28 JUNE 2019, BUCAREST – Regarding organised crime and corruption – a cross-border approach

Direct collaboration between people and institutions, the protection of witnesses and the right to be informed, combating organised crime – for us, Funky Citizens, all of these ideas are scratching that part of our minds that makes us civically fit. Organised crime and corruption are persistent and must be fought through innovation and collaboration beyond Read more about 28 JUNE 2019, BUCAREST – Regarding organised crime and corruption – a cross-border approach[…]

Europe against organized crime. Don Ciotti brings the “CHANCE” Agenda to Brussels

The President of Libera presented a set of legislative and operative proposals for Europe against Mafia syndicates and organised crime. Repression measures must be coupled by prevention and education, along with “consciousness raising”. “We must trigger co-responsibility, virtuous daily behaviours, and a moral code embedded in everyday life. It’s the language of democracy, the vocabulary Read more about Europe against organized crime. Don Ciotti brings the “CHANCE” Agenda to Brussels[…]

Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Ángel Gahona’s death, a symbol of Nicaragua crisis

  “Justice for Ángel Gahona ! “   Angel Gahona was a 42-years-old Nicaraguan journalist who ran the local news website El Meridiano, famous in Bluefields for covering thorny stories such as police corruption and drug trafficking that other journalists preferred to ignore. The journalist was killed on 21 April – day four of a continuing Read more about Ángel Gahona’s death, a symbol of Nicaragua crisis[…]