Siân Sinnott

I translate when I can for GV into Spanish and from Russian to English. Former Teach First languages teacher and I now work in policy. I am a co-founder and board member of Supporting Guasa an NGO which does educational projects in the Dominican Republic.

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Russia: Social Networks Mobilise Society

RuNet Echo  13 January 2012

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 in Russia. Marina Litvinovich reports.

Russia: Ministry's Online Blunders

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 drawn attention to Ministry's activities.

Russia: Bloggers Stop FSB Initiative To Ban Skype

RuNet Echo  18 April 2011

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 hacker attacks for periods ranging from several hours to half a day. But on this particular Friday it worked, and it’s possible that this saved the Russian Internet and all its users from yet another prohibitive initiative from the FSB (Federal Security Service). At least for the time being.

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