Nationalism has been the most influential trend in both current political discussions as well as the in emergence of more engrained political processes in Turkey. In all political strands from the far left to the far right, a ferment, or at least an influential force of nationalism exists in varying tones and different degrees.
Civil society has always played a key role in Sudan’s long ongoing struggle for political reform and the National Congress Party, which has ruthlessly clung to power for nearly 30 years, is cognisant of this.
With foreign owners leaving the market, Central European oligarchs are buying whatever they can get their hands on. The region is an object lesson in how vested interests can create a quasi-media monopoly on information.
70 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We work with our partners around the world towards making democracy and human rights, dignity and freedom a reality for all. The triad of HUman Rights - Democracy- Ecological Sustainability is the basis for our work.
Digital, online and social-media avenues undoubtedly offer an alternative or complementary channel for news, because of the inherent difficulty in censoring these spaces. Their wide reach and levels of engagement have saved lives during disasters or emergencies.
Civil society space is under attack worldwide. In her welcoming speech to the Global Perspectives Conference, Barbara Unmüßig urged 160 representatives of civil society organisations from around the globe to stand in solidarity with each other and to put the issue of shrinking and closing spaces back on the political agenda.
Repression of civil society is on the rise all over the world. The charter aims to support civil society organizations as activists throughout the world, to advocate for their rights and freedom of action, and to demand government guarantees.
The NGO Global Witness documents 185 known deaths of environmental activists worldwide in 2015 - the highest annual death toll on record. Claudia Rolf spoke to one of the authors of the report, Billy Kyte.
The repression of civil societies activites in countries like Egypt and Russia are justified with the "protection of the states sovereignity" and the "principle of non-intervention". When unwelcomed critique is silenced, activists need all our solidarity and support.
In many regions of the world the freedom of the Internet is just an illusion. Especially in Arab countries, the neighbouring states of Russia and Subsahara-Africa the year 2015 marked the lowest point for democratic participation and civil liberties.
The book of Femicide Is Preventable Campaing which is composed of Femicide Action Research, Conference on Urgent Action to Stop Femicide, Guide to Reporting on Femicide and Femcide Urgent Action Plan has been published.
The Turkey Representation of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the Diyarbakir Institute for Political and Social Research, İsmail Beşikçi Foundation and Open Society Foundation will jointly organize the international conference “From War to Peace, from Conflict to Resolution” in Istanbul on December 13, 2014 and in Diyarbakir on December 14, 2014.
We regret to inform you that due to current developments in Turkey, “From War to Peace, From Conflict to Resolution” conference series, which would be held in Ankara on the 17th of October and in Diyarbakır on the 19th of October have been postponed until further notice and the new date will be announced at a future date.
Fethullah Gülen,Tayyip Erdogan. Foto: Diyar se, Chilenische Regierung. Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag. Dieses Bild steht unter einer Creative Commons Lizenz. 14. Februar 2014 Ulrike Dufner Wir haben...
Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and Heinrich Boell Stiftung Turkey Representation are organizing a conference to elaborate on social media in four different contexts, placing freedom of expression in the heart of the discussions. The aim of this scholarly gathering is to bring together competent names in their respective fields to have comprehensive discussions on the different aspects of this issue.