The details of multimilllion-dollar lobbying campaign
executed by Paul Manafort for the government of Viktor Yanukovych from 2011-2013 have now been revealed by a Guardian investigative report.
According to the investigation, Manafort's strategies included establishing a fake Vienna think tank in order to create and promote pro-Yanukovyvch content, proposing a Wikipedia smear campaign against Yanukovych opponent Yulia Tymoshenko, and a social media blitz aimed at other Western states. The investigation has also unearthed evidence that the team briefed the U.S. right wing website Breitbart with attacks on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
An estimated 45,000 people once again took to the streets of Bratislava on Thursday to demand
that the interior minister sack the current chief of police.
The movement, as defined by some protesters, has two additional demands: a new, fundamentally different government and an impartial investigation into the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak. This murder was the event that sparked the first mass protests in Slovakia more than a month ago.
On April 3, the White House came out in praise
of the Czech Republic's decision to extradite Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin to the U.S. rather than to Russia. Nikulin faces felony charges related to the hacking of LinkedIn, Dropbox and other sites.
With this decision, the Czech Justice Minister resolved an 18th-month dispute over the country in which Nikulin would be tried.
Kazakhstan's Information and Communications Minister announced
on April 3 that a request had been submitted to Telegram to delete content from the Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan, a political party which was recently designated as extremist by a court ruling.
A March 27 statement suggests that the popular encrypted messaging system could be blocked if it refuses to accede to this request.