CICPRJ seeks Internships or Exchanges for Crimean Journalists for the purpose
of improving their ability to report on inter-ethnic problems in multicultural settings
Crimean Independent Center of Political Researchers and Journalists was founded as the Crimean branch of the "Ukrainian Independent Center of Political Research" in March 1995. Since January 1997 it is a self-sufficient, non-profit, non-goverment research organization, with the following main purpose: cooperation in the building of an autonomous part of Ukraine; and cooperation in the integration of Crimea with Ukraine, as well as the integration of Ukraine with European and global society.
The Center carries out political research on Crimean society as a part of Ukrainian society. In particular, it prepares and distributes in the local Ukrainian and foreign press, analitical information concerning the social and political situation in the autonomous Crimean Republic, and connections of Crimea with other regions of Ukraine, as well as connections with Russia and other neighboring countries.
The Center has organized the following conferences, roundtables and seminars:
- July 1995 -- in cooperation with Freedom House, a roundtable on the subject: "Problems of national group representation in the power organs of Crimea";
- September 1995 -- a roundtable discussion concerning "Political realities and the future of Crimea";
- November 1995 -- a roundtable concerning upcoming elections to the Supreme Council of Ukraine;
- February 1996 -- a roundtable discussion concerning "Crimean Ukrainians: a title nation or a national minority. Problems of the Ukrainian population in the Autonomous Crimean Republic";
- June 1996 -- a roundtable on the subject: "The liberty of the press and the interests of power in the conditions of conflict society";
- October 1996 -- a roundtable discussion concerning "The new Constitution of Ukraine and the Constitution process in the Autonomous Crimean Republic";
- November 1996 -- a conference on the subject: "The relations between the power and the press in the conditions of a conflict transitional society".
Leading political and national activists from Crimea and politicians from Kiev took part in the these roundtables, conferences and seminars.
The Center also has organized an internship on Radio Svoboda (Radio Liberty) (Prague, 1996) and in the newspaper Rzeczpospolita (Warshaw,1997) for a group of Crimean-Tatar and Ukrainian journalists from Crimea. Direktor of the CICPRJ is Volodymyr Pritula.
Last updated: June 1997