Malta

Saving life without a licence: Rescue ship trial delayed in Malta

A court in Malta postpones the trial of Claus-Peter Reisch, a German captain of a refugee rescue ship impounded by the government.

Greece

Greece arrests migrant rescuers on charges of people trafficking

Members of the group charged, the ERCI, deny wrongdoing, saying that they followed every rule and regulation and kept the Greek coastguard informed of their activities.

Refugees

Refugee rights activists risk prison in Orban's Hungary

Draft bill, named after Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros, targets NGOs and people who help refugees.

Hungary rights activists risk prison under 'Stop-Soros' bill

Opinion

NGOs should not be allowed to operate above the law

The Oxfam sex abuse scandal demonstrates the urgent need for legal accountability in the humanitarian aid sector.

Sienna Merope-Synge

by Sienna Merope-Synge

Sienna Merope-Synge

United States

Charlottesville: Where's the $200,000 the DSA raised?

Unite the Right rally survivors say they have not received help from funds raised by Democratic Socialists of America.

Charlottesville: Where's the $200,000 the DSA raised?

Egypt

Why is Egypt's new NGO law controversial?

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a law that heavily restricts the operations of more than 47,000 NGOs.

Why is Egypt's new NGO law controversial?

Opinion

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

Neil Howard

by Neil Howard

Neil Howard

Inside Story

Narendra Modi's crackdown on NGOs

India's prime minister faces criticism for cancellation of the registration of many nongovernmental organisations.

Europe

EU slams Russia over new anti-NGO law

Law allowing prosecution of NGO employees seen as "worrying step" in series of restrictions on freedom of speech.

EU slams Russia over new anti-NGO law

Spy Cables

Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets

Numerous politicised spy requests sent to Pretoria, seeking information on 'rogue NGOs', politicians and exile groups.

Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets

The Listening Post

The ever closer ties between journalists and NGOs

The Listening Post examines the implications of the symbiotic relationship between NGOs and the news media.

The Listening Post

Syriza and the new economic narrative

Greece's Syriza party challenges the media narrative on austerity. And, the close ties between journalists and NGOs.

Kenya

Kenya closes down hundreds of NGOs

Some 510 non-governmental organisations shut down, including 15 for "raising funds for terrorists," authorities say.

Kenya closes down hundreds of NGOs

Health

Afghan children helped to hear for first time

The hearing impaired have lived in a world of their own, but a new initiative gives them chance to rejoin society.

Health

Aid agencies criticise slow Ebola response

Aid agencies say the international community has been 'woefully underprepared' in tackling the crisis.