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On January 17, 2017 the world watched as the internet was shutdown in North West and South West Regions, several leaders arrested and many others fled into exile. One year later, we still face various challenges, human rights abuses, injustice and marginalisation. Several leaders in jail, thousands of refugees, hundreds in exile, hundreds have died, schools shutdown, children at home and devastating economic losses inflicted upon the population. It is imperative for us to come together as one, with hope and love to chart a way forward. —Agbor Nkongho CENTRE for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa.
The rise of the Internet means that for the first time in centuries, Parliaments are not the only way of putting the people in charge. Political disaffection is growing and new and exciting alternatives are possible. It’s time for digital democracy. Carl Miller co-founded, and is the Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos, the first UK think tank institute dedicated to studying the digital world. He is the author of over a dozen major reports on the effect of the digital world on society and politics, and how it can be studied. This includes the influence of the Internet on radicalisation, policing and counter-terrorism, hate crime and social media, digital situational awareness, digital democracy, and changing identities and beliefs in the digital worl...
Omingo Magara took office from out-going chairman and speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi Watch KTN Streaming LIVE from Kenya 24/7 on http://www.ktnkenya.tv Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
In association with The John Smith Centre for Public Service at University of Glasgow and Carnegie UK Trust Hailed as the most popular political philosopher of his generation and a legend in the lecture hall who regularly draws audiences of thousands, Professor Michael J Sandel will give a keynote speech on the subject of Public Service and the Future of Democracy followed by a question and answer session chaired by the Presiding Officer. The Harvard professor is one of the best known American public intellectuals. His Harvard lectures fascinate students eager to discuss the big questions of modern political life: bioethics, torture, rights versus responsibilities, the value we put on things. He is famed for his course 'Justice', which he has delivered for two decades and is now availabl...
University of Canberra's Centenary Professor and Australian Research Council's Laureate Professor John Dryzek welcomes the participants of the Second Deliberative Democracy Summer School at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, 15-17 February 2017. For more information about the Centre, please visit deldem.canberra.edu.au.
In 2008, Bhutan embarked on a journey of democratic transition making it the youngest democracy of its time. The transition to democracy was soon followed by the proliferation of media in the country which ushered in a new era of media and democracy in Bhutan. The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy was then established to nurture and improve the standard of the existing media in the country which would eventually foster the culture of democracy. BCMD is one of the first registered Civil Society Organisation in Bhutan which works with a cross section of society on issues that concern youth, environment, society, governance and education, using media as a modus operandi. BCMD's four core programme areas are: 1. Developing media and democratic literacy 2. Encouraging public ...
Chinmayi Arun of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi considers the challenges that unchecked AI development could pose to civil liberties and democracy in Asia. Find out more about this project at http://brk.mn/ai
The University of Westminster The Centre for Democracy 25th Anniversary Conference- Department of Politics and International Relations 7th November 2015 :http://www.westminster.ac.uk/csd/news/centre-for-the-study-of-democracy-celebrates-its-25th-anniversary-doing-and-thinking-democracy-differently"
Why should we assume that democracy is the best of all political systems? Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Middle East demanding freedom and democracy. And countless numbers have been prepared to die in exercising these demands. But here, In the relative comfort of the Sydney Recital Centre, our panellists hammer each other in a robust IQ2 debate as to whether democracy is failing the planet. SPEAKERS: FOR Professor Clive Hamilton Public Ethics and Vice Chancellor, Charles Sturt University. Founder and former Executive director of The Australia Institute, a public interest think tank. Cheryl Kernot Leader of the Australian Democrats in the mid 1990's and Shadow Labor minister for 3 years. Currently Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Imp...
Leo Panitch: Utopia, Strategy, Democracy - Transformative Challenges for the Left "The Return of Utopia" conference Kolarac People's University Building, 16 November 2016 Centre for the Politics of Emancipation www.pe.org.rs Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung www.rosalux.rs
The Australian Study Circles Network hosted an Everyday Democracy (USA) tour to Australia in November 2008. Martha McCoy, the Executive Director of Everyday Democracy, speaks at a forum organised by the Centre for Social Impact, Canberra, Australia, about the use of Community Wide Study Circle Programs as a dialogue for action and change.
འགྲོ་བ་མིའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་སྙན་ཐོ། Kunleng discusses TCHRD's 2013 annual report which has a focus on the forced settlement of over 2 million Tibetan nomads to date, and their special report on the use of 're-education through labor' in Tibet. Guest: Tsering Tsomo, Director, TCHRD, and Tsering Gyatso, a native of Zachuka.