NGO ban: US State Dept is unhappy as Russian declares of Soros NGO undesirable to operate

The U.S. State Department is not happy with the Russian authorities having classified the various Soros NGO’s as “undesirable.” According to Washington, this would be a further step in preventing the kinds of activities beneficial to civil society and the Russian people. What was Putin thinking?  Blocking philanthropists and friends of mankind in conducting their… Read More

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Russian Senators Propose Ban of 12 Foreign NGOs, Reining In Civil Society

In what experts see as Moscow’s latest bid to rein in civil society, Russian senators released a list Wednesday of 12 foreign NGOs whose work they believe poses a threat to national security, and who should thus be declared “undesirable” and prohibited from operating in the country. The Federation Council — Russia’s upper house of parliament — compiled a so-called “patriotic stop-list,” consisting of seven American organizations, two Ukrainian diaspora groups, two… Read More

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Govt cancels Greenpeace India’s licence for foreign fund , activist sent back to Australia

In yet another crackdown on NGOs, government on Thursday cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for its activities which allegedly hampered country’s economic growth. The Greenpeace India’s registration has been cancelled under Section 13 of the FCRA, a senior home ministry official said on Thursday night. The decision… Read More

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Pakistan stopped activities of International NGO Save the Children

Pakistan has requested the philanthropy Save the Children to leave the nation, with an official blaming the NGO for “hostile to Pakistan” exercises. Police have fixed off their workplaces in Islamabad and outside staff given 15 days to leave the nation. Save the Children said it “unequivocally protested” to the activity. Pakistan has already connected… Read More

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