Turkey has taken in 3.5 million refugees from the Syrian conflict. After an often perilous journey, the newcomers must still find a place to live – sometimes in the face of hostility.By Filiz Gazi
Central bank governor lashes out at tycoon who claimed a regulator solicited him for a huge bribe.
Budapest denies aiding the former leader’s escape but admits he gave advance notice of his intention to request asylum.
Local farmers are eager to try the high-value grain, but lack of equipment and red tape are holding them back.
Hit with one of the biggest fines ever imposed on a news outlet, New Times was on the verge of closure.
Suspected members of California white-supremacist group met public face of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalists.
Communist deputy embarrassed Saratov region governor into firing official who claimed pensioners could eat well on a pittance.
Hungary’s Russian-built nuclear plant could fall years behind schedule as construction delays pile up.
Activists in Macedonia have won a fight for clean water despite years of dismissal by the former government. From Global Voices.By Filip Stojanovski
In an unusual program, artists team up with NGOs from Russia and Central Asia to tell their stories in visually striking ways.By Kate Syme-Lamont
As Poland prepares for another divisive and violent Independence Day holiday on 11 November, we look at the polarizing TV coverage of last year’s event. From openDemocracy.By Rafal Zaborowski
A few cases of measles this past spring – quickly downplayed as imports from neighboring Ukraine – nevertheless provoked an impassioned debate about vaccinations and their merits. From Euroradio.
Called “a terrorist organisation … founded in San Francisco” by a taxi union head and lambasted by the country’s president, Uber could be completely banned next week.By Gorkem Pancaroglu
Waste disposal has become a political problem for Russia’s capital, and the authorities are now looking to transfer it to the regions. From openDemocracy.By Elena Solovyova
The spotlight cast by the brutal murder of a journalist reveals a troubled media landscape with the least freedom in the EU.By Katherine Schulte
The Turkish government's cocktail of efforts to reduce alcohol consumption have contributed to a rebellious citizens' menu of homemade drinks.By Emel Atay
The hundreds of hackers gathering in Prague this week will see firsthand how the city’s crypto-anarchists are building a new social order, and how their movement is growing.By Wasse Jonkhans
Online campaigns calling for a boycott of the referendum and fake news sites have compounded the country’s media literacy problem. From The German Marshall Fund of the United States.By Asya Metodieva
One hundred years since the end of World War I is an ambiguous anniversary for many in Central Europe, where statehood and identity have long been subject to integration or empire.By MARTIN EHL
Foes of freedom of the press surely welcome the new measures being proposed and discussed on the very highest levels of the EU.By PETER GROSS
Local elections in the Czech Republic and Poland demonstrate that not all is lost.By MARTIN EHL
The smoothest purveyor of Russian propaganda puts on a show at Yale University.By PETER RUTLAND
There are a lot of good ideas floating around, but how to find the politicians to turn them into real-life policies?By MARTIN EHL
The return of Radio Free Europe to Romania and Bulgaria is as clear a sign as any that the media situation hasn’t developed as many hoped.By PETER GROSS
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