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      ‘How do you live here?’ A local podcaster takes on misconceptions about eastern Ukraine
      Dec29

      ‘How do you live here?’ A local podcaster takes on misconceptions about eastern Ukraine

      Nika Perepelitsa’s podcast tells stories from a troubled region in rebirth Local administrative building in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine. Photo (c): Nika Perepelitsa. Used with permission. For the people of Slavyansk, “How do you live here?” is not an uncommon question. Given the tragedies this eastern Ukrainian city has endured — economic...

      Who is selling Ukrainians’ personal data online and for what purposes?
      Oct21

      Who is selling Ukrainians’ personal data online and for what purposes?

      An activist uncovered a Telegram chatbot selling personal dataImage by Gerd Altmann, Pixabay. Following a number of highly publicized leaks of citizens’ sensitive personal information, Ukrainians are slowly waking up to the importance of data protection. Yet, with the local elections approaching on October 25, a trove of voters’...

      Viktor Tsoi: The undying icon of Soviet dissident rock
      Jun21

      Viktor Tsoi: The undying icon of Soviet dissident rock

      “And there is nothing else / All is within us.”The Viktor Tsoi wall in central Minsk, where the Chinese character “崔” is used to write his Korean surname. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. June 21, 1962, is the birth date of Viktor Tsoi, a Korean-Russian rock star from the late years of the Soviet Union who now enjoys cult status...

      No coronavirus cases in Donetsk and Luhansk, say separatist authorities
      Mar27

      No coronavirus cases in Donetsk and Luhansk, say separatist authorities

      Ukraine’s breakaway territories are in a state of lockdown and uneaseOlga Dolgoshapko, Minister of Healthcare of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, gives a press conference about the status of the coronavirus epidemic, March 24, 2020. Screenshot from Министерство информации ДНР’s YouTube video: “Подтвержденных...

      Ukrainian workers battle controversial new labour code
      Jan14

      Ukrainian workers battle controversial new labour code

      Trade unions are up in arms at moves to significantly empower employersTrade unionists block a road in the Luhansk Region in protest against Ukraine’s proposed new labour code, 14 January, 2019. Photo (c): Pervaya Polosa. Used with permission. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky tried to strike a note of unity and inclusivity in...

      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...