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AROUND THE BLOC

May 16
NATO Anti-Radicalism Center to Open in Albania
New organization should help counter foreign fighters emanating from the Balkans, though countries say they have already stemmed the flow abroad.

Bosnian Serbs Take to the Streets
Despite worries, large-scale demonstrations for and against the government avoid violent confrontation.

Abortion Showdown in Poland
Atmosphere heating up again as anti-abortion groups march across country for more restrictive legislation.

Navalny Says Checked for ISIS Ties
While the authorities say it was a routine detention, activist’s supporters say he and his colleagues were singled out.

Eurovision Infuriates Russian Pols
Top Russian politicians cry foul after Ukrainian singer takes home top prize at Eurovision.

May 17
Presidents Meet Over Nagorno-Karabakh
Soon after the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to continue peace talks, more killings take place on the frontline.

Macedonia Elections Questioned
The EU and others are already doubting the legitimacy of Macedonia’s upcoming parliamentary elections – even before they’ve been run.

Russia Moves to Restrict Extremists’ Travel
Parliamentarians say new legislation is aimed at suspected terrorists, but critics say it could be used against enemies of the Kremlin.

FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK

Week in Review: The Sea of Choice
A Dutch abortion clinic sails to Poland, enflaming anti-EU passions.
By Wojciech Kosc

Memoirs of a Snake Hunter
Beyond the hints of horrific organ trafficking, Carla Del Ponte’s memoirs reveal her true mettle as a prosecutor.
By Christophe Solioz

Kosovar Sentenced For Supporting ISIS on Facebook
Seven months in jail and a fine is the punishment for promoting jihad.
By Evgeny Deulin

You Say Bosnian, I Say Bosniak
School dispute could open a rift in Bosnia’s ethnically divided education system.
By TOL

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Last reminder – Call for Papers related to Media and Migration!
This is your last chance to submit your abstracts for the third edition of the Prague Media Point conference
Taking place in Prague between November 7th and 9th, as a pre-conference to the ECREA´s sixth European 
Communication Conference. #PragueMediaPoint.

We invite abstracts on any of the following topics: 
The narratives used by mainstream media to cover the so-called “refugee/migrant crisis”.   The depiction of refugees, asylum seekers and migration in the media.   The ways that new/social media are changing our perception of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants Comparisons between the approaches of public and private media. The role of the media in culturally diverse democracies. Journalists as observers or actors when covering the crisis.  The role of immigrant/diaspora/minority media. Discourses of racism and anti-racism in European media.
Please submit your 500-word abstracts and a short bio by 31 May 2016. The abstracts will be subjected to a peer-review process and should be submitted to: 
You can find more information here

Our upcoming activities:
International Storytelling Course
10 July 2016 – 18 July 2016
Prague Media Point Conference: Media and Migration
7 November 2016 – 9 November 2016