Politics

Social network revolutions take a break until autumn

Social network revolutions take a break until autumn

Jul 26, 2011
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The past week in Belarus has been marked by two events: the regular meeting of applause on Wednesday, July 20, and the July 21 demonstration by motorists protesting the rise in petrol prices. Read More »

Authorities in Belarus try to harness the power of social networks

Authorities in Belarus try to harness the power of social networks

Jul 13, 2011
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Since the Wednesday July 6th demonstration of applause in Belarus, a phenomenon that is being increasingly covered by the international media, the organizers of the Revolution through the Social Networks announced in communities on VKontakte and Facebook that they are changing strategy. Read More »

Authorities crack down on “silent revolutions” in Belarus

Authorities crack down on “silent revolutions” in Belarus

Jun 30, 2011
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The “Wednesday revolutions” organized via social networks and conducted in Minsk and other regional towns are making the Belarusian authorities nervous. Read More »

RFE/RL covers protests enabled by social networks in Belarus

RFE/RL covers protests enabled by social networks in Belarus

Jun 27, 2011
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An article by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty discusses the “silent protests” organized through social networks in Belarus, as covered here last week by Net Prophet blogger Alaksiej Lavoncyk.
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In Tbilisi, roadblocks mean progress

In Tbilisi, roadblocks mean progress

Jun 23, 2011
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With their streets in disrepair, Tbilisi residents take to the Internet. Read More »

In Belarus, an undeclared revolution

In Belarus, an undeclared revolution

Jun 21, 2011
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On June 15 the two central squares of Minsk (or “Miensk,” as many Belarusians call their capital) were barricaded and closed to the public.
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From Facebook to flash mobs, Moldovans wage political campaigns on the web in recent elections

From Facebook to flash mobs, Moldovans wage political campaigns on the web in recent elections

Jun 15, 2011
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Moldova is currently in the thick of two rounds of local elections and is inundated with all the complex political dynamics and exchange associated with the period. The first round of municipal elections occurred 5 June, and the second round will take place this Sunday, 19 June.
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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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