Stories about Russia from June, 2016
The Men Behind Moscow's Hidden Bathroom Cameras and the Woman Who's Fighting Back
RuNet Echo translates a new investigative report by the Russian independent news channel TV Rain about a network of hidden cameras operating in women's restrooms throughout Moscow.
Balkan Right-Wing Populists Gloat Over #Brexit
While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.
Vladimir Putin's ‘Favorite Chef’ Is Linked to Attacks on Journalists and Opposition Members
Victims believe they're are being targeted because of texts and photos they've shared on social media. This, apparently, has been enough to enrage certain anonymous, self-proclaimed “patriots.”
Netizen Report: Russian Authorities Step Up Information Controls in the Name of National Security
A Global Voices author is assaulted in Indonesia, Tanzania continues to prosecute social media users under the Cybercrime Act, and Singapore pulls plug on Internet access for public employees.
Russian Activists and Industry Speak Out Against New Draconian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Laws
The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.
Russian TV Journalist Tells Man to Work Harder, If He Can't Afford a Vacation
Petr Zamkovoi has almost 13,000 times fewer Twitter followers, but TV journalist Vladimir Soloviev still found the time to lecture him about hard work and providing for one's family.
Russia Mulls A ‘National Big Data Operator’ to Control Internet User Data
Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.
Russian State Censor Can Now Un-Delegate Website Domain Names Extrajudicially
The Russian state Internet regulator, Roscomnadzor, has been grated the power to un-delegate domain names for websites found to host child pornography without a court order.
The Wild World of Telegram Stickers
It’s Friday and today we’re going to write about stickers—not just any stickers, but the stickers that have been flooding the instant messenger app Telegram for the past year.
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.
This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.
What It's Like to Be a Lesbian in Russia, the Day After the Orlando Massacre
When it comes to LGBT issues, investigative journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is one of the most prominent voices in Russia.
How Russians Learned to Laugh About the End of Money
Spontaneous encounters with ordinary citizens are always difficult for politicians, and Dmitry Medvedev—whose greatest political asset has been his absence of charisma—handled a recent incident as awkwardly as you'd expect.
Be Ready to Scream on Facebook, Before Signing Up for Moscow's Car-Sharing Services
Moscow's Zipcar equivalent is trying to show customers that it's listening. This comes after an Internet scandal where it didn't look like a great listener.
Russian Blogger Arrested After Helping US Journalists Report on Olympic Real Estate in Sochi
A Russian blogger has been arrested after working with an HBO film crew to report on the real estate situation in the wake of the Sochi Olympics.
What It's Like to Come Forward About Sexual Harassment in the Russian Opposition
Arguments between oppositionists about the best organizing strategies are not uncommon in Russia. What happened next, however, was uncommon. A campaign worker went public with sexual-harassment allegations.
Russian Strip Club Threatens to Take Job-Hunting Website to Court for Refusing to Publish Dancer Vacancy
A Russian striptease club is threatening to take a job-hunting website to court over the latter's refusal to publish a job ad for a show ballet dancer at the club.