On May 24th 2021, ICNL and Sida are hosting a high-level virtual conversation on emergency measures, fundamental freedoms, and revitalizing civic space in the wake of COVID-19.
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To get a full picture of how COVID-19 measures have impacted civil society in the Asia-Pacific region, ICNL conducted a survey in December 2020 to assess government practices. We received responses from organizations in 14 countries across the region.
While disinformation is not a new problem, the digital age has created new threats. This ICNL policy prospectus examines measures that can address the evolving challenges of disinformation while protecting the freedom of expression.
The COVID-19 epidemic has necessitated a shift to remote operations across society, from workplaces to schools to holiday celebrations, and government operations are no exception. The shift to remote operations, however, can restrict opportunities for in-person public participation in policy development and implementation.
This ICNL analysis examines the impacts of government COVID-19 responses on migrants’ civic freedoms in the Middle East and North Africa region.
This report from the Carnegie Endowment includes findings and key recommendations for NGOs, grassroots groups, and donors to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting civil society collaborations for open government reforms.
This page provides information on Middle Eastern and North African government responses to the coronavirus, using information from the COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker.
This piece, written for InterAction and based on an in-depth ICNL analysis on the issue, discusses how the pandemic response could impact migrants’ ability to exercise their civic freedom. It includes a list of recommendations for civil society organizations working to support this access and ensure civic freedoms are protected for all.
This ICNL article examines the likely impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the civic freedoms of migrants and groups that provide services to migrants, especially migrant-allied civil society organizations and stresses the importance of putting into place policies that safeguard migrants’ basic rights.
In response to nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, law enforcement officials have frequently used so-called “less lethal weapons” (LLWs) on crowds and individuals. These weapons, which include tear gas, rubber bullets, and Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs), can cause serious physical and psychological harm.