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Middle Europa: Taking Their Chances
A newly formed Slovak movement is challenging a neo-Nazi stronghold in central Slovakia.
By Martin Ehl


29 May 2017

Moscow Honors Scholarly Peer ReviewersQuirky new monument unveiled in the Russian capital is in all likelihood the only piece of art anywhere dedicated to a neglected band of academics.

Alt-Right Promoters Find Sanctuary in Budapest
Expat ideologists reportedly feel at home in a country whose leader has pledged to create an illiberal state.

26 May 2017

Nationalist Leader to Head Bulgarian Ethnic Relations Council
A deputy premier who has described Roma as “ferocious humanoids” is to head a body charged with finding ways to end ethnic discrimination.

Strong Economic Indicators Buoy Polish Government
Western Europe should envy our economy, spokesman says. But is the Polish model exportable?

Russia Reportedly Investigating Chechen Gay Purge
Human Rights Watch says Chechen officials approved the brutal roundup and torture of dozens of men.


The East’s Fear Explained to the West
It’s far too easy to just blame the phobia of migrants on racism and xenophobia.
29 March 2017

Skolkovo Tech School’s American Founder Steps Down
Institute plans to continue close cooperation with MIT, Russian media say.
17 September 2015


The Prague Media Point Conference, keynote speakers confirmed:

Peter Pomerantsev – Documentary Producer, Expert on Twenty-first Century Propaganda and Author of “Everything is Possible and Nothing is Truth” about Putin´s Russia
Cathrine Gyldenstadt – Director of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and author of the book “From Mirrors to Movers: Five Elements of Constructive Journalism”.
Matus Kostolny – Editor-in-chief in daily Dennik N
Christian Christensen – Professor of Stockholm University, Expert on Shifting Media Environment
Jakub Kalensky – Member of East StratCom Task Force in the European External Action Service
Eliot Borenstein – Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University and Author of Forthcoming Book “Plots against Russia“
Mark Galeotti – Researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, Expert on Modern Russian Politics, History and Security Affairs
Martin Hala – Sinologist, Lecturer, Author of, a Website Tracking Topics Related to China in the Czech Republic
Aurora Wallace – Clinical Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University

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