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In this age of cynicism, with democracy under attack around the world and with gridlock and partisanship paralyzing America, the 1988 No Campaign in Chile and the recent film about it, called No, offer a timely message of hope and inspiration. I recently saw the movie, and it was a wonderful reminder of an important event in the struggle for democracy in our world.
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Corruption in Iraq’s bloated public sector is on the rise, according to tens of thousands of government workers who responded to a recent survey by the country’s Commission on Integrity.
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HRH Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the Regent, on Thursday received a delegation from the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and discussed the latest regional developments and challenges.
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Human rights in Egypt have remained under attack even after the 2011 revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Still, it was a shock when the Cairo Criminal Court convicted 43 employees of foreign nonprofit groups, including 16 Americans, on criminal charges and gave them prison sentences of one to five years.
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An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted 43 nonprofit workers, including at least 16 Americans, of illegally using foreign funds to foment unrest in the country, sentencing them to up to five years in jail.
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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who is in Burma for the first time since 1995, told the leaders of Burma’s political parties that the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is willing to assist the country in its ongoing transition to democracy.
Albright is on a five-day visit to Burma, arriving on Friday and meeting with Burmese political parties, ethnic leaders and civil society organizations on Sunday.
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More than 150 people attended a panel discussion in the Colombian capital on Thursday that discussed how out politicians and elected officials can advance the LGBT rights movement in Colombia and in the United States.
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What can and should be done to increase women’s access to technology in the world, and, once they have access to it, where does empowerment stop and manipulation begin?
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Ghana's Supreme Court must decide in the coming months whether or not to overturn December elections that handed the presidency to John Mahama, in a rare case of African judicial vigour that has transfixed the country.
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An innovative radio series in Libya is allowing people to connect with members of parliament and other public officials, and increasing the scope for dialogue around critical issues of political transition.
By the end of June 2013, 19 programmes will have gone out. IWPR has partnered with the National Democratic Institute on some of the programmes, which are being funded by USAID and the British Foreign Office.