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08. March 2022

The War Against Ukraine. Information and Analyses from the Region

Web-based portals, agencies and other websites that provide news, background information, longer reports, analyses, fact-checking, interviews and debates from and about the current war against Ukraine and the Central and Eastern European region more broadly: 

Central Europe:

Visegrad Insight  Central European analysis and media platform (English).

Transitions (TOL) is a nonprofit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union (English).

Eurozine Online magazine and European network linking up more than 90 cultural journals and associates in 35 countries (English).

New Eastern Europe Bimonthly magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern Europe, published by the College of Eastern Europe (English).

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a non-profit news platform providing uncensured news, responsible discussion, and open debate from 23 countries, mostly in former communist Europe (English).

openDemocracy is an independent global media organisation that seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world (English).

The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an institute of advanced studies in the humanities and social sciences; a meeting place for dissenting thinkers of Eastern Europe and prominent scholars from the West (English).


Gazeta is an information portal that provides news, background information, critical debates, and entertainment from Poland (Polish).

Online journal by Polish left-wing intellectuals founded by Sławomir Sierakowski in 2002; open to voices from across the political spectrum (Polish).

Kultura Liberalna (Liberal Culture)is an intellectual platform created around a non-profit, socio-political, weekly magazine established in 2009 by a group of young academics, artists, journalists, students and freelancers (Polish).

Krytyka Polityczna is an online journal by Polish left-wing intellectuals founded by Sławomir Sierakowski in 2002; open to voices from across the political spectrum (Polish). is a Polish investigative journalism website funded by a mix of individual donations and grants, with no revenue from advertising (Polish).

Baltic states

ERR Main Public Broadcasting Portal in Estonia (Estonian, English, Russian).

Estonian World is an independent online magazine, founded by a team of professional journalists and with headquarters in Tallinn, London and Los Angeles (English).

BNS is the leading source of information about the Baltic countries, aims to provide full and reliable real-time coverage of domestic and international news (Estonian, English, Russian).

LSM is the main public broadcasting service in Latvia (Latvian, English).

BNN-News provides interviews with politicians and experts, analytical and research articles, topical developments in economy, society and politics in Baltic States and the world (English, Latvian, Russian).

LRT is the main public broadcasting service in Lithuania (Lithuanian, English, Russian)


BalkanInsight BIRN, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, was established in 2004 as a network of non-governmental organisations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values in Southern and Eastern Europe (English).


Rubryka The first solution media outlet in Ukraine will share Ukrainian stories in English (Ukranian, Russian, English).

Yalta European Strategy (YES) is a forum for discussing Ukraine’s European future and global context (Ukranian, English).


The Insider Is an independent news website specializing in investigative journalism, fact-checking and political analytics. Founded in 2013 by Roman Dobrokhotov, journalist and political activist, who is the owner of the newspaper. The newspaper is known for exposing fake news in Russian media. The editorial office of the website is located in Riga, Latvia (Russian, English).

Republic is a Russian analytical online magazine that mainly covers politics, business and economics. It is published by the Moscow Digital Media private limited company (Russian).

Meduza  is an international publication released in Russian and English, operating from Riga, Latvia(Russian, English).


Website of the German Association for East European Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde, DGO), (German).

Ukraine Verstehen The­men­pro­jekt des Zen­trums Libe­rale Moderne, bietet Ana­ly­sen, Bewer­tun­gen und Kom­men­tare über die Ent­wick­lun­gen in der Ukraine (German).

DEKODER Plattform von Journalisten, die Nachrichten und Berichte aus dem Russischen, Belarussischen und Ukrainischen übersetzen und selbst über die Region schreiben (German, Russian). ist das Online-Magazin von n-ost, einem Team von Journalisten aus ganz Europa, die kritisch über die Region Ostmittel- und Osteuropas berichten (German, English).

Geschichtsportal Die Ukraine und Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert. Das Portal behandelt in zentrale Fragen und Themen der deutsch-ukrainischen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts (German, Ukranian).