to be the closest, most hard-fought race in the country’s history. …

Democracy

More civil society voices call for action by Prasa

Dalton Ndongeni‚ spokesperson for PTV‚ said train carriages have broken windows and doors do not function.

Africa

How corporate “speech” turns citizens into manic consumers and endangers civil society

Here’s who’s really taking aim at you<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We've heard good arguments about gun control and its suppression. We've also heard good ones about mental illness and its under-funded treatment. And we've heard good arguments about the armed alt-right. But almost …

U.S. Politics

Turkish police detain leading civil society figure: media

Turkish police have detained the prominent civil society figure and businessman Osman Kavala at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport as part of a secret …

Turkey