In 2004, the Central European and Baltic countries joined the European Union as new members. The Prague office seeks to strengthen liberal forces, both political and intellectual, in the region. Our project office particularly supports the 4liberty.eu network, which serves as a centre of competence and a platform for dialogue.
Job Vacancy: Junior Project Manager Central Europe and the Baltic States
As of 1st January 2022, the position of a Junior Project Manager for Central Europe and the Baltic States at the Prague office will be filled part-time (20 hours/week) till 30st June and from 1st July full-time (40 hours/week) at least until the end of 31st December 2022 (with a potential extension).
Slovak disinformation websites capitalise on the harrowing images of human suffering
Following the example of the Belarusian and Russian state-controlled media, Slovak disinformation websites also capitalise on the harrowing images of human suffering at the EU borders. The disinformation actors also tried to justify the illegal annexation of Crimea and the suspicious Russian troop build-up near Ukraine. But the most resonating, as usual, was the topic of the pandemic.
From Poland With Love - October
Escalation of the crisis on Polish-Belarusian border, "Stop LGBT" draft bill, EU-Poland dispute over the disciplinary chamber or the new winner of the Chopin Piano Competition. Our guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun gives us regular updates on all you need to know about Poland.
Mythical Self-Sufficiency in Reality: 4liberty.eu Review No. 15 Now Available Online
4liberty.eu is pleased to present the fifteenth issue of 4liberty.eu Review, titled “Mythical Self-Sufficiency in Reality”. This time, the network's primary focus is on autarky, as it continues to be viewed by numerous CEE governments as an appealing idea to follow.
“Not a single one more”: Poles protest against strict abortion law
In Poland, thousands of people took to the streets in response to the death of a pregnant woman that many blame on the strict Polish abortion law. The 30-year-old Izabela died at a Polish hospital in Pszczyna, southern Poland, in September after suffering septic shock. The activists blame the near-total abortion ban introduced by the Constitutional Tribunal, often seen as an illegitimate body.
Cheap rhetorical tricks and recycled narratives: Are disinformation actors running out of ideas?
Disinformation narratives concerning the energy crisis took a back seat; the go-to topics for disinformation actors over the past two weeks were NATO and Russia, Polexit, “traditional values” and the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic.
Infosecurity.sk presents an overview of disinformation trends that have been on the rise in the information space in the past two weeks.
Lessons From the Hungarian Opposition Primaries
Six Hungarian opposition parties from across the political spectrum held the country’s first national primary contest in order to choose the joint candidates who will take on the country’s long-serving and increasingly autocratic prime minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party in the next parliamentary elections in 2022. Andrea Virág, Director of strategy at Republikon Institute, presents key takeaways from the Hungarian opposition primaries.
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