On the eve of Democracy Day EED meets Syrian activists to hear their story
[ed note;one has t go into EDD site then scroll down to news and press releases to fetch this story,link wont take you there directly!
The European Endowment for Democracy met with Syrian Human Rights defenders, visiting Brussels upon invitation of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network. On the eve of international Democracy Day, the Syrians and their partners described the greatest challenges for democracy activists working in and for Syria. A Syrian representative of the group described their situation:[[[[[[“As Syrian Human Rights groups working in the field, we face immense challenges but have very limited access to international funding because of the lack of information, language barrier and bureaucracy … The situation in Syria can dramatically change over a short period, so it is a major challenge if we have to wait for months and months for a project to receive support.]]]]]”[[[[[Beyond funding issues, the participants also underlined the many other challenges they are faced with on a daily basis, such as the growing gender-based violence, problems of IT security and the difficulty to document violations in a professional manner. Peter Sondergaard, Head of Programmes at the European Endowment for Democracy, described how EED can support them and other democracy activists.]]]]] [[[[[He assured them:“We have a mandate to work in a flexible and rapid way. We can support you even if your group is not registered and we accept requests in Arabic - all to make your lives easier.”]]]]]
[ed notes:very odd !one has to go into EDD site directly then scroll down to fetch this news,because there is no actuall hyperlink to connect directly to this event and news... the EDD is modelled on NED(CIA front and ziocon regime change inc)see
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