Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Egyptian elections update

Following on from our earlier post which highlighted key news sources- here is an update on where to get observations on the conduct of the elections.
The official website of the Supreme Committee which is overseing the elections for the government
The BBC has a list of the candidates and the latest news stories
in 2011 IFES asessed what was needed for democratic elections to take place. It has followed this up in 2012 with assessments of the state of post-Mubarak Egypt.
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights covers all aspects ofg human rights in Egypt. Its website includes press releases and reports, It includes coverage of the  Egyptian Coalition for Election Observation which is monitoring the elections.
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is an independent regional non-governmental organization founded in 1993 it is heading the Independent Coalition for Monitoring Elections. Its website has reports of media coverage of previous elections.
The Egyptian Association for Community Participation - has coverage in English or earlier election monitoring in 2011/12. It also has reports on Arab spring and repression in Egypt.
Another key organisation is the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and anti-Violence Studies (AITAS). It used a special media mionitoring unit to examine the conduct and coverage of the earlier election phase.

Finally Google News portal on Egypt.

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