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Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

18 April 2024

Statement-commentary During the April II plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on provisional agreements resulting from interinstitutional negotiations on the adoption of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing […]

Katarzyna Szczypska

2 April 2024

Kasia is a Bitcoin and Human Rights Activist. In her role at the Open Dialogue Foundation, Kasia coordinates campaigns for the Building True Change (BTC) Coalition. The BTC Coalition is a global network of human rights defenders, political activists, Bitcoin enthusiasts, and crypto-asset service providers, on a joint mission to address financial exclusion and transnational […]

Russia lists Polish foundation as undesirable organisation

26 March 2024

The Russian prosecutor’s office has declared the Open Dialogue Foundation, which operates in Poland, undesirable. The independent Mediazona portal wrote that the decision was made on 14 February, but it is only now that the Russian Justice Ministry has included the organisation on a special register. The portal’s journalists said it was unclear what specifically […]

Open Dialogue Foundation “undesirable” in Russia

26 March 2024

Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has included the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) on its list of “undesirable organisations” in the country. The Russian Prosecutor’s Office found that the Polish foundation poses “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order of the Russian Federation.” “I am only surprised that it has occurred only now,” commented Chair […]

TPB80 – Bitcoin Rights are Human Rights with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

26 March 2024

On 24 March 2024, the guest of the podcast “Thee Progressive Bitcoiner” was Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a human rights activist and President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to defending human rights, democracy and rule of law throughout post-Soviet states. In this episode we discuss the importance of protecting privacy, self-custody, and […]

Open Dialogue Foundation on Russian list of undesirable organisations

26 March 2024

The Open Dialogue Foundation, founded in Poland, has been placed on the list of undesirable organisations in Russia, it was announced on Monday by the Russian Ministry of Justice. “This is an unusual form of recognition of our activities,” commented the organisation, which advocates for human rights and democracy. “Our management, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Bartosz Kramek […]

Russia: Poland-based Open Dialogue Foundation listed as undesirable

26 March 2024

The Open Dialogue Foundation, founded in Poland, has been placed on the list of undesirable organisations in Russia, announced the Russian Ministry of Justice on Monday. ‘This is an unusual form of recognition for our activities,’ commented the organisation, which advocates for human rights and democracy. “Our management, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Bartosz Kramek and Marcin Mycielski, […]

Russia put a Polish foundation as undesirable. Decision by Ministry of Justice

26 March 2024

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has declared the Open Dialogue Foundation, which operates in Poland, undesirable. The independent Mediazona portal wrote that the decision was made on 14 February, but it is only now that the Russian Ministry of Justice has entered the organisation in a special register. The portal’s journalists did not state what […]

Open Dialogue Foundation an enemy in Russia. Management under threat of long-term imprisonment

26 March 2024

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), founded in Poland, was on Monday added to the list of organisations that are undesirable in Russia. The information was provided by the Russian Ministry of Justice. The Foundation, which has been promoting human rights and democracy in the post-Soviet territories for 15 years, commented on the situation: the Russians […]

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation deemed an “undesirable organisation”

25 March 2024

The Russian Justice Ministry has recognised the Polish Open Dialogue Foundation (Fundacja Otwarty Dialog) as an “undesirable organisation”. The Open Dialogue Foundation was founded in Poland in 2009 by Ukrainian student and civic activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The organisation is engaged in the protection of human rights in post-Soviet regions and is guided by the values […]

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation recognized in Russia as “undesirable organisation”

25 March 2024

Information about the inclusion of the Open Dialogue Foundation on the list of “undesirable organisations” has been posted on the website of the Russian Ministry of Justice. Since 2015 in Russia, the authorities have had the ability to declare foreign organisations “undesirable”. Such status means that, according to the Kremlin, they pose “a threat to […]

Strengthening the axis of evil: Dictatorships against Ukraine

12 March 2024

Executive summary This report is the eighth in a series of reports on how third-party countries, especially Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, are assisting Russia in its war against Ukraine. This report focuses on:  the interim results of Western and Ukrainian policies towards Russia and recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of sanctions mechanisms; analysing the consequences of […]

How Bitcoin Can Be A Tool For Human Rights Activists

6 March 2024

Pro-democracy activists around the world sometimes rely on bitcoin as a money of last resort, which is a crucial use case that sets it apart from other assets. “As human rights defenders, we work with very sensitive information, and financial information is the most sensitive information,” Open Dialogue Foundation President Lyudmyla Kozlovska told me in […]

Between Scylla and Charybdis

5 March 2024

Between Scylla and Charybdis: the link between the rule of law in Poland and Project 2025 in the United States 1.From Poland to the United States : the Travel Bug of the rule of law and its abuse  October 2023 hosted the parliamentary elections in Poland which constituted a political turning point. With the Law […]

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