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· May, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from May, 2011

29 May 2011

Russia: Famous Sci-Fi Writer's Blog Removed for ‘Anti-Semitism’

RuNet Echo

Following President Medvedev's speech on extremism in the Russian Internet, security services began a campaign against online neo-Nazis and vocal nationalists. On May 28, 2011, the campaign against racial and...

Russia: Moscow Pride 2011

RuNet Echo

This year's Moscow Gay Pride event ended in clashes almost as soon as it began, at least 18 gay rights activists and 14 of their opponents are reported to have...

26 May 2011

Ukraine: Proposal to Declare Crimean Tatar Deportation “Genocide”

Russia: Peaceful Religious Co-Existence in Tatarstan

Belarus: Economic Crisis

Serbia: More Reactions to the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Russia: Politicalized literature

Serbia: Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Ratko Mladic, former Bosnian Serb military leader was arrested today by police in Serbia, the country's president, Boris Tadic, confirmed on national television. General Mladic has been on the run...

25 May 2011

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

RuNet Echo

Censorship on the majority of Russian television channels has been around forever, but a recent open letter by REN TV reporters showed how even remaining small islands of media freedom...

24 May 2011

Russia: Renewed Anger Over Bureaucratic Traffic Bypasses

RuNet Echo

A fiery incident on a Moscow highway has reignited the debate on Russian officials' use of “special signals” that allow bureaucrats to move quickly through traffic. Ashley Cleek explores the...

Hungary: Changing the memory of Holocaust

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