Open Estonia Foundation

Russia and Transnistria in Focus on Human Rights Day

03.12.2013

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Open Estonia Foundation celebrates the event with discussions dedicated to human rights and civil society in Russia and Transnistria.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Open Estonia Foundation celebrates the event with discussions dedicated to human rights and civil society in Russia and Transnistria.

December 11 at 13:00
RUSSIAN VOICES: ARTEMY TROITSKY AND KONSTANTIN BARANOV

Sokos Hotel Viru conference center, conference room Bolero (http://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/hotels/tallinn)

Russian civil society activists, the popular music critic, journalist, opinion leader and Greenpeace Russia board member Artemy Troitsky and the young human rights activist Konstantin Baranov will analyze the social and political developments in Russia in 2013 and the future prospects of human rights and civil society in their country. The discussion is in Russian, with simultaneous translation to Estonian and English.

To participate, please register at: www.oef.org.ee/registreeru
More information (in Estonian): www.oef.org.ee/venemaa


December 11 at 18:00
REPORT FROM A NON-EXISTENT COUNTRY: SCREENING OF "FORTRESS" AND DISCUSSION ON TRANSNISTRIA

Cinema Artis, Hall 2 (http://www.kino.ee/eng/)

The Estonian première of the documentary film "Fortress" by Czech filmmakers Lukas Kokes and Klara Tasovska. "Fortress" follows life in Transnistria during the 2011 presidential elections, taking viewers on a virtual trip to this museum of communist totalitarianism. The film is followed by an open discussion with Transnistrian civil society activists. The film is in Russian and has English subtitles. The conversation will be held in Russian, Estonian and English.

To participate, please register at: <link teoksil inimoiguste-nadal-2013 filmi-ja-vestlusohtu-transnistriast registreeru>oef.org.ee/teoksil/inimoiguste-nadal-2013/filmi-ja-vestlusohtu-transnistriast/registreeru
More information (in Estonian): www.oef.org.ee/transnistria

Additional information:

Maarja Toots
maarja@oef.org.ee
+372 615 5710

Media requests:

Susan Lilleväli
susan@atiim.ee
+372 51 48 393

Both events are part of the human rights week organized by Estonian civil society organizations on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, commemorated internationally on December 10 each year. On this day in 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The program of the week was compiled by the Open Estonia Foundation, Estonian Institute of Human Rights, Estonian Human Rights Center, Estonian Refugee Council, Unitas Foundation, Open Republic, Estonian Chamber of Disabled People, Estonian office of the International Organization for Migration and the Estonian LGBT Association. The complete program is available at: www.oef.org.ee/inimoigused.

 


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