Category: People

How internet activism and street art can change Iran

In late May, an Iranian court sentenced eight people to 123 years in prison for administrating Facebook pages that the judiciary claims spread anti-government propaganda and insulted the country’s leaders. In Iran, Facebook and other social media sites were officially banned in 2009 after opposition members used them to organize protest rallies following the disputed

Tomislav Nikolic, Serbia’s new president

Tomislav Nikolic left the ultra-nationalist political past behind, embraced the EU aspirations for Serbia, found new allies in the West and became new president of Serbia. His victory is largely attributed to growing dissatisfaction of Serbian voters with bad economy, corruption and overall state of democracy under the rule of his opponent, Boris Tadic and his party. This article sheds some light on the political past, present and future of the new Serbian leader.