With the resumption of the peace talks between the Philippine Government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), the People Power Volunteers for Reforms (PPVR), a civil society group that was initially formed to support the presidential campaign of Noynoy Aquino, organized a forum on 19 February 2011 to involve communities in the peace efforts of the administration. The PPVR Chapter in Caraga Region in Mindanao and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) Philippine Office initiated this program to build a peace constituency.
Thai Prime Minister Abhist Vejjajiva served as the keynote speaker in the recently concluded Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) Workshop on Building a Strategic Campaign Plan held in Bangkok Thailand on 11-15 March 2011.
The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) 2011, ranks 129 countries with regard to their performance in safeguarding property rights.
Getting to know and understanding an idea is an important endeavour for a society, especially for its youth and students, and particularly for the young people in Indonesia, a country in the process of transition to democracy.
Malaysia has decided to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz.
The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) hold a Strategic Planning Workshop for CALD Academy & Building a Strategic Campaign Plan on 12-14 March 2011, at the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok.
A Christian lawyer in Malaysia has failed in her attempt to be allowed to practise in the Muslim Shariah courts.
FNF Indonesia and Forum Politisi Yogyakarta (FPY) held a discussion on Maintaining Media Contacts for Politicians.
Members and partners of EFN Asia recently released the Economic Freedom of the States of India 2011. The report ranks economic freedom in the 20 biggest Indian states, using a methodology adapted from the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) annual reports.
Among 20 states surveyed, 12 states saw a fall in rankings even as AP shoots from seventh to third.