Stories about Eastern & Central Europe

16 February 2018

Social Media Giants Are at the Center of a Censorship Scandal in Russia — Again

The latest manifestation of online platforms being targeted for censorship by government entities

29 December 2017

Despite Regime Change, Macedonian Civil Society Is Still Reeling from Political Persecution and ‘De-Sorosization’

Will Macedonia's new government keep its promise to respect the role of civil society?

28 December 2017

Macedonia's Former Government Tried to Cover Up Its Own Wiretapping Operation, With Help from a Foreign Company

New revelations show the depths of manipulation perpetrated by the populist propaganda machine of Macedonia's former government.

18 December 2017

The Campaigning Dead: Deceased Users’ Profiles Post Pro-Putin Messages on a Russian Social Network

Most Vkontakte accounts belonging to deceased Russians posting pro-Putin messages have been suspended. Vkontakte’s management said these accounts had been hacked by unknown perpetrators.

23 November 2017

Serbian Journalists Call on Citizens to Support a Media Freedom Campaign

Journalists and activists lead by the group ‘For Media Freedom’ took to the streets of five Serbian cities to pledge support from citizens for demands presented to the government.

Identity Theft Risk Prompts Estonia to Block the Certificates of 760,000 ID Cards

The security threat uncovered by Czech researchers is not limited to Estonian ID cards alone.

3 November 2017

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

26 October 2017

Albanian Prime Minister Insults Journalists After Parliament Votes to Protect Lawmaker From Arrest

The Albanian Journalists' Union condemned "that such behavior and insulting communication is directly related to the dire situation faced by journalism in Albania."

24 October 2017

Knife Attack on Russian Journalist Reignites an “Atmosphere of Hate” in the Media

The knife assault on Felgengauer sparked a wave of criticism against the state propaganda apparatus, which has recently intensified attacks on independent media in Russia, specifically Echo of Moscow.

3 October 2017

Serbian Groups Stage Blackout to Protest Media Intimidation By Tax Authority

The shuttering of a Serbian newspaper led to physical protest and an online blackout with 150 participating websites.