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· September, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from September, 2011

Macedonia: Protests Against Police Brutality Continue

Several hundred persons continued the street protests against police brutality in Skopje on September 29. With only two exceptions, the Macedonian media largely obeyed the embargo on covering the protests.

Russia: A New Online Game Might Change Offline Moscow

A graduate of Strelka Institute Andrey Goncharov gave an interview about his final project an online game “Crowdsourced Moscow 2012″. According to the interview the game  can contibute to real...

Russia: Pro-Kremlin Youth Movement Leader Seeks New Internet ‘Activists’

A journalist  from “Afisha” magazine had succeded to attend a secret meeting in the underground Moscow bunker dedicated to the training of a new generation of pro-Kremlin Internet activists organized by a leader of...

Albania: One in three pays bribes

Home of the Albanian Blogger reports that one out of three Albanians pays bribes, making the country the most corrupt in Europe.

Russia: Expert Analyzes RuNet's Role Under Putin's Presidency

Nikolay Kononov, a columnist of Russian “Forbes,” says [ru] that the Internet will be the only space where real politics will take place in the era of new Putin's presidency. In...

Bulgaria: Clashes Between Roma and Ethnic Bulgarians in Katunitsa

Violent clashes in the Bulgarian village of Katunitsa broke out Friday night, following the death of a 19-year-old ethnic Bulgarian, who had been run over by a vehicle driven by...

Russia: “For Russia Without Putin” Rally in Moscow

Ilya Varlamov (@varlamov) and Roustem Adagamov (@adagamov) are tweeting [ru] and posting pictures from the not-too-numerous “For Russia Without Putin” opposition rally in downtown Moscow.

Russia: Racial Propaganda in the State-Owned Media

Drawing on a rich tradition of "political technology" honed under both the Tsarist and Soviet police states, the Russian media are now rife with paid stories planted to advance specific...

Russia: Controlled Media Support Party Hijacking

With Russia’s parliamentary and presidential elections quickly approaching, political battles are becoming an almost daily occurrence. The latest scandal has reminded many bloggers that political celebrities can be discredited as...

Russia: Cyber Security Code of Conduct?

The Russian government is attempting to spread the system of Internet controls abroad. Russian bloggers are interpreting these attempts as either the current regime's basic self-preservation instinct, or, even more...

Bulgaria: Meeting to Support Palestine's UN Bid

A silent meeting in support of Palestine's bid for a UN seat and independence took place in Sofia on Sep. 20, organized by the Bulgarian-Palestinian Association for Friendship and Development....

Ukraine: Vitaly Portnikov's “Winter Time”

Foreign Notes posts a loose translation of Vitaly Portnikov's latest analytical piece [ru] on the political situation in Ukraine.

Latvia: Talk Show Host Fired for “Breach of Good Taste”

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reports that a Latvian-American talk show host has been fired from LTV for calling certain politicians “whores.”

Ukraine: Chernobyl Trip Reports

At Desolation Travel, Jane Keeler and Derek Kedziora write about their trip to Chernobyl this past summer.

Poland: “Hot Autumn in Politics”

Politics, Economy, Society writes about the upcoming Oct. 9 parliamentary elections in Poland.

Russia: Jokes and Xenophobia

Donna Welles writes about Russian jokes (and a blog that translates Russian and Ukrainian jokes into English) – and about xenophobia.

CEE: Top 10 Worldwide Download Speed

Watcher.com.ua reports [uk] that, according to a 6-month study of 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries conducted by Pando Networks, Romania (1,909KBps), Bulgaria (1,611KBps), Lithuania (1,462KBps)...

Ukraine: Euro 2012 “Travel Advisory”

“Travel advisory for Ukraine and EURO-2012” from uaMuzik's Vasyl – “short and sweet”: “Travel there with extreme caution – levels of barbarity and disrespect for human life by law enforcement...

Slovenia: Government Loses Confidence Vote

Sleeping With Pengovsky reports that the government of PM Borut Pahor has lost a confidence vote in parliament.

Latvia: Parliamentary Elections Results

Andrew Wilson of OpenDemocracy.net and Juris Kaža of Failed State Latvia? analyze the results of the Sep. 17 parliamentary elections in Latvia.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Tanya Lokot is the Eastern Europe editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Filip Stojanovski is the Central Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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