Posts by SofiaLotto

Know your politicians! Ukrainian website issues reports on MPs’ integrity

Aug 24, 2012

Knowing who your representatives are has never been easier in Ukraine, thanks to the Chesno (Honest) civic movement. The organization has launched a website where anyone can monitor Ukrainian parliamentary members and their level of integrity. Read More »

Georgia’s restricted access to satellite dishes

Aug 6, 2012

In the past month, Georgian officials have seized thousands of satellite dishes from the pro-opposition Maestro and Global TV stations, accusing the companies to be involved in vote bribery in an operation linked to opposition party Georgian Dream’s leader Bidzina Ivanishvili. Read More »

Uzbekistan cuts cell, Internet services during national exam

Aug 1, 2012

Uzbekistan authorities have ordered mobile operators to cut off Internet, text, and image messaging services to prevent students from cheating during the entry exams to universities on 1 August, writes RIA Novosti. Read More »

Wiretapping increases across the EU and beyond

Jul 27, 2012

Wiretapping and retention of users’ data by government agencies has increased across Europe in the last years. The trend has been thoroughly analyzed in a report by the European Commission. Read More »

Kazakh Wikipedia awarded for its impressive development

Jul 23, 2012

Kazakh Wikipedia has received an award at the annual Wikimania conference, which was held this year in Washington DC. The conference recognized Kazakhstan’s success in the development and improvement of its national division of Wikipedia, the biggest online encyclopedia, writes Read More »

No signal for millions of Uzbek mobile phone users

Jul 20, 2012

Uzbekistan has suspended Russian telecommunication company MTS’s license for 10 days on 17 July. The authorities accused the company of “numerous and systematic violations,” of its contractual obligations, according to Reuters. Read More »

Polish media go Piano

Jul 18, 2012

In September, 42 Polish news websites will begin charging for their best online content in an attempt to gain revenue despite decreases in readership, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Do androids dream of Russian investors?

Jun 26, 2012

The word “robot” was first created and popularized in the 1920s by the Czech brothers Karel and Josef Capek. The term is derived the Czech robotnik, “slave”, but the root “robot” is used in many Slavic languages to mean “work” or “labour”. Now, it seems, it’s a Russian who wants to make the word an everyday term by fuelling a robot revolution and developing robotics into a mass consumer product. Read More »

Georgian police seize satellites in vote-bribing investigation

Jun 22, 2012

Georgian police have seized the satellite dishes of Global TV, a cable network whose largest shareowner is the the brother of opposition leader and billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, according to The New York Times. Read More »

Tajikistan restores access to blocked news website

Jun 15, 2012

The authorities have removed a restriction on Internet access to Tajikistan’s main independent news agency Asia-Plus on Thursday, according to its website. Read More »

Bulgaria sets finish line for e-gov project

Jun 13, 2012

Bulgaria’s largest e-government project, which will enable the sharing of electronic data between more than 30 public registers, should be finalized by May 2013, according to Novinite. Read More »

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