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· February, 2013

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from February, 2013

14 February 2013

Blood on the Russian Tracks

12 February 2013

As Pope Resigns, Russians Resigned to Putin

RuNet Echo

Without any real interest in the repercussions of Pope Benedict's resignation for the Catholic faith, the RuNet defaulted to its favorite pastime, humor.

8 February 2013

European Regional Differences

“Pedophile's Guide” Lands Russian Blogging Platform on Blacklist

RuNet Echo

Russia's Federal communications monitors have tagged blog-hosting portal lj.rossia.org as illegal, after discovering an account that publishes translations of the American book "The Pedophilia's Guide to Love and Pleasure" by...

The Romanian-Hungarian “War of the Flags”

Protesting Cyrillic, “Collectivising Guilt” in Croatia

6 February 2013

RuNet Freedom: a Pirate's Revenge

RuNet Echo

Amid brazen attempts to censor the RuNet, one group is fighting back. On February 4, the Pirate Party of Russia has announced a new specialized internet hosting service, called the...

Open Access and the Complexity of Digital Rights

How do ways of thinking change through time and space? Today, this problem concerning the way the human intellect works is compounded by a new method of transmission - digital....

3 February 2013

Russia's Internet Censorship “Experiment”

RuNet Echo

A Russian federal region is about to embark on an "experimental" project aimed at censoring the internet. A joint effort by the Kostroma regional government and an NGO called the...

1 February 2013

The End of Russia's Thaw Hurts Medvedev, Navalny, & Friends

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, Russia's lone liberal governor, Medvedev appointee Nikita Belykh, had his offices searched by federal investigators. The move indicates a new low for fortunes of a "thaw" instigated...