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· February, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from February, 2011

7 February 2011

Russia: Analyst on How Social Networks Change Russian Media Environment

Russia: Vkontakte Social Network as a Unique Video Clip Environment

Russia: Review of the Environmental Blogosphere in January 2011

Russia: Bloggers React, Reflect On Egypt Protests

RuNet Echo

As protesters surged to the streets in Tunisia and Egypt at the end of January, Russian bloggers began to rehash the news, and some reflected on how the uprisings in...

4 February 2011

Ukraine: Bloggers Spread Information About Political Repressions

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews some of the reports on the ongoing political repressions against “ordinary people” in Ukraine that are being produced by bloggers, independent journalists and cyber-activists.

Russia: Bloggers React To Threatened University Stipends

RuNet Echo

After an aid to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said [RUS] on January 19 that Russia should do away with stipends for university students, bloggers, parents, and university rectors began furiously...

Egypt: “The West Faces Another Bosnia Moment”

Russia: The Law on the Police

Belarus, Ukraine: Photographer Blogs About Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Ukraine: 3 Million New Internet Users in 2010

2 February 2011

Poland: Reactions to Evacuation of Polish Tourists From Cairo

Sylwia Presley shares tips on what to do if one ends up getting stuck at the Cairo Airport due to political situation in Egypt, and reports on Polish netizens' reactions...

Russia: Blogger Navalny Starts Anticorruption Fundraising

Russia: Perm Blogger On Using LiveJournal as a Political Resource

Russia: Opposition Politician's Facebook Account Suspended

1 February 2011

Russia: Online Freedom of Expression in 2010

RuNet Echo

In 2010, as the Internet became an increasingly important medium of communication for Russians—which a 40 percent spike in RuNet’s daily audience (RuMetrica) indicates—the issue of freedom of expression online...