THE CASE AGAINST NGOS

Oxfam, Save the Children or Greenpeace are morally good organizations. After all, what is wrong with organizations trying to eradicate poverty, help children or save the environment?  Nothing. At least at first sight. In an ideal case scenario, NGOs help strengthen civil society and local communities. Sometimes, they even fully replace governmental structures that are… Read More

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Bahrain slams Amnesty International for ‘inaccurate’ report

Following Amnesty International’s report on Bahrain published last Monday, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry slammed the international human rights organisation, accusing them of publishing inconsistencies in their report. The report, which was conducted by interviewing over 90 alleged victims of human rights abuses, along with their family members and lawyers, was published in order to give… Read More

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Indian NGO Magic Bus named Charity of the Year in UK

Magic Bus , a non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up in Mumbai to work with street- children , was named Charity of the Year at the first-ever charity awards here in the UK . Magic Bus, which supports over 360,000 children and 8,500 young people across 22 states in India and recently launched a pilot programme… Read More

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Global economy, refugee crisis and Islamist terrorism dominates G7 summit in Japan

The G7 talks started in Japan on Thursday, with world leaders discussing about the slump in global economy, and concern over China’s increasing influence threatening the proceedings. Delegates from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan have congregated in Ise-Shima, about 300 kilometres away from Tokyo. The group, including US President… Read More

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Amnesty International blamed for Excessive payouts to senior staff

Newspapers in February 2011, in the UK uncovered that Irene Khan (seventh Secretary General of Amnesty International) had gotten an installment of UK £533,103 from Amnesty International tailing her renunciation from the association on 31 December 2009. A reality found in Amnesty’s records for the 2009–2010 money related year. The aggregate paid to her was in… Read More

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