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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

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

Albania: One in three pays bribes

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

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

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

Ukraine: Vitaly Portnikov's “Winter Time”

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

Ukraine: Chernobyl Trip Reports

Poland: “Hot Autumn in Politics”

Russia: Jokes and Xenophobia

CEE: Top 10 Worldwide Download Speed

Ukraine: Euro 2012 “Travel Advisory”

Slovenia: Government Loses Confidence Vote

Latvia: Parliamentary Elections Results

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