Environment

9 January 2018
Smog Chokes the Balkans

As heating is turned up to beat the mid-winter cold, the Balkan peninsula is grappling with a well-known foe: suffocating levels of air pollution. 

 
5 January 2018
Ski Resort Expansion Plan Riles Bulgaria

Campaign to protect UNESCO heritage area finds support in Sofia and cities throughout Bulgaria.

 
14 December 2017
Caspian Sea Breakthrough in the Offing? Premium

The five Caspian states will (probably) sit down to resolve the sea’s status next spring, although Iran may (possibly) raise difficulties.

 
6 December 2017
Russia's Tearful Isotopes
Russian atomic regulator's foray into meme-making fails to quench rumors of nuclear leaks. From Global Voices.
By Christopher Moldes
 
21 November 2017
Russia Confirms Radiation Incident Premium

Source of radioactive cloud that spread as far as France in September has not yet been identified.

 
20 November 2017
Changed Status of Central Asian Big Cat Might Have Been Premature Premium

Although no longer endangered, snow leopards remain on the list of threatened species.

 
2 November 2017
Scientists Probe Baikal Seal Deaths Premium

The die-off of the unique animals is bringing overfishing, pollution and other pressing environmental issues into focus.

 
1 November 2017
Environmental Costs Mar Mongolia’s Rapid Modernization Premium
The cold season is upon Ulaanbaatar and fears of a sky polluted by ash and dust surface again.
 

TOL PROMOTION

--  Announcement: Debunking Disinformation: A Training Program for Czech Journalism Students - Become An Expert Fact Checker and Hoax Buster!

 

Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

Apply or check our website for more info. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Prague.


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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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