Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

The Austerity Argument

By S. Adam Cardais + November 8th, 2012

What does Estonia say about the merits of belt-tightening in a crisis?

We Aren’t The Only Ones

By Jeremy Druker + October 19th, 2012

It was heartening to hear that AP agrees with us: It’s still worth covering this part of the region.

Piano Player

By Jeremy Druker + October 10th, 2012

One of the leaders of the fast-growing online subscription system, Bratislava-based Piano, talks about the future of paid content, boiling frogs, surprising reader habits, and getting rid of trolls in Slovakia.

Would Serbs Trade Kosovo for the EU?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 21st, 2012

The question is in the air this week with Belgrade saying it might hold a referendum on Kosovo

“Socially Significant,” as Defined by Astana

By Ky Krauthamer + August 12th, 2012

A newspaper owned by the ruling Nur Otan party won $23 million in state tenders from 2009 to 2011.

Has It Come to This in Georgia?

By Barbara Frye + July 27th, 2012

A billionaire and satellite dishes are getting a lot of attention, but increasing repression is hitting less-visible targets, too.

Putin’s Pitiful Progress Report

By S. Adam Cardais + July 19th, 2012

Judging by his first 60 days in office, the Russian president could be turning into his own worst enemy

To Victor Go the Spoils

By Barbara Frye + July 3rd, 2012

Romania’s new prime minister decides to set his own precedents.

For Macedonian Media, A Pyrrhic Victory

By S. Adam Cardais + June 14th, 2012

A deal to decriminalize libel in Macedonia comes at quite a cost

EUruption, or, a Conspiracy of Dunces

By Ky Krauthamer + May 18th, 2012

“The EU hovers between politics and diplomacy, between states and markets, and between government and governance”

Yellow-Bellied European Pols Deserve Yellow Cards

By Ky Krauthamer + May 11th, 2012

“I can understand the politicians who sympathize with Yulia Tymoshenko, but nothing stands in their way to express this sympathy in a clear way during the championships.”

Hard Pressed

By S. Adam Cardais + May 3rd, 2012

2011 was a grim year for press freedom in TOL’s coverage area, according to a new report

Belgrade Culture Clash

By Ky Krauthamer + April 27th, 2012

“Our staff felt like its personal safety was in jeopardy. For this reason we were forced to cancel our participation”

Russian Democracy? Define Your Terms

By Barbara Frye + April 3rd, 2012

A recent television discussion reveals the country’s highly theoretical relationship to truly representative government.

From Skopje, Another Press Policy Puzzler

By Barbara Frye + March 21st, 2012

More troubling developments in the media landscape, maybe.

The View From the Center-East

By Ky Krauthamer + March 16th, 2012

Russians are not unhappy people but neither could you say that they have a lot of fun. Russians do not want to live in Russia.

Doing Good With Data

By Ky Krauthamer + March 9th, 2012

Statistical analysis can be a powerful tool against crime, but it must be used with care.

Who is Vladimir Putin?

By S. Adam Cardais + March 8th, 2012

A Russian journalist offers a chilling portrait of the KGB officer turned pol

The Legitimacy Thing

By Barbara Frye + March 5th, 2012

Russia’s presidential election was so predictable, and so disputed, that it’s not the results that are the main topic of conversation.

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