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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 1655
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 1140
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 1529
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 919
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 2384
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 2850
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 1029
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 1084
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 976
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 1361
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 938
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 1730
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 3333
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 1874
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

Visits 1857
02.03.2009

Terrible Deceit

When you can hear totally different versions of historical events, who are young kids supposed to believe? Why should they even understand that there is such a thing as objective truth? (on the so-called longing for dictatorship and on a worrying muddle of nationalist rhetoric and beliefs) | detail

Visits 3112
20.02.2009

Murder of Nigerian in Lviv: witnesses found

Police say that all police stations have an identikit picture of the likely murderer, however they have not yet detained anybody | detail

Visits 916
18.02.2009

Non-rhetorical questions to the Minister of Internal Affairs

If with his visa initiatives, the Minister of Internal Affairs wanted to convince Ukrainian nationals and others that his department is ready to maintain law and order and can worthily fulfil the new role it is to take on, I rather fear he miscalculated. | detail

Visits 1772
10.02.2009

Promising move from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Prosecutor General

The creation is finally planned of a register of crimes committed on the basis of racial, ethnic or religious intolerance. This should enable statistical reporting on the number and nature of such crimes and on the results of police investigations into them. | detail

Visits 1323
06.02.2009

Crimean Voices of Hatred

You wonder whether this is not some kind of recurring nightmare where the authorities are incapable of grasping the obvious fact that we all need to be protected from any attempts to use hatred, lies and primitive labels to destabilize the country | detail

Visits 2060
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