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      A Crimean Tatar journalist’s defiant last words in court
      Oct15

      A Crimean Tatar journalist’s defiant last words in court

      Nariman Memedeminov was arrested in March 2018Crimean Tatar civic journalist Nariman Memedeminov at court. Photo courtesy of Crimean Solidarity, used with permission. This piece was co-written and translated by Maxim Edwards, editor of RuNet Echo, and Tom Rowley, lead editor of openDemocracy Russia (oDR), in a joint publication by GlobalVoices...

      Meet the civic activists documenting abuses in Crimea
      Oct15

      Meet the civic activists documenting abuses in Crimea

      Volunteers from Crimean Solidarity inform the world about arrests and detentions of Crimean TatarsSince the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Russian authorities have detained and arrested hundreds of Crimean Tatars and other activists. Illustration by Tom Venner, used with permission. Since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014,...

      Russia’s return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Diplomacy or defeat?
      Sep25

      Russia’s return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Diplomacy or defeat?

      “A wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Allowing Russia back in the PACE may encourage other oppressive leaders, critics worry. Cartoon courtesy of Anna Tóth (annatoth.com). This article by Pavel Antonov and Ksenia Vakhrusheva originally appeared on BlueLink, a regional e-magazine covering Central and Eastern Europe. It is republished here via a...

      As Ukraine and Russia exchanged prisoners, the RuNet reacted
      Sep19

      As Ukraine and Russia exchanged prisoners, the RuNet reacted

      Ukrainians have mixed feelings about how their government handled the exchangeOleg Sentsov, the Crimea-born activist and filmmaker, with his daughter at Kyiv airport after his release on September 7, 2019. Photo courtesy of Christopher Miller. Used with permission. When the 35 Ukrainian prisoners arrived at Kyiv’s Boryspil airport on...

      Poorly regulated and rich in reach: online technologies in Ukraine’s elections
      Jul25

      Poorly regulated and rich in reach: online technologies in Ukraine’s elections

      Ukraine’s politicians are eager to win hearts and minds onlineA polling station in central Kyiv, Ukraine, during parliamentary elections on 21 July 2019. Photo (c) by Maxim Edwards. On Sunday July 21, Ukrainian voters went to the polls to vote in a snap parliamentary election, called after President Volodymyr Zelensky, elected in March...

      Macedonian PM publicly apologizes after he was deceived by pro-Kremlin Russian pranksters
      Jul11

      Macedonian PM publicly apologizes after he was deceived by pro-Kremlin Russian pranksters

      Prime Minister of Republic of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev at the press conference about ‘Russian pranksters’ on 9 July 2019 in Skopje. Photo by Arbnora Mehmeti/Meta.mk CC-BY. This story originally appeared on Meta.mk News Agency, a project of Metamorphosis Foundation. An edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing...

      Russians rejoice as their favorite Ukrainian presidential hopeful, a comedian with no political experience, wins first round
      Apr01

      Russians rejoice as their favorite Ukrainian presidential hopeful, a comedian with no political experience, wins first round

      Zelensky’s win means a healthy democracy, his Russian fans say.Volodymyr Zelensky (fourth from right), the unexpected frontrunner in Ukrainian presidential elections, tours with District 95, a TV comedy troupe he co-founded in 2003. Photo by Vadim Chuprina, CC 4.0 On March 31, Ukrainians voted on the first round on its presidential...

      With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference
      Mar27

      With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference

      Worried about Russian election meddling? Take a look at Ukraine.Little green and grey men invading a cyber space. Photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC-BY. Ukrainians will head for the polls on Sunday 31 March in what will be the first regular national elections since the country’s 2014 Euromaidan revolution. With its Crimean peninsula still...

      Mayor of Odessa could face criminal charges after his security attacked a local reporter
      Jan18

      Mayor of Odessa could face criminal charges after his security attacked a local reporter

      Odessa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov seconds before his security showed off Radio Svoboda reporter Mikhail Shtekel out of courthouse where he gave a press briefing. Screengrab from Shtekel’s video posted on Twitter. Odessa’s police will investigate the city’s mayor Gennady Trukhanov for “impeding the lawful professional activity of...

      Ukraine is outsourcing law enforcement to private companies that don’t respect human rights
      Nov25

      Ukraine is outsourcing law enforcement to private companies that don’t respect human rights

      Odessa Municipal Guard dismantling decorative fencing on the territory of “Dom Pavlovyh” guest house. Photo by Konstontin Puzilovskiy, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0. A series of incidents involving Ukraine’s municipal guards are adding up one after another, with ever more citizens demanding they be outright banned. After the...