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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

AMO publication: Perception of China among V4 Political Elites

AMO Research fellows Ivana Karásková and Alžběta Bajerová have contributed to the new policy paper „Perception of China among V4 Political Elites“ with the chapter on the Czech Republic. The policy paper is a result of the project Chinese influence in V4: Understanding the impact on political elites supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

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Economy & Business: Ten Successes of Ukraine in 2019 That You Don’t
Know About but Should. | Balkan Eye: In the Balkan Panoptikon | Environment: A Local Fightback Against Geothermal Power | Media: What Is the Future of Moldova’s ‘Law Against Propaganda’? | Fourth Estate: Russian Government Reshuffle: Plus ça Change | Economy & Business: Tourism With a Gagauz Flavor | People: Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man? | Around the Bloc: 10-23 January | From the ToL Archive: How a Turkish Grandmother Turned Green Ambassador | Moldovan Journalists Begin Hunger Strike.