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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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The Theater Challenging One of the World’s Most Repressive Governments

October 23, 2017 | Rashida Bumbray

The Belarus Free Theatre has long been a monument to democracy and human rights—and the target of one of the world’s worst dictatorships. Cofounder Natalia Kaliada explains why, despite the persecution, the show goes on.

How Will Today’s Aging Voters Shape Tomorrow’s Democracies?

May 4, 2017 | Carlos Delclós

Amid a series of divisive political campaigns, media depictions of the young as idealistic and full of hope and the elderly as fearful and nostalgic are remarkably common. But is this actually the case?

In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

April 17, 2017 | Adam Hug

A new report examines how propaganda and disinformation are being disseminated across Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and elsewhere, including across Europe and America—and what can be done about it.

How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016 | Thomas Lohninger

When telecom companies launched an assault on net neutrality, a coalition of advocates fought back with an historic response.

In a Postfact World, German Journalists Welcome a Trove of Migration Data

September 22, 2016 | Rana Göroglu

How an organization became a one-stop shop for reporters by furnishing fact-based information on migrants and refugees.

Subverting the Media to Boost Support for LGBTI Rights

June 2, 2016 | Tin Gazivoda

Since outing herself on Croatia’s most popular TV show, Mima Simić has become a master at using the media to spread tolerance.

Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

May 11, 2016 | Kremena Budinova

While mainstream news outlets traffic in stereotypes, Roma journalists are laying claim to a space of their own in a democratized media landscape.

In the EU, Media Portrayals of Ukraine Reveal Europe’s Own Self-Interests

April 1, 2016 | Graham Lee

Depictions of the crisis are often shaped by attitudes that have little to do with Ukraine itself.

The Struggle of Displaced Journalists in Ukraine

February 22, 2016 | Ilona Sabera

The conflict in Ukraine has forced many journalists to relocate, but their work has only become more vital.

The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016 | Shamil Ibragimov

By making information about public spending visible, watchdogs are shaming away government waste.

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