Guidelines for the Right of Association and Assembly in the Arab World

(Printed in Arabic)

Kuwait and Lebanon are the most economically free Arab nations, according to the Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2008 Annual Report. The report was released in Doha, Qatar, on November 5 by the Fraser Institute of Canada in cooperation with the International Research Foundation of Oman and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty.

It’s the second year in a row Kuwait was ranked first, while Lebanon was ranked third last year. The two nations each scored 7.7 on the overall economic freedom index. They were followed closely by Oman (7.6), Jordan (7.5), Saudi Arabia (7.4), the United Arab Emirates (7.3) and Yemen (7.1).

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Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2008 Annual Report

(Printed in Arabic)

Published jointly in Cairo by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty

This book examines the prevailing laws for political parties, NGOs and labor unions in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. It identifies obstacles and solutions for legislation related to freedom of association. Moreover, it is a tool to promote dialogue between the different stakeholders in order to reach mutually accepted compromises and agreements and to inspire Arab legislators to promote freedom of association.

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"Women and Mirror": Liberal Publication on Gender Issues

(Printed in Arabic)

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) in cooperation with Mahrousa Publishing House launched the second book of its new series "Liberal Publications" with a volume on women’s rights. Titled "Women and Mirror.

Vision for the Contemporary Reality for Women," the book contains articles by various writers from different parts of the world who all deal with aspects of the women’s struggle for equal rights and opportunities. Among the authors are well-known Malaysian activist Zenah Anwar who writes about women politics in an Islamic context or Daad Musa from Syria and Jamila Sayouri from Morocco who deal with legal aspects of women emancipation in their respective countries.

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Liberalism and the Egyptian Society: Crisis and Evidence

(Printed in Arabic, English PDF version available online)

This book is the first in the Foundation’s series "Liberal Publications". The 95-page volume gives an overview of liberalism in an Egyptian context. Written by an eminent Egyptian liberal writer, "Liberalism and the Egyptian Society: Crisis and Evidence" is divided into three main chapters.

These are:

  • Liberalism in Egypt: Manifestations and Roots of the Crisis
  • The Individual and Society: A Talk about Social Liberalism
  • The Future of Liberalism in Egypt: Movement, Guide and Confidence Building

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Why I am liberal – Youthful Essays on Liberalism

(Printed in Arabic, English soon)

This 150-page volume contains the twenty best essays selected in an essay writing competition co-organized in 2009 by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) and the Egyptian Union of Liberal Youth (EULY).

The contributions are subdivided into four chapters:

  • Attempts of defining liberalism
  • Because I am a human being
  • Egyptian Liberalism
  • Personal Experiences

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La Liberté Economique dans le Monde Arabe

L'Institut Canadien de Recherche Economique Fraser Institute, en coopération avec l'International Research Foundation de l'Oman vient de publier son rapport annuel sur la liberté économique dans le monde Arabe "Economic Freedom of the Arab World Report". Ce rapport a été présenté le 13 au 15 Novembre lors d'une conférence internationale qui a discuté les résultats sous le titre de "Liberté Economique et Justice Sociale" dans le Palais des Congrès a Marrakech au Maroc. Cette conférence, organisé par la Fondation Friedrich Naumann avec le Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants d'Entreprises au Maroc, était ouvert par le Ministre Marocain du Travail et de la Formation Professionnelle qui mettait le point sur les efforts de l'Etat Marocain dans le développement humain. Les invités de la conférence, tous des acteurs économiques (chefs d'entreprises et chefs d'associations d'entreprises), ont discuté les défis qui se posent dans chacun de leurs pays à l'ouverture économique. Le rapport est disponible en Anglais et en Arabe sur le site suivant:

2009 Annual Report - English

2009 Annual Report - Arabic