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Vacancy Announcement

August 28th, 2015

Opportunity to Work for International Election Monitoring Group The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), Asia’s first regional network of civil society focused in advancing electoral democracy in the region, is seeking for applications from qualified candidates for the following positions in its Myanmar office: National Staff for Logistics and Administration (Work Location: Yangon; Work […]

PRESS STATEMENT: ANFREL Notes Continued Improvement of Sri Lanka’s Electoral System

August 19th, 2015

SRI LANKA’S ELECTION SYSTEM SHOWS CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT COLOMBO, 19 August – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) today expresses its enthusiastic congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka for their role in the country’s 17 August Parliamentary Elections. ANFREL’s sixteen observers were drawn from its network of Asian Citizen Election Observation Organizations and they […]

ANFREL Returns to Sri Lanka in Support of the August 17th Parliamentary Elections

August 7th, 2015

COLOMBO, 07 August –  On August 6th, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) deployed a team of election observers from countries across Asia and beyond to observe the August 17th Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka. This is ANFREL’s 7th Election Observation Mission to Sri Lanka. ANFREL’s mission in Sri Lanka is in cooperation with […]

ANFREL Quarterly E-Bulletin (April – June 2015)

July 15th, 2015

Here is ANFREL’s E-bulletin featuring election-related news from all over Asia. This issue covers the period of April –  June 2015 and it highlights recent election-related developments in the region, ANFREL activities, and contributions from ANFREL members and network. We  are encouraging ANFREL members and friends to contribute articles for this quarterly publication. For questions and […]

Apply for 2016-2017 NED Democracy Fellowships

July 2nd, 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program   CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program JOIN THE NED FAMILY Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programoffers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world.  During their time in residence at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect […]

Urgent Appeal: The arrest and detention of 14 members of the New Democracy Movement and intimidation against independence of attorney, 24 – 27 June 2015

July 1st, 2015

The New Democracy Movement (NDM) The group is formed by students from the North, Central Plain, Northeast, and South plus more than 20 community-based organizations on 8 June 2015 at the Democracy Monument in Khon Kaen. Their fundamental five principles include; 1. A democratic principle that helps to ensure equal rights and liberties for all […]

ANFREL Member Odhikar’s Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Report of May 2015

June 4th, 2015

Odhikar’s Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Report May 1 – 31, 2015 Political violence Human rights violations on the high seas Extrajudicial killings Freedom of the media Freedom of expression Human rights violation by BSF along the border The religious minority community Public lynching Violence against women   Odhikar believes that ‘democracy’ is a form of […]

Thai Coup D’état Anniversary: Elections, Not Ongoing Military Rule, Offer Thailand a Sustainable Democratic Roadmap

May 22nd, 2015

On the one-year anniversary of Thailand’s most recent coup, ANFREL’s fears in the days following the 22 May 2014 coup have unfortunately come true. The timing for elections has been pushed back repeatedly, with threats to delay them further unless conditions, in the eyes of the ruling junta, prove perfect. Until the country’s leadership recognizes […]

ANFREL Member Odhikar’s Human Rights Monitoring Report of April 2015

May 2nd, 2015

Human Rights Monitoring Report  April 1 – 30, 2015 Farcical City Corporation Elections 2015 Political violence Extrajudicial killings Freedom of expression and the media Situation of ready-made garment workers Human rights violations by BSF along the border Human rights violations against religious minority communities Public lynching Violence against women Repressive Information and Communication Technology Act, […]

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