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· April, 2016

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from April, 2016

7 April 2016

The Russian Art of Meta-Stalking

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov says his work exposes how “digital narcissism” often “provokes online stalking.” But is his latest project doing the same thing?

5 April 2016

As Deportations Begin, Portuguese Continue Speaking Out Against European Union-Turkey Deal

"It's time to stop this! We should make the difference for these innocent people."

In Bosnia, Defiance as Homophobia and Student Politics Collide

In most Balkan countries, homophobia is used as a political tool by right-wing populists to "divide and conquer". This often goes together with impunity for homophobic hate crimes.

Women Flood Polish Prime Minister's Facebook With Vivid Menstruation Descriptions to Protest Abortion Ban

Polish citizens react with satire to their government's attempts to control their bodies. Their approach: extreme obedience to the prime minister meddling in their reproductive health.

Macedonia's Academy of Arts and Sciences Pulls Its Public Debt Clock Following Political Pressure

The issue of public debt in Macedonia, one of Europe's poorest countries, is a touchy one.

4 April 2016

Film Says Students Across Central and Eastern Europe Should Cooperate on Fighting Corruption

A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.

This Is What It Takes to Provoke an Angry Mob of Buddhists

RuNet Echo

The women of Pussy Riot have been free for more than two years now, but they might soon get some company in the annals of Russia’s crimes against religiosity.

3 April 2016

Panama Papers: Huge Leak of Offshore Records Implicates Russian, Ukrainian Presidents

RuNet Echo

An international journalistic investigation based on a massive cache of 11.5 million offshore records uncovers the shady financial dealings of 12 current and former world leaders, including Putin and Poroshenko.