Thursday, July 3, 2014

Silencing the Nonprofit Sector in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Indonesia - and Canada and the UK

DownloadThird Sector reports that the Charities Aid Foundation has issued a report criticizing several countries for introducing legislation or taking other steps aimed at preventing nonprofits from criticizing their governments.  Titled Future World Giving: Enabling an Independent Not-for-profit Sector, the report highlights six countries that have introduced such legislation and several others where government critics, including the leaders and members of NGOs, face prosecution and other government persecution.  The report also highlights how governments often use their funding of NGOs to impose conditions on those groups that effectively silence them, an issue that recently reached the Supreme Court here in the United States.

Lloyd Mayer

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/2014/07/silencing-the-nonprofit-sector-in-algeria-azerbaijan-ecuador-indonesia-and-canada-and-the-uk.html

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