Stories about Eastern & Central Europe

23 November 2017

Identity Theft Risk Prompts Estonia to Block the Certificates of 760,000 ID Cards

The security threat uncovered by Czech researchers is not limited to Estonian ID cards alone.

26 October 2017

Albanian Prime Minister Insults Journalists After Parliament Votes to Protect Lawmaker From Arrest

The Albanian Journalists' Union condemned "that such behavior and insulting communication is directly related to the dire situation faced by journalism in Albania."

24 October 2017

Knife Attack on Russian Journalist Reignites an “Atmosphere of Hate” in the Media

The knife assault on Felgengauer sparked a wave of criticism against the state propaganda apparatus, which has recently intensified attacks on independent media in Russia, specifically Echo of Moscow.

3 October 2017

Serbian Groups Stage Blackout to Protest Media Intimidation By Tax Authority

The shuttering of a Serbian newspaper led to physical protest and an online blackout with 150 participating websites.

26 August 2017

Macedonian Citizen Fined 400 Euro For Insulting Turkish President Erdoğan on Facebook

A Macedonian court ordered a person to pay 400 euros for writing "ironical statements and insulted a leader of a foreign country."

3 August 2017

No More Jailed Journalists in Macedonia: Zoran Božinovski Free on Bail After 15-Month Detention

After spending around 3 years in jails in Serbia and Macedonia, the journalist Zoran Božinovski was released from detention on July 15.

21 July 2017

Russia's Parliament Went on a Censorship Binge Today

The Kremlin is cracking down on online anonymity. Again.

Kyrgyzstan Blocks Archive.org on ‘Extremism’ Grounds

Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.

26 June 2017

Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia?

Blocking Telegram in Russia would surely decrease its popularity, but there is no guarantee that it will help stifle communication among violent extremist groups.

6 June 2017

Digital Guerrillas Bring Down Russian State Censor's Website

How hackers tricked Internet service providers into blocking the state censor's website.