Strasbourg: Members of PACE concerned about the rule of law, media freedom and independence of NGOs in Poland

Strasbourg: Members of PACE concerned about the rule of law, media freedom and independence of NGOs in Poland

30.01.2018

On the occasion of the winter session of the PACE, the Open Dialogue Foundation organised a 4-day mission to Strasbourg. The Polish delegation was headed by Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the ODF, Anna Prus from The Poland-wide Women’s Strike and Robert Hojda – creator of the Przystań “OKO”.

Petra De Sutter: The situation in Poland is unacceptable

Petra De Sutter: The situation in Poland is unacceptable

24.01.2018

In the Council of Europe headquarters, the Open Dialogue Foundation organized a debate devoted to the situation of the rule of law and civil society in Poland. The event was attended by Belgian parliamentarian Petra De Sutter who, after the debate, shared her thoughts and reflections on her website.

Unprecedented attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

Unprecedented attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

19.01.2018

In the light of the recent developments in Poland, one of the most urgent problems is the attack on civil society by governmental administration bodies. Non-governmental organisations, critical of the state authorities have been subjected to unprecedented pressure.

“Government against the rule of law, civil society and independent media in Poland” – Invitation to an event at PACE

“Government against the rule of law, civil society and independent media in Poland” – Invitation to an event at PACE

18.01.2018

ODF, in partnership with PACE Members P. De Sutter and F. Schwabe is pleased to invite you to attend the event “Government against the rule of law, civil society and independent media in Poland” on Tuesday, January 23, from 13.00 to 14.00, at the premises of the Council of Europe, Room 11 – Palais.

The right-wing media defend the hunter of Russian influence. What about the facts? [THE COMMENT]

The right-wing media defend the hunter of Russian influence. What about the facts? [THE COMMENT]

05.01.2018

The right-wing internet focused on the fate of the hunter of the Russian influence in Poland, a victim of ‘Putin’s trolls’. Among emotional posts, it is easy to lose track of facts. And those are not very convenient for the hunter.

Gazeta Prawna: Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to appeal against court decision on ODF

Gazeta Prawna: Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to appeal against court decision on ODF

21.12.2017

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received the court’s decision dismissing the motion to suspend the management board and appoint a compulsory administrator for the Open Dialogue Foundation; the Ministry is planning to file a complaint in the matter” Gazeta Prawna writes.

The court refused the MFA to suspend the Management Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation

The court refused the MFA to suspend the Management Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation

19.12.2017

The Management Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation will not be suspended – on 7 December, the District Court in Warsaw dismissed the motion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put the Foundation under administrative receivership and to suspend its current Management Board.

The ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

The ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

19.10.2017

Between September and October, a delegation from the Open Dialogue Foundation visited the European Parliament and PACE to address the human rights situation and the issue of political prisoners in Moldova and Kazakhstan, as well as the recent violations of civil liberties in Poland.

ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

19.10.2017

Between September and October, a delegation from the Open Dialogue Foundation visited the European Parliament and the PACE to address the human rights situation and the issue of political prisoners in Moldova and Kazakhstan, as well as the recent violations of civil liberties in Poland.

“Poland: unprecedented attacks on the rule of law and civil society organisations must be stopped”, MPs declare

“Poland: unprecedented attacks on the rule of law and civil society organisations must be stopped”, MPs declare

16.10.2017

On 12 October, 2017, 27 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) signed a written declaration calling for the re-establishment of constitutional order and the liberties of civil society in Poland.

“We maintain a sense of the rightness of our actions” – the President of ODF responds to Anna Fotyga’s letter

“We maintain a sense of the rightness of our actions” – the President of ODF responds to Anna Fotyga’s letter

10.10.2017

In the response to ‘A. Fotyga’s position regarding the calling for the destabilisation of the state’, published on the website of the MEP from the Law and Justice party on 27 July 2017, L. Kozlovska wrote a letter, in which she referred to the issues raised and accusations brought against ODF.

Information on unprecedented attacks on civil society organisations in Poland

Information on unprecedented attacks on civil society organisations in Poland

06.10.2017

In the light of the recent developments in Poland, one of the most urgent problems is the attack on civil society by governmental administration bodies. Non-governmental organisations, critical of the state authorities (including Obywatele RP [Citizens of Poland], Fundacja Otwarty Dialog

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

22.09.2017

“Currently, there are not regular inspection activities because the system has picked Open Dialog at random but because Minister Kamiński called Minister Waszczykowski and said: “Do something with them” – comments the Head of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek.

Onet: Law and Justice Party targets assaults on NGOs. NGOs say Enough: time to strike back

Onet: Law and Justice Party targets assaults on NGOs. NGOs say Enough: time to strike back

22.09.2017

A women’s organisation has lost about 80 to 90 percent of its funding. Seven hundred court cases have been instituted against participants in protests organised by civil society associations. Another organisation is facing extensive custom and tax inspections.

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

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

20.09.2017

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.

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