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Re-counting “Holodomor” Losses

Nov 13th, 2015 | By

Any attempt to account with certitude for the number of victims of the “Holodomor” is flawed.


Russia’s aggression against Ukrainians

Nov 1st, 2015 | By

This was not the first time over the last few years that the subject library had been assailed by the Russian authorities. In fact over the last decade Russia under then Prime Minister and now President Vladimir Putin has not only attacked the territory of its neighbor Ukraine but has persecuted its own citizens of Ukrainian ethnicity.


When Emotions Run Too High. The Role of the Media in the Polarization of Conflicts

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
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It is very important from the peacebuilding point of view. When we are reporting on facts, we cannot allow for such manipulation as Andre and have demonstrated you using this is a very typical news piece about the Pope and Putin. There are lots more cases like this in Ukraine-Russia conflict and other conflicts obviously. If we stick with facts, we will win the war for objective reporting. We will sanitize the media and diminish the level of fear and panic. I think it is very important.


Donbas 2015 Mission – Monitoring of a number of cities in Eastern Ukraine

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
Mission participans in Oleksandro-Kalynove village in Djnetsk oblast, 30 km from the frontline

Mission objective was to identify main problems and mechanisms of functioning of authorities (both the central and lower level ones), civic groups, independent media, state controlling services, controlling services of the local authorities.


The Current State of the Tax Reform in Ukraine (updated)

Oct 29th, 2015 | By

If changes are adopted in rush, in order to get them effective in the beginning of 2016, this will be directly against the law. In addition to violation of the procedure the low quality of the draft legislation the result most likely will be damaging for business, and moreover the very idea of a highly needed tax reform will appear compromised.


Ensuring Information Security in Ukraine

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By
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Discussion points for the public debate on INFOWAR AND INFORMATION SECURITY. PROPAGANDA AND NEW MEDIA held in the framework of the Kyiv Dialogue project in Kharkiv on May 19, 2015.


Ukrainian Maidans are 25 Years Old

Aug 29th, 2015 | By

Some wonder when the next Maidan will occur in Ukraine. I hope there will be no need for this extreme protest technology as our country is set on a solid path of transit to democracy. However, every new Ukrainian government should know for sure – the Ukrainian people will stand up again, if we see fundamental violations of democracy.


Systemic improvements in Ukraine since 2014

May 29th, 2015 | By

All positive changes can be categorized by the degree of the governmental involvement, starting from “happened without any efforts by the government” through “government has been involved” and ending with “mostly done by the government”.


John McCain. The United States must support Ukraine to defend its territory

Mar 16th, 2015 | By

It would be a stain on our honor to stand by and do nothing while a sovereign nation in the heart of Europe is torn apart by Russia’s imperial ambitions.


International conference: Information as warfare of XXI century – the experience of Ukrainian conflict of 2014/2015 for Poland and Europe

Mar 6th, 2015 | By
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Conference targets media experts and people who are interested in current conflict in Ukraine. Objective of the conference is to share the first-hand experience of media component of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that complements the military operations. The honorary guest from Ukrainian part will be Mr. Pavlo Polianskij, vice minister of Education of Ukraine, from the Polish part Mr. Pawel Zalewski, head of the Polish-Ukrainian Partnership Forum.