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The Czech Republic’s Other Education Problem

By Andrew Fenwick + February 15th, 2011

A new study by the Czech Republic’s Education Ministry hints that problems with segregation in the country could run wider than those already faced by the Roma community.

When Naomi Met Vlad

By Andrew Fenwick + February 8th, 2011

From the likes of Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi you might get the impression that admiring beautiful women is something of a prerequisite for a European head of state.

Prague’s Perfumed Buses Go Public

By Andrew Fenwick + February 1st, 2011

You may be forgiven for thinking that April Fools’ Day has arrived two month’s early with the news that Prague’s public transport system is set to become scented.

BBC World Service Caught in the Middle

By Andrew Fenwick + January 26th, 2011

The BBC is cutting 650 jobs at the World Service with five foreign-language services shutting down completely. Has the corporation put itself in an untenable position?

The Czech Republic’s New Drugs War

By Andrew Fenwick + January 25th, 2011

New synthetic drugs from Poland are reaching a growing number of people in the Czech Republic. Is bureaucracy to blame?

That’s a Wrap! Hungarian Film Industry In Danger

By Andrew Fenwick + January 18th, 2011

Much has been made of Hungary’s new journalism laws, but as the debate continues to fill the column inches, coverage of cuts in other areas of the country’s media industry has been sorely lacking.

The Net Delusion – How Not To Liberate The World

By Andrew Fenwick + January 11th, 2011

The likes of Facebook, Twitter and other self-publishing platforms have been hailed as the 21st century’s foremost tools of freedom and self-expression. But what if the technology is actually doing more harm than good?

Hungary’s New Media Laws Make An Unlikely Victim

By Andrew Fenwick + January 4th, 2011

EU leaders are due to meet in Budapest tomorrow to mark the start of Hungary’s six-month presidency of the European Union, but the ceremonies are set to be overshadowed by heavy opposition to the country’s new media laws.

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