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· December, 2012

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from December, 2012

15 December 2012

On Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly

Russian Documentary Filmmakers Abandon YouTube After Police Investigation

RuNet Echo

On December 12, filmmakers halted the online publication of one of Russia's most curious documentary efforts: "Srok" ("The Term"), a video project hosted on YouTube and LiveJournal, chronicling and capturing...

Sans Permit, Russian Opposition to Converge at Security Headquarters

RuNet Echo

Their rally at the FSB Headquarters banned, opposition leaders suggest protesters take a "walk" to the center of Moscow. Was their refusal to accept offers of other venues a mistake?

13 December 2012

Presenting the Balkan Minorities

Students Rally All Over Hungary to Save Tuition-Free Education

In Hungary, the once free-for-all education system has always been a subject of heated debates. This week, the debates have grown into student protests that are taking place all over the...

12 December 2012

Russian Web Censorship Got You Down? Fight It With “Counter-Absurdity”!

RuNet Echo

It has now been more than a month since the blacklist of the Russian Internet went live. One Russian ISP has decided to have its own say in the matter.

10 December 2012

Remembering the Short-Lived Crimean People’s Republic

Bulgarian PM Takes a Nap at Nobel Peace Prize Event

Interview with Maksim Kononenko: Russian Non-Oppositionist Blogging

RuNet Echo

Kononenko is widely considered to be one of the RuNet’s pioneers, and has worked as a publicist, a columnist, a programmer, and a television host, among other things. He is...

Russian eDemocracy: There and Back Again

RuNet Echo

Just like last winter, Russia's opposition leaders are involved in negotiations with Moscow city authorities to determine where an upcoming rally will take place. This time, however, they are asking...

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