Prague Media Point: call for submissions
We would like to invite you to submit your academic abstract or session proposal to the Prague Media Point conference that will take place on December 3-5, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. For more information on submission, deadlines, and fees go to www.praguemediapoint.com.
Fending for Themselves
By Nida Dincturk – Vulnerable migrants in Turkey could be a hidden time bomb as some reports say that thousands were released back into the general population without any health checks. Read more
Balkans Women Face Closed Clinics and Unsafe Abortions Under Covid-19
By Fjori Sinoruka, Ana Curic, and Francesca VisserRights advocates and doctors warn that coronavirus has intensified long-standing obstacles to access, particularly for poor and migrant women. From openDemocracy. Read more
Keep an Eye on the East
By Martin EhlAs invisible foreign invaders spark panic around the globe, it’s easy for democrats to get distracted from the all-too-human threats we know so well. Read more
Poland Yet Again Cast in the Role of Democracy’s Bellwether
By Beata Martin-Rozumilowicz
Despite many questions over the legality of postal voting, Poland pushes forward with presidential elections, potentially setting a harmful precedent.e U.S. administration puts close ties with Kosovo at risk in a high-stakes bid to restart the Western Balkans peace process. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 6 May
Highlights from our coverage region: Tajikistan health minister fired; Russian veteran raises big bucks for Russian docs; Latvian drone on the loose; domestic violence up in Russia; and masked fashion week in Vilnius. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 5 May
Today’s regional news: online funerals in Russia; Uzbek dam bursts; Bulgaria eases lockdown; Croatia eyes tourists; and keeping the memory of the Sarajevo siege alive. Read more.
Trapped: Millions of Migrant Workers Struggle Through Russian Quarantine
Migrant workers in Russia can’t leave, and they can’t work. They’re penalized for staying and harassed by the police. They have a higher chance of being killed by COVID-19. From Novaya Gazeta. Read more
Serbia Smiles as Kurti Loses Favor in Washington
By Ky Krauthamer – The U.S. administration puts close ties with Kosovo at risk in a high-stakes bid to restart the Western Balkans peace process. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 4 May
Our news roundup: Russian ministers contract COVID-19; Nazarbaeva dismissed; the Hungarian Grand Prix; Stalin redux; and Nord Stream 2. Read more.