CREDIT: Sergei Grits: Associated Press

We stand in solidarity with people in Belarus
in their fight for dignity and freedom

Since the 9th of August, after rigged presidential elections, hundreds of thousands of Belarussians took to the streets to manifest peacefully their disapproval to oppressive authorities that violate people’s civic and economic rights and freedoms. Their fight for dignity and spirit of freedom has met with violent answer by the enforcement forces. Independent human rights…

Romania: Bucharest mayor bans public protests on city’s main square

The Bucharest Mayor’s Office, led by one of the most popular political figures of the governing Social Democratic Party, is taking actions deterring civic protests in front of the Governmental building. Just yesterday, November 28th, The Bucharest local authorities announced they shall organize, for the first time in Romania’s post-communist history, a second Christmas fair.…

ARTE met the Hungarian laureates of the European democratic citizenship awards

On 22 October, the European Civic Forum brought together the laureates of the European Democratic Citizenship Awards in the Council of Europe for a ceremony rewarding democratic actions, committed personalities and civic NGOs initiatives. Among the laureates, the Hungarian campaign against the Internet tax was present. This mobilisation brought more than 100 000 people on…