11 January 2018
Yanukovych Cronies Gifted Him $1.5 Billion: Report

A secret court order details the brokers and companies which allegedly schemed to sell bonds on behalf of the former Ukrainian leader.

9 January 2018
Oligarch Akhmetov in Legal Hot Water

Asset freezes, extradition proceedings are crimping the style of some of Ukraine’s most powerful tycoons.

8 January 2018
Ukraine’s Farmland Dilemma

Opening up millions of family plots to the free market would boost growth, but the social cost could be incalculable.

4 January 2018
Berlin, Kyiv Revive Talk of Peacekeepers for Ukraine

Germany’s top diplomat slams U.S. decision to supply anti-tank weapons to Kyiv.

22 December 2017
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20 December 2017
Donbas Situation Worsening as Winter Sets In Premium

Thousands rely on UN aid workers for winter clothes and heating fuel.

11 December 2017
Saakashvili Appears in Kyiv Court Premium

The former Georgian leader’s chief accusers are themselves blamed for undermining Ukraine’s corruption-fighting agencies.

5 December 2017
Saakashvili Sprung From Ukrainian Police Custody Premium

Drama unfolds in Kyiv as police arrest the former Georgian leader, then give way to onslaught by his supporters.

29 November 2017
Muslims Fleeing Ukraine Find Turkish Welcome Premium

Thousands of Meskhetian Turks have been resettled in Turkey, while their hopes of returning to their Georgian homeland still look dim.

23 November 2017
Separatists Duel for Control of Luhansk Premium

Apparent coup attempt broke out when local leader sacked a longtime rival.



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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.


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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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