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And Russia Makes Two Leashing NGOs

May 26, 2015

Musings from the Chiefio

A while back, India made it possible to declare foreign NGOs as “not welcome” for meddeling in their internal affairs. Now Russia has joined the ranks too. Given that China has everyone under a thumb and on a tight leash, I’d count them in the club too, but so far it isn’t an explicit law (AFAIK).

India:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/govt-bans-direct-foreign-funding-of-ngos.html

GOVT BANS DIRECT FOREIGN FUNDING OF NGOS
Friday, 20 June 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Voluntary organisations will now have to fulfil stringent regulatory norms and show compliance reports

The Centre has banned direct foreign funding to NGOs operating in India unless they fulfil stringent regulatory norms and show compliance reports. This is seen as the beginning of a process to block flow of foreign aid to NGOs, which, it perceives, are engaged in stalling developmental activities in the country. As per this exercise, the Centre has cracked down on NGO…

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