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Fakes and truth in modern #Lithuania politics

Fakes and truth in modern #Lithuania politics

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fake news has become a great problem in our life. Questionable news and lack of clarity can seriously influence society and bring chaos to the minds of ordinary people, writes Adomas Abromaitis.  Last week, a typical event occured in Lithuania. A couple of local Lithuanian media outlets published news report claimed German soldiers raped a […]

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#Women’sRights: Violence against women online: ‘Freedom of speech ends where threats and strong insults abound’

#Women’sRights: Violence against women online: ‘Freedom of speech ends where threats and strong insults abound’

Terry Reintke MEP Women often face harassment online, ranging from insults to threats of rape or physical violence. Various measures to tackle this and to encourage more women to work in the ICT sector are set out in the report Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age. MEPs debate it on Wednesday 27 […]

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More emphasis on prevention needed to combat violence against women

More emphasis on prevention needed to combat violence against women

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Copyright: Picsfive/Shutterstock On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, FRA reiterates its call for member states to focus more on violence prevention. FRA’s groundbreaking report on violence against women, which was based on a survey of 42,000 women throughout the EU, revealed the extent of abuse suffered by women […]

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Antonyia Parvanova: ‘Almost half of European women has experienced violence at one point’

Antonyia Parvanova: ‘Almost half of European women has experienced violence at one point’

Violence has touched the lives of almost half of all women in Europe. Not only does this damage people and their families, but it also has a significant economic cost of €228 billion per year in Europe. Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Parliament has called for a common EU strategy […]

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Calls grow for release of Yulia Tymoshenko as petitions approach 100,000 on White House website

Calls grow for release of Yulia Tymoshenko as petitions approach 100,000 on White House website

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Imprisoned Ukraine former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is approaching 100,000 e-signatures supporting her on the White House e-Petition website – reaching this target will prompt a response from US President Barack Obama. It comes on the heels of another petition filed on 26 November 2013 that asked Obama to impose sanctions against President Viktor Yanukovych and top Ukrainian officials for backtracking on […]

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