· October, 2016

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from October, 2016

Russia Is Reportedly Banning LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, is at risk of being blocked in Russia, where federal censors have convinced a Moscow court to outlaw the network.

Russian Search Engine Will Only List Top News Stories from State-Registered Media

Yandex is coming under pressure to register with Roskomnadzor, the state agency that regulates Russian media.

WhatsApp and Viber Blocked on Election Day in Montenegro

Parliamentary elections in Montenegro had been marred with allegations of irregularities, reported via social networks, and a temporary ban on use of Viber, WhatsApp and similar messaging apps.

Google Warns More Than a Dozen Russian Journalists and Activists About ‘Government-Backed Attackers’

More than a dozen Russian journalists and activists received a strange warning from Google earlier today, notifying them that “government-backed attackers” may be “trying to steal” their passwords.

Macedonian Journalist Božinovski Continues Hunger Strike in Face of Trial Postponement

Božinovski runs the tabloid-style web portal Burevesnik.org, famous for publishing leaked information that implicated prominent members of the Macedonian political elite in a variety of misdeeds.

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