For an activist working in the public eye in 2023, an inbox filled with hate speech, bogus lawsuits, and having your phone number or address posted online have become hazards of the job. Will the Digital Services Act make online activism safer?
May’s edition of Democracy Drinks shed new light on the contents of the Defending Democracy Package. While the clarifications revealed that the Foreign Interference Directive isn’t only targeting NGOs, civil society is flummoxed by the proposed rules.
To celebrate Europe Day, we've created a guide on how to communicate on the rights of people from marginalised groups. It will help you avoid common mistakes and includes tips on what you should do instead. United in diversity, we can strive for equality!
In copying the narrative spun by authoritarians, the Commission’s transparency plan risks undermining democracy — and it threatens the survival of NGOs.
Civil society is resisting new rules proposed by the EU to impose new reporting & registration restrictions on NGOs. But many are using the wrong argument. We’ve put together a guide for NGOs on how to frame their response and avoid the transparency trap.
The anticipated “Defence of Democracy package” is a new initiative to advance the European Commission’s goal to protect democracy within the EU. However, the concrete measures envisaged are at odds with its goal, because they risk harming NGOs.
Smear campaigns are an attempt by powerful figures to undermine someone's credibility and reputation - with the goal of distracting public attention from something they are trying to keep quiet. Recovering from a smear campaign is tough, but possible.
Liberties’ Rule Of law Report 2023 shows that civil society continues to be given the cold shoulder by EU governments in 2022. This hostility feeds negative public perceptions of activists and contributes to the increasing dangers they face.
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