As new textbooks on Russian history, close to the Kremlin playbook, are rolled out in the country’s high schools, some teachers make clear that they are not so easily fooled.By Wasse Jonkhans
As Uzbekistan begins phasing out use of forced labor to pick cotton, glare falls on its Central Asian neighbor.
Russia will not ratify the treaty until Estonian leaders stop their “Russophobic rhetoric,” Russia’s embassy in Tallinn fumes.
UK court ruling saw $22 billion worth of state assets being frozen in a highly unusual case.
Government says no end to austerity-busting course despite warnings of an overheating economy.
FBI says it hobbled the attack, but researchers warn it may not be over; Dutch police accuse Russia in MH17 shootdown.
Relations between the country’s three ethnic minorities flare up as thousands of migrants surge through the Balkans.
Six months after Ankara banned all public LGBTI events, not much has changed – including the determination of the community to fight back. Here's the view from a young Turkish LGBTI activist and journalist.By Yildiz Tar
In an interview with Hromadske, policy expert Alina Mungiu-Pippidi assesses the success of Ukraine's anti-corruption reforms.By Mariia Ulianovska
The verdict will be announced next week in a trial that has rattled the upper echelons of the Turkish political elite, but it was a brave woman’s tweets that broke the media’s silence over the case.By Can Semercioglu
International criticism is shaping the strategic direction of Putin’s fourth term. From The Conversation.By Gerhard Schnyder
Refugee labor, including children, toil away in Turkish sweatshops with apparently little scrutiny from the authorities.By Davut Firat Turgut
“People’s candidate” Pashinyan poised to become head of a system dominated by the old guard he wants to uproot.
An article last month alleged that the EU was planning to destroy Romanian vineyards, and that the Moldovan ones would be next. From Ziarul de Garda.By Lilia Zaharia
While the conflict between the central government in Kyiv and Russian-backed separatists simmers, the process of making frontline villages safe has begun. From Hromadske International.
The impetus to keep hammering away at the international film market has come from President Nursultan Nazarbayev. From Eurasianet.By Almaz Kumenov
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
Roger Waters sent a message during his concert in Bulgaria that led some to think that the revered musician was a little out of his depth in modern politics.By BOYKO VASSILEV
A recent poll on attitudes toward the EU in the Visegrad countries reveals split views of Brussels – something local politicians have been all too ready to exploit.By MARTIN EHL
While dismal media freedom rankings for TOL’s coverage region are commonplace this time of the year, the recent surge in citizen activism shows that people are no longer so willing to grin and bear such infringements.By PETER GROSS
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
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