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Job Posting -Action Alert Network Coordinator – French International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)

Job Description Summary The Action Alert Network Coordinator works with other Coordinators to: Edit, prepare and file action alerts, advisories, press releases, etc. from IFEX member material for timely distribution via e-mail and for posting on the IFEX website Regularly translate documents from French into English Attend to ongoing IFEX member correspondence in English and… Read more »

Law On NGOs Reviewed

President Vladimir Putin on Friday sent State Duma deputies a list of proposals softening a bill that charities and pro-democracy groups had said would make it harder for them to operate in Russia. From The St. Petersburg Times

Tight Security As Anti-globalisation NGOs Gear Up For WTO Meet

Over 10,000 anti-globalisation NGOs and farmers organisations are gearing themselves to hold protest rallies to ensure that the Sixth WTO Ministerial meeting beginning here Tuesday in high security does not agree on any anti-development deal, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Monday. From

Human Rights group Spies on CIA using Satellite Imagery

STRASBOURG, France — Satellite images could help determine if the CIA ran secret prisons in Europe, according to a Swiss lawmaker who is drawing up a report on the issue for the Council of Europe human rights watchdog. The Washington Post newspaper reported this month the CIA had been interrogating suspected al Qaida captives at… Read more »

Telecommunications Save Lives

Disasters kill at least one million people each decade and leave millions more homeless. When disaster strikes, communication links are often disrupted; yet for disaster relief workers, these links are essential in order to answer critical questions as to how many people have been injured or died, where the injured are located and the extent… Read more »

Catalysing Access to ICT in Africa (CATIA)

The Catalysing Access to ICT in Africa (CATIA) programme aims to enable poor people in Africa to gain maximum benefit from the opportunities offered by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and to act as a strong catalyst for reform. It will support a package of strategic activities to improve affordable access to the full range… Read more »

Building Blogs

The Gutenberg of Persian weblogs, Hossein Derakhshan, thinks of the online journals known as blogs in terms of three metaphors. “Iranian weblogs are like bridges,” Derkhshan said, “linking men and women, young and old, politicians and people, Iranians and the world.” Derakhshan also believes blogs are cafes, serving as the only space for genuine public… Read more »