- 04 February 2015
24 October 2011
Belarus Security Forces Detain Protestors, Block Opposition Web Sites - Politics and Civil Society Digest
Today Belarusian courts sentenced two people to 5 and 7 days of arrest for taking part in an unauthorized protest on 21 October. More people were detained on the 21st but only two were prosecuted. A few hours ago another action of solidarity with political prisoners was held in Minsk. So far no detentions were reported.
Both on the 21st and today Belarusian security services blocked...
11 July 2011
07 June 2011
Can the Internet facilitate political mobilization? The so-called Twitter and Facebook revolutions in Moldova, Iran, Tunisia, and Egypt suggest that it can. Whatever its limits, technology enables people to express their discontent safer and louder, to gather larger protests, and to better inform the outside world of the injustice perpetrated in authoritarian states.
14 May 2011