Remembering the Tiananmen massacre, Platform appeals for return of journalist standards at Deutsche Welle

August 25, 2014

Prague, 25 August 2014. The Platform of European Memory and conscience strongly condemns the apparent political decision by Deutsche Welle to fire its exile Chinese collaborator, the blogger Youtong Su for criticising the broadcaster´s soft stance toward the Tiananmen masacre of 1989. The Platform calls for a return of journalist standards which Deutsche Welle...

Read more »

Platform commemorates the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Riga

August 25, 2014
Platform commemorates the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Riga

Riga / Prague 25 August 2014. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience participated in the Conference “Molotov-Ribbentrop 75: Echoes Today” organized by the Latvian Ministry of Justice and the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and opened the international travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in...

Read more »

In commemoration of 23 August as Black Ribbon Day, the Platform Reader goes to all members of the United States Congress

August 21, 2014
In commemoration of 23 August as Black Ribbon Day, the Platform Reader goes to all members of the United States Congress

Prague / Washington, D.C., 21 August 2014.  Together with its Members, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and the Joint Baltic American National Committee, the Platform is commemorating 23 August as the Black Ribbon Day in North America. On this year’s 75th anniversary of...

Read more »

Platform condemns political justice linked to the past in Slovenia

July 10, 2014

Prague, 10 July 2014. The Platform condemns the worrying political instrumentalisation of the justice system in Slovenia. The former Slovenian prime minister and current opposition leader Janez Janša was sentenced on fabricated charges and sent to prison just prior to early parliamentary elections which...

Read more »

Democracy is in a crisis: Platform letter to EU governments and European democratic institutions

June 26, 2014

Prague, 26 June 2014.  As a conclusion of the international conference Legacy of Totalitarianism Today which took place in the Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic in Prague on 12-13 June 2014, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience sent a letter to the...

Read more »

Organisiertes Wegschauen – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24 June 2014

June 25, 2014

(“Organised looking-away”) In many post-Communist countries, the old elites still rule. By Karl-Peter Schwarz. The article summarises the presentations and the message of the conference “Legacy of Totalitarianism Today” organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in Prague on 12-13 June 2014,...

Read more »