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· December, 2013

Stories about Ukraine from December, 2013

Ukrainian Protesters Play Lennon's “Imagine” Live to Riot Police

On December 18, 2013, American musician and composer Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) shared a photo on his Facebook wall, depicting a pianist playing John Lennon's...

Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko Officially Supports #Euromaidan Movement

According to her official website, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has officially joined the Maidan Civil Movement, a newly formed civilian organization stemming from the Euromaidan movement, just as...

Ukrainian Netizens Draft A Digital #Euromaidan Manifesto

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine enter their second month, Ukrainian social media users have started circulating a Digital Euromaidan Manifesto [uk] drafted by their fellow netizens. Below is the English...

The Economics of Ukraine's #Euromaidan [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Ukrainian news portal specializing in data visualization, Newsplot.org [ru], has published an infographic [ru] outlining the costs and necessities of the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv:

Ukraine: Live Streamed Monitoring of District Election Commissions

Amidst ongoing Euromaidan rallies throughout Ukraine, repeat elections have been held in five troubled single-mandate constituencies in the country, where results could not be confirmed during the 2012 Parliamentary election....

Reasons Behind Ukraine's Protests Run Deeper than “Pro-EU” or “Anti-Russian”

What most media and people following the recent developments in Ukraine know as “pro-EU” or “anti-Russian” protests after the Ukrainian government backed out of a historical agreement with the European...

Ukraine: Translators Organize on Facebook to Provide Live #Euromaidan Updates

Volunteer translators following the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine have organized on Facebook, setting up pages like Maidan Needs Translators and Euromaidan Translators where urgent news from the protests that require...

How Internet Tools Turned Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests Into a Movement

Euromaidan protests that began in Ukraine on November 21 have turned into a nationwide movement through new media and mass solidarity on the Internet. Tetyana Bohdanova explains how.

Ukrainian Civil Society Calls for International Investigation of Yanukovych’ Financial Activities

As anti-government Euromaidan protests enter their forth week in Ukraine, representatives of Ukrainian civil society are calling on leaders of the European Union, the US and their law enforcement agencies...

As Ukraine's Protests Escalate, #Euromaidan Hashtag Lost in a Sea of Information

Even though it has become harder to find information about Euromaidan protests for the average social networking user, these online tools are actively being used among protesters. Tetyana Lokot explains.

“The Outside World Frightens Putin”: Russians Talk Ukraine

"Is there a Twitter plugin that can be used to cut out all the political commentators who, sitting in cozy Moscow cafes, discuss the fate of Ukraine?"

Why Ukraine's Revolution Won't Spread to Russia

East of the border, Russian bloggers continue to take a keen interest in the developing situation, although there is little consensus about what the protests entail for Russia's own opposition.

#Euromaidan Protests: ‘We Fight to Remain Ukraine’

After police used brutal force to disperse week-long anti-government protests in Kyiv on November 30, protesters have returned to the streets in greater numbers and are demanding the government's resignation.

Ukraine: Hackers Disable Government Websites in Protest of Police Brutality

There has been a series of cyber attacks on Ukrainian government websites after police brutally dispersed peaceful Euromaidan protests in Kyiv in support of Ukraine's European integration on November 30....

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