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Maxim Edwards @MaximEdwards East (of) Berlin

Journalist ✍️ and translator | CEE/FSU/migration | Eurasia editor @globalvoices | Ex-ed. @opendemocracyru | (Once) itinerant baklava enthusiast | Views my own

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Joined Twitter 5/27/14


A grim testimony to the gravity of the coronavirus crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Website offers tips on how best to bury th… https://t.co/n8t8WjafTD
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsMost important takeaway here, IMO, is that the ethical gymnastics about “justifying terrorism” are ultimately a sid… https://t.co/CMl4mQbaiy
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsSvetlana Prokopyeva may have been handed a fine rather than a 5 yr prison sentence today, but the Russian reporter… https://t.co/A21xBUSpAmWell that was both quick — and positive. Journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva has been found guilty for justifying terror… https://t.co/dkYQKgMYnM
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7/6
2020
Good overview of the history of Vietnamese migration to Germany and Viet-German communities since WW2. Certainly co… https://t.co/X7Gmb3NLjo
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsIn Germany we don‘t say "Solingen, Mölln, NSU, Combat 18, Nordkreuz, Hannibal, NSU 2.0, Lübcke, Halle, Hanau, Grupp… https://t.co/mKVux3VbAT
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsI found it, the perfect tweet https://t.co/UyC7vUIH15
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @idvck well this is why we capitalise Very Serious, very sarcastically9. [Insert US state here] - unit of measurement for referring to Foreign Places, either iconic or forgotten8. Iconic (adj.) something you must have heard about, because I have too (opposite of "forgotten")7. Enigmatic (adj.) - Defies easy categorisation by any of the words already included or yet to come in this list6. Scandalous (adj.) - Something two opinion columnists agree to have become a scandal (noun)5. Unprecedented (adj.) - I hadn't heard of anything like this happening before, therefore it never has4. Forgotten (adj.) - A place I think I'm the first person to have discovered, despite interviewing people who live… https://t.co/lIUBZzoHL23. Controversial (adj.) - Applied to individuals with both storied and illicit pasts, see "storied" and "illicit"2. Storied (adj.) - Applied to individuals with illicit pasts, hence the same concerns apply1. Illicit (adj.) - Illegal but I can't prove it, or not illegal and I haven't tried to prove it. Either way, I can't afford the libel case.Apropos of nothing, I'm compiling a Journalese to English dictionary. As editors are often responsible for these cl… https://t.co/PajkKeBfKQ
7/5
2020
А long night. At least a dozen of journalists in Moscow who protested against the prosecutor's request for a six-ye… https://t.co/DxzT6UsXbZ
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsMore details coming in...pending confirmation: the victim - a former Kadyrov security officer who had been entruste… https://t.co/a6V22LUkdG
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsA murder of another Chechen two hours ago, this time in Austria. Sources tell me the victim was another Kadyrov cri… https://t.co/0TVr5446HY
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards#Moldova is plunging in political crisis. The bribing of MPs is pervasive. Two parliamentary groups (Pro-Moldova an… https://t.co/pQh2Q4uGFa
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsWhen @Facebook banned @zaborona_media post about russian neonazi Denis Nikitin it was suspicious. Soon, we discover… https://t.co/i00r1v9M3a
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7/4
2020
Здравствуйте @VRSoloviev, я зачем-то посмотрел ваш ролик и у меня есть только один вопрос. Покажите, пожалуйста, мо… https://t.co/4W6UADFXQc
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsОдна страна. Одна Конституция. Одна рука. Посмотрите. Какую прекрасную фотографию прислал нам Александр Горынин, ЧП… https://t.co/ILK7E5bN6S
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7/3
2020
👀Today, our friends @n_ost are launching a new report about the impact of #COVID19 on journalism in Central and Sou… https://t.co/y0dKRfSlRB
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7/2
2020
@lincolnpigman @KevinRothrock @Vedomosti @ru_rbc By the start of this year I was only really reading it for Gaaze,… https://t.co/nQx3QJ513uОднажды я обнаружил, что мой рабочий номер, по которому периодически названивали неизвестные и просили позвать "Кос… https://t.co/KQIEeyAkI5
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsYou're not even supposed to release exit polls during votes to avoid influencing the outcome. The Russian elections… https://t.co/cLLXy9g6zz
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsПандемия открыла перед политиками много возможностей. Кто-то воспользовался ситуацией, чтобы укрепить свою власть,… https://t.co/LKq11CLkoV
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsАААААААААААААААА https://t.co/hcHfzxZp1M
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsTomorrow 18h CET: report on the effects of #COVID19 on media in CEE and SEE produced by @n_ost network members (inc… https://t.co/hr5gxps3KS
Retweeted by Maxim Edwardswelcome to the second half of the year I think it's all going to turn around now
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsWell, seemed this system worked all too well for somebody. https://t.co/AiQmyY8NqnВ России-без-Москвы сегодня зарегистрирован 181 умерший от коронавируса — это официальные данные. И это новый абсол… https://t.co/dxINlzGINi
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7/1
2020
Gammondämmerung https://t.co/GWNbXSF1XOAgitator or arsonist? @ThatWeltschmerz, on Austrian #nationalist @lichtmesz and Génération Identitaire in German… https://t.co/LjzQ46i3Os
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsI blame lockdown but for some reason decided to cook Babylonian meal from the recipe tablet on the right; at 1750 B… https://t.co/vXPbXjJiYG
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6/30
2020
“There is a saying on the British left that the only thing more futile than trying to transform the Labour Party in… https://t.co/si64CFWqYG
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @BRBetalgiry Can you translate the text?
6/29
2020
@minardi_F1_man I think it's fair. Until the late 20s you had some common cause with Muslim reformist movements suc… https://t.co/R0qSNzuQ2m(Also this Chechen-language poster against the Teip clan system is quite something:) https://t.co/yLfAeyiFnwMasked, before it was cool. Uzbek and Russian-language public information poster (1930), found in this fantastic ne… https://t.co/vlNeVEdUS1Kyrgyzstan's parliament passed a law against "manipulating information," and the country's journalists and activist… https://t.co/srrYA2OAUVThe story of how the Spiked/RCP crew inveigled themselves into the centre of Britain's culture wars is doubtlessly… https://t.co/PGfScTs0SN
6/28
2020
After Colston, what can the UK learn from “decommunisation” in Ukraine? @BlackerUilleam reflects on decolonisation… https://t.co/YLjZfUpSVB
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsI'm especially pleased that in my Guardian piece on Polish election I managed to contain a diss on the liberal cand… https://t.co/43fzLxq4zo
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsDemocracy promotion comes full circle. https://t.co/3SSX56bCJU
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6/27
2020
“we will have to dispense with the deep-seated assumption that peoples and species are fixed to specific parts of t… https://t.co/HqPen6YalC
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsFriends, I am terrible at asking for help but if you think this kind of work is worth supporting, please do conside… https://t.co/OAS4M0gVuM
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThaci's first response to accusations of war crimes and crimes against humanity: (H/T @zanacimili) #Kosovo https://t.co/GTcNXp9Rs6
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @APHClarkson *condemnation* element is crucial to UK govt 'divide & rule' strategy: media singles out groups as 'ta… https://t.co/3mwYBNpaRM
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThis report is featuring the hard work @MaximEdwards @yellena_p @BoryanaDz @vojber - alumni of our grant program.… https://t.co/aChKnYmtyH
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsSome stellar journalists contributed to this report, and it was fascinating to edit. I'm sure you'll find it as fas… https://t.co/ttZmDzHFat
6/26
2020
Who hasn't heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think. Scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tell United Nation… https://t.co/9SQHtY4zOV
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsMy preview of Polish presidential elections this weekend - incl bit on tightening the noose on critics… https://t.co/sHO4o3akja
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6/25
2020
This tweet was sent during the meeting with the PL President 🙃 https://t.co/UBeHQ5ylMT
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsUnbelievably big news from Kosovo: Hashim THAÇI, Kadri VESELI, and others charged by special Hague-based prosecuti… https://t.co/BC5sNgUO5B
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @wudanyan Big issue. In several countries freelance journalists can't even join journalists' unions (despite newsro… https://t.co/QoSJdiedWKMany Ukrainian migrant workers returned home during #COVID19; many more were unable to travel abroad to work due to… https://t.co/JLwe9wLUeK @Bartaway 95 metres, not great, not terrible
6/24
2020
@emil_sanamyan @AndreiSoldatov the article acknowledges that the mortality rate has been comparatively low. but the… https://t.co/9kDMigRJtk @emil_sanamyan @AndreiSoldatov I sense you already have an opinion?Interesting longread here from @AndreiSoldatov on Russia's #COVID19 response. A political system which affords litt… https://t.co/F3Ibe7fo8wUgh. Salisbury is much more beautiful, and I say that with complete sincerity and scant snark https://t.co/uNvUCxW3i8
6/23
2020
This is a parliamentary executive from the CSU/CDU https://t.co/TyeNH8q7Zw
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsThey're not polling too well ahead of Serbia's parliamentary elections this Sunday. But their story is fascinatin… https://t.co/AE3C59mjIJ
Retweeted by Maxim Edwardsthis is what's known as a Discourse matryoshka: https://t.co/r6xN5MSiWw
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6/22
2020
@APHClarkson @alexcruik @TadeuszGiczan oh what have i wrought @APHClarkson @alexcruik @TadeuszGiczan the starch enemy of western plotsвладимир владимирович, ну вы и кокетка))) https://t.co/VBKo6zXkZl
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @alexcruik @APHClarkson @TadeuszGiczan illegitimately big boy, says the OSCE and The International CommunityExcellent explainer by @TadeuszGiczan on the socio-economic background behind what's going down in Belarus, where t… https://t.co/ZmDtAH7x8PAfter today’s parliamentary elections in Serbia it is more than evident that Serbia is one party political system,… https://t.co/ZOUGDuf2Fz
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @jackoozell @runetecho ᛚᛟᛚ 😂Full investigation here. Well worth a read: https://t.co/KAUdEMAYZiAnd the Moscow authorities are already registering pensioners en masse onto the online voting portal without their… https://t.co/gIWOBe9UgY @travelfarnow @feathersproject @globalvoices @ivonotes @asteris Finally read it this morning. Stellar work, Nwach.if you're into conspiracy theories & know Russian, this is for you.I find it hilarious, especially the doc who wand… https://t.co/JMUxc7YiJR
Retweeted by Maxim EdwardsIf you think the Soviet Union wasn't Russocentric, you should urgently look up the various SSR’s 'national anthems’… https://t.co/hBvSaq0Ti2
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @DrKevorkO the original version is explicit as to why: ქვეყანას მიეც დიდი სტალინი "the country which gave great Stalin"Happy Tsoimas #ЖдемПеремен https://t.co/DzOSCMVWY4
6/21
2020
"ссылка бы не помешала, Володя"what i would give to have edited this with tracked changes very much on https://t.co/uW1yE7rkDgOne of the best things on colonial monuments in Germany is this interview w/ ⁦@KimTodzi⁩, about the statues made fo… https://t.co/toGXlr8AWc
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6/19
2020
Russia's communications watchdog has officially given up its attempt to block Telegram. The messaging service was b… https://t.co/abxRBZMx8k
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards#Armenia PM @NikolPashinyan commented on @EPP head @donaldtuskEPP statement about prosecution of #olygarch and… https://t.co/NwJpcuctCW
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6/18
2020
@atanessi in 2018 i recall the talk of "anti-oligarchic" reforms being muted by the fact that significant sectors o… https://t.co/n1HlPefF0WJust like Berezovsky in 2000, Tsarukyan didn’t understand that his money, his TV channel or informal influence don’… https://t.co/ZIeQlm3Txn
Retweeted by Maxim Edwards @jimwaterson I fail to see how tweeters complaining about bias are as culpable as, erm, journalists here?I recently profiled Moscow's latest moves to digitise voting for @runetecho, important to bear in mind that a "test… https://t.co/ubdt2DnX9OA key line (not unjustifiably) from Russian opposition is that holding the forthcoming referendum during a pandemic… https://t.co/52W7ggqWpYSparks flying between two of Eurasia's most unlikely bedfellows. This was always inevitable, particularly given the… https://t.co/trU1qPYB4f
6/16
2020
@ClaireProvost @tahovhannisyan @nandi_naira @namlyd @AryaKarijo @diana_cariboni @anihovh @kerrycullinan11https://t.co/NDAcBj8lM8Good opportunity for colleagues here: https://t.co/oBjBxq4GYF(and sorry to those of you whose pitches I/we weren't able to take on, it's always heartbreaking to pass on stories… https://t.co/OT2eJkxPfTWelcome back Tom! oDR has published truly stellar stuff on COVID-19 in Russia and Ukraine as of late, and I happen… https://t.co/ZweC7NG5eR
6/15
2020

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