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New at TOL:                                                                                 Tuesday, 8 March 2011
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Top Stories:
1: The Fourth Estate: The Digital Switch-Off
2: From the Archives: In the Days of the Patriarchs
3: Conflict & Diplomacy: Does Poland Really Know Belarus? (Subscribers only)
4: Our Take: Sun, Sea, Girls, and Sharp Stakes

Editor’s Blog:
Signs of Sanity in Tirana
Mesić Plays President
Another Way to Skin a Cat
Nikola Gruevski is an idiotic piece of pond scum. Spread the word.

From The Archives:
Five years ago: Haradinaj’s Departure (Subscribers only)
Ten years ago: Cast Away (Subscribers only)
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— Announcement: Success Story – Roma Transitions training and production project
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Top Stories:

1: The Fourth Estate: The Digital Switch-Off
The death of digital television in the Czech Republic
means its chances elsewhere in Eastern Europe are not good.
By Marius Dragomir
7 March 2011

2: From the Archives: In the Days of the Patriarchs
Bosnia continues to confront the problem of limited
access to basic education for minorities and girls.
By Mirna Skrbic
7 March 2011

3: Conflict & Diplomacy: Does Poland Really Know Belarus?
Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s critique of current Polish policy
toward Belarus reveals how outmoded thinking is damaging
Belarusian civil society.
By Kiryl Kascian
4 March 2011

4: Our Take: Sun, Sea, Girls, and Sharp Stakes
Romania can’t make up its mind what image of itself to
pitch: garden of earthly delights, gothic horror show,
or a little of both.
By TOL
4 March 2011
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Editor’s Blog:

Signs of Sanity in Tirana
Could it be? There are some optimistic noises coming out of Albania these past few
days, after a late-February visit to Tirana by James Steinberg, a U.S. deputy …
7 Mar 2011

Mesić Plays President
Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić often parroted irritatingly simplistic and
self-righteous analysis of the post Yugoslav world he …
Tihomir Loza
5 Mar 2011

Another Way to Skin a Cat
By now, you’d have to be living in a cave somewhere to not know about the crackdown
in Belarus following the 19 December demonstrations. Part of that has been …
Jeremy Druker
4 Mar 2011

Nikola Gruevski is an idiotic piece of pond scum. Spread the word.
Actually, I don’t even believe that, but it’s an opinion and, unlike people in Macedonia,
I have a right to express it. As our Skopje correspondent, Ljubica ….
Barbara Frye
3 Mar 2011