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· October, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from October, 2011

Macedonia: Lead Smelting Factory Problem in Veles

Russia: The Data Leak War and Other Pre-Election Surprises

Current online political activity in Russia points to information warfare occurring between independent civil-society groups or remnants of 'traditional' political opposition, against various government officials and pro-government youth movements.

Russia: Alternative Voting Portal Launched

Russia: Izhevsk City Manager Caught on Camera Talking About Election Bribery

Russia/India: Video of a Paraglider Pilot Attacked by an Eagle in Himalayas

Russia: Pirate Flag Over Novosibirsk City

Russia: Retired Tennis Star Marat Safin to Run for Parliament

Russian tennis phenomenon, Marat Safin, has announced that he will run for the Russian State Duma in the December 4 elections. However, his public image, as illustrated by citizen media...

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

Ukraine: Best Ukrainian Blog Awards Competition Launched

Russia: Fake ‘Crowd Sourced’ Election Monitoring Portal Launched by the Ruling Party

Russia: Crowd-Sourced Citizen Lawmaking Platform

Russia: Prison Officer Who Abused Female Inmates Arrested After a YouTube Leak

Russia: 24,300+ Personal Records Belonging to Pro-Kremlin Youth Camp Participants Leaked

Russia: Pre-Election Scandals, YouTube Videos and Semi-Anonymous Protest

United Kingdom: At Age 77, a Life of Inspiration

Julie Kertesz started blogging and photographing at the age of 70. Now at 77, she has become a role-model to people of all ages who desire to lead full and...

Russia: Author of “the Barracks Blog” De-Anonymized, Allegedly Threatened

Russia: Site of Political Phone Pranks Launched

Russia: Hacked Mailbox of Anti-Corruption Blogger Published Online

Slovenia: Projections for Parliamentary Elections

Ukraine: Petroleum Sets Fire to Party of Regions Tactics

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