Bugged Hotels. Gazeta Wyborcza Daily reveals how the Law and Justice’s secret services are keeping tabs on the opposition

Bugged Hotels. Gazeta Wyborcza Daily reveals how the Law and Justice’s secret services are keeping tabs on the opposition

17.04.2023

According to Gazeta Wyborcza’s sources, special services are carrying out informal surveillance of guests at hotels managed by the Polish Hotel Holding [PHH]. Apart from those who are considered a terrorist threat, such espionage measures are also targeted at some activists. The PHH denies such claims.  On 10 September 2020, top party leaders representing the […]

Parliament of Moldova annulled the slanderous report

Parliament of Moldova annulled the slanderous report

08.02.2023

The Moldovan Parliament has annulled the report on the alleged interference of the Open Dialogue Foundation into internal affairs of the state. On 2 February 2023, MPs of the ruling Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) recognized that the report was being used as an intimidating tool against the opposition, and the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, […]

“Plahotniuc’s repressive tools”: Lyudmyla Kozlovska comments on the annulment of the report against the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

“Plahotniuc’s repressive tools”: Lyudmyla Kozlovska comments on the annulment of the report against the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

03.02.2023

The human rights defender Lyudmyla Kozlovska, in an interview with Europa Liberă, has commented on the decision of the Moldovan Parliament to annul the 2018 Report, falsely claiming that the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) had allegedly interfered in Moldova’s internal affairs. According to Ms Kozlovska, lobbyists from other countries tried to use the Report against […]

“Intimidating the opposition”. Action and Solidarity (PAS) MPs withdraw the report on the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

“Intimidating the opposition”. Action and Solidarity (PAS) MPs withdraw the report on the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

02.02.2023

The Moldovan Parliament has annulled the report on the alleged interference of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) in Moldova’s internal affairs. MPs from the ruling party Action and Solidarity (PAS) expressed that the 2018 report was adopted to intimidate the opposition parties (PAS was one of the parties listed in the document). The Poland-based Open […]

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

11.01.2023

Executive summary On 31 October 2022, a newly created, supposed NGO, the Institute for European Integrity (IEI), published an entry for the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) as part of its “NGO Watchlist.” IEI labelled the Foundation as an organisation with alleged “strong links to individual(s) sanctioned or criminally prosecuted by a European Union, United States […]

MEP Tarczynski and editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska”, Sakiewicz, lost their lawsuits against ODF. They must apologise

MEP Tarczynski and editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska”, Sakiewicz, lost their lawsuits against ODF. They must apologise

22.08.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation has won two more libel lawsuits against Law and Justice party officials. In total, ODF has also instituted 20 such suits in court against key Law and Justice politicians. Already four lawsuits have resulted in settlements in favour of the Foundation. IN AUGUST, ODF revealed that it won the lawsuit filed […]

Tarczynski’s spectacular defeat at court. He must issue an official apology!

Tarczynski’s spectacular defeat at court. He must issue an official apology!

14.08.2022

“When you don’t know what it is about, it is about money, and very big money, which comes from pro-Russian groups. It should be noted that the Foundation was examined by the Internal Security Agency a long time ago, and at that time everyone was screaming that civil rights were under threat in Poland — […]

Sakiewicz and “Gazeta Polska” lose Wehrmacht cover case to Bartosz Kramek. Apology ordered

Sakiewicz and “Gazeta Polska” lose Wehrmacht cover case to Bartosz Kramek. Apology ordered

12.08.2022

Last Thursday, the Editor-in-Chief and publisher of the Gazeta Polska weekly lost a personal injury lawsuit brought by Bartosz Kramek before the court of second instance. They are now required to publish an apology on page 2 of Gazeta Polska and pay a total of PLN 25,000 in compensation. Bartosz Kramek sued Tomasz Sakiewicz for […]

Sakiewicz must apologise for the cover of “Gazeta Polska”. There’s a court decision

Sakiewicz must apologise for the cover of “Gazeta Polska”. There’s a court decision

11.08.2022

On Thursday, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw has largely dismissed the appeal of editor-in-chief of ‘Gazeta Polska’ Tomasz Sakiewicz against the Open Dialogue Foundation for the cover of the weekly, which depicts Kramek as a Wehrmacht soldier. The journalist must apologise to Kramek and pay him compensation. The case concerns a lawsuit filed by […]

Sakiewicz must apologise for the cover of “Gazeta Polska”

Sakiewicz must apologise for the cover of “Gazeta Polska”

11.08.2022

The Court of Appeal in Warsaw has largely dismissed the appeal of editor-in-chief of ‘Gazeta Polska’ Tomasz Sakiewicz against the Open Dialogue Foundation for the cover of the weekly, which depicts Kramek as a Wehrmacht soldier. The journalist must apologize to Kramek and pay him compensation. The court changed the part of the decision regarding […]

Sakiewicz to apologise to Kramek and pay damages

Sakiewicz to apologise to Kramek and pay damages

11.08.2022

Last Thursday, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw delivered the second-instance judgment in the case brought against Tomasz Sakiewicz and Niezależne Wydawnictwo Polskie by Bartosz Kramek, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation. The Editor-in-Chief of the Gazeta Polska weekly must apologise to Mr Kramek, pay damages and cover legal fees. The Court of Appeal in […]

Another victory for the Open Dialogue Foundation. The court: Dominik Tarczyński must apologise

Another victory for the Open Dialogue Foundation. The court: Dominik Tarczyński must apologise

09.08.2022

A member of the European Parliament from the Law and Justice (PiS) party must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) for his allegations about the involvement of the ODF in the laundering of money from Russia. This is another victory of the Foundation in the case of violation of personal rights against representatives of […]

The District Court in Warsaw rules that a PiS MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation

The District Court in Warsaw rules that a PiS MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation

09.08.2022

Dominik Tarczyński, a PiS MEP, must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation for his statement about the Foundation’s alleged involvement in laundering money coming from Russia. This is yet another case won by the Foundation concerning the violation of personal rights by representatives of the ruling party. The MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue […]

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

05.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik has been ordered to publish an apology to the Open Dialogue Foundation. A court of law has so decided. The deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration suggested that the Foundation of had ties with Russia and engaged into money laundering practices.

Tok FM: Does Wąsik’s testimony arise from despair or perhaps a sense of impunity?

Tok FM: Does Wąsik’s testimony arise from despair or perhaps a sense of impunity?

03.08.2022

“A judgment has been passed by a Warsaw court obliging Wąsik to apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation, which has been repressed in a totally unprecedented manner, including the expulsion of its founder, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, from Poland. This is a Foundation that is devoted to defending democracy in Kazakhstan, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, and, of course, […]

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