Analytics and Interview

On 16 January 2015 late in the evening the website of the Ministry of Justice published a statement that the NGO Committee Against Torture had been added to the register of non-profit organizations designated as ‘foreign agents’.
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch and Honorary Participant of International Youth Human Rights Movement: As the crisis in Ukraine escalated this spring, the Kremlin’s vicious crackdown on civil society also escalated. Space for independent civic activity in Russia is shrinking dramatically, but international policymakers and the media have been understandably too distracted to do much about it. Since early spring, it seems as though every week brings a new pernicious law or legislative proposal.
Earlier this year, the correspondent of Youth Human Rights Movement from Germany Jakob Stürmann interviewed Konstantin Baranov, member of the Coordination Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement. They discussed so called “law against homosexual propaganda” and the overall situation of LGBT in Russia.  

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Oleg Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko, Hennadiy Afanasiev and Oleksiy Chyrniy have been held in Russian jails for two years already under fabricated charges of ‘terrorism’. We consider it being necessary to express solidarity with those who are persecuted due to their pro-Ukrainian views, civic stand and desire for freedom in Russia-annexed Crimea.
Helsinki Committee of Armenia has published “Human Rights in Armenia 2014” Annual Report. The report reflects on the Right to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Political Persecutions, Freedom of Conscience and Religion, The Rights of the Child, Protection of Labor Rights.
«We have a few questions for you,» a border guard told Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist, at the Armyansk checkpoint in northern Crimea on Jan. 23. Kadyrov was on his way to Kherson, in southern Ukraine, to fly to Turkey for medical treatment. It was the beginning of an ordeal that ended with a local court expelling him from Crimea, his home of almost 25 years.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority It is time to sit back and reflect.

Mark Twain


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Real Media Activism. Blog “Music for Social and Civil Action” is shortlisted for the contest “The Best of the Blogs”

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Blog community music_action (Music for Social and Civil Action) was selected for the shortlist of finalists of the prestigious international contest of bloggers “The Best of the Blogs”, established by the German media company Deutsche Welle. Winners according to the voting by Internet users will be awarded on April 14.

music_action is a virtual space for meetings and communication of poets, musicians, public intellectuals, academic researchers, members of civil society organisations, social movements, humanitarian initiatives, voluntary associations, youth subcultures and many others. Currently, thanks to common efforts of media activists more than 1,500 music, videos, animated films, advertising and social activism movies in many languages have been collected. Community has become the world's largest media library of this kind (on human rights, peacemaking, eco-activism, anti-fascism, defense of freedom of expression and association, etc.). Video is usually accompanied by a detailed commentary, analysis, activist cases, current information on the civil activity of non-governmental organisation and groups.

Among the community's moderators there are three activists of the International Network – Youth Human Rights Movement: Artem Marchenkov, Sergey Sabanov, Andrey Cheremnykh.

We ask you to support music_action with your votes! On the voting page you can make your choice in the category “Reporters Without Borders Award”.