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Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2010

14 July 2010

Russia: Priest's Blog Hacked

Russia: New Election Codex Project Discussed Online

Last month, a Russian non-governmental election-monitoring organization, Golos (A Voice), published an alternative Election Codex on the internet, that is designed to provide free, fair and transparent elections in Russia....

8 July 2010

Russia: New “One Day Rule” for Censoring Comments on Demand

Alexey Sidorenko analyses the new practice of comment removal on news media websites introduced by the Russian authorities. Although not direct and not efficient, it threatens to significantly limit online...

Russia Launches Social Network for Governmental Officials

3 July 2010

USA, Russia: Discussing ‘Spies’ 2.0

The arrest of 11 individuals belonging to a network of alleged Russian spies became the topic of the week on the Russian Internet. Alexey Sidorenko reviews the online discussion.

1 July 2010

Ukraine: Mysterious Deaths at the Kiev Zoo

The Kiev Zoo has recently attracted attention of both the traditional and citizen media because of the alarming events happening there: quite a few animals at the Zoo have died...

Russia: Hackers Provoke Closure of the Major News Website

Russia: Human Rights Website Hacked and Blocked

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