Restricting the space for global civil society

The Open Democracy website has an article ‘In for a bumpy ride: international aid and the closing space for domestic NGOs’ which reckons that “The global trend toward shrinking civil society space is not temporary, but rather part of a broader shift in international life”. Governments are. . . vilifying domestic NGOs who receive foreign resources and harassing or even expelling international groups offering civil society support.

Some similar points to our ‘State of Civil Society‘ news item from May 2013.