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· December, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from December, 2011

30 December 2011

Macedonia: Pioneering Battery Disposal Initiative

Russia: AIDS Epidemic – “Shame Russia Shame”

RuNet Echo

International organizations are taking notice of Russia's AIDS epidemic and the hurdles the country faces in combating it. Recent international attention has been directed toward Russia's healthcare system, the stigma...

29 December 2011

Macedonia: Twitter Hashtag for Prime Minister – #Ж

The Macedonian Twitter community is using the hashtag #Ж (uppercase of the Cyrillic letter romanized as Zh or Ž) as the shortcut symbol referring to the Macedonian PM. Filip Stojanovski...

Macedonia: Health System Software Vendor Lock-in

Macedonia, Greece, Turkey: Bridging the Divides Through Multilingual Reporting

28 December 2011

Russia: Moscow Election Committee Calls to Prosecute Popular Blogger

Russia: Social Network In-Between Security Services and Free Market

RuNet Echo

As social networks in Russia like Vkontakte play an ever increasing role in communication between post-election protesters, so too grows the interest of the security services to limit them. This...

27 December 2011

Russia: The Opposition in St. Petersburg Fails to Reach Understanding

RuNet Echo

December 2011 post-election protest events consist of two elements: 'professional oppositioners' and concerned citizens. In Moscow those two elements managed to get together. In St. Petersburg, however, the meeting was...

24 December 2011

Hungary: Presidents in Correspondence, Journalist in Blind Copy

Attila Mong, a Hungarian journalist, has obtained and published on his blog the letter sent by José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, to the Prime Minister of...

23 December 2011

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

Macedonia, Poland: Remembering Solidarność

Macedonia, Nepal: First Female Macedonian on Major Himalayan Peak

Russia: Opposition Faces Online Communication Problems

RuNet Echo

The ability to broadcast the events of December 2011 in Russia live online, has made people around the world and in the country the spectators of a truly historical event –...

22 December 2011

Russia: Phone Hacking Case Unites Opposition

RuNet Echo

The leaking of private phone conversations of a prominent Russian opposition leader to the media has given rise to many issues and left a lot of questions unanswered. Dmitry Davidov...

CEE: More on Václav Havel and His Legacy

Czech Republic: A Tribute to Václav Havel

20 December 2011

Russia: Alexey Navalny Released From Jail

Global Voices: Donate Today

2011 has been an extraordinary year for online content. Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and neighborhoods of our...

18 December 2011

Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the 2012 Presidential Election

RuNet Echo

Incarcerated since 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is once again in Russia's political spotlight as presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov vows to pardon him if he's elected next spring. Donna Welles reports.

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