Advocate Charilaos Peitsinis on Greek TV

Young Voices Advocate Charilaos Peitsinis‘ message of a Greece free of racism and anti-Semitism finds a growing audience within Greece and abroad. The oldest ISraeli newspaper Haaretz just published his op-ed on their English website.

The Greek TV channel Skai TV (12% audience share) reported on September 27th in their news edition about Charilaos’ op-ed:

“It is very important to stress the fact that Israel’s media is very interested in the situation now in Greece. A characteristic example is the op-ed published today in the israeli newspaper Haaretz according to which this murder has gone too far in Greece.
Greece’s civil society is now mobilizing against Golden Dawn’s neo-nazi violence and ideology – and now it’s up to the Greek state to stop tolerating illegal violence.”

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Charilaos Peitsinis talking about Nazism in Greece on Hareetz

Young Voices Advocate Charilaos Peitsinis was published today by Haaretz.com writing about the Golden Dawn party in Greece and how a free society shall cope with such a threat to liberty:

Golden Dawn represents a threat to liberty. But threats to liberty can only be destroyed through more liberty – everywhere, and especially in the economic sphere. Only a total liberalization of the economy and new investments will restore Greece and get her back on the road to growth. Then, and only then, will fascism lose its social roots, when it is no longer fed and watered by the misery of economic crisis.

You can find the entire opinion piece here. Haaretz is the oldest Israeli newspaper and its English version is sold together with the International Herald Tribune.

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Young Voices Advocate Vera Honored For Human Rights Work in Russia

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), like Young Voices, looks for ways to empower and celebrate young people who are making an impact on their world. This year, they awarded Young Voices Advocate Vera Kichanova, along with three others, Democracy Awards for their work promoting human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of association.

From the announcement:

Kichanova was elected in March 2012 as a municipal deputy in Moscow’s Yuzhnoye Tushino district. As a member of the municipal council she fights for more transparency on the part of the local authorities. Kichanova is an avid journalist and civic activist who has been arrested for her outspoken defense of democratic principles.

You can read her remarks here. Vera was also honored by NED in their list of 30 activists under 30 for her work supporting human rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of association in her home country of Russia.

From NED:

Over half of the world’s population is under the age of 30, those who will define the progress of democracy in the 21st century. NED will be there to support and stand with them.

We at Young Voices agree! Great job Vera!

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