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Gregory Asmolov · March, 2010

I was born in Moscow, lived most of my life in Jerusalem, spent 3 years in Washington DC (where I did MA at GW). But now I live in London and my major role is doctoral student at PhD program in New media, Innovation and Literacy at the London School of Economics media department. The topic of my research is development of online political institutions and ICT based models of governance in crisis situations.

I also worked as a consultant on information technology, new media, and social media projects for The World Bank, American Councils for International Education, and Internews, and was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Previously I worked as a journalist for major Russian daily newspapers Kommersant and Novaya Gazeta, and served as news editor and analyst for Israeli TV.

Alexey Sidorenko and I were founders of Help Map, the crowdsourcing platform, which was used to coordinate assistance to victims of wildfires in Russia in 2010 and won a Russian National Internet Award for best project in the “State and Society” category.

My Russian blog (since 2002): http://pustovek.livejournal.com/
You can reach me through Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asmolov

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Latest posts by Gregory Asmolov from March, 2010

23 March 2010

Is Russia an Enemy of Internet?

RuNet Echo

The degree of freedom on the Russian Internet is an issue for debates. Some put Russia on the same list of "Internet enemies" with China and Iran. Others strongly oppose...

16 March 2010

Russia: Blog Report from Penal Colony

Russia: TV Star Calls For Young Talents Online Project

RuNet Echo

A famous TV host published a blog post where she called for creating an online initiative that would support young talents from remote regions of the country.

Russia: Regions Encouraged to Use E-Government Services

7 March 2010

Russia: Authorities to Eliminate “Digital Divide” in 2010

RuNet Echo

High Internet access prices in remote regions of Russia significantly slow the process of broadening Internet availability in the country. But it seems that Russian authorities are determined to fight...

Russia: More People Use Twitter

3 March 2010

Russia: “Merry Gnome” Medvedev. Story of the Meme

RuNet Echo

The Russian blogosphere can create a significant political effect threatening the image of Russian government officials. It doesn't even require an actual news story with a critical approach to the...

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