Asia Democracy Network (ADN) Launches in Seoul on 22 October 2013

The Launching Assembly of the Asian Democracy Network met in Seoul on 22 October 2013, read the result of the Ceremony here: [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ADN-Launching-Ceremony-Program-and-Seoul-Democracy-Declaration-2013-10-22-final.pdf[/embed] Or download as a PDF here: ADN Launching Ceremony Program and Seoul Democracy Declaration 2013 10 22 final  

Report on Preparations for the Second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal, 2013

Report on Preparations for the Second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal, 2013 PART I A. Political Backdrop and holding of the second CA elections The  Election  Commission  of  Nepal  in  its  latest  announcement  made  on September 8, 2013 said that the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections would  be  held  on  schedule

Sri Lankan Provincial Council Election Day Statement by PAFFREL 2013

 Election Day Statement by PAFFREL - September 21st, 2013 The polls for the provincial council elections in the Central, North Western and Northern provinces closed at 4 pm today and were generally peaceful.  Polling took place in eight electoral districts in the three provinces based on the 2012 electoral register in which a

ANFREL : Vacancy Announcement (Nepali interpreters needed)

Vacancy Announcement The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has established itself as the preeminent NGO in Asia working on elections, since 1997. ANFREL’s main focus is in observing pre- and post-electoral processes, and developing and training civil society groups that are actively working on democratisation in their home countries. We also

ANFREL : Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has established itself as the preeminent NGO in Asia working on elections, since 1997. ANFREL’s main focus is in observing pre- and post-electoral processes, and developing and training civil society groups that are actively working on democratisation in their home countries. We also

Re: Continued Detention of Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan

    September 11, 2013 Sheikh Hasina Wazed Prime Minister Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh Re: Continued Detention of Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to express our deep concern over the arrest of Adilur Rahman Khan on August 10,

ANFREL-Foundation initiative to create awareness about parliamentary democracy in Myanmar

In order to create awareness about the functioning of a parliament amongst the people of Burma/Myanmar an initiative titled, Training and Parliament Education (TAPE)-Myanmar has been started in the country since February 2013. The implementation of the project follows two years of research, assessments and resource mapping. Several activities have been undertaken

An Urgent Call for the Release of Human Rights Defender Adilur Rahman Khan

Download Full Statement as PDF Here 11 August 2013, Bangkok - The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), an organization and network of democracy and political rights promoting groups, expresses grave concern regarding the unjust arrest and troubling continued detention of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, the Secretary of Odhikar, a leading human rights focused organization

Apply Now for Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships at the National Endowment for Democracy

   Please see the information below or click here to go directly to the NED Fellowship Page or here for Application Information Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is funded by the U.S. Congress to enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and

Transparency & Impartial Investigation Needed To Repair Lost Confidence in Cambodian Elections

Download as PDF Here 05 August 2013, BANGKOK – Given the level of widespread complaints and reports of irregularities related to the July 28th General Election in Cambodia, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) believes that greater transparency and a thorough and impartial investigation that includes a wide variety of participants

ANFREl-UEC meet

ANFREL-Foundation Chairperson Damaso G Magbual along with Capacity Building Coordinator Mr. Bidhayak Das met Chairperson of the Union Election Commission (UEC) of Myanmar U Tin Aye at the UEC office in Napyitaw on July 11. The meeting, which lasted for an hour discussed ways to strengthen electoral reforms initiatives in Myanmar and

July 21st’s Election in Japan Gives Stronger Mandate to PM Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party

Article with video on Sky News website here: http://news.sky.com/story/1118836/japan-election-shinzo-abe-hails-landslide-win The Japanese prime minister's ruling coalition has won a solid majority in the country's upper house elections, gaining control of both chambers of parliament. Shinzo Abe's decisive win is being seen as a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms - an endorsement

Joint Statement on concerns over the political environment ahead of the Cambodian National Election 2013

              Statement on concerns over the political environment ahead of the fifth mandate of National Election 2013 Date: June 12, 2013 The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL), The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), the Neutral & Impartial Committee for Free and

Honoring Min Ko Naing and “Examining the Transition to Democracy in Burma”

Honoring Min Ko Naing and “Examining the Transition to Democracy in Burma”   On June 4, 2013, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was finally able to honor Burmese activist Min Ko Naing with its 2012 Democracy Award at an event in the U.S. Capitol. NED President Carl Gershman presented the award, highlighting Min Ko Naing’s

2013-2016 Asia Election Calendar

 2013 – 2016 Election Calendar in Asia Find consolidated information about upcoming elections in Asia. The file here has a variety of information such as election dates, electoral systems, etc. Download the full file by clicking here Or view the file embedded in the page below: [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Election-Calendar-in-Asia-14-June-20131.pdf[/embed]    

Announcing 2014-2015 NED Democracy Fellowships

    The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014-2015 fellowship year.  Please help us ensure that our program becomes known to activists, journalists, and scholars in your field by: forwarding this announcement to eligible individuals or networks; connecting with NED and the International Forum on Facebook and Twitter (@NEDemocracy and @ThinkDemocracy);

Papua Gubernatorial Election 2013

Study Mission Report The 2013 Papua gubernatorial election featured some unique aspects. It was conducted through a series of political compromises and continued the use of the traditional noken balloting system. In the following pages, ANFREL addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process but, on the whole, concludes that the

ANFREL Calls on Election Commission of Pakistan for Greater Transparency on Pressing Electoral Matters

Download Full Statement as a PDF here For Immediate Release: ANFREL Calls on Election Commission of Pakistan for Greater Transparency on Pressing Electoral Matters BANGKOK, 03 June 2013  – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), a regional network based organization of 21 civil society groups from across Asia, views with great

ANFREL attends GNDEM meeting in Beirut held in April 2013

Setting the future course for Citizens' Election Observation: 1st Implementation meeting of the Declaration of Global Principles In pursuant of its commitment the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations, ANFREL-Foundation participated in the first implementation meeting of the Declaration, which was held in Beirut from

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE-ASIAN NETWORK FOR FREE ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO PAKISTAN

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE-ASIAN NETWORK FOR FREE ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO PAKISTAN Islamabad, Pakistan May 13, 2013 OVERVIEW This preliminary statement is offered by the joint election observation mission of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL). The mission consists of

The National Citizens Movement for Free Elections(NAMFREL) Hails Filipinos For Exercising Their Right to Vote and for a Generally Peaceful Election

Read the full statement of NAMFREL, one of ANFREL's members in the Philippines, on the 13 May mid-term elections in the Philippines. Download it here or read it embedded below... [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NAMFREL-Press-Statement-and-Incident-Reports-13MAY13-530PM.pdf[/embed]  

Local Observers Note Irregularities in Pakistan Elections

National Observers Note Irregularities in Pakistan Elections     ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Election Commission on Sunday endorsed the country’s landmark elections that will see the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power via the ballot box in the country's history. It declared the country’s elections for a new national assembly and government leadership as “largely

Malaysia GE13: Serious Concerns About May 5th Election Require Sincere Investigation and Reform

  Malaysia GE13: Serious Concerns Require Investigation and Reform   The 5th May 2012 general election in Malaysia, the country’s 13th, had an encouraging record turnout of 80 percent of eligible voters exercising their franchise and the election day processes of polling and counting were generally peaceful. But taking both of those

Election Observation Training for Civil Society organisations and Election Monitoring Groups in Malaysia

Election Observation Training for Civil Society organisations and Election Monitoring Groups in Malaysia [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Evaluation-Malaysia-Training-30-Jan-2013.pdf[/embed]   Election Observation Training for Civil Society organisations and Election Monitoring > Picture   authuser=0&feat=directlink"]

COMFREL releases its 2012 annual report on Democracy, Elections and Reform in Cambodia

COMFREL concludes that the Cambodian democracy has experienced further backlashes in 2012 confirming the perception among parts of the Cambodian public and the international community that Cambodia’s political system is in an increasingly fragile state of democracy." --ANFREL member COMFREL's new report on the state of democracy in Cambodia in 2012  

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