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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 5th June 2013

BULGARIA The Sofia Globe: Bulgaria has held more than 200 would-be illegal immigrants so far this year. ‘The latest arrest by Bulgarian border police of would-be illegal migrants, six people who said they were from Syria and Palestine, brings the number of people attempting illegal border crossings into Bulgaria to more than 230. The warmer weather […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian message ”I hate Serbian people“ trending on Twitter. ‘Along the hashtag, Albanians are posting photographs from the 1999 war in Kosovo, while Serbian users responded with photos of Serbs who were murdered or driven out of their homes. Beside that, Serbs posted messages saying they were proud of their origins, which, according […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 1st April 2013

Sky: Millfield mosque demonstration: no clash as opposing groups miss each other. ‘Far-right groups protesting against a new mosque site in Sunderland arrived on the scene just as anti-fascist counter-demonstrators were being moved on by police. More than 100 members of the North East English Defence League and splinter group North East Infidels gathered on St Mark’s Road in […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 22nd March 2013

EUROPE Analysis – Policy Network: Democratic stress, the populist signal and extremist threat. ‘The rise of populism seen across Europe and the US is exposing old and hidden fault-lines in democratic systems. Mainstream parties seem powerless to respond to basic popular anxieties. Many appear blind to the reality that elite political projects have run their […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 4th February 2013

Finland YLE: Knifing at event dealing with right-wing extremism. ‘One person was injured Wednesday evening in a knifing that took place in the Jyväskylä city library where a presentation was underway of a new book about the extreme right in Finland.’ France Al Jazeera: Punishing #RacistTweets. ‘Last week, a French court ruled that Twitter must furnish authorities with personal […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 25th January 2013

France BBC News: French court orders Twitter to reveal racists’ details.‘A French court has ordered Twitter to hand over details of users who spread anti-Semitic messages, months after offensive tweets were removed. The Paris high court issued the order to the popular US micro-blogging site at the request of the French Jewish students’ union (UEJF) […]

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Examining Willingness to Attack Critical Infrastructure On and Off-line

The global adoption of technology over the last two decades has radically altered the way individuals, businesses, and governments communicate. Access to high speed wireless connectivity, tablet PCs, and smart phones enable individuals to be in constant contact with others in near-real time and access nearly any data source of interest. As a consequence, cyberspace […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 10th January 2013

Finland YLE News: Nordic societies more open to immigration. ‘The broadly-based European Social Survey indicates that the Finns, and people in the other Nordic countries, have a more positive attitude in general toward immigration and immigrants than in most parts of Europe. However, the same study shows that a significant portion of immigrants experience discrimination.’ […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 18.12.12

The Guardian: Convicted terrorist who tried to blow up Israeli plane fails to win parole. ‘A convicted terrorist who has served 26 years in prison for trying to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost his latest high court attempt to be freed on parole. Lawyers for Nezar Hindawi, 57, argued that he no longer […]

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US Tracker 12.11.12

The Independent: “Federal agents arrested dozens of members of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas on Friday and charged them with murder, kidnapping, racketeering and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. A 43-page federal indictment unsealed by the Justice Department names 34 members of the violent organized crime group who have been charged, including […]

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