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Catherine Lawlor

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Russia: SocialCamp, Crowdsourcing and Open Data

A SocialCamp Russia 'unconference' took place in Moscow from 7th to 9th of September. Over the course of three days social activists spoke about projects aimed at raising awareness, improving...

Belarus, Russia: An Online Charity Auction with People for Sale

The idea of auctions as a fundraising tool is not a new one in the charity world. Sometimes, there is even a market for people: dinners with celebrities and business-breakfasts...

Russia: Charity Crowdfunding

There is no lack of successful 'people' projects, financed by private philanthropy. While much activity exists only in cyberspace, the effects of charitable organizations' work is quite tangible and real,...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers Discuss New Copyright Protection Bill

Kazakh bloggers are discussing a new copyright protection bill which would grant state authorities the power to shut down completely any portal considered to be in violation of copyright.

Russia: Social Networks and Civic Mobilisation

What effect can the rapid development of social networks, the growth of the number of users, and the strengthening of their capacity for social impact and mobilisation have, and when?...

Russia: Who is Restricting the Russian Internet?

Russia's position in American non-profit organisation Freedom House's report "Freedom on the Net 2011" ratings has dropped from the previous findings in 2009. The report analyses freedom of access to...

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