Freedom and the Media 2019: A Downward Spiral

Threats to media freedom are having dangerous impacts on the state of democracy worldwide. The Freedom House report, Freedom and the Media 2019, finds that leaders intent on consolidating power are finding new ways to repress independent journalism in democracies and authoritarian...

Sarah Repucci, Senior Director for Research & Analysis, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog, Monitoring

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/10/2019

The Government Performance Index

This data visualization is based on “Pact’s The Government Performance Index (GPI).”  Click here to access the full handbook.

PACT

How-to, Multimedia, Tools and Templates

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/29/2019

Ukraine’s Elections Could Turn Violent—This is How to Prevent It

From September to December 2018, USIP conducted an election violence risk assessment to determine conflict dynamics ahead of Ukraine’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. The full assessment report (forthcoming in February 2019) will identify conflict drivers and scenarios for violence. The assessment...

Jonas Claes & Artem Miroshnichenko, USIP

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 02/08/2019

Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

"Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017, extending a period characterized by emboldened autocrats, beleaguered democracies, and the United States’ withdrawal from its leadership role in the global struggle...

Michael J. Abramowitz, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/06/2018

Data Journalism Program Design

Internews has prepared a set of documents for a data journalism curriculum. The tools and research offered in this section should help practitioners design their own robust data journalism program. Over the last few years, there has been a significant shift in...

Internews

How-to

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/25/2018

Final Evaluation: Zo Kwѐ Zo

The project “Zo Kwè Zo” was implemented by Search for Common Ground (Search) in collaboration with the Association of Women Communication Professionals (Association des Femmes Professionnelles de la Communication, AFPC) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The...

Search for Common Ground

Evaluation Reports

Created 06/18/2018

NGO-Security Service Engagement to Stem Human Rights Abuses in Indonesia: Mid-Term Evaluation

One unfamiliar with Indonesia may find it surprising that the challenge for counter-terrorism activities in Indonesia does not only come from groups that share terrorist ideology, but also come from those against terrorism. This unique challenge pertains the tension between security personnel...

Search for Common Ground

Evaluation Reports

Created 06/18/2018

Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluations

The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) published ‘Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluation: Towards UNEG Guidance’ in 2011 as a concise handbook that could act as a field guide to improve human rights and gender equality responsive evaluation in the...

UN Evaluation Group

How-to, Tools and Templates

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/15/2018

INCREASING AWARENESS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION IN THE EXTRACTIVE SECTOR

With the support of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), we are implementing a pilot project on introducing the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs). The VPs set specific lines of action to systematically assess and manage the risks and impacts...

Evaluation Reports

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/15/2018

Expanding Initiatives to Reduce Human Rights Abuses in Northern Nigeria

This baseline report is part of an 18 month project called “Expanding Initiatives to Reduce Human Rights Abuse in North-East Nigeria” funded by the department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor to strengthen engagement and advocacy processes of civil...

Search for Common Ground Nigeria

Evaluation Reports

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/15/2018

Human Rights & Conflict Resolution

Deepening Debate and Dialogue The relationship between human rights advocacy and conflict resolution has been debated for years. Particularly in international civil conflicts, the two fields are typically framed as a dichotomy, in which human rights activists promote justice, narrowly defined as...

Shamil Idriss, President & CEO of Search for Common Ground

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/15/2018

Constructing Coalitions to Reduce Human Rights Abuse by Security Forces in Northern Nigeria: Baseline Study

Escalating violence in Northern Nigeria has necessitated the deployment of a heightened security presence across the region. While security forces have a mandate to maintain peace, some of their officers have been implicated in human rights abuse against civilians. These abusive practices...

Search for Common Ground Nigeria

Evaluation Reports

INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/15/2018

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