DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

DEMAS, an independent platform of Czech non-governmental organisations (NGOs), was established in 2008. The founding membership comprises 11 NGOs that have over many years demonstrated their commitment to the support of democracy assistance, human rights and civil society in the Czech Republic and abroad.


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People in Need: nominations for Homo Homini 2020 Award

People in Need has announced nominations for the annual Homo Homini Awards intended for courageous individuals in recognition of their dedication to the promotion of human rights, democracy and non-violent solutions to political conflicts. The nominations can be submitted until 10th February 2020. This year’s laureate will be announced at the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival opening ceremony in May 2021.

CEELI Institute: This Giving Tuesday, Take Action to Defend the Rule of Law

The CEELI Institute remains committed to globalizing the rule of law, but that effort faces new roadblocks. The COVID-19 pandemic is being misused by some governments as an excuse to roll back civil rights and liberties. In some cases, these are not temporary stopgap measures, but permanent changes to the legal order. The rule of law is under attack, but the Institute is stepping up to support those who are fighting back. This work demands that we explore new approaches and undertake new initiatives. This #GivingTuesday we ask you to consider supporting us in these efforts. Your contribution in any amount helps us in our fight to continue defending the rule of law in a world where it is at peril.

Prague Media Point Conference 2020 starts tomorrow, last chance to get December 12th workshops funding available today

The annual Prague Media Point conference is this year held online, from 1st until 11th December 2020, the online workshops are planned for December 12, 2020. This year’s program, under the theme “What’s Working” will again take stock of success stories in the media industry – so important amid all the normal doom and gloom in the profession and society at large.