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· November, 2012

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2012

30 November 2012

The Surreality of Russian eDemocracy

RuNet Echo

The Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition met for second time on November 24, 2012. In keeping with the its online origins, participants and audience members actively tweeted updates and...

28 November 2012

In Russia, Fake News Sounds Real

RuNet Echo

A Russian version of The Onion wreaks havoc on unsuspecting bloggers. Could it be a Kremlin plot? That's probably a hoax!

27 November 2012

Ukrainian Football Fans Rally in Support of the Pavlichenko Family

Dmytro Pavlichenko and his son Serhiy, fans of FC Dynamo Kyiv, were found guilty of the murder of a Kyiv judge. In the past few months, Ukrainian and European football...

Macedonia: 7th Critical Mass Biking in Skopje on Wednesday

25 November 2012

Rise of Bulgaria's Tomato Revolution

On November 24, people gathered in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in the capital city of Sofia, thus officializing what has become known as the 'Tomato Revolution.' Rayna Stamboliyska reports.

Blogirame Award Distinguishes Macedonia's Top Bloggers and Twitter Users

Macedonian blog aggregator Blogirame ["We blog"] published the results of their first annual awards, as well as videos from the ceremony held on November 23, 2012. Filip Stojanovski reports.

United Russia MPs Object to Online Satire

RuNet Echo

United Russia MPs threaten to take humorous website to court for libel. The outrage, however, was likely provoked by an internet tabloid.

24 November 2012

Doubting the Efficiency of EU Funding for Slovakia

The European Commission has unveiled plans for priorities in funding Slovakia during the years of 2014-2020. One of the problems is that the EU money is often used for unnecessary...

22 November 2012

Russia: Attempted Hijacking of Regional News Website

Why Vote-Rigging in Ukraine's Elections Shouldn't Go Unpunished

Ukraine’s recent parliamentary elections were marred by allegations of vote-rigging and other forms of corruption. Veronica Khokhlova reveals some of the criticisms leveled by Ukrainian civil society against the elections,...

Russia, Tajikistan: Who is Insulted by the Migrant Worker's Guide?

The youth wing of the ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan has condemned the 'Migrant Worker's Guide' published in Russia. However, a blogger thinks that Russia is doing more for...

19 November 2012

A Dying Putin Shakes Up Russia's Defense Ministry to Promote An Heir?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this month, as Americans prepared to re-elect President Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin fired his long-time ally Anatoly Serdyukov, the man who's served as Russia's Defense Minister since 2007. Russian...

18 November 2012

Misreading Magnitsky & Congress From Russia

RuNet Echo

Russian opposition bloggers were ecstatic on Saturday, after the United States House of Representatives passed the so-called Magnitsky Act with bipartisan support. Unfortunately for supporters of the Act, it is...

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