Civil Society

March 18 Movement Fights for Bloggers’ Rights

On March 18, 2009, Iran gained the dubious honor of becoming the first nation in the world to have a blogger die while in custody.

That first victim was Omid Reza Mirsayafi, a 29-year-old Iranian blogger and journalist who wrote largely…

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South Africa’s MTN says it will not lose revenue in Iran

Since late 2006, Johannesburg-based mobile provider, MTN, has owned and operated 49 percent of MTN Irancell, one of the major mobile operators in Iran.

However, with recent turmoil in Iran, including limits and blockage of mobile service by the Iranian…

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Civil Society: voestalpine asks: What’s the next step towards the future?

The power and possibilities that emanate from the structures of a functional civil society in a democratic system are not to be underestimated. Join our discussion of the next step to a better future, and send us your ideas on…

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Protests move into new phase 20 years after Tiananmen

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the June 4 culmination of a weeks-long protest in Beijing to commemorate the April 15, 1989 death of Hu Yaobang, a prominent reformer within the Chinese government. On June…

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Facebook Creates Online Civil Society Clashes in Iran

There’s been lots of online activity in the run-up to the Iranian presidential election, which is coming up on June 12.

There’s a four-way election currently going on between the two main conservative candidates, including incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mohsen Rezaei,…

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Civil Society

Civil Society represents the non-governmental elements of a given society. Often it represents the non-business and non-public elements in a particular regional or national area.

How Wikipedia around the World defines Civil Society (add your language)

English: Civil society is composed of the…

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