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Latest posts by Marina Litvinovich

13 January 2012

Russia: Social Networks Mobilise Society

RuNet Echo

Facebook, the possibility to calculate numbers of protest participants, slogans from the Internet, a wide variety of gadgets - these are four new important factors in the analysis of demonstrations...

11 August 2011

Russia: Bloggers’ Summer of Civic Actions

RuNet Echo

Although August is traditionally considered a quiet month in Russia, the country's Internet has been alive with hundreds and thousands of people taking part in a number of social actions....

4 August 2011

Russia: Blogger Reveals Corruption at Moscow Journalism Faculty

RuNet Echo

This is the story of how one blogger was able to overcome corruption in the Department of Journalism at Moscow State University. It seems unbelievable and impossible even, that this...

16 June 2011

Russia: Ministry's Online Blunders

RuNet Echo

Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has recently started to mobilise on the Internet and in the past weeks two important events have taken place in the Internet world which have...

2 June 2011

Russia: Social Networks and Civic Mobilisation

RuNet Echo

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?...

3 May 2011

Russia: Who is Restricting the Russian Internet?

RuNet Echo

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...

18 April 2011

Russia: Bloggers Stop FSB Initiative To Ban Skype

RuNet Echo

It was just a stroke of luck that on Friday, April 8, 2011, LiveJournal did actually work; before and after this date it would constantly “crash” or “die” due to...

11 April 2011

Russia: Bloggers Debate Military Operation in Libya

RuNet Echo

The situation in Libya, especially after the start of military operations by Western countries, has become one of the main topics of discussion in the Russian blogosphere. Marina Litvinovich analyzes...

31 March 2011

Russia: Voting For The BOBs Blog Award Has Started

RuNet Echo

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...

17 March 2011

Russia: Reaching Out to the President

RuNet Echo

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...

10 March 2011

Russia: The Dead Journal

RuNet Echo

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...

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