Apply for 2016-2017 NED Democracy Fellowships

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

ANFREL Quarterly E-Bulletin (January – March 2015)

Here is ANFREL’s quarterly newsletter covering the period of January – March 2015. This issue gives you the latest news of ANFREL’s activities and contributions from ANFREL members and network from all over Asia. The E-bulletin is a recently launched ANFREL quarterly publication that will contain relevant and important updates regarding the

ANFREL E-Bulletin Issue No.1

ANFREL's Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC)  is pleased  to introduce its first ONLINE BULLETIN. The first ANFREL E-Bulletin covers election-related news and  ANFREL activities from July - December 2014. ANFREL E-bulletin is a new ANFREL quarterly publication that will contain relevant and important updates regarding the state of electoral democracy in the region. We

ASIAN ELECTION OBSERVERS DEPLOY ACROSS SRI LANKA FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2015

Press Release December 29, 2014   ASIAN ELECTION OBSERVERS DEPLOY ACROSS SRI LANKA FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2015 Independent Election Observers from the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) are deployed across Sri Lanka to observe the upcoming Presidential Election which is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2015. The observers from

ANFREL celebrates Human Rights Day

According to this year's slogan of the United Nations, everyday is a Human Rights Day. In the latter half of the 1940s, with World War II having just come to an end, the United Nations presented its Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) for the first time to promote the core principles

Early Polls Called in Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka plans to hold a snap presidential election on 8th January next year, speculation grows about President Mahinda Rajapaksa's quest for an unprecedented 3rd term after the defection of several key ministers as well as the announcement that the General Secretary of his party, Maithripala Sirisena, would be the "common

ANFREL LAUNCHES ASIAN ELECTORAL RESOURCE CENTER (AERC)

ANFREL is pleased to introduce its latest program -- the Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC). This new initiative will support ANFREL's work on capacity building by becoming an information center of all election-related materials in Asia. ANFREL wishes to invite you and all stakeholders for cooperation and support in this new endeavor.

ANFREL Co-hosts with its member NAMFREL the 9th Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Principles for International Observation

From the 12th to the 14th of November, ANFREL co-hosted the 9th Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Principles for International Observation in Manila with one of its members in the Philippines, the National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL). As a long-time endorser of the Declaration, ANFREL was honored to play

JOB VACANCIES: 2 NEW POSITIONS

DESCRIPTION The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) was established in 1997 as Asia’s first network of civil society organizations focused on promoting democracy in the countries of Asia. ANFREL is now looking for a Programme Officer and IT/Webmaster who can help develop for a new ANFREL program Electoral Resource on elections

Moving Toward the Indonesia Presidential Election

Indonesian President & Vice-President Candidates; Graphic Credit: fncounter.com   Indonesia is preparing for new leadership thanks to elections scheduled for 9 July 2014. Over 188 million Indonesians are registered to cast their ballots at the 478,591 polling stations set up by the General Elections Commission of Indonesia(KPU). Elections officials have been working overtime to finalise election

Announcing 2015-2016 NED Democracy Fellowships

  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Dear Colleague, The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the International Forum for Democratic Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship year.  Please help us reach out to activists, journalists, and scholars in your field by: forwarding this announcement to eligible individuals and networks connecting with NED and the International

Afghanistan: Announcement of Final Presidential Election Results, Sets Date For Run‐Off

Source: http://www.iec.org.af/media-section/press-releases/366-final-results Kabul, Afghanistan 15 May 2014 - Following the announcement of preliminary Presidential Election results and subsequent investigations, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has certified the final results of 2014 Presidential Election, conducted on 5 April 2014. In accord with the Afghan Law on the Structure, Duties and Authorities of the IEC

ANFREL OBSERVERS READY TO OBSERVE THE 2013 NEPAL CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY (CA) ELECTIONS

Election observers from different parts of Asia have converged in Nepal under the banner of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL)-Foundation, the regional observer group which has been invited to observe the November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. ANFREL observers who are trained professionals in election observation represent various institutions and

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

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

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

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

Mongolia Presidential Election was held June 26, 2013

  ULAN BATOR: Preliminary results Thursday from Mongolia's presidential election suggested that the front-running incumbent is poised to secure a second term after steering the resource-rich nation through a spectacular -- albeit divisive -- mining boom. President Tsakhia Elbegdorj was on course to gain more than 50 percent of the votes cast,

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);

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

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"]

An Update From Papua as ANFREL Executive Director Witnesses Papua 2013 Local Election

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Uniformed Polling Station Security Stands Ready Outside the Polling Station[/caption] Indonesia finally conducted the Papuan gubernatorial election on 29 January 2013 after years of postponement due to legal obstacles and conflicts. A total of 2,705,775 registered voters across 29 regencies were eligible to vote at the 6,961 polling stations in the province. 

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