Czech Republic

Jiri Drahos
15 January 2018
Maverick Czech President Seeks Second Term
Runoff round will pit incumbent Zeman against a scientist with pro-EU leanings.
 
10 January 2018
Bridging the Gap Between China and Central Europe

As China’s investments in Central and Eastern Europe increase, a new project seeks to inform the Czech public about China and its burgeoning role in the region. From China Digital Times.

 
5 January 2018
The Czech President’s Loyal Media Retinue

Trend toward oligarchic media ownership in focus ahead of next week’s presidential vote. From the International Press Institute.

 
22 December 2017
25 Years Since the Velvet Divorce Premium

New Year’s Eve will mark a special anniversary for Czechs and Slovaks.

 
20 December 2017
‘Brutalist’ Prague Landmark on the Chopping Block Premium

Radical youth have joined forces with old-style preservationists to preserve a provoking work of modern architecture in Prague.

 
12 December 2017
Czech President Backs Trump on Israel Embassy Move Premium

EU foreign ministers unanimously reject Netanyahu’s plea to join U.S. in moving embassies to divided city of Jerusalem.

 
8 December 2017
EU Takes Central European Trio to Court Over Migrant Quotas Premium

The court proceedings signal Brussel’s willingness to enforce the policy, but EU Council chief Donald Tusk has called the furore ‘divisive.’ 

 
5 December 2017
Standing by Tibet Premium
In a climate of improving official relations with China, some Czechs continue to vocally support the disputed region.
By Denis Burke
 
30 November 2017
The Ghost of the Unresolved Past Premium

In the wrong doses, the stick-and-carrot approach to EU funds for Central Europe might stoke precisely the tendencies that Brussels aims to keep in check.

By Martin Ehl
 
24 November 2017
Chinese Company Said Eyeing Media Giant CME Premium

Time Warner-owned company dominates TV market across a wide swathe of Central and Eastern Europe.

 

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--  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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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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