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Tanya Lokot · September, 2015

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 September, 2015

Pussy Riot Performance in Banksy's Dismaland Highlights Plight of Refugees

Russian punk musicians and political activists Pussy Riot raised awareness of the cause of refugees in Europe with a violent and loud performance at Banksy's Dismaland park in London.

New Mobile App Helps Belarusians to Keep an Eye on Violations in Presidential Election

The creators of "Vochy" hope the mobile app helps broaden Belarusian citizens' knowledge of their voter rights and provides an opportunity to quickly report election violations to independent observers.

Truth Is Not a Crime: Ukraine Honors Fallen Journalist Gongadze

15 years after the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze, those who ordered his killing have still not been found by the investigators.

Russian Court Fines Google for ‘Reading Private Correspondence’ on Gmail

A Yekaterinburg academic has convinced Moscow city court to fine Google 50 thousand rubles ($765) for violating his "secrecy of correspondence" on Gmail with its targeted ads.

Apple Caves To Data Localization Demands, Rents Out Space in Russian Data Center

Apple has decided to comply with the Russian data localization law and is renting out storage space at a data center on Russian soil, according to local media.

Russian Activists Fight Municipal Corruption with ‘Mortal Kombat’-Style Website

Russian anti-corruption activists are pitching battles in courts and online against corrupt municipal officials, 'Mortal Kombat'-style.

Russian Rock Legend Boris Grebenshikov Crowdfunds New Record

Boris Grebenshikov, often called the "Grandfather of Russian rock," has appealed to his fans online to crowdfund his new album, which looks set to be fully funded, despite the critics.

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