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Ekaterina

A native of sunny Uzbekistan, Global Voices Russian Translator. Graduated in International Law, interested in civil society developments, culture, travelling and photography.
Tweets under @golubina

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Uzbekistan: ‘National’ Social Network Not Quite a Facebook Clone

  10 July 2012

Youface, the "national" social networking service launched in Uzbekistan, has been criticized by some netizens as a "bad copy" of Facebook. Yet, the service which reportedly aims to "boost patriotism" is different from both Facebook and Russian-language social networks popular with Uzbek users. Some netizens and experts fear that the real aim of the "national" platform is to control Internet users in the country.

Uzbekistan: Playing Politics on Facebook

  14 December 2011

Facebook seems to have started playing an important role in Uzbek politics. However, so far it is more a tool for playing games with fake accounts, rather than an instrument of civil protests. Ekaterina reports.

Russia: Nationalist slogans get spread

  20 November 2011

Fergananews writes [ru] on popularity of Russian nationalist slogans against immigrants from Central Asia amidst the looming parliamentary elections: “25 percent of high school students approve of nationalist actions of their classmates.”

Russia: Celebration of Eid al-Adha in Saint Petersburg

  7 November 2011

Mr7.ru writes [ru] about the Eid al-Adha celebration by Muslims living in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. The site writes that up to 80,000 people took part in the celebration according to different sources, quoting Shamil Mugattarov, the head of Coordination Council of Muslims in Saint Petersburg, as complaining about “the lack...

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Central Asia: Finalists of BarCamp Ideas Market

  20 April 2011

Global Voices has already provided an overview of BarCamp Central Asia, which took place on 15-17 April, 2011 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In this post we would like to give our readers a closer look at online projects, developed by young bloggers and IT specialists from Central Asia. BarCamp Ideas Market - a special section of the event was dedicated to new ideas and future Internet trends in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan: Next on the List of Revolutions?

Last month, Alen Mattich at The Wall Street Journal produced and published an index of likely candidate countries ripe for an upheaval. The fact that Uzbekistan is 15th on the list, while Libya holds the 13th place, has provoked numerous articles in the local online media and in the blogosphere.

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Russia: Voting For The BOBs Blog Award Has Started

RuNet Echo  31 March 2011

On march 22, 2011 voting for "The Best Of Blogs" Awards, event annually organized by German media corporation Deutsche Welle, started. The award is getting more popular every year. This happens mostly because the role of blogs and online communities grows, as does their influence on social life.

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Russia: Reaching Out to the President

RuNet Echo  17 March 2011

Many projects have been recently created in Russia on the basis of crowdsourcing (or user-generated content (UGC)), when information on any particular topic is collected by internet users. Almost each one of these projects signalizes about a problem. Marina Litvinovich analyzed them and proposed a thesis that the success of these projects depends on their ability to establish their contact with the officials.

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Russia: The Dead Journal

RuNet Echo  10 March 2011

Social networks strongly tie a person to themselves. The person opens a page under his/her name, puts out photographs, indicates interests, joins groups and communities, writes notes, shares impressions and thoughts. What happens to this page when the person dies?

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