Society

27 July 2012
Czech Tabloid Editor on Attack!

A testy interview probes the role of the country’s best-selling newspaper in ginning up anti-Roma sentiment. From Romea.cz.

 
27 July 2012
Opposition Rallies in Moscow, Russia to Launch Islamic TV
Plus, Minsk acknowledges the “teddy bear airdrop,” and is Zhanaozen headed for more unrest?
By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
26 July 2012
Russia’s Intellectuals Look for the Exit

More are complaining that they cannot work, or even think, in the increasingly repressive country.

By Galina Stolyarova
 
26 July 2012
Tajik Fighting Ends, Ukraine Gets on Anti-Gay Bandwagon

Plus, the Slovak government plans a health-care takeover and a flash fire destroys a Roma camp in Montenegro.

By Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Sofia Lotto Persio
 
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25 July 2012
Ukrainian, Georgian Media Warn of Political Crackdown Ahead of Elections

Plus, UN chief’s Kosovo visit gets mixed reactions and street art in Yekaterinburg gets results.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, Sofia Lotto Persio, and Ernad Halilovic
 
25 July 2012
Lithuania's Chebureki Children

No one seems to have a solution to the scourge of child labor in a seaside resort.

By Linas Jegelevicius
 
23 July 2012
Criminal Belgrade

With Serbia’s politicians distracted and its police in limbo, the country’s underworld settles some scores. From Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso.

By Cecilia Ferrara
 
23 July 2012
A Possible Energy Bonanza for Tajikistan, a Raw Deal for Bulgarian Fruit Pickers

Plus, Budapest regroups after a court strikes down a new law on judges, and a prominent Uzbek opposition leader flees the country.

By Barbara Frye, Josh Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu and Sofia Lotto Persio
 

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