corruption

Russia: Crowdmapping Corruption with Bribr Mobile App

Russia: Crowdmapping Corruption with Bribr Mobile App

Oct 18, 2012
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Bribr [ru; App StoreFacebook] is a newly-launched iPhone/iPad app that allows anonymous users in Russia to submit the locations and the amounts of the bribes they pay. Later, it will be possible to report on the bribes taken as well. Read More »

Solving virtual problems in reality in Azerbaijan

Solving virtual problems in reality in Azerbaijan

Apr 23, 2012
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Difficult realities are sometimes hidden from the general public. This often happens in the virtual world. Read More »

The case of the Ukrainian websites that wouldn’t die

The case of the Ukrainian websites that wouldn’t die

Feb 20, 2012
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The Ukrainian government shut down two websites–Ex.ua and Roadcontrol.org.ua–earlier this month, only to reopen them days later. Read More »

New Media project to tackle corruption in Moldova

New Media project to tackle corruption in Moldova

Feb 8, 2012
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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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New breakout star of Russian elections: The Internet

New breakout star of Russian elections: The Internet

Nov 29, 2011
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As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections in a few days and presidential elections this coming spring, more and more eyes are turning to watch a new player in the national political scene there: the Internet.  Read More »

Romania uses social media to confront apathy

Romania uses social media to confront apathy

Nov 16, 2011
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Activists and civil society participants in Romania are coming up with innovative ways of combatting problems they see in their communities. A recent blog post on Tech Soup Global talks about what seems to have been a really productive competition called Restart Romania. The competition, organized  by Tech Soup Romania, was designed to find, develop and support a few of the best ideas. Read More »

Is Online Collaboration the Key to Anti-Corruption?

Is Online Collaboration the Key to Anti-Corruption?

Aug 7, 2011
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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 »

Welcome to Net Prophet

Welcome to Net Prophet

Jun 10, 2011
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Welcome to Net Prophet, a blog produced by Transitions that will be providing updates and analysis on the latest in new media and IT developments across Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

For years now, we’ve been reading the fascinating information that our project managers have been sending it from the field for grant reports, and felt it was a pity that only a few donors were privy to such updates. It has also seemed to us that blogs on new media/tech development rarely cover this part of the world, even though a wealth of interesting stuff is happening out there on the ground, with very little press internationally. Read More »

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