Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from June, 2016
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
Belarusian Internet users have been taking off their clothes in the workplace, after President Lukashenka's video address went viral.
RuNet Echo translates a new investigative report by the Russian independent news channel TV Rain about a network of hidden cameras operating in women's restrooms throughout Moscow.
"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."
"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."
While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.
Victims believe they're are being targeted because of texts and photos they've shared on social media. This, apparently, has been enough to enrage certain anonymous, self-proclaimed “patriots.”
A Global Voices author is assaulted in Indonesia, Tanzania continues to prosecute social media users under the Cybercrime Act, and Singapore pulls plug on Internet access for public employees.
The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.
Petr Zamkovoi has almost 13,000 times fewer Twitter followers, but TV journalist Vladimir Soloviev still found the time to lecture him about hard work and providing for one's family.
Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.
The Russian state Internet regulator, Roscomnadzor, has been grated the power to un-delegate domain names for websites found to host child pornography without a court order.
It’s Friday and today we’re going to write about stickers—not just any stickers, but the stickers that have been flooding the instant messenger app Telegram for the past year.
This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.
The civilian militias hunting refugees along the country's borders are a major manifestation of the rising tide of xenophobia in Bulgaria. Yet the authorities are mostly silent on the issue.
"Connecting with family is a top priority for newly arrived refugees who want their loved ones to know they are safe."
When it comes to LGBT issues, investigative journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is one of the most prominent voices in Russia.
"It is an experience you would never want to go through unless you are truly desperate," Zozan Khaled Musa writers about her journey through Eastern Europe in search of refuge.
Ekint had searched their office after the head of the prime minister's office claimed Hungarian-American businessman George Soros is manipulating the country's politics through organizations funded by him.
Spontaneous encounters with ordinary citizens are always difficult for politicians, and Dmitry Medvedev—whose greatest political asset has been his absence of charisma—handled a recent incident as awkwardly as you'd expect.
A virtual reality documentary about the Ukrainian Chernobyl exclusion zone using 360-degree video technology has been fully funded on Kickstarter.