Category: BCI Update

Freedom of Expression (FOE) in Lebanon and Libya

Led by ten FOE-focused civil-society organisations, “Free Voices” #AswatHorra is a joint Libyan-Lebanese initiative that promotes freedom of expression. Libya and Lebanon are very different but, at the same time, are witnessing common challenges with freedom of expression such as violations and intimidation against independent media, civil society, and critical voices; the spread of hate speech and disinformation; and the overall restriction of fundamental civil liberties.

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Hungary: Optimism Betrayed

A personal reflection By Eszter Kósa 1990: Hope and optimism In 1989-90, together with other eastern European countries which belonged to the Soviet bloc after World War II, Hungary went through a “peaceful” revolution — a democratic transition from authoritarian state socialism to democracy with free elections and a market economy. The Berlin wall fell, […]

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Kosovo Elections: A Post Mortem

For some parties, a post mortem in the literal sense By Carlo Binda   Vetëvendosje’s victory in yesterday’s national election is not a surprise. For the previously dominant political parties, it was a train wreck in slow motion.  The size of Vetëvendosje’s win is a statement by Kosovo’s voters; a rejection of the same old […]

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Kosovo Election Watch: The Final Week

By Carlo Binda, Vice-President of BCI Kosovo voters go to the polls on Sunday, February 14, 2021, to elect the 120 national assembly members who will choose a new government, the third in a year.  These snap elections (extraordinary as they are called in Kosovo) resulted from a Constitutional Court ruling that the current government, […]

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Kosovo Election Watch: Week 1

Voters of Kosovo will vote in a Valentine’s Day poll, February 14th, 2021.  These are to be the third successive ‘extraordinary general elections’ in four and a half years.  They are considered extraordinary because they fall outside the four-year election cycle.   In these four and a half years no government has been able to fulfill […]

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Getting Ready For GDPR

BCI’s preparing to protect your data We’re getting ready for new EU rules on data protection – also known as GDPR!  Thanks to all of BCI subscribers who have updated and/or confirmed their subscription to our website. If you haven’t updated your information, on or by May 25, 2018, we will delete your information from […]

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What we’re thinking about this week: Ramadan

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BCI’s Arabic-language training videos for civil society organisations

With funding from the UK government and in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Binda Consulting International prepared training companion videos for use by civil society organisations (CSOs). The videos, in Arabic, are adapted from trainings BCI delivered to participants in IWPR’s Ante Raeda (You are a Pioneer) program. They are companion […]

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