Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Media Duped by Fake Roma “News”

By Jeremy Druker + February 24th, 2012

Extremists across the region have much more subtle ways of attacking the Roma, using sophisticated disinformation campaigns.

Georgia’s Transformation

By S. Adam Cardais + February 23rd, 2012

When it comes to corruption, polling suggests that Georgians feel their country has cleaned up its act since the Rose Revolution

Masters of Smear

By Jeremy Druker + February 8th, 2012

If you never lived under a communist regime or one of today’s mutations and always wondered how a communist-style smear campaign might look, consider the wonderful investigative work aired this week by Belarusian state television (BT).

When Censorship is the Default Mode

By Barbara Frye + February 6th, 2012

Though dramatic attacks on press freedom are a problem, the real threat is a prevailing idea that information simply shouldn’t be free.

In Russia, It’s the Geeks Versus the Tank Brigade

By Barbara Frye + January 10th, 2012

Some funny, weird, and ominous stories are coming out of Russia since the massive protests that may give a hint about the level of anxiety that they have provoked.

Hours of Fun for Everyone at New EU TV Archive

By Ky Krauthamer + December 9th, 2011

EUscreen is a collection of TV shows and other audiovisual material provided by public broadcasters and archives from 20 countries.

Bogeyman on the Horizon

By Jeremy Druker + December 7th, 2011

People might not be cognizant of the enormous trepidation that some Slovaks feel over the prospect of Fico’s return.

Top 10 Stupid Media Tricks: No. 4

By Ky Krauthamer + December 3rd, 2011

TI says its index “is not intended to measure a country’s progress over time.”

The First Lady Strikes Again

By Jeremy Druker + November 16th, 2011

After Livia Klausova’s foundation cut off funding from a kids’ magazine that had apparently offended her, a wave of both prominent and ordinary Czechs come to the rescue.

Slobodan the Terrible Meets Bill the Vampire Slayer

By Ky Krauthamer + October 14th, 2011

The association between Serbia/Kosovo and vampires goes back at least to Bram Stoker himself.

Open Society Remembers 20 Years in the Western Balkans

By S. Adam Cardais + October 13th, 2011

In a new report, the Soros-backed Open Society foundation offers an engaging, informative “story” of the two decades since the fall of Yugoslavia.

Putin and the Presidency: An Unwelcome Return?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 29th, 2011

Vladimir Putin’s grip on Russian politics could stretch to 2024 with Dmitry Medvedev handing over the presidency next year, but Russians are growing weary of the ex-KGB officer

Macedonian Media Crisis Moves to Brussels

By Barbara Frye + September 27th, 2011

A dust-up in a hearing on the state of the press makes for good TV but for terrible civic life.

Behind the Political Battle for Northern Kosovo, a Human Cost

By S. Adam Cardais + September 22nd, 2011

Coverage of Kosovo’s “frozen conflict” usually overlooks the people who suffer most from the fight between Pristina and Belgrade for control of the north

Shaming Dictators and Their Families, Part Two

By Barbara Frye + September 20th, 2011

A continuing debate on the wisdom of ostracizing a dictator’s family.

Try New Kyiv! It’s Not as Autocratic as You Think!

By Barbara Frye + August 26th, 2011

A concern with public relations in Kyiv might seem transparent, but at least it’s a start.

A Little Bit of Justice — So Far

By Jeremy Druker + August 17th, 2011

What happens when a media outlet not only refuses to defend colleagues that have run into trouble with the authorities, but actually verbally attacks them and incites threats of violence?

More Drama for Macedonia’s Media

By Barbara Frye + August 15th, 2011

The leader of a journalists’ union calls her sacking retribution for her activism.

Fledgling Filmmakers Offered a Stage

By Andrew Fenwick + August 12th, 2011

A Prague-based film festival aims to shed light on fledgling filmmakers from across Central Europe and the wider world.

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