Ukrainian Civil Society is Against Holding Elections During War
Elections and full-scale war are incompatible. Holding elections during a full-scale war is extremely dangerous. It can lead to the loss of legitimacy for both the electoral process and elected bodies, potentially undermining the state as a whole. During a full-scale war, a state cannot guarantee an environment where electoral process participants can freely and fully express their views and will, where military and voters abroad can meaningfully participate, and where a competitive and vibrant political environment exists, especially against the backdrop of narrowing rights and freedoms under martial law.
Nach Hause kommen: Welche Gründe haben ukrainische Kriegsvertriebene für die Heimkehr?
Die Menschen, das human capital, sind das Wertvollste eines jeden Staates und die Ukraine wird sich auch nach dem Sieg über Russland nicht vollständig erholen können, wenn es niemanden gibt, der das Land wiederaufbaut und niemanden, für den es wiederaufgebaut werden muss. Wollen die Ukrainer:innen im Ausland zurückkehren? Welche Motivation haben sie und was treibt sie dazu, im Ausland zu bleiben? Eine Umfrage des Netzwerks OPORA liefert Einblicke.
The Theater of the Absurd. How and Why Russia Conducts “Elections” In the Occupied Territories
OPORA is much more than elections. We have changed and want to show you how
Having expanded our sphere of competence, we felt the need to transform our appearance, too. The foremost purpose of our rebranding is to emphasize the experience and expertise we gained during many years of work, along with integration into contemporary life of our country and deep understanding of today's processes.
Freedom of Speech in Russian Hands: How Russia Uses Telegram for Informational Occupation
Messaging service Telegram’s marketing strategy is to present itself as a platform for total freedom of speech in response to the moderation policies of other platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Telegram professes to consider content moderation as a philosophical question of ethics and morale, as if any interference has the exclusive function of “disciplining” users. However, this philosophical issue has quite tangible consequences in practice. For example, the findings of an independent impact assessment of Facebook on human rights in Myanmar showed(opens in a new tab) that under-moderation of content in Myanmar language contributed(opens in a new tab) to the act of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.
War Speeches. Russia Loses Planes in the Rear and Hiding Their Defeats in the Front
Pseudo Elections on the Russia-Occupied Ukrainian Territories
This autumn, Russians plan to hold the so-called “elections” for 79 municipal associations and “legislative bodies” (occupation administrations) in parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts, and also the “by-elections” to the “state duma” in the occupied Crimea.
War Speeches. A Week of Anxiety And Diplomatic Setbacks for Russia
At the same time, Ukrainian troops continue to liberate the occupied territory and are on the verge of a breakthrough. The increasing number of explosions on the territory of Russia, the destruction of the strategic objects of the aggressor, and the landing of the Ukrainian military in the occupied Crimea indicate the inevitable failure of Putin's venture in Ukraine. Finally, more and more countries are agreeing to support the security guarantees of Ukraine and to join the exercises of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighters.