Announcement: On the 2nd of December in the Independent Press Center (Moscow) “GOLOS” Association will organize a 24-hour Informational Center “The Voice of Elections”.

25 ноября 2007 г.

Announcement: On the 2nd of December in the Independent Press Center (Moscow) “GOLOS” Association will organize a 24-hour Informational Center “The Voice of Elections”.

WHAT: 24-hour Independent Informational Center “The Voice of Elections”, organized by “GOLOS” Association

WHEN: 2nd of December, 11 am

WHERE: Independent Press Center (Moscow), Prechistenka str. 17/9, r. 44

Participants and guests of the Informational center will be able to:

- receive latest results of the Election Day voting procedure analysis;
– follow the broadcast of the messages from free federal hot-line “Transparent Elections” (8–800-333–33–50) received on the Election Day;
– be present during live reports from the polling stations;
– hear comments of “GOLOS” representatives, election law experts, public opinion leaders and human rights activists;

All media representatives, NGO and political parties’ press-secretaries wishing to participate in the Informational Center must receive accreditation from “GOLOS” Press Office before Nov. 30, 2007. For accreditation, please contact Marina Dashenkova:

Tel.: (495) 917–90–91, 917–84–99, +7–916-886–18–07 (11 am – 6 pm), Mon.-Fr.

E-mail: press@golos.org

The complete program of the Informational Center will be available on “GOLOS” web-site on Thursday, Nov. 29.

“GOLOS” (www.golos.org) is an independent Russian civic organization founded in 2000 to defend voters’ rights and contribute to the development of the civic society in Russia. “GOLOS” has a largest and most geographically widespread election monitoring network in the country (it unites 281 NGO and has offices in 40 regions). “GOLOS” has monitored more than 50 elections (from municipal to regional), including 2 federal campaigns, and trained over 15 000 independent observers all over the country. “GOLOS” issues statements covering the results of its election observation, including messages from its hot-line “Transparent Elections” (http://88003333350.ru), and gives its assessment to the various stages of the electoral process in Russia using international standards of Free and Fair elections.

2007–11–26, upd.: 2007–11–26 19:29:24