The impetus to keep hammering away at the international film market has come from President Nursultan Nazarbayev. From Eurasianet.By Almaz Kumenov
Journalists push back against proposed amendments that would complicate the work of online reporters and impose restrictions on social media users.
Kyiv and Washington are calling on Ukrainian separatists not to stop the pumps in a mine where a small nuclear bomb was detonated in 1979.
Political clash could ensue as country’s president and EU brass oppose the idea.
Government agency launches program aimed at students in Britain and other "unfriendly countries."
Ukraine decides against sending reporter back to Azerbaijan, where he faces charges similar to those thrown at other regime critics.
Some question the nationalist leader’s right to a seat in parliament after a UN court upheld his war crimes conviction.
Suspected cancer-causing substance in Czech booze is also found in baby food and coffee.
Tracking Russian online interference teaches valuable lessons on improving news quality. From Global Voices.By Ivan Sigal
Despite expectations, fake news appears to have played a relatively minor role during the recent Czech presidential elections. But that doesn’t mean the popularity of such “alternative” sites should be ignored or the reasons why so many Czechs are willing to take the bait.By Jonas Syrovatka
A Czech senior citizen, allegedly a fanatical supporter of an ultra-right party known for spreading disinformation, has been charged with causing train crashes in order to blame them on Islamic terrorists. From Romea.cz.By Zdenek Rysavy
At a diverse gathering in Prague, a heated discussion ensues on the virtues and pitfalls of “going mainstream.”By Kate Syme-Lamont
Despite recent death threats, Armenian journalist Marianna Grigoryan and her team continue to battle on for press freedoms and holding the powers that be accountable.By Savannah Delgross
As details about illegal detentions in eastern Ukraine emerge, so do questions about the accountability of those who ordered them. From Hromadske.By Anastasia Stanko, Anna Tokhmakhchi, and Anastasia Kanariova
What was thought as a way to remember the victims of a bloody conflict, and point fingers at the enemy, might turn out to be a unique instrument of identity-building in Ukraine.By Abel Polese
On 17 February, the youngest state born from the dissolution of Yugoslavia marked 10 years of independence.By Riccardo Celeghini
A mysterious company is paving the New Silk Road in Eastern Europe and beyond. From China Digital Times.By Martin Hala
It may be hard to comprehend now, but for a Bulgarian emigre pre-1989, petty compromises with the system were possible, even desirable.By BOYKO VASSILEV
While predictable, Fidesz’s massive victory in Hungary still inspires awe about the trajectory of once one of the EU’s most promising new member states.By MARTIN EHL
The citizens of Hungary and Bulgaria must learn again how to cultivate media freedom before once fertile ground turns irreversibly into a journalistic wasteland.By PETER GROSS
Contentious remarks during a visit of the Russian Orthodox patriarch to Sofia brought into question aspects of Bulgaria’s centuries-old, love-hate relationship with Russia.By BOYKO VASSILEV
The shadowy figures looming over political life in Romania and Poland offer cautionary tales for Slovakia.By MARTIN EHL
There can be no doubt who poisoned Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on 4 March. The interesting question is why.By PETER RUTLAND
Still hard to fathom at the moment, the ramifications of Jan Kuciak’s murder could usher in an era of political change.By MARTIN EHL
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