Eastern Europe & Russia

15 July 2013
Static in the Videocracy

If the Putin era has been a popular TV show, a new book probes how and when the ratings started to sag. From openDemocracy.

By Peter Pomerantsev
12 July 2013
Magnitsky Convicted of Tax Fraud, Karadzic Genocide Charge Reinstated
Plus, Hungary’s teachers get a major pay raise and a rights group urges Skopje to probe anti-gay attacks.
By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
11 July 2013
Navalny Kicks off Mayoral Race in Handcuffs, Georgia Becomes Transparent

Plus, Amnesty slams Kazakhstan for prisoner abuse and another scandal roils the Czech political waters.

By Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, Erik N. Nelson, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
11 July 2013
Moldova’s Gray Cardinal
Vladimir Plahotniuc finds that wealth and power attract an unwelcome spotlight.
By Dmitri Romanovski
10 July 2013
Dagestani Editor Murdered, Serbia Rejects IMF Demands

Plus, Slovenia's “erased” have a last chance for reparations and a Georgian village sees a tense standoff between Orthodox and Muslim residents.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
9 July 2013
Ethnic Unrest Hits Russian Town, Outgoing Czech Premier Calls Foul in Bribery Probe

Plus, shots ring out on the Serbia-Kosovo border and Polish conservatives toast an election victory.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
8 July 2013
A Dangerous New Role for Ukraine’s Media

Freedom has eroded for much of the press, but one television station has a worryingly free hand.  

By Halya Coynash



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