Teaching viewers how to do capitalism: Czech cinema of the 1990s

Navigating a rapidly transforming economy and society after the fall of communism wasn’t always easy. Films and TV series could offer something of a how-to guide.


Czech Republic

Could Slovakia Elect A (Somewhat) Progressive President?

A year after the murder of an investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, a Slovak politician, lawyer and anti-corruption activist Zuzana Čaputová has suddenly surged into the lead in opinion polls to become country's next president.



We are all on the same planet – listen!

“I always wanted to do something for society,” 17-year-old Louise Vanden Abeele from Belgium tells me over Whatsapp. “After these …


Maria Eugenia Jasińska: The Woman the Nazis Could Not Break

Not many people know the name Maria Eugenia Jasińska. This young Polish woman, who was executed by the Nazis in …



Where are the Hungarian workers?

When describing foreign workers’ conditions, the perspective of those left home is often ignored.

Lisbon voices for the right to the city

Neoliberalism is shaping cities as places for tourism, gentrifying and dismantling the cooperative environment of the neighborhoods. Activists in Lisbon …

Network 4 Debate

What are the common problems faced by Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, what is their wider context and are there solutions for the future?

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