6 November 2017
Fading Into Irrelevance Premium

Macro- and micro-history are adeptly intertwined in an absorbing story of a small Central European town.

By Martin Ehl
30 October 2017
Poland Tells Infamous U.S. Alt-Right Leader to Stay Out Premium

While an official ban is not openly in place, the Polish Foreign Ministry has expressed strong objections to Richard Spencer’s visit.

20 October 2017
Poland Announces Big Health Spending Rise Premium

Protesting young doctors demand an even bigger increase, saying poor working conditions and low pay are crippling the health care system.

18 October 2017
Roman Polanski Back in Poland for Documentary About his Childhood Premium

Controversial Polish director, who is a fugitive from U.S. justice, faces new rape allegations.

3 October 2017
Battle over Civil Society Brews in Central Europe Premium

Critics worry that civil society restrictions are the new normal, but Poland and Hungary say they are simply legislating for much needed reform.

26 September 2017
Duda Pulls Semi-U Turn on Judicial Reform Premium

Polish ruling party and European Commission likely to find fault with president’s proposals.

22 September 2017
Poland, NATO Launch Major Military Exercises Premium

War games come hard on the heels of Russian-led maneuvers in neighboring Belarus.

Agnieszka Holland
14 September 2017
Netflix Rolls into Poland as Russia Slams the Gate Premium

Internet TV giants make slow progress in CEE market, but locally made content remains a rarity.

12 September 2017
Whose Values? Premium

It doesn’t make sense to apply a postmodern interpretation of societies that are only now undergoing the modernization process.

By Martin Ehl
29 August 2017
Warsaw, Brussels Face Off in Judicial Dispute Premium

Poland has rebuffed the European Commission over its “groundless” complaint about controversial judicial reforms.



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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.



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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