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Moscow court orders removal of ‘extremist’ Pussy Riot online videos

Moscow court orders removal of ‘extremist’ Pussy Riot online videos

Dec 3, 2012
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Four videos made by the dissident punk band Pussy Riot are extremist, a Moscow court ruled 29 November, according to Radio Free Europe. Read More »

Blogger provides look into Russian war on terror

Blogger provides look into Russian war on terror

Nov 5, 2012
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The anonymous LiveJournal blog hardingush [ru] was created on September 15, 2012. Now, less than two months later, the blog, subtitled Spetsnaz Ingushetii (Ingush Special Forces), is number 425th [ru] in LJ’s general user rating. Netizens have left over 4,000 comments on its various posts. Four of these posts also made it into the October top-25 list [ru] of North Caucasus bloggers (a monthly rating compiled by Moscow-based blogger timag82 [ru]). Read More »

Bulgarian Facebook group helps police the police

Bulgarian Facebook group helps police the police

Nov 2, 2012
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A new Facebook group, called “Photograph a Policeman”  is making waves in the Bulgarian media. Read More »

Ukraine: Humorous Political Ad Sparks Online “Pussy Cat Riot”

Ukraine: Humorous Political Ad Sparks Online “Pussy Cat Riot”

Half a month ago, after weeks of tension caused by the adoption of the controversial Language Law and in the midst of an intense pre-election mudslinging period, Ukrainians were finally rewarded with the much-needed comic relief. Read More »

Bratislava officials nix “Chuck Norris” bridge

Bratislava officials nix “Chuck Norris” bridge

Sep 26, 2012
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In more depressing news for the Internet’s civic activism potential, online voters in a Slovak poll lost their effort to give a possibly tongue-in-cheek name to a new pedestrian bridge over the Morava River into Austria, according to The Guardian. Read More »

Persian journalist angers Azerbaijani netizens and media

Persian journalist angers Azerbaijani netizens and media

May 26, 2012
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A firestorm of negative reactions has sprung up in Azerbaijan over a video posted to youtube of an Persian journalist criticizing Azerbaijan and it’s preparations for Eurovision. Read More »

Who’s afraid of Macedonians?

Who’s afraid of Macedonians?

May 23, 2012
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A recent YouTube ad campaign funded by the Macedonian government and meant to teach people how to behave with tourists upset many Macedonians through its style, Balkan Insight writes. The seven one-minute clips that went viral after being posted last week present several “Macedonian endemic species” including a bed-and-breakfast owner, an “alpha male,” a taxi driver, a waiter, and a market vendor, each behaving in a rude an unwelcoming way. Read More »

First political viral video from Belarus passes 60,000 views

First political viral video from Belarus passes 60,000 views

Mar 7, 2012
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A new video from Belarus depicting President Alexander Lukashenko as an annoying bee harassing a journalist has reached more than 60,000 views since it was posted 29 February, making it the first political video in the country to go viral. Read More »

Moldovans get an unwanted case of holiday viral spamming

Moldovans get an unwanted case of holiday viral spamming

Mar 2, 2012
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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 »

Strange occurrences on a pro-Putin YouTube page.

Strange occurrences on a pro-Putin YouTube page.

Feb 20, 2012
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Several videos in support of Putin for the upcoming election disappeared for one day from YouTube and an unlikely Putin supporter raises some eyebrows. Read More »

YouTube used to expose electoral violations in Russia

YouTube used to expose electoral violations in Russia

Feb 17, 2012
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Unlike in Belarus where the electoral commission members never raise a voice against falsifications, their Russian counterparts are more active. Read More »

Cold weather ‘trending’ in Azerbaijan

Cold weather ‘trending’ in Azerbaijan

Feb 10, 2012
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The cold weather has done more than just descend on Azerbaijan, it also seems to have invaded its social media networks as well. Read More »

Videos stir debate in Azerbaijan

Videos stir debate in Azerbaijan

Jan 13, 2012
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Last week, Azerbaijan’s online population was busy discussing two recent videos. Read More »
Photoshopped image of Russian blogger backfires, inspires new meme

Photoshopped image of Russian blogger backfires, inspires new meme

Jan 9, 2012
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Internet users helped root out a doctored photo of a prominent Russian political critic that shown just how much the Internet has changed the nature of political shenanigans in the country since the days of Soviet political photo montages.  The story appeared recently in the New York Times. Read More »

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