Increasing attention is paid to so-called “groups of death”, which have spread in Internet, especially in Social Network Sites. What caused the interest of adolescents to these online-communities? How to protect children from this threat? These and other issues were discussed in a live-program "Project-2015" on the channel Saint-Petersburg, where Yuri Rykov acted as invited expert.
The working paper series of XV April International Conference about the problems in the economy and societyhas been published. The conference is been organized by the National Research University - Higher School of Economicsjointly with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund for 15 years. This year it was held from 1 to 4 April 2014 in Moscow.
Internet Research Laboratory (LINIS) has published a program of the conference Social Media and Social Movements, which will take place at HSE (St. Petersburg) on September, 18-19.
The public lecture of prof. Daya Thussu organized by Laboratory for Internet Studies was held on April, 24. The talk was aimed to evaluate how the present and proposed changes in Internet-based media in large countries – such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members - will impact on global communication.