English-language press flexing its muscles in Eastern Europe


English-language newspapers in the former Soviet states deliver hard-hitting news and assert free-press ideals in a way their local counterparts do not.

In Ukraine and Russia, these newspapers come under less scrutiny than their local counterparts. English-language newspapers like The Moscow Times, The Prague Post, The Budapest Times, The Slovak Spectator, The Baltic Times and The Krakow Post have been springboards for a generation of American journalists interested in working in the former East Bloc — though not in the servile role of many local publications.

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