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Bangladesh: “Towards a self-sustainable model for the Right to Information”

In Bangladesh, the Right to Information (RTI) Act of 2009 ensures people’s right to free flow of information. This is a big step towards transparency and accountability of governmental institutions. To empower the citizens to fully understand RTI, the Information Commission of Bangladesh (ICB) has ...

International Dialogues for Trust and Development

“As we face so many conflict drivers, we have to encourage the drivers of peace, such as women and the youth” says Chito Gascon of the Liberal Party of the Philippines and a partner of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) at the Just Governance Dialogue 2015 organized by ...

Regional Director in Dhaka for Maiden Visit, Planning Sessions

The Regional Director of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), Dr. Ronald Meinardus, was in Dhaka from February 2 through 4, 2015. Meeting the colleagues at the FNF Dhaka office and discussing programming activities for 2015 and beyond was one of the the main goals of this maiden visit ...

Which Role for the Youth in Pakistan’s Political Parties?

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Pakistan and the Department of Sociology of Quaid-e-Azam jointly organized a two-day international conference on “Youth Wings among Political Parties: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Pakistan” in Islamabad. The aim of the conference was to ...
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"Political Strategies" by Peter Schröder
A book filled with insight, Peter Schröder's "Political Strategies" offers a look into how strategic planning can help in planning campaigns and tactics for civil society actors. Drawing on his experience over decades of work as a political consultant across the world, Mr Schröder's book offers a clear-eyed look at how to think analytically about one of the most difficult arenas of public engagement: politics. Download the book here.
Liberty in 2014 Speech by FNF Regional Director at the Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu
The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann for Freedom (FNF) joined the Asia Centre for Entreprise and the Samriddhi Foundation of Nepal for the Asia Liberty Forum 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal from January 8 to 10, 2015. Some of the best liberal minds assembled for a discussion on strategies to overcome the critical issues plaguing Asia. On that occasion, FNF-Regional Director Dr. Ronald Meinardus was asked to share his views on the state of liberalism around the world. You may view an abstract of that talk here.
Afghanistan 2014: The Incentives of Afghanistan’s Neighbours & other Major Actors
Ever since the announcement by the US and Germany of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, various commentators have expressed fears that the situation could lead to a replay of the chaos and violence after 1989. The incentives of major actors have changed dramatically since then, and it is important to understand those changed incentives if the international community is to avoid – or manage – a conflict after 2014. Read More...
India: Violence Against Women. Current Challenges and Future Trends
Violence against women in India is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Discriminatory practices are underlined by laws favoring men. Inadequate policing and judicial practices deny female victims proper protection and justice. Although female participation in public life is increasing and laws have been amended, India still has a long way to go to make Indian women equal citizens in their own country. Read more...