Economy & Business

13 December 2011
Tymoshenko Refuses Medical Care, Latvian Bank Survives Depositor Panic Premium

Plus, another “liberal” party born in Russia and Kyrgyz language lovers set their sights on Google.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
13 December 2011
A Protest Contagion Premium

Across Central Europe, doctors’ campaigns for better wages are spreading. 

By Martin Ehl
12 December 2011
The Russian Protests and How to Stop Them, Presidential Drama in South Ossetia Premium

Plus land mines continue to claim lives in Bosnia, and Serbia’s president talks up a Kosovo partition.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
9 December 2011
Croatia Signs EU Accession Treaty, Sting to Play PPF Christmas Party? Premium

Plus, Russian boxer dies after title defense, and Kazakh president visits mega mosque site.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain


New Ebook - Hard-Pressed: A quarter-century of Central and Eastern Europe's media under the pressures of autocracy, corruption, and capitalism



The fall of communism brought with it expectations of an unfettered press safeguarding the young democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. But for the region's media, the past quarter-century has turned out to be much less uplifting. From oligarch-controlled television stations to politically partisan newspapers, from woeful ethical standards to outright corruption, the media often fall far short of acting as independent watchdogs over their societies, despite the existence of some scrappy publications and feisty reporters willing to uncover official wrongdoing and expose poor governance. If that weren't enough, the region's press has been hit hard by the same trends transforming the media around the world, including an explosion of alternative forms of entertainment, the growth of social media, decreased advertising revenues associated with the rise of the Internet, and general economic malaise. Get your copy here.


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