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· November, 2014

Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2014

‘TusovochkaNews’ Delivers Russian Journalists Some Badly Needed ‘Self-Irony’

“The media space in Russia has narrowed to just a couple hundred people who gossip about each other. Sometimes these people don’t get enough self-irony,” TusovochkaNews’ creator told RuNet Echo.

Ukrainian Twitter Account Chronicles Euromaidan Protests Day by Day

A new Twitter account, Maidan Day by Day, allows social media users in Ukraine and beyond to relive the history of Euromaidan protests as they happened.

The Ferguson Protests are Actually About Russia (According to the RuNet)

The controversial grand jury decision in the Ferguson case generated much discussion on social media in the US. Turns out, the RuNet users had opinions as well.

The Silent Crackdown on Serbian Media

"Censorship is no longer a relic of the past, it's the present that we must fight against."

Bahrain's Justice Minister Picks Fight With Newspaper Editor on Twitter

"Calm down, your excellency, an open mind makes more room for justice," Mansoor Al-Jamri tweeted at the minister of justice, who had criticized Al-Jamri's column about Bahrain's elections.

Another Celebrity Wants to Help Africa, And He's No ‘Band Aid’

When it comes to helping Africa, there is Bob Geldof's approach with "Band Aid," and then there is Akon's.

In Putin's Russia, Hell Is Other Liberals

The speed and vigor with which Russia’s intelligentsia turned on Alexey Venediktov in such a short time would be nothing short of amazing, were it anything unusual in Moscow.

Greenpeace Activist Injured in Confrontation with Spanish Navy

Environmental activist suffers serious injuries after an armed assault by the Spanish Navy on a Greenpeace boat protesting oil exploration in Spain's Canary Islands.

Communicators Profession: Reinventing Itself Day by Day

Meet Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky, Russia's Patriot-Provocateur

Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky has worn many hats in the Russian news media. Russia experts in the West are inclined to dismiss him, but RuNet Echo tried to learn more.

One Year Later: Ukrainians Remember Euromaidan Online

On November 21, the official start of Euromaidan a year ago, Ukrainians flocked to social media to remember and reflect on the protests and their aftermath.

Fake ‘Ukrainian’ News Websites Run by Russian ‘Troll Army’ Offshoots

A new investigation of Russia's information war has revealed fake 'Ukrainian' news sites are actually hosted, operated, and staffed in Russia without any local correspondents.

Lugansk News Today: One Man's SEO Battle with Russia Today

Lugansk News Today has been blogging about Eastern Ukraine in English since August, to inform people about events in his hometown, and to knock RT off the Google top results.

Kathmandu's Big Facelift Ahead of the 2014 SAARC Summit

Preparations for the summit seem to be a hit with locals, but some already wonder what awaits the city, after the conference, when the repaired buildings fall into disrepair again.

Kremlin Has Mastered Propaganda, But Not Photoshop: Fake MH17 Photo Lights Up RuNet

A purportedly new satellite image presenting unbeatable 'proof’ of Ukraine’s fault in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash has garnered ridicule on the RuNet.

Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy

Three Global Voices members attended the third World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, exploring innovative tools to create more youth engagement in the democratic process throughout the world.

New Book Tells the Story of Ukraine's Euromaidan Protests in Facebook Posts

A new book, made up entirely of over 700 Facebook posts, chronicles the events Euromaidan protests as they were recorded and told by Ukrainian Facebook users.

Tired of ‘Aggressive Mainstream Propaganda'? The Kremlin Is Launching a News Network Just for You

Russia's state-run Rossia Segodnya media holding has launched Sputnik, a new international multimedia project to "provide an alternative viewpoint on world events."

Russia's Punk Underground on Trial

Russian anti-fascist activist Aleksei Sutuga, known as Socrates, is behind bars after a suspicious trial, but his underground punk battle continues online.

Ekho Moskvy Journalist Fired Over “Insensitive” Tweet, Radio Station's Fate In Limbo

A comment made on Twitter by a veteran Ekho Moskvy journalist has caused him trouble with the radio station's owners and possibly cost him his job.

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