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4 April 2017

Stories from 4 April 2017

Hungary Fast Tracks Legislation to Boot Out Central European University

On April 4, the Hungarian government adopted an amendment to new legislation on higher education that might bring an end to the Central European University.

After Moving Servers to Russia, LiveJournal Bans ‘Political Solicitation’

RuNet EchoAdvox

LiveJournal releases a new user agreement, revealing what steps it's taking to adjust to its new existence as a blogging platform in full compliance with Russia’s stifling Internet laws

Indian Techies Work to Detect Fake WhatsApp and Facebook Messages

Advox

Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.

Tributes Flow in for Kishori Amonkar, One of the Great Voices of Indian Classical Music

"There are certain voices that have the ability to mesmerise and Kishori Amonkar’s is one."

Ecuadorian Elections Marked by Website Outages, Twitter Suspensions

Advox

Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.

Meet Russia’s Warrior-Writer and Bloodthirsty Priest

RuNet Echo

In the month of March, Zakhar Prilepin and Vsevolod Chaplin treated Russian Internet users to some extraordinary displays of what they'd no doubt call patriotism.

Ugandan Races in Jamaican Competition, Raising Questions About Patriotism, Team Loyalty

A Ugandan born runner, now living in Jamaica, was allowed to compete in the country's long-standing and highly lauded 'Champs' secondary schools meet, sparking much debate in the Jamaican blogosphere.