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David Kode is the head of advocacy and campaigns with civil society alliance, CIVICUS.  

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

¿Son los cortes de Internet la "nueva normalidad" de la represión gubernamental?

Estamos empezando a comprender el impacto de los cortes de Internet que llevan a cabo algunos gobiernos. Su uso político representa también una amenaza a la libertad. English

¿Qué futuro para la sociedad civil en Zimbabue?

Durante el enfrentamiento entre los militares y el presidente Mugabe que condujo a su histórica renuncia, había esperanza. La sociedad civil de Zimbabue ahora debe reinventarse a sí misma para garantizar que esta esperanza siga viva. English

Internet shutdowns: the “new normal” in government repression?

We are starting to understand the social and economic impact of internet shutdowns, which were estimated to have had a global GDP cost of US$ 2.4 billion in 2016. Español

What future for civil society in Zimbabwe?

During the stand-off between the military and President Mugabe that led to his historic resignation, there was reason for hope. Zimbabwe's civil society must now re-invent itself to ensure this hope lives on. Español

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