DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

DEMAS, an independent platform of Czech non-governmental organisations (NGOs), was established in 2008. The founding membership comprises 11 NGOs that have over many years demonstrated their commitment to the support of democracy assistance, human rights and civil society in the Czech Republic and abroad.

New at Transitions Online

Albanian Media and the Business of Disinformation | Why Can’t Democrats Be Populist, Too? | Fired From the Canon | Winning Hearts in Bulgaria | Found in Translation | In the Balkan Panoptikon | Groundbreaking Film on Russia’s HIV Epidemic Goes Viral | Around the Bloc 18-24 February.

AMO: new publications and media commentaries

Digital political advertising in the Czech Republic | Averting Self-Defeat: Shifting the Narrative of the Climate Debate | Countering China’s Influence Campaigns at European Universities | UNCIVIL SOCIETY: CZECH NGOS STAND UP TO POPULISTS | Elections in Cameroon: Enough to Unite a Divided Country?

New at Transitions Online

Inside the Fight Over Russia’s Domestic Violence Law | Slow Progress on Moldova’s Thorny Judicial Reforms | A Failure for Fake News | How Russia Influences Serbian Media | A Look Back at Romania’s Hopeful Presidential Election | Embracing the Homeless in Istanbul | Reading Posters in Donetsk | A Pale Imitation | North Macedonia: Downstream Dreams End in a Cocktail of Pollution
| 30 Years After: How a State Dies | Around the Bloc 7-17 February.

New articles on the TOL website

Politics: Look Back at Romania’s Hopeful Presidential Election | Books: The Authentic Voice of Visegrad | People: The Tin Man of Akhaltsikhe | Conflict & Diplomacy: Can Moldova Ever Win Its Grueling Fight Against
Corruption? | Education: Still Separate and Not Equal | Around the Bloc: 31 January – 7 February | FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE: Opinion: The Truth About Russian Dressing | Books: South Slavic Family Secrets | Obrnice’s Second Chance | Testing the Waters.

EUROPEUM in the media & new articles

Czechs and the EU Brand: How do Czechs feel about the EU and what could change their mind? | ČRo Plus: British and European attitude towards a new trade agreement | EU MONITOR: Brexit, now what? Examining the future of Central and Eastern European security post-Brexit.

New articles & announcement on the TOL website

Economy & Business: Softening Borders in the Accursed Mountains| Middle Europa: Fascists at the Gate | Politics: Democracy Digest: Slovak Democracy on Trial as Elections Loom | Around the Bloc 24-31 January | Call for applications! Media, Minorities and Migration | Depleting Europe’s Peat Bogs | A Culture of Murder| un, Sea, and Bunkers Fuel Albanian Tourism Growth | On the Road to the Superhighway.