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15.12.2008

Trends in anti-Semitism in Ukraine at the beginning of the XXI century: reality and stereotypes

The author has been carrying out monitoring for several years which makes the empirical data here of the greatest interest | detail

Visits 2735
24.11.2008

Crimean Tatars restart work at the site planned for a Soborna [Assembly] Mosque in Simferopol

On Sunday 23 November around 250 people took part in constructing a fence around the land on Yaltynska St where it is hoped to build the Mosque - Dzhuma-Dzhami | detail

Visits 1996
17.11.2008

Trial by Headline

The Ukrainian version of this text was written as a response to articles about and by skinheads published in the Vinnytsa newspaper “33 kanal”. Despite the paper’s invitation to participate in discussion, it proved unwilling to publish an article which pointed, amongst other things, to total misinformation | detail

Visits 2541
17.11.2008

Others

In Siberia on 8 October they killed a 16-year-old girl. Beat her to death. She was wearing red shoelaces. She had “the right” skin colour, no problems with the shape of her nose. She wasn’t disabled or an immigrant. I could continue the list, but there’s no point. They always find something to beat people up for, to kill. And who to go for | detail

Visits 2103
12.11.2008

Without labels

In many countries the most effective mechanism for fighting primitive hate speech is public condemnation. The public need to decide whether they want to tolerate attempts to manipulate them and stir up tension and intolerance | detail

Visits 2622
10.11.2008

Court bans Eurasian Youth Union

On 6 November the Kharkiv District Administrative Court allowed the application of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor to forcibly dissolve the Kharkiv regional branch of the Eurasian Youth Union | detail

Visits 1135
07.11.2008

Crimean police reluctant to learn about European experience of working in a multicultural region

A conference initiated by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities aimed at sharing vital experience of police work in a multicultural society was ignored by the law enforcement representatives it was directed at | detail

Visits 1635
04.11.2008

Ethnic origin of offenders as hate speech

Yury Chumak, Human Rights Assistant to the Minister of Internal Affairs, has written a critical article on how the law enforcement agencies talk about offenders, especially those from particular ethnic groups, and the negative impact this has. | detail

Visits 1871
08.10.2008

When a country is ill, you hear cries of “They’re coming in hordes”

It sometimes seems like the Ukrainian enforcement bodies are deliberately pinning the image of enemy on people from the Caucuses who are quite legally in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1964
07.10.2008

Suspected members of a criminal racist gang arrested in Kirovohrad

In Kirovohrad SBU officers have uncovered a racist gang whose members are believed to have been planning a series of terrorist attacks near a synagogue, as well as intending to beat up Jewish people and other non-Slavs | detail

Visits 1082
02.10.2008

Making media waves in the Crimea

On one less than world-shattering confrontation in Simferopol and where certain media newsmakers suggest it could lead | detail

Visits 1481
01.10.2008

Crimean Labyrinth

17 years after independent Ukraine recognized that the Crimean Tatars must be able to return to their homeland, the problems remain considerable, and those out to fuel tension ever more active | detail

Visits 1985
24.09.2008

Abduraimov, author of a scandalous appeal forced to resign

Following the appeal publicly addressed to Russia’s leaders on 8 September by Vasvi Abduraimov, his Crimean Tartar organization Milli Fyrka [National Party] has announced that they have accepted his resignation | detail

Visits 1549
15.09.2008

The Crimea’s interests not represented

About a highly questionable appeal from a marginal Crimean Tatar group seeking Russian “defence” of their rights and the Russian media attention it has been given | detail

Visits 2770
05.09.2008

Open Letter from KHPG regarding the organization “Patriot of Ukraine”

Hiding behind fine slogans, the organization “Patriot of Ukraine” through its actions discredits and dishonours the very concept of patriotism | detail

Visits 4609
29.08.2008

Newspaper pogrom

They say that rumours fly. More often than not they are spread, with ill-intent or through carelessness, for the sake of an eye-catching headline, sensation, improved ratings, etc | detail

Visits 3240
17.08.2008

Court adjourns hearing into anti-Semitism charges against journalist

The Prymorsky Court in Odessa has rescheduled the examination of the application brought by the Odessa City Prosecutor against the newspaper “Nashe dyelo” until 16 September | detail

Visits 1147
13.08.2008

Strange welcome

It is truly difficult to fathom why the Kyiv Head of Police decided to talk about “a possible surge of migrants from the Caucuses due to the events in South Ossetia”. The consequences of such utterances are unfortunately depressively obvious | detail

Visits 1931
06.08.2008

No false notes

On apparent efforts to fuel discord between different ethnic groups in the Crimean media and the techniques applied to manipulate the audience | detail

Visits 3370
18.07.2008

In defence of redheads

We should watch out for criminals, not for people of a certain race. The law enforcement agencies undoubtedly have a tough and complicated task, however primitive methods only generate new problems and contribute to a rise in racism and xenophobia | detail

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