Bulgaria

29 November 2017
Czech Energy Giant Seeks Bulgarian Exit Premium

Fed up with cheeky Balkan regulators, CEZ now looks to Western Europe as it gears up for a boom in renewable energy.

 
22 November 2017
A Tale of Two Generals Premium

The similar personalities of the two most prominent figures in Bulgarian politics could prove a valuable asset for their collaboration.  

By Boyko Vassilev
 
21 November 2017
Europe’s Child Poverty Hot Spots Premium

Risk of poverty is high in Balkans, Baltics, and southern Europe, while Slovenia and Czech Republic are doing better.

 
13 November 2017
As EU Presidency Approaches, Worries Spread Over Bulgaria’s Press Freedom Premium

Country’s appalling record includes beatings and intimidation of journalists in an environment dominated by corruption.   

 
27 October 2017
An Entirely Different Game

A former Bulgarian soccer star has been making headlines for getting up on his soapbox about Catalonia’s independence. 

By Boyko Vassilev
 
12 October 2017
Bulgaria’s Drive to Bring Missing Kids Back to School Premium

A month has passed since the first school bells rang this fall in Bulgaria, but, for thousands of children, the academic year never started. 

 
9 October 2017
Bulgarian MP Resigns Amid Row With Journalist Premium

The lawmaker and a deputy prime minister accused of veiled threats against a TV host say they are victims of defamation campaign.

 
6 October 2017
Top of the (Neighbors’) Pops Premium

An interesting communist-era, TV-watching trend in the Balkans has its repercussions – even today. 

By Boyko Vassilev
 
Ludogorets 100
28 September 2017
A Small Town in Bulgaria Sees Its Chance to Shine Premium

Razgrad emerges from obscurity on the back of a local team’s international sporting success.

By Peter Georgiev
 
21 September 2017
Bulgaria, Slovakia Put Fighter Upgrades On Hold Premium

Sweden’s Gripen in the running to replace both countries’ Soviet-designed MiG-29s.

 

TOL PROMOTION

--  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.


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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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