On 31st July, Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Foundation Board, taking part in Anna Dryjańska’s interview presented by “naTemat” and in social media, summarised the current situation in Poland and controversies around his letter titled: “Let the state stop: let us deactivate the government!”.
According to Kramek, the assault of the authorities and public media on the ODF, following its statement based on his letter, is nothing else but an attack on the civil society in Poland. The Head of the Foundation Board has compared this assault to Putin’s way of exterminating NGOs.
– The first step is a misleading and libelling campaign conducted by the propagandistic media. At the second stage, NGOs are cut off from its international financing sources, and their financial records are scrutinised. At the third stage, individuals are persecuted. Activists are punished. Premises are inspected, equipment is intercepted, people are arrested, court actions are brought against them – says Kramek. – This is what will happen here. We have witnessed that process in Russia.
The source: natemat.pl
Read other texts:
- Krytyka Polityczna: Open Dialog Foundation targeted by pro-government media
- Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Newsweek: Silence would be a hypocrisy
- Bartosz Kramek for Radio Zet: “Concession is something we have never concealed”
- TVN24 about the attack on ODF ”We have already got used to tapped telephones”
- Wirtualna Polska about the media and government’s smear campaign against ODF
- Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads
- Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false
- The Open Dialog Foundation in “Teraz Ja!” program: We feel the pressure, it is a violation of human rights
- naTemat rebuts conspiracy theories concerning the ODF and Google Inc.’s support for political opposition in Poland
- Onet analyses Marcin Rey’s report on the ODF. “Another attack on the Foundation and yet another disgrace”
- Gazeta.pl’s account on the TVP Channel’s distortions of the truth on the ODF activities
- ‘We are here to defend democracy’ – Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza
- Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog
- “We see the Ministry’s call as censorship” – Bartosz Kramek comments on the Ministry’s letter
- Polsat News covers the speech of Bartosz Kramek at OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event
- Open Dialog Foundation’s statement of 21 July 2017 on the dismantling of the rule of law in Poland
- Open Dialog Foundation’s statement of 23 July 2017
- The statement of the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland of 24 July 2017 regarding the judiciary reform
- The Open Dialog Foundation’s statement of 31 July 2017 (funding and donors, or a few words about ‘soroses’)