Newsletter Nr. 24/2019

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3ce77862-fe61-4e34-8cde-0fda5ca61ba4.gifDistribution of diaspora voters in Romania's 2019 presidential elections

From the article "Romania’s 2019 presidential elections: the diaspora at the ballot box" by Giorgio Comai



Romania’s 2019 presidential elections: the diaspora at the ballot box

Giorgio Comai

At the latest Romanian presidential elections, almost one million Romanians voted from abroad, largely by casting their ballots in more than 800 polling stations open from Friday through Sunday. A visual exploration of the data

Insight: the Ukrainian Lgbt+ community

Claudia Bettiol

It has operated for over ten years alongside Ukraine's LGBT+ community. A meeting with some Insight activists and their views on Ukrainian society and the slow progress on rights in post-Soviet Ukraine

2019: escape from the Balkans

Francesca Rolandi ,  Christian Elia

A growing phenomenon with worrying implications: the flight of workers, skilled or otherwise, from former Yugoslavia. A look at the data and political responses.

Rijeka, when history goes public

Marco Abram

Combining scientific research, dissemination, and participation; telling the story of Rijeka in multiple languages. These are the objectives of an international project of which OBCT is a partner, in view of Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020

The slogans of '89 have been appropriated by neonazis

Paola Rosà

OBCT is among the founders of ECPMF, a media freedom centre based in Leipzig – just where the demonstrations that would lead to the collapse of the Wall started in October 1989. Thirty years later, one of the slogans of that revolutionary autumn has become an angry claim on the electoral posters of the far-right AfD party

Croatia, presidential elections coming up

Giovanni Vale

The elections for President of Croatia will be held on December 22nd, with the likely runoff scheduled on January 5th, 2020. The favourites are outgoing president Grabar-Kitarović and former prime minister and former leader of the Social Democrats Zoran Milanović

Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Balkans and the EU from one century to another

On the 155th anniversary of relations between Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina, an international conference co-organised by OBCT is being held in Sarajevo on November 28th and 29th, with the participation of Bosnian, Italian, and international analysts and experts as well as political representatives of the two countries

Turkey: The re-arrest of Novelist Ahmet Altan is Arbitrary and Cruel

Turkish authorities have re-arrested the internationally-known Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan just one week after his release from over three years in detention. OBCT, ARTICLE 19 and the undersigned organisations said that his re-arrest on 12 November was an extraordinarily low blow in a case that has been marked by political interference and arbitrariness from start to finish.

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