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Russian courts struggle to adhere to online transparency law

Russian courts struggle to adhere to online transparency law

Jul 3, 2012
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Two years after the enactment of a law that required all courts–except closed courts–to publish their rulings online, legal experts are increasingly concerned that it is ineffective and needs substantive reforms, despite recent praise from President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Georgian police seize satellites in vote-bribing investigation

Georgian police seize satellites in vote-bribing investigation

Jun 22, 2012
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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 »

Tbilisi to get full, free wifi coverage

Tbilisi to get full, free wifi coverage

Jun 12, 2012
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Very soon, the capital of Georgia will be among the cities that have full wireless coverage.  This is expected to happen before the end of the year. Description: http://netprophet.tol.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif Read More »

In Russia, Internet eclipsing TV in popularity

In Russia, Internet eclipsing TV in popularity

May 28, 2012
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It was bound to happen at some point.

In Russia, it now seems the Internet is a more popular source of information than TV – sort of. Read More »

Moldovan online site broadcasts 10,000th event

Moldovan online site broadcasts 10,000th event

May 22, 2012
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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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Communications suffer setbacks in Azerbaijan

Communications suffer setbacks in Azerbaijan

May 18, 2012
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This week was full of negative issues related to the communication market in Azerbaijan. Bad news is not always good news. So here is my listing of the three main events: Read More »

Social media fuels global sleuth challenge

Social media fuels global sleuth challenge

Apr 17, 2012
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The TAG Challenge, a social media competition simulating an international manhunt, has finished in less than a day with three out of the five suspects found. Read More »

Belgrade launches SMS bus schedules

Belgrade launches SMS bus schedules

Mar 27, 2012
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Perhaps the worst thing about waiting for a bus is not knowing whether your wait will be another three minutes or another 30 minutes. Fortunately, public transportation users in Belgrade have a new way to check for their bus’s ETA with only a cell phone. Read More »

‘How to actually be creative’ a hit from TEDx Tbilisi

‘How to actually be creative’ a hit from TEDx Tbilisi

Mar 21, 2012
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Andro Dgebuadze is the most popular TEDxTbilisi presenter on YouTube. More than 3,200 people have viewed his talk, far outnumbering the other speakers hovering at 700. Read More »

Is Belarus finally crossing the Facebook language divide?

Is Belarus finally crossing the Facebook language divide?

Mar 13, 2012
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We all remember the Facebook map of the world, where the regions with an active Facebook presence are highlighted. The map states the obvious: the light represents the areas with domination of English, Portuguese, French, Spanish-even Polish languages. Read More »

Bishkek cuts access to regional news site

Bishkek cuts access to regional news site

Feb 23, 2012
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Acting on an eight-month-old resolution passed by Kyrgyzstan’s parliament, a state-run Internet company has blocked one of the region’s top independent news sites, according to Radio Free Europe.

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4G is comming to Azerbaijan in May

4G is comming to Azerbaijan in May

Feb 17, 2012
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On 17 February, the biggest mobile operator in Azerbaijan–Azercell–received principal consent from the government to launch the 4G system. Read More »

Update: New Kazakh copyright act forces some Internet cafes to shutter

Update: New Kazakh copyright act forces some Internet cafes to shutter

Feb 16, 2012
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So far the recent anti-piracy act in Kazakhstan has had some pretty chilling effects on local business. Read More »

Azerbaijan gets first text-to-speech system

Azerbaijan gets first text-to-speech system

Feb 6, 2012
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Dilmanc, which means “interpreter” in Azerbaijani, is an online project to convert text to speech. Anyone can test it via its website and listen to a male voice read the text. It also allows users to download the spoken text in mp3 format.
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