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Is the National Institute of Freedom a deserved name?

The Law and Justice’s government maintains that it wishes to build a strong civil society. Contrary to these declarations, this is not reflected in the shape of the newest piece of legislation – an Act on the National Institute of Freedom.  The Act on the National Institute of Freedom – Centre for the Development of…

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Local journalist vs local government – an interview

Martyna Bójko (Citizens Network Watchdog Poland): You have just defended your Master’s thesis at the University of Łódź, entitled “Local journalist vs local government – methods of wielding influence”. Was the choice of such subject motivated by your experiences as a local journalist? Are the pressures exerted by local governments on local press significant? Justyna…

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Watchdog Poland in May 2017

  Interventions In May Citizens Network Watchdog Poland joined the case of one of the clients of our legal advisory service. A citizen of Katowice asked the city hall to disclose information on the project of a transportation plan that the city had contracted out for nearly 900 thousand zloty (EUR 225,000). The mayor claimed…

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REBEL: Satisfactory opening of international collaboration

Our consortium (led by Transparency International Czech Republic) successfully started the collaboration within the frame of project REinforcing direct democracy in BELarus by transferring the good practice from V4 countries (REBEL). Previous long phrase covers four days of intensive work-meetings, hearings of experts on direct democracy tools, representatives of CSOs, visits to senator, to Transparency…

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Streaming Visegrad Values

We are going to shoot the short-movies. And the very fact of easy consensus about the content and formats among the partners of our new on-line-media project proves that there is a certain Visegrad space – not only as a political concept, but as a virtual culture-political landscape. The aim of video series production is…

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Transparency of municipal companies in V4 region

Watchdog Poland was a partner of international project on transparency of municipal companies. The leader of this initiative was Oziveni from Czech Republic, partners: Transparency International Slovakia and Budapest Institute, Hungary. V4 countries suffer, similarly to other states from the post-communist area, from long-lasting and serious problems – corruption and misuse of public funds in…

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Watchdogs’ capacity building – a study

Papers prepared for the European Centre for Not-for-Profit Law to be used during workshop session in Moldova “Implementation of the percentage mechanism: Practice and lessons learned from Central Europe” (September 13, 2016). In case of Poland it specifically concerned Good practices of reaching out to taxpayers in Poland by human rights and watchdog organizations.   Learning…

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Polish experience in fighting corruption

A publication prepared for the Central European University describing the situation as regards fighting corruption in Poland in the years 1997-2015 from the Watchdog Poland’s perspective.  

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Transparency of political parties

As we have been dealing with the transparency of political parties’ activity for quite a while, the time has come now for a short review. What have we managed to achieve? There is no clear-cut evidence of how (if at all) parties’ attitudes towards the right to information have changed. Nonetheless, it can be stated…

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