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FW: Website for safeguarding elections
Published: 2015
Organization: Democracy International
Project: Supporting Election Monitoring Innovation in MENA Region

FW: (Forward) is an informal, web-based community of civic activists, technology junkies, academics, bloggers, journalists and citizens interested in learning about and sharing new approaches and tools for safeguarding elections. The site is available in English, Arabic and French at www.fwelections.com.


Libya: Reporting for a Better Future
Published: 2013
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Libya Elections Reporting Network
Arabic

This handbook, in Arabic, is a practical guide for journalists reporting on elections in Libya. It emphasizes the importance of impartial reporting, fact-checking and reliable sourcing.


Tunisia: A Free Press Prepares for Elections
Published: 2013
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Tunisia Youth Media Network
French

This handbook, in French, is a practical guide for journalists reporting on elections in Tunisia. It emphasizes the importance of impartial reporting, fact-checking and reliable sourcing.


Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers
Published: 2011
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Democracy and Community Development Program
English

The comprehensive "Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers" describes and explains the country’s legal provisions surrounding electoral conduct. The handbook provides advice on applying Tunisia’s new Election Law and presents Tunisian lawyers with guidance on substantive law and procedures from the Constituent Assembly. The handbook also highlights potential areas of dispute and legal strategies in assisting citizens on election legal issues.


Media Freedom versus Media Regulation During the Election Campaign: The Role of Oversight Bodies in Balancing Interests
Published: 2010
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
English

The presentation focuses on the function of media in the electoral process, including basic rights and best practices. Models and scope for regulation are discussed.


Principles and Best Practices for Transparency of an Election Administration
Published: 2010
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
English

This text is taken from a presentation that focuses on how transparency applies to an election process. Suggestions for election administration include providing public access to relevant documents and information, and communicating with stakeholders.


International Republican Institute Campaign Manual for Local Council/Municipality Candidates
Published: 2010
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project: West Bank/Gaza Political Reform and Media Program
English

The manual provides information on creating an effective campaign message, communicating with voters, volunteers, mobilizing voters and managing the campaign. The training was conducted for four different independent political groups in 2009.


New York City Campaign Finance Board
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) in New York, campaign finance components, mandates, public funding issues and audit reports.


Campaign Finance in the United States
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes contribution limits in U.S. federal elections, including national party committee limits, local party limits, and political action committee (PAC) limits.


Regulating Campaign Finance in the United States
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation focuses on transparency, regulation of political finance in the U.S., enforcement, trends in campaign finance including the Internet, the role of media, and civil society and trust.


Elements of Democratic Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes seven key differences between democratic and undemocratic elections.


A Comparative Perspective on Gulf Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the role of elections in democratization and historical paths to democracy in monarchies. It also gives background information on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.


Delimiting Electoral Boundaries
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the importance of delimitation, types of electoral systems that delimit electoral districts, legal framework, authority, communities of interest and examples from Sierra Leone and Lebanon.


Palestinian Elections Case Study
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation focuses on the Palestinian elections - how it was successful, key players, the role of the international community and shortcomings.


Election Standards: An Introduction
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation gives an overview of election standards, declaration of principles, standards for assessing elections and international obligations.


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