Non-governmental organizations - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Non-governmental organizations Egypt acquits American woman detained for 3 years CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a non-governmental organization she founded to aid street children. Authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges of abusing children that were widely... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:41:00 GMT 2017-04-16T23:41:00Z Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7 JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died. David Kim Choop was driving the vehicle when he and six aid workers were ambushed and killed on Saturday, March 25th. The four South Sudanese and three Kenyans worked for a local non-governmenta... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:36:00 GMT 2017-03-27T15:36:00Z Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an "independent, non-governmental organization" would make the system "more efficie... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:00 GMT 2017-03-17T00:10:00Z Hungary's governing party seeks talks on law on civic groups BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's governing Fidesz party says it has prepared a draft law regulating the foreign financing of non-governmental organizations but wants to discuss the bill with the other parliamentary parties before it formally submits the legislation. Lajos Kosa, head of Fidesz's parliamentary group, said Tuesday that the bill seeks to ma... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-03-14T17:31:00Z Hungary: NGOs should reveal amount, aim of foreign funding BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's governing party says that it will propose legislation forcing non-governmental organizations reveal the source, amount and aim of foreign funding they receive. Lajos Kosa, parliamentary faction leader of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, said Friday that the intention is to shed light on how the groups financed from abroad are try... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:37:00 GMT 2017-02-17T16:37:00Z Burundi: UN experts say situation worsening for NGOs KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Civic groups and rights defenders in Burundi face growing repression amid sporadic violence stemming from the president's disputed third term, a group of United Nations human rights experts said Monday. The U.N. experts believe actions by President Pierre Nkurunziza's government against civil society are "alarming in view of the ove... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:44:00 GMT 2017-02-06T13:44:00Z Embattled Egyptian NGOs face barrage of electronic espionage PARIS (AP) — Egyptian human rights organizations, already under intense pressure from authorities, are now being targeted by volley after volley of malicious emails, according to a report published Thursday by a prominent internet watchdog. More than half a dozen groups have been targeted, including the prominent Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:02:00 GMT 2017-02-02T12:02:00Z Aleppo displaced finally getting official paperwork JIBREEN, Syria (AP) — Fatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys. Her husband died last year but since she was living in a rebel-held eastern neighborhood of Aleppo, she couldn't obtain a marriage certificate, a death certificate for her husband or birth certificates for her children. Now the 22-year-old is waiting for tho... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:05:00 GMT 2017-01-21T20:05:00Z The Latest: Rights groups urge EU migrant policy about-face PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Human rights and aid groups are calling on the European Union to make it safer for refugees to reach Europe rather than try to keep out people seeking sanctuary or better lives. The 25 NGOs said in a statement Wednesday they are "gravel... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:29:00 GMT 2016-12-14T14:29:00Z Putin: NGO restrictions needed to stem foreign influence MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to counter foreign influence over its domestic affairs through non-government organizations. Speaking at Thursday's meeting of the presidential human rights council, Putin said "we will never allow" what he described as attempts to use NGOs to push Russia toward making decisions contradicting its interests. ... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:55:00 GMT 2016-12-08T16:55:00Z Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally receiving foreign funds. Her arrest has had a chilling effect on Egyptian rights activists who fear they will be next. As she was being away led by police, Azza Solim... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:47:00 GMT 2016-12-07T19:47:00Z Egypt passes new law clamping down on rights groups CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday approved a new law regulating non-governmental organizations that gives security agencies extensive power over the financing and activities of NGOs and rights groups. Rights organizations condemned the law as one of Egypt's most repressive ever on civil society, saying it would effectively shut down many suc... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:02:00 GMT 2016-11-29T21:02:00Z A top Egyptian human rights activist banned from travel CAIRO (AP) — An airport security official says Egyptian authorities have banned a prominent human rights activist, who heads a center investigating police abuses, from leaving the country. Aida Seif el-Dawla, a psychiatrist and co-founder of the Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, was boarding a flight to Tunisia on Wednesday to attend a meeting of non-g... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:45:00 GMT 2016-11-23T10:45:00Z