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Maxim Edwards @MaximEdwards East (of) Berlin

Journalist and translator around and about Central & Eastern Europe| Eurasia editor @globalvoices | Ex-editor @opendemocracyru | Itinerant baklava enthusiast

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Joined Twitter 5/27/14


can you imagine the hysterical reaction if someone had suggested the creation of public libraries today. ‘for free?… https://t.co/cjnt5teDlz
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards⁦@austinramzy⁩ and @chubailiang have obtained 403 pages of internal docs, including Xi Jinping’s secret speeches, t… https://t.co/A9TIUu4ZyW
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @NeilPHauer I know several Yezidis who are cracking their knuckles at that right now"...Berberian & Kebbi’s book is ultimately an homage to revolt against those rotten structures imposed from above,… https://t.co/9ER7Pzr7u7
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11/16
2019
At @knightcolumbia Tech Giants conference, @EthanZ is dishing out some zingers: Digital media tools were never buil… https://t.co/ES6QvrxeyG
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards.@TheFrunzik's excellent new graphic novel about Yerevan may be an architectural satire, but its political message,… https://t.co/uY11Y845uH
11/15
2019
Priti Patel is trending because she has joined the club of dog-whistlers, spouting long-debunked lies about freedom… https://t.co/75KkCjOJHo
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsLaura Pidcock rejecting anti-immigrant framing on #r4today: "Migrant labour does not undercut wages...it isn't righ… https://t.co/XKWcAfzQyB
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsМолдавия недолго оставалась уникальной площадкой сотрудничества России и Запада. Владимир Соловьев рассказывает, по… https://t.co/iijbTBt3hY
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsAnd there I was reading Servant of the People was "no longer a libertarian party." Like most labour rights stories,… https://t.co/yva9KvO2bIA couple of words on the latest development in #Moldova. Yesterday the government of Maia Sandu was toppled in a no… https://t.co/T13mmeJqnp
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsRemember that Servant of the People promised referendums on important public issues like this. Land reform, several… https://t.co/VUxAkzdMAL
11/14
2019
@VladDavidzon I’m sure the 21st century will provide us with innovative new ways to perish @VladDavidzon @runetecho @globalvoices twitter infamy is a fickle mistressSurfacing from my much-needed Twitter hiatus to ask what the blue blazes you're all doing by not following… https://t.co/HdiqYf73zH
11/13
2019
sometimes I do think I'll actually see The Revolution in my lifetime https://t.co/BtDfb7Uo80
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThis is beautiful and so typically post-Soviet. #Ukraine Servant of the People party declares it is no longer liber… https://t.co/FaxpIUzFDB
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11/11
2019
Taking a Twitter break for health reasons soon. I may tweet articles I’ve published as an when they appear but generally need a time out.Fascinated by those people who genuinely think that "Left-wing activists and commentators sharing a WhatsApp group… https://t.co/mT38OLVw9U
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsSomeone should write a book about the shock and disillusionment that Muscovites must inevitably feel when they enco… https://t.co/ugyO8lxBvf
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards.@RuBlackListNET reports that Russia's Federation Council is considering expanding the country's law against "Forei… https://t.co/dqsFd2tgxi
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsВчера не успела прочесть это очень важное исследование, проведённое на неподконтрольных Украине частях Луганской и… https://t.co/yuAxZ5nGuh
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @emilyctamkin Big timeInformation War has replaced Cold War as the paradigm through which Russia-American relations are viewed. But bewar… https://t.co/gA6yqy5wrd
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11/10
2019
This is so horrifically offensive it’s almost comical https://t.co/VlFz0kQikM
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsUh oh. Watch this space, journalists and press freedom folks. President Zelensky has instructed Ukraine's Cabinet… https://t.co/hekX96F0uS
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThe Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago today. I always give this list to students to show the range of conflicting visio… https://t.co/6I6wsugw9Z
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsOn totalitarianism and the unconscious. The history of a book cataloguing the dreams of Jewish and non-Jewish Germa… https://t.co/fWd29QFF8fThe day #Berlin was unified, 4 yrs later, the old bridge connecting #Mostar was destroyed. While the post-1989 unif… https://t.co/R02KgtCk4l
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsProbably just easier for many in UK and US punditry to treat Berlin as a kind of Anglosphere theme park in between… https://t.co/VYwJvrw6pL
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsOn the 30 year anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall an influential British news magazine produces a special i… https://t.co/MB0gfEPHF0
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11/9
2019
The candidates should've published their offensive remarks in The Spectator. Rookie mistake tbh. https://t.co/otPY75eHQV
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThe fact that Russian and international media are relying on RU subtitles added by the BBC gives Grozny and Moscow… https://t.co/jy2clKPXPFAlways a matter of time (it was unlikely to survive the politicking before next year’s presidential elex.) didn’t h… https://t.co/Do1HCCiZeF.@ChristopherJM captures what it is like to cover a part of the world the US media suddenly cares about, but only b… https://t.co/293MdAfX7o
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards"Those who disrupt harmony between people are spreading gossip and sowing discord. If we don't stop these people, i… https://t.co/ZvSFqbYuZX
Retweeted by Maxim Edwardsя в слезы https://t.co/B72wXc44h8
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsHey Twitter friends! Big news - just published a piece in @thenation on what the Berlin Wall can teach us about t… https://t.co/yrMgpTCoir
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsBREAKING: Boris Johnson has told @bbcnottingham that there now WON'T be a specific inquiry into Islamophobia in the… https://t.co/9gmPTDm2zl
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @pudo @OCCRP Magnificent. I found footage of the individual in question https://t.co/JCH8XTkKxF#mademethink https://t.co/18hwp3nzSzEver since That Phone Call, Ukraine has been in US headlines. As @ChristopherJM's excellent, seething piece points… https://t.co/Va8rHRYFyM @joshuakucera Kind of curious how he plans to basically double the population...
11/8
2019
@EmilyCouchUK @CrisLeeMaza I mean we could take this discussion somewhere else... like a @runetecho columnAlso bears repeating that since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Europe has constructed six times its length in bor… https://t.co/v2gClgA08n @EmilyCouchUK @CrisLeeMaza Is this the article you were thinking of, perhaps? Very thoughtful one https://t.co/vKdwYFbAkC @EmilyCouchUK @CrisLeeMaza There’s a weird “semi-orientalist” flavour to it which can be uncomfortable, but it’s al… https://t.co/lHTJkocOHXOnline petitions have taken off in Russia. Sociologist Grigory Yudin considers what that says about an "atomised" s… https://t.co/GFTlX1XgPr
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsI see #AfDgehoertnichtzuDeutschland is trending. But it does belong to Germany, and the sooner Germans realise it t… https://t.co/ZXyw2XDIK8
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsI mean technically it isn’t bound to international law and is dominated entirely by one unaccountable corporation.… https://t.co/PqJ6sLWUOSGenuinely curious as to whether any other major country has ever had a President or prime minister that retains the… https://t.co/1wYAhzX1EH
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsKadyrov recommended “breaking all the world’s laws” in pursuit of eradicating offending comments online while speak… https://t.co/DcHvVFj1S6
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @thencarolsaid I got halfway through and my head stingsBehold Russia's new ‘sovereign internet’ https://t.co/nj9oZJdexC "designed to create a parallel digital infrastruct… https://t.co/LsOUswHwce
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11/7
2019
As Boris Johnson calls his opponents vicious Stalinists we learn that his party has turned civil servants into prop… https://t.co/C2gRYMjbIS
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsToday I’ve been in the UK for 10 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days. Yesterday I found out that the @UKHomeOffice deci… https://t.co/gNHCmdA4k3
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @bagatsen Oh yes, a big fan of this book! And an interesting review, too."[Bulgaria's wall] appeared deceptively easy to cross, but 415 people were killed trying to make it into Turkey. Es… https://t.co/2bubaVuRnRPoland is experiencing unprecedented levels of immigration, and among the highest in the EU. As a result, the syste… https://t.co/0BQqwhC1Vb
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsOutrageous. The man behind the Ukrainian Myrotvorets center that doxxed 1,000s of journalists and called us "terror… https://t.co/d8dtnGMLaL
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThe “sovereign Internet” law allows the state to sever the RuNet from the global network in undefined “crisis situa… https://t.co/YanG6m8qPSUnbelievably stupid. This is a pathology of right-wing media trolls. An entire ecology of such people exist just to… https://t.co/ivAZpAHmDG
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsBREAKING from the Royal Courts of Justice: Judges rule London-wide October police ban on Extinction Rebellion protest was unlawful.
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThe recording of Johnson colluding with someone to batter a journalist is almost as bad as the fact that he knew it… https://t.co/MhXAZVQ2A5
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsIt’s going to be a long, gruelling few weeks for anybody who’s studied Stalinism, isn’t it? https://t.co/c3aXx0F06h
11/6
2019
Revealed: Russian donors have stepped up Tory funding. So the Tory party said it was distancing itself from Russian… https://t.co/sfdS9fSVJJ
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsPiS have just nominated a decorated Communist prosecutor who prepared indictments against Solidarity activists to t… https://t.co/qyDmxHlvIP
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards#Nordstream2 is a hybrid threat. Just pick a problem: #Russia, #environment, you name it, writes @MaximEdwardshttps://t.co/tI7K62A8Cb
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsNearly 30 years after the end of communism in Poland, and some people are still judged solely on their “beautiful r… https://t.co/UV96nzPm6I
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsNow in print! Dave Rainbow's "Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context." This is… https://t.co/GWWpRyTQmB
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @BattlegroundEU @RebHarms @SWPBerlin (I even found a soundtrack: https://t.co/rbgrg0gd9T)What so many who’ve never reported from Ukraine don’t get: Many of the country’s political elite are not pro-Wester… https://t.co/dimHCNQj0x
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @womanmusteat @J_Leis Would most EU-based publications count as Enterprises in this context, though?"neither left nor right" always ends up being right-wing https://t.co/O1wbrFcjeC
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @owenhatherley just seen it. state of that opinion. never found chlorinated chicken in my banitsa tbfmuch prefer the term "generational overhaul" to "reforms", as aside from the game of musical chairs at the top, the… https://t.co/PCIjvHPZFa
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @owenhatherley Who said this @NeilPHauer if it's Who I Think It Is, do you mean Qatar?I wrote something for @BattlegroundEU about the role of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Germany's plans to move on fr… https://t.co/HvfkRNA8Gf
11/5
2019
@monicaellena it's just a short one, if you're reading Gessen's book it won't tell you any more. Nicely done, though https://t.co/zWxuTpXGsf @ColborneMichael Alberxit already comes with a tiny English flag, how fittingBet some fellow editors feel really smart pruning off those diacritics now, huh https://t.co/mu8rmI5NNa#BREAKING US formally notifies UN of withdrawal from Paris climate accord https://t.co/sJShGf4i6j
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsI’ve spoken about this enough and am now going to abide by this, unapologetically. Can anybody tell me the legal st… https://t.co/W969aisa39Sadly it's not just the NHS. Other political issues will get politicised during the election. Very worrying.
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @ykomska @BostonReview This is fascinating!For many of us, to speak languages is to oppose the Right. But what if the Right are multilingual? For… https://t.co/YM534eU2LO
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @owenhatherley @Surajpr74800081 Also the NUJ does now have a branch for freelancers, but my sense (anecdotally, I’d… https://t.co/lBOTaHYn60 @owenhatherley @Surajpr74800081 The rate for the job list is useful, but i don’t think I’ve ever been paid more tha… https://t.co/0yf9UDsbsE @b_judah Following NY’s Freelance isn’t Free Act? That’d be good. But in the US it seems that many freelancers are… https://t.co/NvHC6nafR0 @owenhatherley I love the idea of naming and shaming, but also can’t be sure that doing so would blacklist me again… https://t.co/jmqT7gAquFLeaked Audio of Conservative Activist's Racially Charged Comments Prompts Accusations of Insensitivity from the Left
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThe former Yugoslavia in one photo: in Krajina, Bosnia, migrants and refugees form a squat in a run-down building,… https://t.co/0oXAmkat9y
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @UnaHajdari недоперепитчся? @JohannBihr @Jeakav Thanks for all your important work!! @UnaHajdari One day, just maybe, they will write that “er wurde ausgepeatscht”he whomsoever that canst draw the motorola from this carriageway shall be kinge of all post brexit englandde https://t.co/Gr7FtEw78C
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11/4
2019
Important. The closer we get to an election, the broader these accusations of “textbook populism” will become. To t… https://t.co/fjifO6qBCTProud to be a member of the important @ReformArt116 movement. You learn (distressingly) more about the vagaries and… https://t.co/YxFKvvWvjT @b_nishanov Armenians and Poles clearly too cool for both of these useful charts
11/3
2019

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