Special Series: Ombudsmen as Conflict Resolvers - 2009
by Jeffrey Dvorkin
In this first article in a series exploring the evolving role of ombudsmen as conflict resolvers in changing times, Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen, explains why such a position is a valuable investment for media organisations around the world, and perhaps most notably in the Middle East.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 13 October 2009) 
by Sara Khorshid
In this second article in a series exploring the evolving role of ombudsmen as conflict resolvers in changing times, Cairo-based journalist Sara Khorshid praises the gender ombudsman in Egypt and calls for even more "radical solutions" to address women's issues in the country.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 20 October 2009) 
by Mustafa Qadri
In a country often facing criticism for corruption and inadequate access to justice, Pakistan-based writer, Mustafa Qadri, considers whether Pakistan’s Federal Ombudsman is making a difference.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 October 2009) 
by Johanna Hawari-Bourgély
In this fourth article in a series exploring the evolving role of ombudsmen as conflict resolvers in changing times, Johanna Hawari-Bourgély, founder and manager of the Professional Mediation Centre at St. Joseph University in Beirut, discusses the role of an ombudsman in bridging divisions among Lebanese youth.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 10 November 2009) 
by Moulay M'Hamed Iraki
In this final article in a series exploring the evolving role of ombudsmen as conflict resolution practitioners in changing times, Moulay M'Hamed Iraki, President of the Ombudsman office in Morocco, examines this office's efforts to better the relationship between the Moroccan government and its citizens.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 5 January 2010) 
 
 
 
 
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