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    Living in Opytne – on the Ukrainian frontline
    Oct27

    Living in Opytne – on the Ukrainian frontline

    About five million people live in the parts of eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been fighting pro-Russia separatists for the past two years. Some of these people are living in towns and villages that are close to the no-man’s land between the two sides, or that sit on the Ukrainian frontline. …read more Source: Radio...

    Two Yazidi women receive EU Zacharov Award
    Oct27

    Two Yazidi women receive EU Zacharov Award

    Two Yazidi women who survived sexual enslavement by Islamic State before escaping and becoming advocates for their people in Iraq have won the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were abducted along with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their home village of Kocho in northern Iraq was attacked by Isis...

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women
    Oct27

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women

    Two Yazidi women, who have advocated the plight of survivors of horrific abuse by ISIL in Iraq, have been awarded the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Parliament’s president Martin Schulz announced on Thursday. Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar “are representatives for the Yazidi community...

    Living in Optyne – on the Ukrainian frontline
    Oct27

    Living in Optyne – on the Ukrainian frontline

    About five million people live in the parts of eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been fighting pro-Russia separatists for the past two years. Some of these people are living in towns and villages that are close to the no-man’s land between the two sides, or that sit on the Ukrainian frontline. …read more Source: Radio...

    Ukrainian jet fighter threat against Belavia aircraft confirmed
    Oct27

    Ukrainian jet fighter threat against Belavia aircraft confirmed

    “We have a transcript of the conversation that pilots of the Belavia aircraft had with the Ukrainian air traffic control while on the way from Kiev to Minsk on 21 October. The document clearly states that combat air force will be employed if the Belarusian aircraft does not turn around and fly back to Kiev,” stressed Dmitry Mironchik. …read...

    [Ticker] Yazidi activists scoop EU rights prize
    Oct27

    [Ticker] Yazidi activists scoop EU rights prize

    Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Ali Bashar, two women from the Yazidi minority in Syria, who were made into sex slaves by the jihadist group Islamic State, and who now campaign for Yazidi rights, have won this year’s European Parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader-in-exile of Crimea’s Tatar...

    Russia dismisses hacked emails showing ties between Kremlin and Ukraine rebels as a sham, because Putin aide ‘doesn’t use email’
    Oct27
    Over 200 opera singers apply for Minsk Christmas Singing Competition
    Oct27

    Over 200 opera singers apply for Minsk Christmas Singing Competition

    The competition will feature young singers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Canada, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Lithuania, United States, France, Mongolia, China, Armenia, Israel, Latvia, Turkey, Sweden, Korea and Ireland. …read more Source:...

    Romanian lawmakers cancel public broadcaster fees
    Oct26

    Romanian lawmakers cancel public broadcaster fees

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) slammed the Romanian parliament on Wednesday for abolishing a license fee for public radio and television and making it rely on state funds. The alliance of public broadcasters around the Continent said the move threatens the independence of Romanian public TV and radio. Making broadcaster TVR and Radio...

    Contact group on Ukraine to reconvene in Minsk on 9 November
    Oct26

    Contact group on Ukraine to reconvene in Minsk on 9 November

    The OSCE special representative also said that among political matters the contact group discussed the organization of municipal elections. The economic problems include the availability of water and electricity in the affected areas and the restoration of railways and power lines. …read more Source:...

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