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· February, 2010

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from February, 2010

Poland: Real-Time Reactions to Kowalczyk's Gold in Vancouver

Sylwia Presley reviews real-time reactions of the Polish fans who were cheering for Justyna Kowalczyk, the Polish cross country skier who won the first gold for Poland at the Vancouver...

Poland: Eccentric Protest Against Theatre Director

Magda Pilat reviews Polish bloggers' reactions to an eccentric protest against a theatre director by a well-known Polish actress Joanna Szczepkowska.

Hungary: Students Have Had Enough of Bomb Alerts

There have been three bomb alerts in the three weeks of the second semester at Corvinus University of Budapest. After the third one this week, students started to campaign against...

Russia and US to Broaden Collaboration Online

Russia: Sakhalin Island Fails to Connect to Broadband

Russia: Closure of Torrents.ru Makes People Suspicious of .Ru Zone

The decision to close Torrents.ru is certainly controversial and became one of the major discussion topics in the country. Going beyond the copyright concept, bloggers wonder how safe it is...

Macedonia: Grassroots Effort to Preserve Folk Music Online

Appreciation of folk music has been a distinguishing feature of the Macedonian culture, and thanks to selfless efforts of one dedicated blogger it spreads through the blogosphere, too.

Russia: Government Supports Blogger School

Russia: Provider Sued For Not Blocking Web Sites

Russia: Seeking Justice by Linking and Re-Posting

The recent story of a car crash in one of Siberian cities and reaction of boggers to the incident illustrate how an improvised online campaign attempts to affect gloomy reality.

Slovenia: Tribute to Janez Drnovšek

Russia: Snow and the Gastarbeiter

Montenegro: The Language Issue

Russia: New Military Doctrine

Russia: PM's Figure Skating Comment

Italy, Russia: Berlusconi's Russian Style

Russia: “Merry Gnome”

Russia: Torrents.Ru Shut Down

Russia: “Best of Russia” Photo Exhibition

Russia: Online Media Competition Lacks Transparency

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