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From Poverty to Power, ''The Civil Society Flashpoint: Why the global crackdown? What can be done about it?''

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This guest post comes from Thomas Carothers and Saskia Brechenmacher of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, drawing from their new report, Closing Space: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire.

When the concept of civil society took the international aid community by storm in the 1990s, many aid providers reveled in the alluring idea of [...]

Read the full post here.

Public Interest Registry is preparing a new domain for NGOs: .ngo

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Public Interest Registry, a US based NGO that is the top level domain provider for all organizations on the web with an .org domain name, is preparing a new domain for NGOs: .ngo. Please see the information here.

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken of the TNGO Initiative recently held an interesting discussion with PIR’s top leaders about how to make sure this new global directory function associated with .ngo would be open primarily to “genuine”  NGOs – a complex undertaking.

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