[lg policy] More on Ukrainian language law

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 6 15:27:08 UTC 2012


All:

Once again, the news on the web on the subject of 'language policy' is
dominated
by reports on the Ukrainian situation, so I send  these on as is, rather
than sending
the full messages.

Ukrainian Rada Adopts Law on *Language
Policy*<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://bsanna-news.ukrinform.ua/newsitem.php%3Fid%3D19885%26lang%3Den&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAAOABAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEKJB1VDC7apZvIYtZ1JpMMVyzqeQ>
BSANNA NEWS
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted the law on the principles of the state *language
policy* providing the official use of regional languages in the work of
local governments if at least 10% of language speakers live in the
territory. A total of 248 people's *...*
See all stories on this topic
»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://bsanna-news.ukrinform.ua/newsitem.php%253Fid%253D19885%2526lang%253Den%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjAAOABAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNGlhkxnVI88cpp2RAfY5mU4oisGZg>Hate
speech, or merely dislike
it?<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/07/ukraines-language-law&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATABOAFAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHyVHlIgH6OEnOXReGL0WrFWbzhUQ>
The Economist (blog)
And the punctuation of the debate about the new “language law” is pretty
startling too. In May featured a fistfight in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's
parliament. Then suddenly, the law “On the foundations of state *language
policy*” passed on Tuesday *...*
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»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/07/ukraines-language-law%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjABOAFAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNGH1vfY78gi1nUQ8WFPvWqfXfNI7Q>Ukrainians
in Australia indignant about passing of *language* bill, urge
*...*<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110085/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATACOAJAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEcpqBv2BQTYhNYNhchUpONq9PIVg>
Interfax
The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (CYOA) and the
Ukrainian community in Australia have expressed deep indignation at the
passing of the bill on the principles of the state *language policy* by the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on July 3.
See all stories on this topic
»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110085/%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjACOAJAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNH721fVDYdf3k5QPZxItl8V9ReXhg><http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110085/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAjACOAJAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEcpqBv2BQTYhNYNhchUpONq9PIVg>
Interfax<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110085/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAzACOAJAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEcpqBv2BQTYhNYNhchUpONq9PIVg>President
to examine *language*
law<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174596&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATADOANAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHabZc3m85I_rMpi0aiLE7FvsgexA>
NRCU - Ukrainian Radio
He said that he did not want to draw preliminary conclusions regarding the
law on the principles of the state *language policy*, as he is interested
in the stable situation in Ukraine. The meeting with the president was
attended by First Deputy Chairman *...*
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»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%253Fid%253D148%2526listid%253D174596%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjADOANAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNFUC8sqg_xjW0XTTQL1oj1dBQQvoQ><http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174596&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAjADOANAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHabZc3m85I_rMpi0aiLE7FvsgexA>
NRCU - Ukrainian
Radio<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174596&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAzADOANAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHabZc3m85I_rMpi0aiLE7FvsgexA>Lytvyn's
statement of resignation as speaker registered in
parliament<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110140/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAEOARAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHLE8CzIcClK7R1WqAn9Bm9YgOiSQ>
Interfax
As reported, on July 3, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on the
state *language
policy*, which significantly expands the sphere of use of the Russian
language. The law was passed with its intitial wording, without taking into
account more than 2000 *...*
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»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110140/%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjAEOARAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHp_b0-nSa6qbXlq7qJgCUeuWYoow><http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110140/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAjAEOARAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHLE8CzIcClK7R1WqAn9Bm9YgOiSQ>
Interfax<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/110140/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAzAEOARAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNHLE8CzIcClK7R1WqAn9Bm9YgOiSQ>Nothing
poses threat to Ukrainian
*language*<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174580&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAFOAVAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEWALeiNLWeN2DMzNki1qh7Hl68SQ>
NRCU - Ukrainian Radio
The adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on the principles of the
state *language policy* will not lead to the restriction or infringement of
the Ukrainian language, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said,
according to the media liaisons *...*
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»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%253Fid%253D148%2526listid%253D174580%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjAFOAVAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEgJnXLM-O088hHhkhI9hg0-O48NQ><http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174580&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAjAFOAVAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEWALeiNLWeN2DMzNki1qh7Hl68SQ>
NRCU - Ukrainian
Radio<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174580&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAzAFOAVAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEWALeiNLWeN2DMzNki1qh7Hl68SQ>Opposition
“lost its head”, Azarov
considers<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://en.for-ua.com/news/2012/07/05/110217.html&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAGOAZAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNE7S5rN6xelgETPt4cSdNR4K-gAcQ>
ForUm
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov considers that the adoption the
law on the principles of the national *language policy* by the Verkhovna
Rada improves the legal framework ensuring the human rights and freedoms in
Ukraine, ForUm learned from *...*
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»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://en.for-ua.com/news/2012/07/05/110217.html%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjAGOAZAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNH1ROCKXaxG2TGV5M3OvnHS_bP4IQ><http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://en.for-ua.com/news/2012/07/05/110217.html&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAjAGOAZAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNE7S5rN6xelgETPt4cSdNR4K-gAcQ>
ForUm<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://en.for-ua.com/news/2012/07/05/110217.html&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoAzAGOAZAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNE7S5rN6xelgETPt4cSdNR4K-gAcQ>Tomenko
says Lytvyn promised not to sign *language*
law<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%3Fid%3D148%26listid%3D174589&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAHOAdAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNEVndVxwJ9ga026Xld9xHjftA_oBg>
NRCU - Ukrainian Radio
Ukrainian Deputy Parliament Speaker Mykola Tomenko has said that on July 4,
at a meeting with opposition members, Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn
promised not to sign the law on the principles of the state *language policy
*, which was adopted on *...*
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»<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.com/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php%253Fid%253D148%2526listid%253D174589%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Dus&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoBjAHOAdAlafZ_wRIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=saEFBDgiyvc&usg=AFQjCNGZ0LpBw4LPrwNHBvL8CTnCkFu8WA>H.
Schiffman, Moderator

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