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Tanya Lokot · October, 2014

I am a researcher based in Dublin, Ireland. I study protest, digital media and internet freedom in Eastern Europe and beyond.

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Latest posts by Tanya Lokot from October, 2014

Ukraine Elections Online: Crowdmaps To Report Voter Fraud, Hashtags To Vent About Politics

As Ukraine counts the votes in its parliamentary elections, we take a look at the online citizen tools that Ukrainians used to report violations and discuss the candidates.

With Just Over 50 Entries, Kremlin Blogger Registry Gets No Love

Russia's new blogger law requires popular bloggers to register with the state, but only 52 entries have been added to the registry since it started operations over two months ago.

Death By Firing Squad in Eastern Ukraine Over a Cartoon?

The rebel "culture minister" allegedly demands that a court sentence a writer to death by firing squad, and also asks to be awarded 50,000 rubles in compensation for moral damages.

The 10 Best Music Videos That Spread the Putin-Love

RuNet Echo gives you the 10 best examples of the Internet's musical Putin-love. A "cult of personality" never sounded so good.

Facebook Weighs In on the Ukraine-Russia Takedown Dispute

RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Does ‘Ask-Me-Anything’ on Russian Geek Forum

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin showed up on a Russian geek forum this morning to do an "Ask-Me-Anything" style Q&A session with its users.

Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It

A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.

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