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Emirati Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Theory)
Published: 2011
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
English Arabic

Through its regional Family Law Program, Freedom House published the Women's Rights in the Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings (Theory Portion) which brings together Sunni, Shiite and legal scholars from the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain to analyze family law, Islamic jurisprudence, and religious and civil interpretations in an attempt to bridge key differences among their perspectives.


Tunisian Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Syrian Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Kuwaiti Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Women's Rights Survey (2009 Gulf Portion)
Published: 2011
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series
English Arabic

The Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa study presents detailed reports and quantitative ratings on the state of women’s rights in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It is the first installment of a larger project encompassing the entire MENA region.


Qatari Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Digital Security for the Arab World
Published: 2013
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Arabic

This magazine on digital security  reviews online censorship and security vulnerabilities in social networking sites in the Arab World. It also provides detailed information about ways to protect your privacy online, securing smartphone and ensuring mobile phones safety.


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.


Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa
Published: 2013
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
Project: Enhancing Transparency in Political Finance in the Arab Region
English

This manual highlights the importance of political finance in the Middle East and North Africa, and provides a discussion of global and regional standards in the regulation of political finance. Country studies are provided for Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen.

 

The Arabic version of this manual will be available later.


Guide to Monitoring Public Money
Published: 2014
Organization: Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI)
Project: Women Against Corruption and for Women’s Participation
Arabic

This manual provides an introduction to corruption, including a focus on combatting corruption and a broad overview of the manifestations of wasting public money. It also includes information on how to monitor and document incidents of wasting public money and the responsibility of official public bodies to protect public funds. The guide presents methods for reporting and following up on incidents where public money is being wasted, emphasizing the rights of the citizen.


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.


Peace Journalism
Published: 2015
Organization: Lebanese Center for Active Citizenship
Project: YouthTube for Peace
Arabic
This presentation focuses on the media’s role and responsibility in covering conflict. It explores the definition of conflict, distinguishes between conflict and combat, and discusses characteristics of conflict related to the media. It also highlights media covering sensitive conflicts and the responsibility of print publications and onscreen programs. Additional material includes examples of news on social media sites and the importance of objectivity versus bias in news reporting.

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