Category «Belarus»

Why use Telegram unsafe?

Telegram has become a helpful tool for obtaining data for criminal cases for law enforcement in Authoritarian regimes. Discussing things that may cause reprisals, use Telegram cautiously. The recommendations are based on the life cases on user security in Belarus and abroad by Digital Skills Coalition Belarus. Content What is the problem? Telegram is a …

TikTok bloggers start to be repressed in Belarus

According to the study “Media Consumption and Media Literacy in Belarus in August 2021-February 2022”, conducted by Baltic Internet Policy Initiative, Belarusian Internet audience aged 18-74 used the TikTok social network to obtain information has increased from 18% in August 2021 to 27%. If we examine distribution according to the age of respondents, we can …

The Russia-Ukranian war triggers splinternet?

The threat of splinternet (earlier referred to as balkanization of internet) has been envisaged and discussed for 20 years already. Today many anticipate turning the global internet into the network splintered  into a collection of fragmented networks controlled by governments or corporations. Political Science News “Does Splinternet mean the end of the Internet?” 6/04/2022 described …

Persecution of Wikipedia editors in Belarus

Wikipedia has always been extremely important for the Belarusian Internet audience as an encyclopedic reference resource. According to the Baltic Internet Policy Initiative, Wikipedia.org is one of the top 10 most visited websites in Belarus. The coverage of the computer audience is 23%, i.е. almost every fourth Belarusian Internet user. Today, the development of this …

SEEDIG 2019 Is Coming to Bucharest. Join Now, Not to Regret Afterwards…

We are thrilled to announce that this year South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) is coming to Bucharest, Romania, on May 7-8, 2019. Why should you join SEEDIG in Bucharest? It’s simple: We are the only sub-regional initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, and informal dialogue on Internet policy and governance We specifically focus …