Is civic space really shrinking, and if so who’s to blame?

Vilified as alien wolves in local sheep’s clothing, human rights NGOs and independent media groups have been cut off from their outside funders and tyrannized in country after country from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Along with others, OpenDemocracy has regularly drawn attention to this trend, with disturbing reportage from Central Africa to Central Asia and from Eastern Europe to East Asia. This is the…

Call for Applications under 2018 EaP Civil Society Fellowships

The European Union is committed to supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. Developing leadership capacities and skills of future civil society leaders is one of the commitments made by the European Union in its policy on achieving ’20 Deliverables for 2020. Focusing on key priorities and tangible results’. Investment in leadership potential is expected…

The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA’s) Cultural Program

The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA’s) Cultural Programs Division is pleased to announce a worldwide call for nominations for the 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency, which is scheduled to be hosted by the University of Iowa from August 18 -November 6, 2018.  The IWP brings approximately 35 emerging and recognized writers from around the…

“Davam edir…” Anar Məmmədli

Art for Democracy (Demokratiya naminə İncəsənət) kampaniyası yeni “Davam edir…” layihəsini təqdim etməkdən məmnunluq duyur. Layihə çərçivəsində keçmiş siyasi məhbuslardan müsahibələr götürülüb, müsahibələr zamanı onlara əvvəlcədən hazırlanmış, lakin müsahiblərə təqdim edilməmiş suallar verilir və cavabları tam olaraq lentə alınıb.