3 January 2018
Bulgarian President Vetoes Anti-Corruption Bill

While few doubt the need for tougher laws, the bill’s critics have argued that its shortcomings would have derailed an efficient fight against graft.

3 January 2018
The Fall of the Soviet Union Revisited

Top academics are still debating why the USSR collapsed and whether the West could have done more in the early 1990s to secure a well-functioning democracy in Russia.

By Peter Rutland
22 December 2017
Best of TOL for 2017
Our favorite stories of the year.
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
Chisinau Calls Ambassador Home as Row with Moscow Intensifies Premium

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

18 December 2017
Romanian Protesters Channel Memory of Dead King Premium

Rallies against changes to criminal procedure cap a year of roiling public anger at the government.

15 December 2017
President Putin Presents Candidate Putin Premium

At annual Q&A session, Russian leader slights opposition, says he has led the country out of its troubles, and has good words for Donald Trump.



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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.


Apply or check our website for more info. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Prague.



Moldovan diaries

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.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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