CES-report: Social Networks and the End of the Game for Lukashenka

July 6th, 2011   Theme: Internet Freedom

The Belarusian internet revolution started in June 2011 from the simple idea of trying to identify the people who are ready to protest off line. The group created in the Belarusian segment of the Russian replica of Facebook – VKontakte, known as “The Revolution through Social Networks”, called for the public to gather on the main squares of Belarusian cities at 19:00 each Wednesday. In order not to provoke the regime`s security forces it was decided not to perform any activities, but rather to have a “silent” protest.

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