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

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

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

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

2010
Investigative Journalism: Social Media Platforms
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation gives an overview of various social media platforms on the web, such as Facebook and Blogger. It includes practical instructions on how to do effective Google searches and how to upload videos to YouTube.

2010
Investigative Journalism: Professionalism
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation focuses on journalistic professionalism. It includes instructions on separating news and opinion, respecting other opinions, and respecting sources and subjects.

2010
Investigative Journalism: Writing for the Internet
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation focuses on effective writing for the Internet. It goes over several styles for effectively communicating information in a brief format, which is preferred by online readers.

2010
The Communication Process
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation covers interpersonal communication in a broad sense. It explains interpersonal communications in terms of messenger, message and audience, and how all three relate to each other.

2010
Investigative Journalism: Conducting Interviews
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation gives tips for conducting interviews. It covers different modes of interviews, including opinion, background and detail, and describes how and when each should be used.

2010
The Art of Producing News
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation covers aspects of news production, from research to publishing. It includes details of how to format news articles and what questions to ask (who, what, when, etc.). It also addresses larger questions of what is "newsworthy" and theories of the role of the media.

2010
Investigative Journalism: Research and Writing
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation focuses on researching and writing journalistic stories. It includes detailed instructions on how to plan for producing an investigative news story.

2010
Investigative Journalism
Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively

This presentation covers various topics in investigative journalism, including research, investigating, editing and publishing investigative news articles. It also includes suggested templates for formatting news articles in a descriptive, explanatory or narrative style.

2010
Business Journalism and Corporate Governance
Organization: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project: Building a Modern System of Corporate Governance

This document focuses on how to effectively report on corporate governance issues. It outlines elements of corporate governance, the benefits of good governance and the questions that someone reporting on the topic should ask.

2011
The Charter of the United Nations, UN
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The Charter of the United Nations is considered the foundational treaty of the United Nations. The Charter consists of a preamble and a series of 111 articles grouped into 19 chapters. As a charter, it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles. The Charter states that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations.

For more information, please visit the UN at http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml

2011
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), OHCHR
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This resource reviews the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. The ICCPR commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial.

For more information on ICCPR, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm

2011
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN
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This file includes the full text of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, the CEDAW consists of a preamble and 30 articles, defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets an agenda for national action.

 

For more information on CEDAW, please visit the UN Women Watch website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/

CEDAW.doc (Arabic)

2011
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This resource focuses on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. It commits its parties to work toward granting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals. The ICESCR includes labor rights and the right to health, education and an adequate standard of living.

For more information on The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm.

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