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16.03.2010

NaUKMA President calls on colleagues to oppose the appointment of D. Tabachnyk Minister of Education

Ukraine needs unity and culture, our education and science need to develop in quality and competitiveness on the global arena, and universities – autonomy. Dmytro Tabachnyk cannot take on these tasks since the humanitarian field is not built on hatred and lies | detail

Visits 1522
23.02.2010

Shameful abuse

The antics of various members of the rightwing party VO “Svoboda” have long made many of us wince, however the behaviour of one Lviv Regional Council member Iryna Farion at a kindergarten warrants more than just disgust, but very serious measures from the authorities. | detail

Visits 821
19.02.2010

MIA moves on combating ethnic profiling

According to Yury Belousov, Aide to the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Ministry has drawn up a draft normative act aimed at combating a selective ethnic approach in the work of the MIA | detail

Visits 1432
15.02.2010

Nationalism and crime: an artificial link

Not only does ethnic profiling violate people’s rights and dignity, but it is also an inefficient method of protecting public order, wasting police resources while leaving many crimes unsolved | detail

Visits 1608
25.01.2010

Europe needs educated Roma

Continued discrimination against Roma in Europe not only violates human dignity, but is a major social problem crippling the development of eastern European countries with large Roma populations | detail

Visits 756
12.01.2010

The Crimea in Slow Motion

International interest in the Crimea from summer 2008 had little to do with the peninsula’s undoubted natural attractions. Unfortunately the shivers down many a Ukrainian official’s spine caused by the war over South Ossetia may have elicited anxiety, but little will to learn lessons and take urgently needed action, or any understanding of what this action should be | detail

Visits 1017
29.12.2009

Film “Russia 88” to hit hard about skinheads

"Bardin has succeeded in doing what many civic activists were unable to do – he has shown the movement to be comical. That is the worst blow to the movement” (Galina Kozhevnikova) | detail

Visits 788
09.12.2009

OSCE trains Ukraine’s civil society representatives on hate crime prevention

More than 20 civil society activists from throughout Ukraine took part in the three-day event, which provided the participants with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of hate crimes and to devise strategies on how to combat this phenomenon more effectively | detail

Visits 740
08.12.2009

Rightwing radicals raising their heads in Chernihiv

The Director of the Chernihiv Public Committee for the Protection of Human Rights believes that a role in fuelling antagonism is played by myths, circulated by the press, about migrants held in the temporary holding centre in the village of Rozsudiv in the Chernihiv region | detail

Visits 801
17.11.2009

Fall in racially motivated crimes

On International Day for Tolerance, 16 November, the UN High Commission for Refugees noted a fall in the number of racially motivated crimes in Ukraine during 2009 | detail

Visits 741
06.11.2009

Parliament increases liability for discrimination, and changes nothing

The law in fact makes no significant change since the article of the Criminal Code is still phrased in such a way as to make it virtually impossible to prosecute people | detail

Visits 1045
03.11.2009

Polish Ukrainian language television programme reinstated

It would thus seem that the protest campaign organized by Ukrainians in Poland and supported by many people in Ukraine, although by no means most media representatives and politicians, has had some impact | detail

Visits 1204
28.09.2009

TV presenter accused of Jew-phobia offers to apologize if he was mistaken

The Shimon Dubnov Academy of the History and Culture of Jews of Ukraine has accused the ICTV television presenter of “Jew phobia” over an article about the annual Hassidic pilgrimage to Uman | detail

Visits 765
05.08.2009

Polish Helsinki Foundation speaks out against closure of «Telenowyny”

PHF has expressed concern over the plans to cancel the Ukrainian language programme “Telenowyny” and points out that the rights of national minorities are guaranteed both by domestic legislation, including the Constitution, and international commitments | detail

Visits 1179
04.08.2009

The Pernicious Allure of Misleading Headlines

More than sufficient grounds for personal paranoia, and when it seems that fears are being deliberately fuelled, then terror takes over. Or anger (In response to the article ““Will they ban the Ukrainian word in Poland?”) | detail

Visits 1598
04.08.2009

“Sources of Tolerance” Children’s Camp

On 9 August over 190 children aged 9-17 from 17 national communities in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova will take part in the opening of the International Inter-ethnic Children’s Camp “Sources of Tolerance” | detail

Visits 1104
30.07.2009

Soviet Media Mothballs

A large number of media outlets in the Crimea seem trapped in some old Soviet idea about their proper role in society. You supposedly can’t rely on the readers, but need to show them how to live, what to think and even who to love. | detail

Visits 1502
27.07.2009

Sentence passed over assault on Chief Rabbi of Sevastopol

A 41-year-old from the Dnipropetrovsk region, Roman Shvedov received a 4 year sentence with a three year probation period for the assault in September 2007 | detail

Visits 885
06.07.2009

A High price for disillusionment

It’s clear enough that politicians prefer to ignore that annoying little principle of democracy, namely, that agreements are contracted with the voters and not between themselves. Yet what is the point of journalism which aids and abets them in this? | detail

Visits 2308
30.06.2009

For those who couldn’t return

On calls by supporters of the rightwing party VO “Svoboda” for a return of the“fifth point” regarding nationality and on how a party so capable of harming the country and betraying the memory of all those who had no place to return to can have the gall to call itself nationalist | detail

Visits 2794
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