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Continuing threats, persistent denial of LGBTIQ rights in ASEAN

The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus has released a statement urging ASEAN governments to promote LBGTIQ rights during the ASEAN summit in Manila. Please see below for their full release, or read the statement on their website. —  Amidst the euphoria of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit ...

RCSD to host summer school on Mekong land relations

Land governance is a concept that cuts across academic disciplines, bridging social and environmental sciences, an understanding of legal frameworks, political economy and policy studies.RCSD, Faculty of Social Sciences, CMU hosts the Mekong Land Research Forum. Together they run a week-long summer school on researching ...

SDG16 Initiative

An exciting new project has been launched to track progress against Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The SDG16 Data Initiative is a collective project by a consortium of organizations seeking to support the open tracking of the global commitments made by ...

Open Data Day meet up in Vientiane

Realizing the need for open data outreach and promotion within Laos, Open Development Mekong collaborated with the Faculty of Forestry Science, National University of Laos to host a workshop on ‘open data for research’ on Open Data Day 2017, as part of a process to build ...

Data journalism training in ASEAN countries: the 12 winning projects

CFI has revealed the 12 winning projects, 7 of which from the Lower Mekong Countries, for their competition to receive #DataJournalism training in #ASEAN countries. Congratulations!Below are the winning organisations:** Cambodia **Cambodian Center for Independent Media Thmey Thmey News** Thailand **Prachatham ประชาธรรม SEAPA – Southeast Asian Press ...

Open call for proposals: data journalism and property rights grants

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has issued an open call for proposals for data journalism projects focused on land rights and property rights. Applications are open until May 1, 2017. Read their full release below or at their blog.—The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, ...

IDI releases report into World Bank’s investments in SE Asia

Inclusive Development International, in collaboration with Bank Information Center, Accountability Counsel, Urgewald, 11.11.11, Ulu Foundation and Tarkapaw Youth Group, has released an investigative report into the International Finance Corporation’s hidden investments in Southeast Asia. Read their full release below.—Out of control: The World Bank’s reckless private ...

ODM to host Open Data Day Vientiane

In coordination with the International Open Data Day, Open Development Mekong, in collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry Science, National University of Laos, is hosting an event in Vientiane to begin to build a community of open data* enthusiasts among students, researchers, professors, and civil ...

Earthrights International releases statement on IFC/Tata Mundra coal plant case

EarthRights International has released a statement on the status of their case against the International Finance Corporation in federal court in Washington D.C.“Local fishing communities and farmers represented by EarthRights International (ERI) are suing the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in federal court in Washington, D.C. ...

CFI announces data journalism training program for ASEAN countries

CFI, France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development’s media cooperation agency, has launched a training program to support news organizations execute empowering data journalism projects. They are accepting applications until March 8, 2017.See below for the full announcement text and visit their website for more details.LAUNCH DATE06-02-2017CLOSING DATE2017-03-08 ...

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