Moldova

Moldovans turn to social media to stop exam cheating

Jun 14, 2012

Cheating on high school graduation exams is a common practice in Moldova. Sadly, the practice is widespread and tacitly accepted by Moldovan society. In a way, exams are seen more as a game of survival, with the highest grades going to the people best able to handle the exam and not necessarily the ones who studied more. Read More »

Moldova Startup Weekend features promising ideas

Jun 8, 2012

Last weekend in Moldova, the second edition of Moldova Startup Weekend focusing on Mobile and Social Media apps was held. The winner of the first edition – Artur Gurău – will soon launch his social network for footballers. Read More »

Moldovan online site broadcasts 10,000th event

May 22, 2012

Privesc.eu, the first online TV channel in Moldova, has been transmitting live for almost three years and has now broadcast more than 10,000 events.

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Moldovan bloggers get audience with the prime minister

Mar 15, 2012

Sometime bloggers complain of being voices in the wilderness; with so many other sources it can be hard to tell if anyone out there is actually paying attention to what they write.  This wasn’t the case in Moldova last week when a group of local bloggers got a case to meet with one of the country’s biggest political leaders.
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Moldovans get an unwanted case of holiday viral spamming

Mar 2, 2012

What are you ready to do for a pair of new glasses, for a movie ticket, for a romantic dinner, or for a new phone? As a social-media manager, I have to know these things so I can make more efficient viral campaigns. But what happens when an interesting idea for viral marketing transforms into mass spamming? Read More »

New Media project to tackle corruption in Moldova

Feb 8, 2012

For a two-day period, 25 young people from Moldova came together to generate ideas for social projects that could be implemented through new media.
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In Moldova sharing is caring, literally

Jan 30, 2012

Facebook pages do not just make the world smaller, but bring local communities closer especially if pages start from a simple idea and are not commercial. Read More »

Electronic transformation in Moldova

Jan 18, 2012

Electronic government is a priority set by the government of Moldova for 2011-2014 and aims to ensure government transparency and citizen access to data and public interest service as much as possible. It is a whole new change for institutions in Moldova, which in recent years have started to become less transparent and bureaucratic.

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Bloggers keep tabs on the Moldovan government

Jan 10, 2012

When it comes to voting for the future rulers of a country, every politician tries to send simple messages so everybody can understand them, but when they are in position to rule, their messages seem to be in Chinese. Information about government activity–including the ministries–is incomprehensible, and you can read it over and over and still be puzzled. Read More »

Social Media lessons for the most active youth NGOs from Moldova

Dec 28, 2011

The Republic of Moldova has named the most active youth NGOs in 2011. The third place was taken by MediaPoint which is the only organization in Moldova with the purpose of spreading and developing new media in the country. Read More »

Moldova Internet spat sparks free speech debate

Dec 8, 2011

The blogging world in Moldova erupted last week over the question of free speech vs. hate speech and how much online news sites should be required to moderate what users can and can’t post to live chats and news comment sections.  In a country where social media and online communication has exploded over the past few years, a recent court case is showing just how far the virtual world has outstripped the legal boundaries of the real world.
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Moldova rewards technological startups

Aug 30, 2011

Moldova recently hosted iTineret, a nation-wide contest to establish and promote young talent and achievements in the IT field. The competition comprised of categories including websites, graphics and applications. One of the winners of the contest was MediaPoint, a longtime TOL partner in Moldova. They created a website called Alerte.md based on a Ushahidi platform dedicated to monitoring and reporting issues that should be tackled by public authorities, such as bad roads and poor illumination. Read More »

The mailmen of Chisinau

Jul 1, 2011

This week Moldovans gathered online to mark their concern about the recent demolition of Chisinau’s historic first post office. They soon found their efforts recognized, if not rewarded, in the real-world response of public authorities. Read More »

Moldova: 1 business, 48 hours

Jun 22, 2011

“For each team,” states a blurb on Launch48’s website, “the goal is simple: pitch, build and launch an online business in 48 hours.” Read More »

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