Press Release: CINEMA – TRANSLATION “I promise not to go to showings of foreign films with Russian translation”
This excellent initiative has already raised its original target and looks set to prove not only that Ukrainians want the choice to watch films in Ukrainian, but also (and not for the first time!) that they know better than politicians how to join forces and affirm their rights
Civic action in defence of the right to watch films in Ukrainian
More than 600 people have already supported the initiative which was launched the day before yesterday in response to the effective refusal by film distributors to translate films being shown in Ukrainian cinemas
Increasing the influence of ordinary people on state policy
A project has been launched aimed at increasing the influence of local territorial communities in Ukraine on decision making by state authorities and local administrations focusing particularly on public hearings
Public Contract signed between nongovernmental organizations and the authorities in Drohobych
The first, but seemingly not last, such agreement aimed at improving the level of openness and accountability of the local authorities and public participation in decision making
Lviv Civic Society has its own voice on the Internet
A new Internet resource - the Lviv Civic Portal -will promote public participation in decision making and in monitoring the activities of the local authorities
Strengthening control over the authorities through a network of civic representation
Promising initiatives for consolidating public participation and control in the Chernihiv region
One step closer to public participating in decision making
The new Resolution passed by the Cabinet of Ministers enables representatives of civic organizations and others at their own initiative to be included on the boards of local state administrations
Whos destroying the historic centre of Lviv?
The "visit" today by over 70 Lviv journalists and their statement achieved one aim - a commission has been created. Postive as a beginning, but by no means enough ...
Ukrainian Civic Forum created
An association of civic networks and organizations from different regions of Ukraine which have formed one network to work together in the interests of civic society. They extend an invitation to all who support the enclosed Declaration to join them
How not to treat the mass media in Ukraine
The instantaneous reaction of the media and Ukrainian society to the recent attack on journalists would suggest that certain political factions who assume carte blanche is restored would be well advised to think again
Drowning in nonsense ...
More on the suffocating effect of the law restricting political campaigning"
Freedom of Expression?
The present pre-election campaign suggest a downside to unlimited freedom of expression
HAS UKRAINE ONCE AGAIN REACHED A CROSSROADS?
A look ahead to the March parliamentary elections in the light of the present crisis. The author analyses the roots of Ukraines political malaise and provides biting criticism of the “Disneyland” world of the Verkhovna Rada
What is Putin trying to achieve? The Geo-political aspect of Russias gas counter-offensive
An in-depth analysis of Russias economic and political objectives with the New Year Ukrainian gas crisis both as far as Ukraine is concerned, and in broader geo-political terms.
On the planned amendments to the Constitution (the “political reform”): “I am a citizen. …. I simply have rights which I will not give up without a fight. My barricades are the Constitution. Each time anybody attempts to take these rights away, they will have to take the barricades by storm. And well see who wins, since there are a lot of us”
Some problems of legal protection of citizens in Ukraine
It was written much about the absence of efficient protection of rights and interests of citizens in Ukraine. However, in spite of general declarations, intentions and promises to improve the situation, no concrete measures were taken: the operating laws were not changed, and new laws were not created