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Polish-Belarusian crisis – are the bad guys winning?

Vienna, November 20, 2021 (updated 21/11/2021) by Edward Steen President Lukashenko's weaponisation of refugees desperate to reach the EU via Belarus' border with Poland is an...

Facebook in the firing line at last….

...but still busy messing with people's heads Vienna/ Berlin. November 18, 2021 By Edward Steen and Tibor Macak The new rock-star of whistleblowing, Frances Haugen, has now...

Kremlin ramps up fear of another Ukraine invasion

Washington, November 17, 2021 by Askold Krushelnycky Russia’s recent mass troop movements around Ukraine have raised fears that Moscow could be poised to invade Ukraine again...

Belarus weaponising human misery

by Askold Krushelnycky in Washington Belarusian dictator, Alexander Lukashenko, has been luring thousands of refugees from the Middle East since the summer with promises that...

Far from silent – Kyiv Post reforms

Despite being fired en masse last week by a new(ish) oligarch boss from Odessa the staff of the Kyiv Post have regrouped and are...

Battlers against fake news win top journalism prize

Vienna, November 12, 2021 by Edward Steen The Kaiser Maximilian Award for a project called "Fake News The Austrian non-profit project "(#EuropagegenCovid19 / #EUmythbusters) has been awarded...

UK press shows it still has some guts

London/ Vienna. November 11, 2021 by Edward Steen The UK is by any standards in a parlous state since the election and re-election of the chancer...

Ukraine: Kyiv Post – all staff fired as tycoon owner closes paper

The independent Kyiv Post has ceased to exist today, after 26 years. On the morning of Nov. 8, the paper’s employees came to the office...

Safety of Journalists weekly November 3 – 8

Strasbourg, November 8, 2021 CoE Platform reports on serious threats to journalists and media freedom Italy: Palermo Live Managing Director Michele Sardo Left Unconscious after Attack On...

Kurdish writer Nedim Türfent now in prison for 2000 days

(es/wh) London/ Vienna,  November 3, 2021 54 international organisations demand Türfent's immediate freedom Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent has now spent 2000 days in prison in Turkey,...

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