Poland

25 November 2014
Poison Letters Put Czech Police on Alert, Russian Loan for French Nationalists

Plus, Georgia and her allies decry Russia-Abkhazia pact; Estonia opens its e-government platform to the world.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
25 November 2014
Election Fiasco

Computer glitches during Poland’s local elections call into question all the progress we’ve been celebrating the past few months.

By Martin Ehl
 
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19 November 2014
Ukraine Foils ‘Terror’ Attack on Dutch Diplomats, Romanian Foreign Minister Sacked

Plus, UN experts alarmed at impending release of Serb convicted of genocide and Poland’s conservatives score a surprising wins in local elections.

By Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 
12 November 2014
Georgia Back on ‘European’ Track, Rightists Rampage in Warsaw

Plus, IMF warns Romania against over-spending as Ponta promises economic bliss; Karadzic’s daughter elected to Bosnian entity parliament.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
11 November 2014
More Russian Arms Said Headed for Donetsk, Lithuanians Accused of Spying for Belarus

Plus, CNN will stop broadcasting in Russia and the Kosovo bogeyman spoils the Albanian leader’s historic visit to Serbia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
10 November 2014
Fighting Flares in Ukraine, Romanians Rally over Voting Problems

Plus, the Azerbaijani opposition holds a new anti-Aliev demonstration, and Poland’s Sikorski survives a no-confidence vote.

By Timothy Spence
 

7 November 2014
Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out, Putin Says Politics Behind Oil Price Drop

Plus, Belarus expels a rights activist over traffic violations and a right-wing Polish politician says his case proves the ubiquity of police brutality.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
5 November 2014
The Wall and the Pile

A tale of two songs that brought East and West together through the ambiguity of metaphor.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
29 October 2014
Hungarian Protests Swell, Fugitive Russian Official Held in Rome

Plus, a dramatic new museum of Jewish life opens in Warsaw; teacher shortage grows worse in Kyrgyzstan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
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28 October 2014
Ukraine’s Pro-European Parties in Coalition Talks, Poland Shifts Troops to East
Plus, slumping oil prices force Kazakhstan to trim its budget; Baltics welcome floating energy platform.
By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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New Ebook - Hard-Pressed: A quarter-century of Central and Eastern Europe's media under the pressures of autocracy, corruption, and capitalism

 

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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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