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 famous song “Imagine” to the rows of Ukrainian riot police. In a week, the photo has gathered over 16,900 likes...
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 the protest that began in Ukraine in November 2013 enters its second month. Tymoshenko, jailed in 2011 for allegedly “exceeding...
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 translation of the full original statement: Digital Euromaidan Manifesto We, the Ukrainian Internet users united by Euromaidan principles of non-violent...
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. In order to increase the transaprency of the electoral process, a non-government organization, Civil Network OPORA [uk, en] is preparing...
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 Union that was to bring Ukrainians one step closer to Western Europe, are in fact protests that seem to have...
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 translation to reach a wider international audience are shared and Euro-Maidan As It Is, where translated content is published. The...
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 and financial institutions to investigate alleged incidences of corruption and money laundering by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son,...
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. On December 1, many of the government websites in Ukraine were hacked and blocked [uk], including the official website of...