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Tetyana Lokot

I am a researcher and PhD student at Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. I study social movements, urban protest and digital media in post-Soviet countries.

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Latest posts by Tetyana Lokot

25 July 2014

Russia Is About to Lose “Fake News,” But the Internet Freedoms Going with It Are Real

RuNet Echo

The owner of an independent TV channel has staged a curious "intellectual provocation" to shock people into understanding the peril of Internet freedom in Russia.

18 July 2014

The 5 Most Insensitive Reactions to the MH17 Crash in Ukraine

RuNet Echo

With emotions running high following the plane crash in Ukraine, a handful of particularly calloused statements by figures in Moscow and Donetsk have attracted the RuNet's attention.

16 July 2014

Ex-Pussy Riot Lawyer to Defend Ukrainian Pilot in Russian Court

RuNet Echo

After the infamous Pussy Riot trial, Mark Feygin will now try to save Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by separatists in Ukraine and now detained in Russia.

22 May 2014

Euromaidan Six Months Later, Remembering What Was Won

Whatever happens next, participants of Euromaidan events will forever preserve memories of these months, both the good and the bad.

5 March 2014

Ukraine's Activists Debunk Russian Myths on Crimea

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine escalates, Russian mass media attempts to distort events in Ukraine are questioned and fact-checked by online activists.

2 March 2014

Ukrainian Journalists Take Regime's Corruption Public With YanukovychLeaks

A team of Kyiv-based journalists discovered a plethora of damaged legal, financial and other documents on former President Yanukovich's property, salvaged them and are releasing them on a new website.

27 January 2014

Ukrainian #DigitalMaidan Activism Takes Twitter's Trending Topics by Storm

As Euromaidan protests enter their third month, Ukrainian social media users and activists are finding new ways of using Internet tools to explain their plight and seek international support.

6 December 2013

As Ukraine's Protests Escalate, #Euromaidan Hashtag Lost in a Sea of Information

Even though it has become harder to find information about Euromaidan protests for the average social networking user, these online tools are actively being used among protesters. Tetyana Lokot explains.

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