Dossier: Squeezed – Space for Civil Society — Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany

  Photo: Niklas Hughes. This image is licensed under Creative Commons License. Civil society is part and parcel of all political processes, be they national or international. It can shape political processes, successfully oranise political participation, uncover corruption and human rights abuses – and it will demand accountability from state actors. But all across the…

Köln: Kontroverse um Absage von israelkritischer Ausstellung-(In German, Due to the protest of Israeli Embassy, City of Cologne cancel the exhibition “Breaking the Silence”, But the exhibitors demand for the freedom of expression)

In Köln sollte eine Ausstellung über das Vorgehen der israelischen Armee gegen die Palästinenser gezeigt werden. Dagegen protestierte die israelische Botschaft. Daraufhin sagte die Stadt die Schau ab. Nun protestieren die Aussteller. Sie fordern freie Meinungsäußerung. Der Kölner Dom im Rheinland © Ben Fredericson (xjrlokix) auf flickr.com (CC 2.0), bearb. MiG Um die Absage einer…

Merkel pledges to protect Muslim faith in an ‘undivided’ Germany |Hollande: Muslims are ‘victims of fanaticism’ — Deutsche Welle de

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has addressed the recent Paris attacks, describing the freedom of the press as one of society’s greatest treasure. She also said that Islam belongs to Germany as much as Judaism. Opening her address to the German parliament on Thursday morning, Angela Merkel said that the Germany stood alongside France in solidarity…

New Delhi, 10-12 October: Religious pluralism and freedom of expression in India, Europe and other countries — Reset-Doc org

New Delhi, 10-12 October: Religious pluralism and freedom of expression in India, Europe and other countries ***** Download: 10-11-12 October 2013 – CONFERENCE PROGRAM (pdf) Venice-Delhi Seminars, 10-12 October 2013 Venue: India Habitat Centre and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India The Venice-Delhi Seminars are Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations project, in cooperation with the Jamia Millia…

Lowe’s becomes target of anti-bigotry campaign after pulling ads from All-American Muslim – by Bryan Farrell at Waging Nonviolence War org

Last month, TLC debuted a new reality show called All-American Muslim that follows the daily lives of five families in Dearborn, Michigan–home to the largest mosque in the United States. According to the show’s website, “Each episode offers an intimate look at the customs and celebrations, misconceptions and conflicts these families face outside and within…