· November, 2019

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2019

Belarus 2020: A course to decolonisation?

The Bridge  12 November 2019

Belarus is the most Russified post-Soviet country. In recent years, a series of creative civic initiatives to promote the Belarusian language have been launched to change that.

Putin announces plan to ‘replace’ Wikipedia

RuNet Echo  11 November 2019

On November 5, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin convened the country’s language council to discuss, as he put it in his opening speech, “the war on the Russian language.” While much of the conversation concerned language norms at home, Putin also underscored the importance of “implementing an effective support system...

Behold Russia's new ‘sovereign internet’

RuNet Echo  6 November 2019

The "sovereign internet" bill is about bringing the "critical infrastructure" of the RuNet under the state's oversight. That could mean a more effective implementation of Moscow's laws regulating expression online.

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