Around the Bloc

21 December 2017
Armenia Braces for Rockabye Robots Premium

Perfect for harried parents, Cribby promises to do everything but change diapers.

 
21 December 2017
Millionth ‘Ethnic Hungarian’ Receives Citizenship Premium

Ruling party’s push to extend citizenship and voting rights to ancestral Hungarians reaches a milestone.

 
21 December 2017
Warsaw Vows to Fight as EU Opens Door to Sanctions Premium
Poland and ally Hungary say the precedent-setting warning shows Brussels putting politics above principle.
 
20 December 2017
‘Brutalist’ Prague Landmark on the Chopping Block Premium

Radical youth have joined forces with old-style preservationists to preserve a provoking work of modern architecture in Prague.

 
20 December 2017
Chisinau Calls Ambassador Home as Row with Moscow Intensifies Premium

Moldova says Russia is trying to scupper an investigation into a money laundering scheme.

 
20 December 2017
Donbas Situation Worsening as Winter Sets In Premium

Thousands rely on UN aid workers for winter clothes and heating fuel.

 
19 December 2017
Turmoil in Albanian Parliament Over Election of Prosecutor Premium

Opposition claims process in unconstitutional, while ruling Socialists say judicial reforms cannot be delayed by a single day.

 
19 December 2017
Lithuanian Border Fence Nears Completion Premium

The frontier with Kaliningrad is no longer porous as mutual distrust rises.

 
18 December 2017
Warming Spell Forecast on Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Premium

Troubled region welcomes readiness to address longstanding grievances on both sides.

 
18 December 2017
Russian Truckers in Fresh Protests Premium

Drivers launched second nationwide action this year days after the arrests of two of their leaders.

 

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Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

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