12 March 2010
Feed the Grass Roots Premium

Rising frustration among Romani activists may help seed much-needed new ideas.

11 March 2010
The Nightmare of History Premium

TOL Talk: Author Jonathan Brent on plumbing the Soviet archives, negotiating the new Russia, and encountering the real Josef Stalin.

By Andy Markowitz
10 March 2010
The Dangerous Illusion of One Million Signatures

A well-intentioned effort aims to establish the facts of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. But then what?

By Srdja Pavlovic
Azeri woman
9 March 2010
Baku Debates Ditching Russian-Origin Last Names

Russian endings on Azeri family names may soon be a thing of the past. From EurasiaNet.

By Mina Miradova
9 March 2010
How to Paint an Enemy

In words and pictures, Georgian students express their feelings about Russia and the 2008 war. A TOL/Liberali multimedia production.

By Eka Chitanava and Temo Bardzimashvili
3 March 2010
The View from Tbilisi: Statue of Limitations

In the fourth of a series of video reports, Georgians debate whether the statue of Josef Stalin in his birthplace of Gori should stay in the city center or be moved to a museum. A TOL/Liberali multimedia project.

By Nia Kurtishvili and Maka Machavariani


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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