Beyond the Headlines
What is happening beyond the headlines of the news? And what are the lesser known but no less important changes that are taking place while you are working from home, surviving a pandemic? More stories and more points of view to make more sense of the world. Irregular but no less irrelevant; Beyond the Headlines.
The uprising for democracy in Belarus has continuously going on for over 100 days with thousands of imprisoned, tortured and killed. In another former Soviet state, Kyrgyzstan, the regime resigned after only 3 days of rough protests, with many uncertainties for this ‘Island of democracy in Central Asia’. While meanwhile in Moldova, pro-EU and former opposition leader Maia Sandu won the elections less than two weeks ago. An update on (former) satellites of Mother Russia.
Rashid Gabdulhakov introduces the current situation in Kyrgyzstan – a lesser known former-Soviet state, its search for identity and the role and influence of social media. Adrian Plesca addresses recent power transition in Moldova. And Mariëlle Wijermars speaks about the events in Belarus and the role digital technologies have played in the protests.