Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Anti-revolution propaganda, Belarusian style

Lately it's been really interesting to follow developments on Belarusian segment of Internet. At this point, I'd like to share a few pretty good (and 'supposedly' user generated) videos created to discourage protests in the country. I assume the trigger was provided by the activities of the Revolution through the social network Vkontakte group and weekly 'silent protests' during which many people were arrested in Minsk and elsewhere across the country. (See some of GV coverage here and here).

(Thanks to Vilhelm Konnander for sharing!)



I can't recall such videos being circulated prior to or during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. This, however, is NOT to imply that current situation in Belarus can be compared to events that took place here in 2004... 

2 comments:

  1. Really interesting stuff. This Facebook user seems to be following in the footsteps of such government propaganda - http://vkontakte.ru/id139250491

    And this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va-14mvZEs0&feature=share

    Alex

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  2. Alex, check this one out: http://demotivators.ru/media/preview/tmp4YTVgq.jpeg
    Activists make fun of government's "Internet team"
    :-)

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