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Mediafabric brings global tech experts to Prague

Oct 3, 2011

A host of journalists, editors, technologists, developers, designers and hackers will be descending on Prague on October 21 for Mediafabric 2011, a day-long hackathon curated by open-source software startup, Sourcefabric. Read More »

Apple opens online stores in Central Europe

Sep 26, 2011

Until now, users of Apple products in Central and Eastern Europe – including the increasingly popular iPhone and iPad devices – haven’t been able to access dedicated online stores to purchase country-specific software and hardware, a service that much of the rest of Europe takes for granted. Read More »

‘Religious extremism’ blamed for Kazah Internet shutdown

Sep 13, 2011

Though Nursultan Nazarbayev’s oil-rich Kazakhstan may be the wealthiest country in Central Asia, its Internet is certainly not the freest these days, as the latest crackdown on supposed “extreme” websites proves. Read More »

Is Turkmenistan using technology as an excuse to block international media?

Aug 23, 2011

Satellite dishes have been declared a stain on Ashgabat’s landscape by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov, but is the move to scrap the dishes a ploy to curtail access to international media? Read More »

Is Online Collaboration the Key to Anti-Corruption?

Aug 7, 2011

While high costs and low speeds, heavily regulated content, and daily threats of violence and arrest continue to frustrate journalists working online in Russia and Central Asia, increasingly, networks of young activists have been using the latest developments in social media to promote anti-corruption. Read More »

WordPress Woes in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Jun 28, 2011

Our partners at neweurasia are reporting that access to the popular WordPress publishing platform has been cut off from users in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, creating severe headaches for bloggers working in the countries. Read More »

Internet Access a Human Right says UN

Jun 13, 2011

Supposedly inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings and the ongoing debate around online whistleblowing, last week the United Nations sent out a report declaring that internet access is a human right, stating that “the Internet has become a key means by which individuals can exercise their right to freedom and expression.” Read More »

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