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‘We are here to defend democracy’ – Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza

20 September 2017

On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, Gazeta Wyborcza published an interview, given by President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska and President of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek to Igor T. Miecik. The text, entitled ‘Open Dialog is defending itself’, is presented below.

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

18 September 2017

I first came across the Open Dialogue Foundation in 2011 during OSCE Summit in Warsaw, when, together with MPs of Civic Platform and Law and Justice, the ODF stood up in defence of persecuted pro-democracy activists and miners of Zhanaozen (i.e. crude oil region in Kazakhstan)

Polsat News covers the speech of Bartosz Kramek at OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event

14 September 2017

An article posted on the website of the Polsat News channel was devoted to the participation of the Head of the Foundation Board of the ODF Bartosz Kramek in the discussion panel organised during the conference of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Wirtualna Polska: the Open Dialogue Foundation may be assigned a compulsory administrator

23 August 2017

Even though ODF has not officially received, though any channel, any information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSZ) or the court, the possibility of appointing a compulsory administrator for the Foundation is widely discussed by Polish media such as Newsweek or Wirtualna Polska.

MSZ will appoint a compulsory administrator for the Foundation? Bartosz Kramek: “We will be defending ourselves”

22 August 2017

„The Ministry of Foreign affairs is considering the appointment of a compulsory administrator for the Open Dialogue Foundation” Newsweek communicated on the 21st August, relying on information from the Ministry’s press office.

Onet analyses Marcin Rey’s report on the ODF. “Another attack on the Foundation and yet another disgrace”

21 August 2017

On 19 July, Onet published a detailed analysis of a report by Marcin Rey, an editor of “The Russian Fifth Column in Poland”, who focused on the activities of the Open Dialogue Foundation and its financing sources

The Open Dialogue Foundation – public enemy number one of PiS and Jarosław Kaczyński

14 August 2017

When they dared to criticise the PiS government, they were accused of arms trafficking, taking money from the Kremlin and being an “agent of influence.” – As a foundation, we support the rule of law and human rights. And we name those who violate them – said Lyudmyla Kozlovska, president of the ODF.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Newsweek: Silence would be a hypocrisy

14 August 2017

An extensive interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska was released on 11 August this year. In this interview, the ODF President explained the rationale behind the Foundation’s statement on the current situation in Poland

“We see the Ministry’s call as censorship” – Bartosz Kramek comments on the Ministry’s letter

9 August 2017

“The Ministry give the Foundation three days to unpublish the manifesto written by Bartosz Kramek” – Onet informed on the 8th August. The portal devoted an extensive article to the Foreign Ministry’s measures which are a consequence of the Head of the Foundation Board speaking on the … (read more)

Onet publishes a release about the tax and duty inspection at the ODF

8 August 2017

“A group of seven inspectors representing the Treasury and Customs Office in Łódź visited the Open Dialogue Foundation’s domicile today. The tax ledgers and documents for 2014-2016 were retained for further investigation” – announced Onet on Monday, 7 August.

Centre for Civil Liberties’s statement on the pressure on civil society organisations in Poland

7 August 2017

It is very surprising to us to read statements, unsupported by evidence, about the alleged links of the Open Dialogue Foundation with the Russian special services. It seems that the publications, which appear in certain government media, are retaliation for the active position of the organisation.

Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

3 August 2017

On 2 August, Marcin Święcicki, MP of the Civic Platform, was a guest on “24 Pytania – Rozmowa Poranka” broadcast on Polskie Radio 24. The main topic discussed by Katarzyna Adamiak-Sroczyńska included the latest right-wing media reports on the Open Dialogue Foundation

Bartosz Kramek for Radio Zet: “Concession is something we have never concealed”

3 August 2017

Last week, Polish Television (TVP) broadcast a material in which it accused the Chair of the Open Dialogue Foundation Bartosz Kramek of “calling for an overthrow of the government and destabilisation of the state” and presented its theory on the aim behind the Foundation holding a concession.

Gazeta.pl’s account on the TVP Channel’s distortions of the truth on the ODF activities

3 August 2017

“TVP Channel, in its quest for the sensational, has gone so far that it met with criticism coming from the least expected side. Wojciech Mucha in “Gazeta Polska” referred to the revelations concerning the Open Dialogue Foundation as “very serious fake news”

Krytyka Polityczna: Open Dialogue Foundation targeted by pro-government media

3 August 2017

”Spontaneous protests are an organised attempt to overthrow the government, NGOs are agents of organised influences, and Western Europe is degenerated and culturally alien” – similar rhetoric, in the opinion of the author of the article which was published on 1 August 2017 in Krytyka Polityczna

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