The document was drafted in the context of a growing number of actions aimed at discrediting and denigrating independent CSOs. A similar document was also developed in 2017 and covered the period from September 2016 to December 2017.
The main purpose of this document is to draw attention to the danger of orchestrated attacks on the operation of CSOs and to determine public authorities, private institutions and individuals supporting those attacks to stop them and allow the CSOs to act freely. This document also aims to enable the CSOs to formulate a prompt response to attacks against them. For the purposes of this document, attacks mean in particular statements and actions by politicians, especially those from the government, publication of articles and media reports or public interventions that portray the non-profit sector in a bad light in order to discredit its image.
The information included in the document was obtained from media resources available on-line and social networks as well as from its quantitative and qualitative analysis.