New articles on the TOL website

Around the Bloc: Uzbekistan’s First Islamic University Opens
Landmark event marks a further gesture by the secular authorities to the faith of the majority..
22 January 2018

Around the Bloc: Russian Dissident’s Political Bid Suffers New Blow
Impact of closing down Alexei Navalny’s foundation is unclear, as the opposition politician is barred from taking part in presidential elections.
22 January 2018

Around the Bloc: Movement on Macedonia Name Dispute – But in Which Direction?
The Greek and Macedonian premiers want a quick solution to the endless quarrel, but Greek nationalists are demanding a say.
22 January 2018

Politics: An Electoral Theatre
It’s hardly a secret that Turkmenistan is one of the most unashamedly authoritarian countries in the world. Why do they even bother holding elections?
19 January 2018

Around the Bloc: Experts Raise Qualms Over Russian Avant-Garde Collection
Attributed to modern masters Kandinsky, Malevich, Goncharova, Larionov, and more, the art has never been shown before.
19 January 2018

Around the Bloc: Donald Tusk, King of the Bulgarians
How the EU Council president won over Bulgarian hearts and minds during his stay in Sofia, at least for an evening. 
19 January 2018


Uzbekistan Silent on Reason for Writer’s Detention
The first dissident to test the openness of the year-old, post-Karimov administration was promptly arrested after his return from exile.
28 September 2017

The Forgotten Art of Karakalpakstan
A Moscow show brings a little known avant-garde collection from Uzbekistan to a wider audience.
4 May 2017


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.