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· May, 2014

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from May, 2014

Information Hub for Humanitarian Aid for Bosnia and Herzegovina Floods

  30 May 2014

POINT, the international conference on political accountability and new technologies in Sarajevo, has used its skills to aid in relief of the ongoing disaster affecting three Balkan countries – Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia. BosniaFloods.org, the first tool developed by the participants, specifically targets Bosnia, because the situation in this country...

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Ukraine War in Real Time

RuNet Echo  27 May 2014

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

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Russia's Hashtag Activism in Ukraine

RuNet Echo  23 May 2014

Russian activists are capitalizing on #BringBackOurGirls by framing in analogous terms Ukraine's capture of two Russian journalists, hoping for a similar groundswell of awareness and public outrage.

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Sultan Suleimanov on the RuNet's Last Chance

RuNet Echo  17 May 2014

Suleimanov attended an invitation-only meeting at Roscomnadzor, the Russian government's chief censorship agency, which is tasked with enforcing a series of recent laws that limit the freedom of information online.

Macedonian Site Takes Satirical Stance on Freedom of Expression Issues

  16 May 2014

Macedonia has a long tradition of humor, caricatures and satire, including hosting of the World Gallery of Cartoons. With the appearance of new media, many aphorisms and satirical tales are now modified into tweets and Facebook statuses, while the classical forms of caricatures, jokes, and short stories have given way...

Macedonian Medical Students Live in Medieval Conditions

  15 May 2014

Independent student magazine Izlez (Exit) published photo galleries originally posted by students Dena Miladinoska and Kristina Ivanova [mk] of the state-run dorm for medical students at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. The students posted the photographs of the desolate living conditions in an attempt to incite...

International Community and the Crisis in Ukraine

  15 May 2014

Angie Ramos guest blogs [es] at Tintero Político about the crisis in Ukraine and after analyzing different key factors involved concludes with the reaction of the internacional community: The thing is, the international community, facing cases like this one, acts subjectively as it depends on the magnitude of the interests...

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