The freedom of speech is one of the core values underlying modern democracies. In the era of hybrid warfare, to strike a balance between ensuring freedom of expression and securing national interests is a challenge.
Has the Council of Europe finally reached the Crossroads? What matters most, reputation or financing? asks Volodymyr Ariev, chair of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and current PACE vice-president.
Perhaps few in Ukraine in the summer of 2018 need an explanation of what is a Tomos. Today it is almost a meme, of which, however, no average Ukrainians were aware just a couple of years ago. This is a historic act granting Ukraine and its Orthodox believers a legitimate canonical right to break away from Moscow's suffocating embrace.
Russia-based "Orthodoxy and Peace" media outlet distorted an interview with a Greek supporter of Ukrainian autocephaly, losing in translation certain key points and misinterpreting words in line with the Moscow narrative.