Politics
Zelenskiy on the Rampage

To keep his reform movement going, Ukraine’s high-flying president needs to stamp his authority on parliament.

By Ky Krauthamer
19 July 2019
Media
Bosnian Fake News Fighters Take Heart
Knowing your foe is the first step in a campaign strategy, as a new study reveals. First in a series on disinformation in the Balkans. By Darko Brkan
18 July 2019
Media
Fighting Windmills
The fight against disinformation in Bulgaria is almost nonexistent, says journalist Ivan Georgiev in an interview with Global Voices. By Metamorphosis Foundation
17 July 2019
Society
The Customized Approach to Suicide Prevention
The Czech Republic is experimenting with neighborhood centers where those in recovery after a major psychiatric episode can start rebuilding their lives. By Aktualne.cz
16 July 2019
Arts & Culture
Abramovich Millions for Arthouse Flicks
In this summer’s Russian blockbuster, a rising local boy takes on the combined might of Hollywood and the hidebound state film commissars. By Ky Krauthamer
11 July 2019

Around the Bloc

Around the Bloc - 19 July
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Ukraine’s communist ban; a Bulgarian wizard hacker; a Slovenian harbor; protests in Armenia; and FaceApp in Poland and Lithuania.

Around the Bloc- 18 July
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Poland and the EC; Kosovo Telecom; an Azeri-Georgian border dispute; a Russian hazardous road; and airport imams in Uzbekistan.

Around the Bloc - 17 July
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Germany is pro-Moldova; Bosnia and ISIS; Almaty’s power outage; Russian gays through a politician’s eyes; and the latest in the Firtash case.

Around the Bloc - 16 July
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Ukraine’s language law; migrants in Croatia; eagles fly by Czech roadsides; Bulgarian data breach; and a special Armenian village.

Around the Bloc - 15 July

The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Wimbledon winners; Albanian amphorae; a Russian-German satellite; Avast’s billionaire founder; and Natalya Estemirova, 10 years on.


Around the Bloc - 12 July

The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Russia and Italy; security in Albania; Caputova takes a stand; Czech emojis; and women in Montenegrin media.


Around the Bloc - 11 July
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: racism in Kyrgyzstan; Black Sea dolphins; Belarus, China and Russia; Estonia and the Soviet Union; and Chernobyl tourism.

COLUMNS

Fourth Estate
Ready to Scream?

A survey of media coverage in the run-up to the May European elections shows balkanization, partiality, and failure to engage.

By PETER GROSS
Middle Europa
Central Europe Baking Through its Summer

Politicians are getting the ingredients together for a dramatic fall while ignoring the very real heat outside.

By MARTIN EHL
Balkan Eye
My Story, Your Story, History
Asking historians to reconcile competing historical traditions sounds like a sensible idea, but was this a poisoned chalice for Bulgarian and North Macedonian historians?By BOYKO VASSILEV

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