Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

02.03.2016

On Thursday, 25 February 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organised a working lunch dedicated to the topic of persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia.

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

28.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Estonian Member of the European Parliament Mrs Marju Lauristin (Socialists and Democrats) organised a high-level working breakfast at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the topic of media freedom in Kazakhstan.

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

28.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Estonian Member of the European Parliament Mrs Marju Lauristin (Socialists and Democrats) organised a high-level working breakfast at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the topic of media freedom in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers

Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers

22.01.2016

Kazakhstan demands that administrations of social networks disclose personal data of independent journalists, bloggers and political opponents. In retaliation for criticism, the authorities bring criminal charges of ‘spreading false information’ against inconvenient journalists.

Kazakhstan: journalists suspected of ‘spreading false information’ arrested

Kazakhstan: journalists suspected of ‘spreading false information’ arrested

31.12.2015

Journalists of the online portal ‘Nakanune.kz’ Guzal Baidalinova and Rafael Balgin have been taken into custody and placed under arrest for 2 months. Their colleague, Yulia Kozlova is also facing arrest. The journalists are being prosecuted under Art. 274 of the Criminal Code of the Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: searches of independent journalists’ premises and criminal prosecutions for ‘spreading false information’

Kazakhstan: searches of independent journalists’ premises and criminal prosecutions for ‘spreading false information’

18.12.2015

On 18 December 2015, police raided the editorial office of the online portal ‘Nakanune.kz’ as well as apartments of the journalists: Gyuzyal Baidalinova, Yulia Kozlova and Rafael Balgin. The journalists may face charges of ‘spreading false information’.

Background note on the international advocacy activities of the Open Dialog Foundation coordinated by the Brussels office in 2013 – 2015

Background note on the international advocacy activities of the Open Dialog Foundation coordinated by the Brussels office in 2013 – 2015

12.06.2015

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization established in Poland, in 2009. The statutory objectives of the Foundation include promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the post-Soviet area.

Open Dialog Foundation participated in the OSCE PA Winter Meeting in Vienna

Open Dialog Foundation participated in the OSCE PA Winter Meeting in Vienna

05.03.2015

On 18-20 February 2015, the Open Dialog Foundation’s delegation participated in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (OSCE PA) Winter Meeting in Vienna. One of the three annual meetings focused on the rights of migrants and refugess.