Daily Links - 7 November

7 November 2005

Applying Islamic Principles in the Twenty-first Century - Nigeria, Iran, and Indonesia (David Smock, usip.org, 09/05)
Report 150 of the United States Institute of Peace highlights three projects in Muslim countries which reinterpret Muslim principles in a way which might interest some of us...


On "Gender and Peace building" people exchange their views on issues related to gender, conflict, peace, security, and development.

Petion-ville sit-in seeking release of women political prisoners blocked by police who dispute their authorization

Marcella Adey points out how women were barred from a sit-in outside Pétion-Ville prison calling for the release of female prisoners by the Haitian police.


Dialogue on Treaty Body Reform and Proposals for a Unified Standing Treaty Body
The National Human Rights Institutions Forum launches a new debate for a new Treaty Body.
Susanne Zwingel's article for openDemocracy last week showed how a harmonisation of reporting mechanisms might be well served by CEDAW.

How can Americans fight dark money and disinformation?

Violence, corruption and cynicism threaten America's flagging democracy. Joe Biden has promised to revive it – but can his new administration stem the flow of online disinformation and shady political financing that has eroded the trust of many US voters?

Hear from leading global experts and commentators on what the new president and Congress must do to stem the flood of dark money and misinformation that is warping politics around the world.

Join us on Thursday 21 January, 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

Emily Bell Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy investigations editor and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy 

Further speakers to be announced

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