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“It is all about the right to live in a free country”
As the conflict in Kiev continues to unfold, Ukrainian civil society activists say negotiations and urgent reaction of the international community are vital to resolve the crisis.
Political prisoner Ales Bialiatski could walk free
The political prisoner can be “pardoned” if “it is proved the damage he caused with the tax fraud has been repaid.”
Ukraine: Press targeted and attacked by police
At least 26 journalists were injured during the clashes between the police and protesters in Kiev.
Ukraine: Authorities target protesters with new repressive law
Legislation passed today seriously restricts freedom of expression and assembly, in a move the country's civil society calls “a constitutional coup d’état”.
Bialiatski’s book banned in Belarus
The book by the political prisoner could "damage the image" of the country according to authorities.
OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference: draft documents
Civil society organisations of the OSCE region are invited to endorse or comment on the draft of the Kiev Declaration on torture.
OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference
The Civic Solidarity Platform invites representatives of non-governmental organisations from throughout the OSCE region to participate in an OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference that will take place 2-4 December 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Send your comments on the draft of the Outcome Document of the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference and endorse the Document
Civil society organisations of the OSCE region are invited to endorse or comment on the draft of the Outcome Document of the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference.
Azerbaijan’s leading independent newspaper in danger
Azadliq, an independent Azerbaijani newspaper, is in danger of folding. The paper has come under severe economic pressure to silence its critical voice following the country’s presidential election.
Human Rights House-Voronezh: This is not a victory yet
Organisations and activists of the Human Rights House-Voronezh are grateful for the support they have received, but ask to go on with the campaign to save this unique human rights centre.
Information agency to be closed down in Russia
A Russian court pulled the license of Rosbalt Information Agency after warnings over the use of “obscene” videos in its reports.
OSCE region: Challenges to freedom of expression
Journalists' safety and restrictive legislation remain serious challenges to the freedom of expression in the OSCE region with new threats to free speech online emerging.
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