Social media networks are helping to mobilize young Russians, who spearheaded recent anti-corruption demonstrations not only in Moscow and St. Petersburg but also in previously quiet provincial towns across Russia.
Rallies in Bucharest and other cities have taken aim at a law that will weaken efforts to root out corruption. The government says a new law will prevent the judiciary from pursuing a politically motivated agenda.
Many regional governors in Russia have recently been fired. Is the Kremlin trying to address urgent issues around the country? Or, is this merely a strategy for the next presidential election?
Zimbabwe police have charged US citizen Martha O'Donovan for allegedly referring to President Robert Mugabe as a "goblin" on Twitter. It is the first arrest since the launch of a ministry to control social media.
As Spain battles with political crisis, some say Russia may have a hand in the turmoil. But does Russia stand to gain from an independent Catalonia? DW examines how the Kremlin views the breakaway bid.
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