Central Asia

15 December 2017
Cities Face Challenge of ‘Unprecedented’ Population Loss Premium

Shrinking populations in Eastern European and Central Asian cities bring opportunities along with risks, a new study finds.

 
15 December 2017
Kazakh Miners End Underground Strike Premium

Threatened with legal action -- and promised a pay rise -- ArcelorMittal workers end the country’s longest strike in years.

 
11 December 2017
Duckwalking Mongolian Dinosaur Rescued From Black Market Premium

The specimen was so bizarre that scientists at first thought the fossil was a fake.

 
5 December 2017
Turkmenistan, Iran Seek Outside Solution to Gas Dispute Premium

Gas-rich Central Asian country reportedly falling deeper into debt to China as its economic woes show no sign of easing.

 
1 December 2017
Debt-Saddled Tajikistan Mulls More Bond Sales Premium

Government badly needs funds for a huge hydropower project it hopes will end the misery of winter blackouts.

 
30 November 2017
Bigamous Kyrgyz Cleric Is Unrepentant Premium

The popular ex-mufti insists that polygamy is tradition, sparking a debate on the role of Islam in the officially secular state.

 

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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.


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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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