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In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline
Sep19

In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline

Open air exhibition of posters of different kinds of soldiers from Ukrainian history next to landmark St. Andrew Church in Kiev. Photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC BY. Olga Kyryliuk, PhD, is an expert in International Law, and co-founder of the Ukrainian NGO Digital Defenders Partners – DDP (Партнери цифрового правозахисту in Ukrainian), focused on...

Dutch senate approves Ukraine treaty; Brussels welcomes ‘important signal’
May30

Dutch senate approves Ukraine treaty; Brussels welcomes ‘important signal’

As expected, the Dutch senate on Tuesday voted in favour of the controversial EU treaty with Ukraine thanks to the… …read more Source:...

Dutch senators poised to back EU’s treaty with Ukraine in key vote
May23

Dutch senators poised to back EU’s treaty with Ukraine in key vote

The Dutch senate is set to vote in favour of the controversial EU treaty with Ukraine on Tuesday thanks to… …read more Source:...

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine
May22

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

Source: Kremlin.ru Nearly three years into the war in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DNR and LNR, respectively) are making a renewed attempt to attract foreign tourists to their internationally unrecognized statelets—with support from one of Russia’s most famous crooners. Joseph Kobzon, a celebrated...

The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)
May17

The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)

Photo: PixabayIn the past five years, the Russian government has blocked an estimated 5.6 million webpages — most of them by accident, after blacklisting entire IP addresses to target individual lawbreakers. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal censor, has gone after both small online resources, like thousands of websites affiliated with illegal...

Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites
May16

Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites

Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country’s Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites, according to a decree published on the Presidential Administration’s website. The far-ranging National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decree,...

New Documentary Throws Shade on Police Investigation Into Dissident Journalist’s Murder in Kyiv
May13

New Documentary Throws Shade on Police Investigation Into Dissident Journalist’s Murder in Kyiv

A promotional banner for the documentary film “Killing Pavel” by OCCRP and Slidstvo.info, featuring a quote by Pavel Sheremet. A new documentary film by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)* and Slidstvo.info examines the assassination of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in Kyiv in July 2016. Ten months after a...

Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Façade
May12

Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Façade

Source: Aleksandr Nosenko, Instagram. As this year’s Eurovision Song Contest enters its final weekend, a half-painted rainbow arch meant to symbolize the event’s slogan, “Celebrate Diversity,” hovers ominously over the city center. After far-right leaders complained that the colorful paint job amounted to homosexual propaganda, the...

Dutch sisters start rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest
May03

Dutch sisters start rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest

The three Dutch sisters representing the Netherlands at next week’s Eurovision Song Contest have had their first rehearsal in Kiev… …read more Source:...

Navalny’s Army Unmasks the State-Supported Radicals Out to Get Him
May02

Navalny’s Army Unmasks the State-Supported Radicals Out to Get Him

Igor Beketov, aka Gosha Tarasevich, the leader of SERB. Photo: LiveJournal This Monday, opposition leader Alexey Navalny proved how useful it is to have millions of supporters among Russia’s young, energetic Internet users. Days after Navalny was attacked outside his office in Moscow, his supporters rallied online to identify the likely...

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