Natalya Ryabinska

holds a PhD in sociology from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her areas of interest include transformation of mass media in the former Soviet Union, media systems in post-communist countries and international communication in Eastern Europe.


Spider in its net

As the use of the Internet in the post-Soviet space continues to evolve, Natalya Ryabinska shows how tools of control, surveillance and propaganda are more than up to the task of hindering online sources that promote democratization. Once again, the fate of civil society hangs in the balance.

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