New articles on the TOL website


Society: Georgia’s Invisible Brides
‘A woman who was kidnapped should tolerate everything, there is no other way out,’ a victim believes, whereas the men responsible rarely face serious punishment.
By Naniko Sisvadze
4 August 2017


7 August 2017
Food Fight in the Balkans
In latest spat between Croatia and Serbia, Belgrade essentially bans Croatian foods.

Big Fines in Store for Romanian Anti-Vaxxers
Resistance to vaccination linked to continuing measles outbreak in Eastern Europe and beyond.

4 August 2017
Estonian Bogs Return to the Wild
A project to restore large tracts of dried-out bog could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kyiv Sweeps Out the Digital Cobwebs
Mismanagement and sloth help explain why government computers are so prone to malicious hacks.


Kyrgyzstan TV Show Divides Audiences
Does a competition for (a potential) mother-in-law’s approval celebrate tradition, or cultivate the exploitation of women?
15 February 2017

Unwanted Husbands
Tajikistan says its tough, new rules for marrying foreigners will protect its citizens, especially women.
22 December 2011

Going on Assignment in Prague – January 7-15, 2018

Do you have a passion for foreign reporting? Would you like to develop your skills further or simply gain more confidence? This course is aimed at university students, freelance journalists or activists who would like to gain some practical skills in this field. You’ll learn the best tricks of the trade from storytelling and interviewing techniques to locating your sources and incorporating multimedia.

Throughout the course you will be guided by experienced foreign correspondents from media such as Reuters, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. You’ll leave equipped with a publishable story to add to your portfolio. Early bird fee available until September 1, 2017. Apply now! For more information, visit the website.