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Stories from RuNet Echo from June, 2011

24 June 2011

Belarus: Police Crack Down on Minsk Protest

A non-violent rally in Minsk, organized via a social network, ended up with more than 450 people detained. Arrests, trials and numerous detentions, however, do not appear to have stopped...

16 June 2011

Russia: Ministry's Online Blunders

Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has recently started to mobilise on the Internet and in the past weeks two important events have taken place in the Internet world which have...

Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania: 70th anniversary of deportations

15 June 2011

Russia: Southstream as a hoax

Russia: Yuri Budanov's Assassination Exposes Deep Wounds of Chechen Wars

The June 10 assassination of Yuri Budanov, the former Russian army colonel convicted of the murder of an 18-year-old Chechen woman during the Second Chechen War, has reignited inter-ethnic tensions...

14 June 2011

Russia: New Initiative to Enforce TV Morality

An initiative to create a Public Oversight Board for media control in Russia may seem like a passage from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four but it is a reality in the country,...

13 June 2011

Russia: Bloggers Discuss the Fall of Russian Newspapers

A spate of firings at the nearly century old Russian daily Izvestia as well as the online news site Gzt.ru has journalist appealing to the public for their jobs, as...

Belarus: Crowdsourced DDoS Attack Attempts to Put Down President's Website

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