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FTE collaborates with other NGOs to educate different groups of artisans and increase political awareness and medical support.

Daily News Egypt

Amidst the chaos, a really bad NGO law is about to be enacted

 By Robert Becker In a year that has been dominated so far by gruesome images of police brutality, horrific gang rape, curfew-busting protests, controversial court decisions, and ineffectual leadership by all Egyptian political forces, it is easy to understand how this 31 January headline caught no one’s attention: Final draft of NGO law sent to Cabinet …

Daily News Egypt

From the other side: The issue of the civil society is a different story

In Mid-March of 2011, 60 civil society organisations submitted a draft law pertaining to the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under then Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, while Dr Gouda Abdul Khaleq was in charge of the ministry of social solidarity. They waited for a date for a discussion of the new law, which included protecting …

Gamal Eid

Orientalist Democracy

The “Orientalist” dimension makes the Western outlook of the democratic process in Egypt prisoner to a one-sided vision

Ziad A. Akl

NGOs denounce ‘nationalizing’ draft bill

By Amir Makar CAIRO: Several prominent civil society organizations jointly condemned a draft bill proposed by the Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs, which “nationalizes the entire civil sector and integrates it into the state administration.” “This proposal is the worst deterioration of civil society law since 1956,” said Baheyeddin Hassan, director of the Cairo …

DNE

Clinton vows civil society push on rights

By AFP WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with support for democracy promotion groups, saying that they play a critical role despite a crackdown in Egypt. Clinton, addressing US ambassadors from around the world who are back in Washington for a group conference, said that civil society groups …

DNE

NGOs say change will be gradual

By Marwa Al-A’asar Over eight weeks after former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, the laws governing some 26,000 civil society organizations operating in Egypt are still being fiercely debated. Civil society groups, including a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGO) have always complained of the restrictions imposed on them by the government. Both local and international …

DNE

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