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Net Neutrality: 73 NGOs from around the world send letter to EU regulators

Today, ActiveWatch joined forces with EDRi and 71 other civil society organisations from the five continents of the world to ask European Telecom Regulators to uphold net neutrality in the current negotiations about the future of the Open Internet in the European Union.

read the article »Published: Monday, 2 May 2016 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response, Good Governance, Rapid Response

Letter to Channel 4 on "Romanians are Coming"

Open letter to Ms Katie Buchanan, Producer of “The Romanians are coming”

Dear Ms. Katie Buchanan,

The undersigned Romanian organizations below would like thank you for the production "The Romanians are Coming" - the two episodes of which have been broadcast on Channel 4.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 4 March 2015 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response, Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

"ROMA PROFESSIONALS"

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 December 2013 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Freedom of Speech Under Attack in Romania

The signatory organizations condemn the anti-democratic practices adopted and exercised by the current parliamentary majority and publicly ask the Romanian President not to promulgate the law through which, surreptitiously, the offenses of libel and insult were reintroduced in the Criminal Code.
In 2006, the Parliament decided to repeal the offenses of insult and libel. In 2007, the Constitutional Court ruled that the offenses of libel and insult are not repealed, then, in 2010, the High Court of Cassation and Justice has ruled that the offenses of insult and libel are abolished, and in 2013 the Constitutional Court ruled again that the offenses of libel and insult are not repealed.
 

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

The winners of The Disability Gala 2013

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 4 December 2013 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Who are the "eco-anarchists"? - Request for answers from the Romanian Intelligence Agency

read the article »Published: Thursday, 3 October 2013 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

Answer for DC News

read the article »Published: Monday, 23 September 2013 · comments

FC Steaua behaviour towards journalists

To: UEFA
Att: The Media Committee
Subject: FC Steaua behaviour towards journalists

 

ActiveWatch, a Romanian human rights NGO concerned with freedom of expression and press freedom, expresses its outrage towards the unacceptable behaviour of Steaua Football Club officials against journalists and media outlets.
 

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 24 July 2013 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

ActiveWatch has become an IFEX member

We proudly announce you that today ActiveWatch has become an IFEX member. The IFEX network of organisations is connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. IFEX defends and promotes everyone’s right to free expression: IFEX advocates for the free expression rights of all, including media workers, citizen journalists, activists, artists, scholars. 

ActiveWatch, also a member of the Reporters without Borders since 2004, is a human rights organization advocating for free communication in the public interest. 

read the article »Published: Monday, 17 June 2013 · comments · FreeEx, What We Do, Events and Activities

Greek Government worse than Romanian dictator Ceausescu

Foto: DEMOTIXActiveWatch invites journalists to make a common cause by asking the Greek Government to reconsider its decision to close down the broadcasting of public radio and TV channels in Greece.

The broadcasting of public radio and TV channels in Greece was shut down on Tuesday night. All employees of the media public institutions were laid off. This decision was taken on the basis of a rushed legislative act, which was voted and enforced in 24 hours. The Government’s spokesperson justified this decision by accusing the public television of wasting public money: “ERT (the Greek state television) is a characteristic case of lack of transparency and incredible waste. This (situation) ends now” (Simos Kedikoglou, cited by Associated Press).

Foto credit: Demotix

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2013 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Press realease rearding the MCV Report: Freedom of speech in Romania doesn't need new laws, but protection

The signatory organizations express their bewilderment and concern regarding the findings and recommendations referring to mass-media included in the CVM.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

LA MULȚI ANI!

read the article »Published: Monday, 3 December 2012 · comments

PREMII PENTRU CURAJ la Gala Persoanelor cu Dizabilități

read the article »Published: Friday, 30 November 2012 · comments

AWARDS FOR COURAGE at People with Disabilities Awards "Freedom - Make It Accessible!"

ActiveWatch and Motivation Romania, with Vodafone Foundation Romania and Dedeman, held the third edition of People with Disabilities Awards "Freedom - Make It Accessible!" in Studio 3 of The Romanian Public Television, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

The event, produced in collaboration with TVR and moderate by Catalin Stefanescu, presented thewinners of the race to transform Romania into a society open to all members, with all the skills they have.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

Claudiu Biță câștigă premiul de popularitate!

read the article »Published: Sunday, 25 November 2012 · comments

Sign up tutoring and scholarships until December 10, 2012

Personal Development Program Roma Professionals in the Medical Field launches today the fifth session of applications for the Tutoring and Scholarships component. The component targets Roma high school students and high school graduates who wish to apply next year for the admission exam in an medical education institution.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 22 November 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

Accesibilizați libertatea! Gala Persoanelor cu Dizabilități la a treia ediție

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 10 October 2012 · comments

Open Letter addressed to the Ministry of Education by twenty-six NGOs, concerning the debate on the Religious Education handbooks

The signing organisations addressed an open letter to the Minister of Education, Mrs. Ecaterina Andronescu, in which they manifest their concern about the content of the Religious Education handbooks intended for schools and they request the MECTS to put this issue to public consultation.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 October 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Roma Professionals in the Medical Field Programme - the launching conference of the 2012-2013 Edition

"I trusted this project from the begining and it turned out that I counted correctly. Here we already have several generations of young Roma professionals who can be an example to any young Romanian. As I have said on other occasions, this project will always have my support. "
Raed Arafat, for the launching conference of Roma Professionals in the Medical Field Programme, 2012-2013 Edition

read the article »Published: Thursday, 20 September 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Protest against the appointment of Dan Sova as the Minister for Relations with the Parliament

The signers of this protest - people and NGOs - took notice in dismay of the appointment of senator Dan Sova from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) as the Minister for Relations with the Parliament.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 9 August 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Concerted attack against democracy and the rule of law

There was a concerted attack against democracy and the rule of law in the last two months. It's obvious that the new political parties in power learned neither from the errors of their predecessors, nor from the demonstrations' message from January 2012.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 4 July 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Civil society warning: the rule of law under unprecedented attack in Romania


read the article »Published: Tuesday, 3 July 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Protest against the abridgement of the right to freedom of association

The signing organisations protest against the danger that NGOs could be dissolved at the request of public authorities.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs received a visit from the Syrian Opposition in Romania

On Monday, June 18th, more than a year since the start of the Syran revolution, it was for the first time ever representatives of the Syrian opposition met officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a diplomatic visit.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Open Letter to Mr. Victor Ponta, Prime-Minister of Romania

On September 6th, 2011, Romania acceded to the international initiative "Open Government Partnership" (OGP). This initiative promoted by the President of the United States and the President of Brasil, to which seventy countries have already acceded, encourages accountability, transparency and civic participation in the act of government by making public data accessible so that they can be creatively used by citizens for the purpose of optimizing the act of government and stimulating economical development.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Protest against the extension of the period of detention from 24 to 48 hours since arrest

The signing organisations would like to protest against the proposal to amend the Constitution, which is set to be discussed and possibly enacted this Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in the Chamber of Deputies, in the sense of extending from 24 to 48 hours the period when a person can be detained.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 May 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

We request the rejection of the draft law on data retention - Pl-x 10/2012 - section 10 on the agenda of the Chamber of Deputies meeting, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

This document's signing organisations have repeatedly shown that the European Directive 2006/24/EC on the retention of data in regard to international communication and its implementation in Romania constitute a serious violation of the citizens' right to privacy.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 May 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

In defense of democracy - we are against the implementation of the "pure uninominal voting system"

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 May 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Property is not a privilege, but a constitutional right

The signing non-guvernamental organisations consider that the draft law initiated by the Government on giving compensations to citizens whose properties were abusively confiscated produces major disparities and damages rights provided by the Romanian Constitution.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

The Romanian Gendarmerie between the Constitution and Law no. 60/1991

The debate will be attended by members of the Gendarmerie, Deputies and Senators who are current members of the Parliamentary Committees for Human Rights, officials of the Ministry of Administration and Interior, as well as members of the civil society and journalists.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 28 March 2012 · comments · Good Governance,

Protest: Libertatea de exprimare evacuată de pe National Arena - UPDATE 2

 

read the article »Published: Thursday, 22 March 2012 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Either schooled or with long hair! - Complaint to the Anti discrimination Council

Complaint issued to The National Anti discrimination Council against the existence, in the high-school regulations, of an article through which the school institution forbids boys to wear a mustache or to wear their hear longer than 5 cm

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

Minister of Education Cătălin Baba will participate in the "OUR SCHOOL" debate on Wednesday

Minister of Education Cătălin Baba announced his participation at the Peasant Museum, Horia Bernea Hall, for the "Our School" documentary and for the debate to be held after it. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14, starting 6 p

read the article »Published: Monday, 12 March 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

DOCUMENTARY: "ROUGE PAROLE" & DEBATE "ARAB SPRING OR WINTER"?

16 March / 12:00 - 14:00 / SNSPA /6 Povernei Street Guests: Elyes Baccar (Rouge Parole) / Claudiu Craciun (SNSPA) / Mircea Toma (ActiveWatch) / Lazkin Mohammad (Association of the Syrian in Romania) After the screening of “Rouge Parole”, a film that gives a profound picture of the Tunisian revolution, we will debate the chances and dangers that threaten the Arab world’s transition to democracy

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 March 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

DOCUMENTARY "OUR SCHOOL" & DEBATE ON ROMA SEGREGATION IN SCHOOLS

14.03 / 6 p.m. / Horia Bernea Hall, Peasants' Museum “Our school” follows three Roma children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the first participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 6 March 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Protest: Libertatea de exprimare evacuată de pe National Arena - UPDATE 1

 

read the article »Published: Friday, 2 March 2012 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Protest: Free speech evacuated from The National Arena

 

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 March 2012 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Extreme nationalist discourse in the "România de poveste" TV Show

ActiveWatch – Agenţia de Monitorizare a Presei sesizează Consiliul Naţional al Adiovizualului în legătură cu emisiunea "România de poveste" difuzată de către Romania TV în data de 11 februarie 2012, ora 22:00

read the article »Published: Friday, 17 February 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

Non-governamental organisations request political parties to show political will for the reestablishment of democracy

The signing organisations reaffirm their request to all political parties to take into account the protests held in Bucharest and in other cities from Romania and abroad.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 2 February 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Competition for Journalists: "What will they be as adults?"

Competition for Romanian speaking journalists on Roma issues, discrimination and integration. The competitions encourages media materials which speak about discrimination, stereotypes, prejudices on Roma people in Romania

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 1 February 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

The NGOs' message and requests to political parties

Organisations of the civil society request all political parties to take into consideration the main demands of the demonstrators in Bucharest and in other cities from Romania and abroad: the resignation of Romania's President, Government and the organisation of early parliamentary elections.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 25 January 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

We, the WORMS - the inept, uneducated and the dupes - PROTEST!

To the attention of Mr. Teodor Baconschi,

This press release is the organisations' reply to the invitation for consultation addressed by Teodor Baconschi from the behalf of the Democratic Liberal Party.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Violence against Journalists During Street Protests in Romania. Police Abuse Against Citizens

ActiveWatch – Media Monitoring Agency and Reporters without Borders condemn the violence perpetrated against journalists by both police and protesters. The two organizations also condemn basic human rights violations by the riot police, such as the right to free speech, the right to freedom of movement and the right to freedom of assembly

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Merging elections, the "Trojan horse" of Romanian democracy

Taking into consideration the latest proposals concerning the election law, the 2012 Coalition for Fair Elections demands the withdrawal of the draft law on the merger of elections in 2012 from public agenda.

read the article »Published: Monday, 12 December 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Roma identity and stereotypes towards Roma

ActiveWatch and Pro Democracy Association, in partnership with the National Anti Discrimination Council organized on December 8 the debate " Identity and Stereotypes. Roma Perception in the Media. The Debate was held within the project „Roma people between stereotypes and good practices

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 December 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Identity and stereotypes against Roma people

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association, in partnership with the National Council for Combating Discrimination, organised today, December 18th, 2011, the debate “Identity and stereotypes. The depiction of the Roma people in the Media”.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 December 2011 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

Gala for People with Disabilities: The Winners

"Open Doors" section "Hope" Center for Resources and Educational Assistance  from Timișoara, for its efforts in creating accessibility in education. "Promoters of ability" section Radio Romania Timișoara, for  more than 15 years of programmes dedicated to raising awareness on people with disabilities and their successes

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 December 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Don't crush democracy!

Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections' position towards the merging of local and legislative elections and the amending of the Election Law fo 2012

Taking into account the initiative of the political parties in power to merge elections and amend the voting system for the next year's elections, the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections expresses its concern in regard to the possible devastating effects of these changes on Romania's already precarious level of democracy.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Gala for People with Disabilities - 131 applications for the "Education without Borders" Competition

131 applications were made for the Competition "Education without Borders" of the Gala for People with Disabilities. Only 124 entered the competition, as some of the applications were not completed at the closing hour of the application period

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Gala for People with Disabilities - Vote for the candidates of "Education without Borders" Competition

We opened the voting system for the "Awesome People" Section of the "Education without Borders" Competition. Read the candidates' stories and vote your favorite on www.incluziune.org

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

FREE courses in Journalism and Media Culture for teenagers from Colentina neighbourhood

ActiveWatch in partnership with the Association for Roma Journalists organise the free course in Journalism and Media Culture for teenagers age 15-18 from the Colentina neighbourhood.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 · comments · Media Education, Events and Activities

Exhibition: "Be informed, find out what your rights are!"

ActiveWatch  organized on Wednesday, November 3, the exhibition "Be informed, find out what your rights are!", gathering paintings signed by 21 kids from Centers for institutionalized children or families at risk in Bucharest

read the article »Published: Friday, 4 November 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

"Pinocchio grows up!" - a magical show by institutionalized children

ActiveWatch oraganized on Wednesday November 3 the event " Pinocchio grows up!" in Club Fabrica in Bucharest. The event was prepared and held by 35 children from the Pinicchio Center in Bucharest, Sector 1

read the article »Published: Thursday, 3 November 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Gala for People with Disabilities - One week until application deadline for the Competition

You can still apply for the Competition of the Gala for People with Disabilities. The closing date will be seven days from now on. Further details on the cathegories, the application form and rules on www

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 1 November 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Gala for People with Disabilities - The Competition "Education without Borders" is now open

Applications can be submitted online at www.incluziune.org using the available registration forms.   This year's registration forms include distinct fields for   applicable criteria, which helps document candidates' merits relevant to each and every criterion the jury will consider

read the article »Published: Saturday, 1 October 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Post-event Press Release - Conference on the launch of the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections

The exam of true democracy: fair elections

Press release: September 28th, 2011.

In full economic crisis - whose endurance and dimension are testing democratic societies, taking into account the frequent anti-democratic drifts, the increase of racism and populist tendencies in Romania and in Europe and understanding the importance of the year 2012 for the consolidation of the democratic process that finds itself today to be in a serious deadlock, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Pro Democracy Association, the Center for Legal Resources, the organisation Romani CRISS and Transparency International Romania decided to come together and found the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections. The Coalition intends to ensure a favourable climate for the organisation of fair elections in Romania.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Tutoring for Roma students who aim at a career in the medical care system

We offer fellowship at tutoring for 200 Roma students who aim at career in the medical care system Roma students in the XII and XII grades of study who aim at career in the medical care system can apply for fellowship and tutoring in biology, chemistry and phisics

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 September 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Romania – a country in which democracy is carried into effect only with an authorization from the Government

On Thursday, September 15th, at the Chamber of Deputies, a meeting took place between non-guvernamental organisations, trade unions and members of political parties, on the one hand, and members of the Ministry of Administration and Interior, on the other hand, to debate the draft law on public assemblies (Law no. 60/1991 on organising public meetings).

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 September 2011 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

The Alliance for the Rule of Law requests public debate for the draft proposal on the amendment of the Mines Law no. 85/2003

Today, September 5th, the Alliance for  the Rule of Law* made a public request to the Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies to send back the draft law on the amendment of the Mines Law no. 85/2003 to the specialized committees in order to be subjected to a real public debate.


read the article »Published: Monday, 5 September 2011 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

Complaint: Senator Iulian Urban has an irresponsible and racist attitude

 

read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 August 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

Reacție: Articolul “Reţeaua falsificatorilor de dosare din Hunedoara: peste 100 de „handicapaţi” închipuiţi”, semnat de Ciprian Iancu în Evenimentul Zilei

Available only in Romanian version.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 August 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

Gala for People with Disabilities - The Competition "Education without Borders"

This year edition is dedicated to their school inclusion, a premise for mainstream labor market integration. Thus, the Gala will bring public recognition to individuals, organizations and institutions that support people with disabilities, in five areas: personal achievement in education, employment, school inclusion, accessibility and public policy support

read the article »Published: Monday, 1 August 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Complaint to the Ethics Commission of the Public Television: Pîrvoiu's racist attitude in "Ora de știri"

The complaint to the Ethics Commission of the Public Television: Pîrvoiu's racist attitude in "Ora de știri" is available only in Romanian version.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 28 July 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

ROMA PROFESSIONALS: 6 DAYS LEFT FOR APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

Roma students in medicine and pharmacy universities and schools and resident physicians have 6 days left to apply to the scholarships within "A Generation of Roma Specialists in the Medical Field"project

read the article »Published: Thursday, 21 July 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Adevarul de Seara Focsani nu-si gaseste ziarele in chioscurile Monitorului de Vrancea

Jurnaliștii de la săptămânalul Adevărul de Seară Focșani acuză firma de distribuție Trinec Serv (a Monitorului de Vrancea), deținută de Corina Trifan, că obstrucționează apariția publicației. Potrivit acestora, motivul ar fi legat de publicarea unui articol defavorabil la adresa firmei Mavi Beton SRL, la care Corina Trifan este acționar alături de soțul său.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 7 July 2011 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Gala for People with Disabilities - The 2nd Edition: Education without Borders

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and Motivation Foundation Romania are organizing the "Education without Barriers" - The Second Edition of Annual Gala for People with Disabilities on November 29, in Bucharest

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 6 July 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Mayor Sorin Oprescu, benefactor of the electoral cathedral

We request that Mayor of Bucharest Sorin Oprescu to organise a public debate in regard to his intention to donate 10 million lei from the City hall’s budget to the Romanian Orthodox Church. Taking into account that this donation comes from public money, we believe that this issue should be publicly discussed and decided upon.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 23 June 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

A plea for an authentic democracy

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association launched a plea today to officials and political institutions for starting a structured and responsible process of systematic and honest consultations with the Romanian society on the constitutional or administrative reforms, but also on the organisation of a national referendum concerning the change of the administrative map of the country.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

A plea for preserving the current electoral system

The civil society requests that the President send back the law on single-ballot election of mayors.

The partner organizations of the  Alliance for the Rule of Law – ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Pro Democracy Association and the Center for Legal Resources sent to the President Traian Basescu a “plea for preserving a competitive voting system for the election of mayors and for ensuring the highest electoral representativity for the entire local community”.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 2 June 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Inevitabila lege a presei

Saptamana trecuta (11 mai) ONG-urile au fost invitate la Comisia de Mass-Media din Camera Deputatilor pentru a discuta despre oportunitatea unei legi a presei.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2011 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

Adevarul Holding a cenzurat TOTB pentru Coca-Cola?

Vor mai trece, probabil, multe râuri de Cola, până când unele instituții de presă vor înțelege că cenzura este inadmisibilă într-un stat de drept. Pe principiul „ciocu’ mic și bea o Cola”, Adevărul Holding a oprit fără preaviz funcționarea platformei Think Outside the Box (TOTB), deși contractul de parteneriat prevedea un preaviz de 45 de zile în cazul rezilierii unilaterale.

read the article »Published: Monday, 9 May 2011 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

3 COMPETE FOR ONE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE PROJECT A GENERATION OF ROMA PROFESSIONALS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

273 Roma students and resident physicians applied for the scholarships within "A generation of Roma specialists in the medical field"project between April and July 2011. Out of these applicants, the selection commission will select the first 80 students with best academic achievements

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

COMUNICAT DE PRESĂ O GENERAȚIE DE SPECIALIȘTI ROMI ÎN DOMENIUL MEDICAL

Asociația Agenția de Monitorizare a Presei, în perteneriat cu Fundația Roma Education Fund România, Asociația Medicilor Rezidenți, Centrul Romilor pentru Politici de Sănătate – SASTIPEN și Open Society Institute desfășoară proiectul O generație de specialiști romi în domeniul medical

read the article »Published: Monday, 28 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Csibi vs. statul roman

Csibi Barna este un cetățean român de etnie maghiară care, într-un ceremonial public, a spânzurat o păpușă care îl reprezenta pe Avram Iancu. Gestul este extrem și scandalos, întrucât acesta din urmă este un erou național pentru români. Din acest motiv, Csibi a fost criticat și de politicienii maghiari.

read the article »Published: Monday, 28 March 2011 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response

LAUNCHING OF "A Generation of Roma Specialists in the Medical Field" project

ActiveWatch, together with Roma Education Fund Romania, The Association of Resident Physicians, Roma Health Center - SASTIPEN and Open Society Institute are launching the "A Generation of Roma Specialists in the Medical Field" project, which will be implemented between 2011 and 2014

read the article »Published: Monday, 28 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Sesizare către Consiliul Național al Audiovizualului - Jurnalistul Ion Cristoiu i-a îngăduit invitatului Traian Băsescu să discrimineze de două ori în aceeași emisiune

Complaint on discriminatory statements of the President and lack of reaction or encouragements from the TV show host. Only Romanian version.

read the article »Published: Saturday, 26 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

Roma Professionals: SCHOLARSHIPS & TUTORING FOR ROMA HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS

Roma students in their 12th and 13th grades who wish to have a career in the medical field will be awarded a monthly scholarship of 200 lei and free private lessons of biology, chemistry and physics throughout the 2011 - 2012 academic year

read the article »Published: Saturday, 19 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Roma Professionals: Applications for the program

Announcement: Young Roma may apply to "A generation of Roma specialists in the medical field" components Roma students may now apply in one of the two components of the Personal Development Program, within the project: "A Generation of Roma Specialists in the Medical Field": students in medical universities or schools and resident physicians may apply for Scholarship, mentorship and advocacy camps

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Roma Professionals in medical field - campaign launch

ActiveWatch – Media Monitoring Agency launched the Roma Professionals in medical field anti discrimination campaign. The main message, Roma children dream of the things we let them dream of, and the discrimination issues on Roma people in Romania were the main themes of debate

read the article »Published: Sunday, 13 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination

PROTEST "Roma" vs. "Gipsy" in the state's official documents

Only Romanian version.  

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 2 March 2011 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

The Alliance for the Rule of Law requests the organisation of a new procedure for the election of the civil society’s representative to the Superior Council of Magistracy

The partner organisations of the Alliance for the Rule of Law request the Romanian Senate to start a new procedure for the appointment and the election of the civil society’s representative to the Superior Council of Magistracy on the basis of art. 133 alin (1) lit b of the Romanian Constitution and art. 18 of the Law no. 317/2004 on the Superior Council of Magistracy.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 February 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Representatives of the civil society react to the Constitutional Court’s decisions on the elections of members of the Superior Council of Magistracy

The civil society would like to highlight the possible dangers of creating a court precedent by admitting appeals against the Senate’s two decisions to validate the members of the Superior Council of Magistracy, a precedent that would plunge Romania into an unparalleled institutional crisis.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 8 February 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Press release AW-MMA and APD: The Chamber of Deputies boycotts the process of combating corruption

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association express their concern about the Parliament’s action to obstruct the National Anticorruption Directorate’s investigation on Deputy Monica Iacob Ridzi.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Gala for people with disabilities - Ist Edition

ActiveWatch & Motivation Romania organized on November 16 2010 the 1st edition of the Gala for People with Disabilities, under the title: "Hire the ability!" The Event was held at the Romanian Public Television and gathered more than 200 people - persons with disabilities, non profit, public & business sector representatives and journalists

read the article »Published: Thursday, 9 December 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Press Release: conclusion of the conference "The Legitimacy and the Advisability of the Buzesti-Berzesti-Uranus-Calea Rahovei Highway"

On Thursday, November 25th, the press conference “The Legitimacy and the Advisability of the Buzesti-Berzei-Uranus-Calea Rahova Highway” took place. The participants: Nicusor Dan, president of Save Bucharest Association, Doina Vella, member of the Pro_Do_Mo Association, Dumitru Dobrev, lawyer, Cecilia Badea, lawyer, Nicolae Radulescu Dobrogea, president of the Eco Civica Foundation, Ionut Pitulescu, the Centre for the Intercultural Research “Anthropoesis”, representatives of the expropriated citizens.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 25 November 2010 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

Gala for People with Disabilities - The Winners of the "Hire the Ability" Edition

"Promoters of Ability" Section The prize went to Oana Dan for her campaign in Evenimentul Zilei. She published a series of materials in a campaign dedicated to success stories from a world unknown to the public: the people with disabilities world

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

The common sense revolution starts home, Mr. Orban!

Reaction against Ludovic Orban's statements during the electoral campaign: "Who votes for Basescu? Alcoholics, gipsies and prostitutes. Although I doubt prostitutes will vote for Basescu, given his look"

read the article »Published: Thursday, 11 November 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

President Băsescu - bilateral racist statements

An abstract: ActiveWatch protests against the President's statements during his visit in Slovenia, on Novermber 3rd 2010. Traian Băsescu said that: " Many Roma traditionally live of what they steal" and "we have a problem concerning the integration of the Roma population and it must be said: veru few of them accept work"

read the article »Published: Friday, 5 November 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Rapid Response

Gala for People with Disabilities - The Jury of the "Hire the Ability" Edition

The "Hire the Ability" Edition formed its jury with public figures involved in solving social problems and in promoting the rights of people with disabilities in Romania See their presentations and photos on the Gala website

read the article »Published: Monday, 1 November 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency organised today, October 26th, the debate "Journalists to track on European Funds"

The event marks the end of the fouth edition of the "Transparency of the European Funds" project.  It is brought about by the launch of the "Transparency of European Funds in Romania. Investigative journalists. The Free Access to Information of Public Interest. Case studies"  report and the "Index of Public Integrity" (www.afaceripublice.ro), an online instrument issued and developped by the ActiveWatch team for those interested in increasing tranparency of the act of government and in combating corruption.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 26 October 2010 · comments · Good Governance,

Faceti loc persoanelor cu dizabilitati in Romania !

Unii veti spune ca au loc, altii ca nu stiti cum sa le faceti loc, altii ca nu prea sunt oameni cu dizabilitati. Toti aveti dreptate. Au loc acasa la ei, departe de vazul si stima noastra. Nu s-au inventat inca niste modele standard care sa mearga pentru orice situatie si in orice societate si, oficial, sunt prea putini cu dizabilitati ca sa ne ingrijoram. Pentru ca statul spune in statistici ca numai 4% din populatie sunt oameni cu dizabilitati, desi media internationala si europeana este intre 10% si 12 %.

read the article »Published: Monday, 25 October 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

The records from the “Vantu file”

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency expressed its view on the records from the “Vantu file”. The dramatic situation of the relations between media owners, editors and journalists which was pointed out by these published records shows that Media institutions in Romania need a rearrangement of relations between the three entities.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 21 October 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Invitation for a public debate concerning the identity cards

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, APADOR-CH, the Angel Association and the Association for Tehnology and Internet would like to invite you on Friday, October 22nd, 11:00 a.m., at a debate on the issue of identity cards and the new draft law which was open to public debate by the Ministry of Administration and Interior.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 · comments · Good Governance,

ANGAJEAZA ABILITATEA! – Gala Persoanelor cu Dizabilitati

ActiveWatch – Agentia de Monitorizare a Presei si Fundatia Motivation Romania organizeaza prima editie a Galei Persoanelor cu Dizabilitati. O zi pe an vom oferi un spatiu public de intalnire intre persoanele cu dizabilitati, angajatori publici si privati, reprezentanti ai organizatiilor neguvernamentale si mass-media. O zi pe an in care noi, cu totii, sa ne unim fortele in a promova abilitatile persoanelor cu dizabilitati si in a le arata recunoastere celor care lucreaza pentru ca aceste persoane sa fie alaturi de noi in toate aspectele vietii sociale.

read the article »Published: Monday, 20 September 2010 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Events and Activities

Frunda György, vegyél egy szünetet! Gyorgy Frunda, let us be!

The civil society discovers with regret that several important members of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) – and most of all, Senator Gyorgy Frunda – turned out to be in recent years spearheads in obstructing any strategies and instruments of combating corruption in Romania.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 July 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

22 NGOs call for the resignation of the Head of the Directorate for Culture, Cults and National Cultural Patrimony in Bucharest

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, alongside other 21 non-governmental organizations, asked the President of Romania and the Minister of Culture to remove from office Mr. Nicolae Stan, the Head of the Directorate for Culture, Cults and National Cultural Patrimony and Mr. Stefan Damian, an employee in the same institution.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 3 June 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

The Initiative for Fair Justice protests against the Constitutional Court’s decision concerning the National Integrity Agency

The Initiative for Fair Justice took notice with concern of the Court’s decision to declare two chapters of the law on the National Integrity Agency as unconstitutional.

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 April 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

“With clean robes”. The civil society supports the magistrates’ petition Dignity and Integrity

The signing organizations support the petition Dignity and Integrity made public in March 24th, 2010 through which magistrates ask the Superior Council of Magistracy to react accordingly to the implications posed by the "Vantu file" and the amending of promotion procedures in Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice.

read the article »Published: Monday, 29 March 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

NGOs contest the City hall's process of budget adoption

The General Council of Bucharest is set to debate on Wednesday, March 24th, 1 a.m. the capital's 2010 draft budget. The total budget is 1,3 billion euros.

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, alongside partners from the "Partnership for Good Governance III - Sustainable Development" project* would like to contest the 2010 draft law.

*Save Bucharest Association, Pro Democracy Association, the Association for Urban Transition, the Resource Center for Public Participation,the Local Development Group and other NGOs from the Platform for Bucharest.

read the article »Published: Monday, 22 March 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Don't bury the crimes of communism!

A plea to the President of Romania, Traian Basescu, and Prime Minister, Emil Boc

The Coalition for the Rule of Law express their disapproval of the changes made to the Institute for Investigation of the Communist Crimes' initial objectives, and taking this opportunity to reform it as the Institute for Investigation of the Communits Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Bucharest's District 1 City Hall took the patrimony buildings by storm

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, Save Bucharest Association, the Association for Urban Transition, the Resource Centre fot Public Participation, the Pro Democracy Association and the ProDoMo Association would like to bring to public attention the way District 1 City Hall issued a series of permits for demolition which created a lot of damage to Bucharest's cultural heritage.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

ActiveWatch launches the project the Transparency of European Funds - The Training and Support for Journalists Component

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency launches the program of training and support for journalists: "Transparency for Integrity!". The project is intended for journalists from local and national press in Romania and aims at training them in monitoring the course of European funds, from accession to post implementation.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 11 February 2010 · comments · Good Governance,

Project launch: Partnership for Good Governance - Chapter III: Sustainable Development

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency announces the launch of the project Partnership for Good Governance - Chapter II: Sustainable Development. The project is developped alongside Save Bucharest Association, the Pro Democracy Association, the Association for Urban Transition and the Resources Center for Public Participation.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 · comments · Good Governance,

Project launch information - The Transparency of European Funds in Romania

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency announces a follow-up in 2010 of the activities developped in the program the "Transparency of European Funds in Romania".  From 2006, the AW-MMA team has developped within this project activities intended to increase the transparency of the EU funds absorption process in Romania.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 · comments · Good Governance,

Partnership for sustainable development - a new project with financing provided by the European Social Fund through the Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development

Save the Danube and the Delta Association in partnership with ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency announce the launch of the Partnership for Sustainable Development. The project will ensure the necessary resources for the implementation of the horizontal component "sustainable development" in the projects financed by the Sectorial Operational Program for Human Resources Development (POS DRU) through the European Social Fund.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 February 2010 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

Transparency, a means to a fair electoral system

The Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-MMA, "Cartel ALFA" Confederation and Center for Legal Resources request the specialized authorities to take the necessary measures for resolving in the most transparent manner the appeals which report irregularities of the voting process in November 22nd and December 6th 2009.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 8 December 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Election day started with missing stamps and threatened observers

The deficient training of the electoral bureau members and the lack of information campaigns have taken their toll on today's voting. The first hours of the presidential election day revealed once more a series of long-standing irregularities in the Romanian voting process.

read the article »Published: Sunday, 22 November 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Platform for Bucharest - Open letter to the President of Romania, Traian Basescu

Platform for Bucharest asked the President of Romania not to sign the draft law for the amending of art. 7 of Law no. 50/1991 on the authorization of construction works, which was enacted by the Chamber of Deputies in the meeting held November 3rd, 2009.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Observers of some fictitious organisations are monitoring the voting in November 22nd and December 6th lections

The Alliance for Fair Elections, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency (MMA), Cartel Alfa Confederation and the Center for Independent Journalism, points out to the danger of compromising national observers and the civil society's efforts to monitor in an objective manner the voting as a result of the increasing numbers of fictitious organisations accredited to monitor elections.

read the article »Published: Monday, 9 November 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Press release - Alliance for the Rule of Law

The Alliance for the Rule of Law, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Center for Legal Resources and Transparency International Romania made a request today to the Ombudsman to inform the Constitutional Court about the GEO 106 on the organisation of the referendum concerning the moral fraud and the dangers of electoral fraud in presidential elections.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 29 October 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Platform for Bucharest: Open letter to general counsellors and the general mayor of Bucharest

Through this letter, the organisations ask the counsellors to take a stand against real estate mob reported by the international press.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

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