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· August, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Russia: Chamber of Accounts’ Leak Exposes Significant Financial Violations

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

RuNet Echo

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

30 August 2011

Russia: Bloggers React to the Storming of Tripoli

RuNet Echo

Compared to April 2011, when Global Voices first analyzed Russian reactions on the conflict, opinions seem to be more polarised now; bloggers had divided into two distinctive groups of supporters...

Russia: Content Analysis of Party Manifestos

North Korea Plans to Buy Military Jets from Russia?

29 August 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

RuNet Echo

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

Russia: HIV Activists Protest Against Medicine Shortages

27 August 2011

Moldova: Twenty Years of Independence Marked with Parade and Disillusion

Moldova's bloggers have marked the country's 20th anniversary of independence with criticism and disillusionment rather than with enthusiasm, Diana Lungu reports.

26 August 2011

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

RuNet Echo

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

24 August 2011

Russia: Kim Jong Il's Visit

Russia: “Russia Today and YouTube”

Croatia: Top 5 Holiday Islands (+5 More)

Ukraine: “Proper” vs “Improper” Journalism

Croatia, Serbia: A Flag of Friendship

Two young adults from Croatia and Serbia have created a mixed Serbo-Croatian flag, as a gesture of reconciliation between the two countries. Some netizens have condemned the initiative, others seem...

Russia: Intoxicating Economics

Latvia: Electoral Expectations

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