Czech Republic

1 November 2017
Czech Towns Mull Drastic Move Against ‘Maladjusted’ Poor Premium
A new law gives municipalities the power to exclude recipients of housing subsidies.
23 October 2017
Populist Billionaire Babis Wins Czech Elections Premium

The businessman could face a daunting task of cobbling together a coalition after being indicted for fraud.

19 October 2017
Uncharted Waters with Populists Ahead Premium

The stakes are extremely high ahead of the Czech elections, which could be a potential game changer for the entire region. 

By Martin Ehl
18 October 2017
Lucky Few Profit From Prague’s ‘Shared Economy’ Premium

Some officials and locals fear the city center could become a ghost town without any sense of community.

10 October 2017
Czech Election Favorite Faces Fraud Charge Premium

Mogul Andrej Babis accuses political rivals of setting him up to derail his swift rise to power.

2 October 2017
Late Bloomers Premium

The Czech weapons that have appeared in Azerbaijan might indicate that Central Europeans are finally learning the realpolitik games of the West.

By Martin Ehl
27 September 2017
Eastern European Lifestyle Unhealthiest In the World, Study Suggests Premium

Nine out of the top 10 nations with the least healthy eating, drinking, and smoking habits are in the post-communist region.

5 September 2017
'Transparent' Account Backfires for Czech President Premium

Dozens of citizens send small bits of change along with insulting messages for Zeman.

31 August 2017
Tread Lightly, Mr. President Premium

Could Macron’s tactics on workers’ pay backfire and benefit the region’s populists?

By Martin Ehl
22 August 2017
Czech Government Agrees to Buy Roma Holocaust Site Premium

The question of Czech responsibility for the wartime treatment of the Roma continues to rankle.



--  Announcement: Debunking Disinformation: A Training Program for Czech Journalism Students - Become An Expert Fact Checker and Hoax Buster!


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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