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Is the legacy of the Arab Spring greater oppression? Twelve years after the Egyptian Revolution, Egypt’s civil society has been all but nationalized

Ahmed El Assal and Amr Marzouk
January 25, 2023
The popular uprising that swept across Egypt exactly twelve years ago was supposed to herald a new era marked by greater political freedom and the end of state oppression. But optimism that things would change for the better quickly evaporated after the resurgence of authoritarian practices. In this blog article, we argue that ever since the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the Egyptian government has taken steps to nationalize civil society, turning it into yet another administrative machinery under its direct control.
January 25, 2023
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Knowledge is power: how ‘infomediaries’ are helping marginalized communities in Bangladesh claim access to information

Sujoy Dutta
January 24, 2023
South Asian countries have made remarkable progress in adopting laws that provide citizens with the right to information. Yet in many instances, information still cannot be accessed, or differentiated access to information can be observed. ‘Infomediaries’ introduced in Bangladesh through a community empowerment programme have played an essential role in helping marginalized people access information by mediating between communities as information seekers and local governments as information providers. Such actors may assist marginalized communities in South Asia and beyond in claiming their right to information, writes Sujoy Dutta.
January 24, 2023

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pexels-thais-cordeiro-3873677

Is the legacy of the Arab Spring greater oppression? Twelve years after the Egyptian Revolution, Egypt’s civil society has been all but nationalized

Ahmed El Assal and Amr Marzouk
January 25, 2023
The popular uprising that swept across Egypt exactly twelve years ago was supposed to herald a new era marked by greater political freedom and the end of state oppression. But optimism that things would change for the better quickly evaporated after the resurgence of authoritarian practices. In this blog article, we argue that ever since the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the Egyptian government has taken steps to nationalize civil society, turning it into yet another administrative machinery under its direct control.
January 25, 2023
https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=ZO7GHS2l&id=3061F6AB1DC6AF5D28A74F4E77C5C7D4BC65362D&thid=OIP.ZO7GHS2l0e8JSaBn9P8MHgHaEK&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fakm-img-a-in.tosshub.com%2Fsites%2Fdailyo%2Ffb_feed_images%2Fstory_image%2F201704%2Frtifb_040317035457.jpg&exph=1024&expw=1820&q=right+to+information&simid=607988913814391274&form=IRPRST&ck=292BFCE31E9B85070D9BD678989A90B4&selectedindex=1&ajaxhist=0&ajaxserp=0&vt=0&sim=11&cdnurl=https%3A%2F%2Fth.bing.com%2Fth%2Fid%2FR.64eec61d2da5d1ef0949a067f4ff0c1e%3Frik%3DLTZlvNTHxXdOTw%26pid%3DImgRaw%26r%3D0

Knowledge is power: how ‘infomediaries’ are helping marginalized communities in Bangladesh claim access to information

Sujoy Dutta
January 24, 2023
South Asian countries have made remarkable progress in adopting laws that provide citizens with the right to information. Yet in many instances, information still cannot be accessed, or differentiated access to information can be observed. ‘Infomediaries’ introduced in Bangladesh through a community empowerment programme have played an essential role in helping marginalized people access information by mediating between communities as information seekers and local governments as information providers. Such actors may assist marginalized communities in South Asia and beyond in claiming their right to information, writes Sujoy Dutta.
January 24, 2023