Amid growing conservatism in Turkey, three individuals explain that their Muslim faith and non-heterosexual orientation are not mutually exclusive.By Umut Guven
While Hungarians have been rallying against a new labor law, Serbians have been marching in the past month against Vucic and the ruling elite.
Georgia’s latest election raises concerns over democratic backsliding, with personality politics and a large-scale debt write-off in play.By Maximilian Hess
The findings of a recent study on disinformation and conspiracy theories in Poland and Hungary highlight their role as weapons in a tribal war. From the National Endownment for Democracy.By Peter Kreko
While promising, the statement masks the problem of reversing a quarter-century of virulent rhetoric, analysts say.
Almost 500 pages and accounts beamed misleading information across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Its infernal associations don’t stop Slovenes from enjoying a traditional dish of barbecued rodent.
The neutral Central Asian state rarely comments on reports of tension along its border with Afghanistan.
Choose one: Reality shows in Serbia are a) tasteless; b) very profitable; c) platforms for hate speech; d) all of the above.By Tamara Skrozza
As the new year begins, we look back with a leading human rights lawyer at one of 2018’s biggest moments: the Armenian ‘Velvet Revolution.’By Jeremy Druker
The Internet’s vast potential for self-expression seems more relevant in Central Asia than ever before. From Eurasianet.By Chris Rickleton
Istanbul’s new airport was officially opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this past fall, but environmentalists continue to cry foul over the impact of the project.By Firat Fistik
Critics of a proposed new freedom of information law say it will hobble journalists and give public bodies too many opt-outs.By Mihaela Sljukic Bandovic
Here are eight of the most egregious lies caught in 2018 by the Fake News Tracker in Serbia, a country with a long history to re-write.By Stefan Janjic
Donald Trump may be the leader of the free world in spreading “alternative facts,” but Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic continues to vie for the Balkan crown.By The Truth-O-Meter team at Istinomer.rs
Katerina Liskova is not afraid to ask probing questions about the often surprising official attitudes toward sex in Czechoslovakia.By Vanda Thorne
CEFC takes a last stand in the Caucasus. From Sinopsis.By Tinatin Khidasheli and Sinopsis
Despite vibrant economic growth and unemployment rates at their lowest in over two decades, there’s a lot to worry about.By David S. Jackson
“Informality” in its many forms – from outright corruption to showing gratitude for going above and beyond the call of duty – has something to teach us, and could even serve as a feedback mechanism for public policy.By Abel Polese
With online censorship an increasingly commonplace part of life in Turkey, activists warn that it is not enough to simply find your way around bans.By Ahmet A. Sabanci
Over the past two decades, the European Court of Human Rights has found the country guilty in almost 400 cases. Who’s to blame? From Ziarul de Garda.
A series of political gaffes in Poland has marred the Law and Justice Party's start to 2019, and there is potentially more danger ahead in this 'super-election' year.By MARTIN EHL
Long after the fall of both the Nazi and communist regimes, today's new authoritarians have come up with creative ways to wash away inconvenient knowledge.By PETER GROSS
What happens when you ask writers to come up with a metaphor for the EU? World-building and metaphors are their work, after all.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Does the latest political move by Slovakia’s foreign minister place him more firmly in the frame for a presidential bid? Why is Miroslav Lajcak hesitating?By MARTIN EHL
The revival of a play about Hungarian communists brings to the forefront questions that are as pressing in modern-day Hungary as they were in 20th century Europe.By PETER RUTLAND
The year 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of Central and Eastern European countries escaping the socio-political and cultural monopoly created by Marxism-Leninism, as shown by the underground publications of the era.By PETER GROSS
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