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Vadim Isakov · April, 2011

Born in Uzbekistan, I got my MA in Journalism in the U.S. in 2002. That year I came back to Central Asia to work for different local and international organizations. I was fortunate to travel all around the world perfecting my reporting skills and falling in love with complexity and diversity of global culture. I currently teach journalism at the Roy H. Park School of Communication at Ithaca College in the U.S.

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Latest posts by Vadim Isakov from April, 2011

Russia: Photoblogger Defends His Constitutional Rights

Popular photoblogger Ilya Varlamov continues to fight the common and unconstitutional ban on taking pictures in supermarkets. He posted a photo essay on his misadventures in Evropeysky, a large supermarket...

Russia: Drug Agency to Monitor Blogosphere

Russian Federal Service for Drug Control plans to monitor the blogosphere to analyze the situation with drugs in the country, Lenta.ru reported.

Russia: Eco-bloggers and Journalists Learn to Solve Environmental Problems

The first international forum of eco-bloggers and journalists took place in Moscow on April 18-19.  The forum aimed to create an international community of people writing about environmental issues and...

Russia: Two Bloggers Sentenced for Extremism

The Ufa city court in Bashkortostan sentenced bloggers Robert Zagreev and Ayrat Dilmikhametov to three and six years in prison for extremist activities “with the use of media,” Russian news...

Russia: Blogger Found Guilty in Harsh Criticizm of Bashkir Authorities

Alexander Izmailov was found gulty in posting 649 comments online criticizing the authorities and not shying away from curse words, Ufimskij Zhurnal reported. Izmailov also frequently produced photo collages making...

Russia: Medvedev Unhappy With Websites on Drug Preparation

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for shutting down the websites containing the information on preparation of drugs. He said that web hosting providers should be responsible for closing those sites,...

Russia: Penza Prosecutor's Office Investigates Anti-Semitic Comments

The prosecutor's office of Penza region started to check anti-Semitic comments and pictures that had appeared on Penza information portal pnz.ru. After the evaluation of the material, the prosecutor's office...

Russia: Hacker Explaines Why He Broke Website of “Zenith” Soccer Team

Nikita Volgin, a man who hacked the website of Russian soccer team Zenith, writes why he did it. Upset with the lack of criticism of Saint Petersburg administration in media,...

Russian Security Forces Ready to “Crash” Internet

Radio Echo Moskvy refers to an interview in “The New Times” magazine with an officer of Federal Security Service who said that FSS was ready to “crash” the  Internet in...

Russian Silicon Valley Has Unusually Expensive Website

Users and web designers on one of the most popular collaborative blogs Habrahabr.ru discuss the unrealistically high budget cost for creating and promoting the website of “Skolkovo” Innovation Foundation (Russian...

Russian Bloggers Plan Flashmob Against Federal Tax Service

After Russian Federal Tax Service  sent an audit invitation to long-deceased popular Russian writer Vasily Aksenov, bloggers planned a flashmob when people are encouraged to call the FTS and demand...

Russia: Bloggers Debate Military Operation in Libya

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...

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