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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 708
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 989
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 1154
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 733
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 1145
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 1527
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 1073
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 1467
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 847
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 2233
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 2728
15.05.2009

Yevhen Tsybulenko: Ukrainians thrive in Estonia

Interview with the Ukrainian academic Yevhen Tsybulenko who has lived in Estonia since 2003 about the Ukrainian minority in the country, relations with and developments in Russia which Professor Tsybulenko views with concern | detail

Visits 958
13.05.2009

A Politician afflicted

On why ignoring virulent anti-Semites does not make them go away - inadequate measures to deal with the mixture of hysteria, hatred towards a political opponent and diseased anti-Semitism which a Kherson Deputy, Serhiy Kirichenko has been spreading for a year now | detail

Visits 1014
07.05.2009

Too little being done to fight racism

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance is concerned that criminal legislation has not been strengthened and it remains difficult to prosecute people for racially-motivated crimes | detail

Visits 905
28.04.2009

How to provoke a pogrom

These words by the Head of the Moscow-based Sova Centre about those actively fuelling hatred, whether deliberately or for sensation in the media are unfortunately just as relevant for Ukraine and urgently need to be heeded | detail

Visits 1303
13.04.2009

Ugly message from Chernihiv racists

Last night the office of the Chernihiv Civic Committee for the Protection of Human Rights was daubed with graffiti and images of an anti-Semitic and xenophobic nature | detail

Visits 872
26.03.2009

Not “In Contact”

On 24 March the administration of the popular Russian website “VKontakte.ru” (“In Contact”) blocked off access to 41 groups “propagating ethnic and racial hatred”. | detail

Visits 1637
20.03.2009

The Limited Force of Fine Words

True freedom brings with it responsibility. Without this words remain a cheap commodity offered for a song by those wishing to use us for their own ends | detail

Visits 3165
13.03.2009

Nationality does not predispose a person to crime

Human Rights Aide to the Head of the MIA for the Cherkasy region, Volodomyr Batchaev speaks about cooperation between the police and the public, about law enforcement officers “sins” and about prejudice in society towards the Roma | detail

Visits 1810
04.03.2009

Roma community – the most discriminated against minority in Ukraine

A project being run by the Roma Women’s Fund “Chirikili” with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is aimed at changing the attitude of the State and society to Roma people. | detail

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