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Disinformation Crisis

Coda’s team investigates how propaganda warfare is increasingly shaping narratives, politics and lives around the world.

Migration Crisis

Coda’s team investigates how the migration crises challenges politics, society and the very definition of national identity in Europe.

LGBTQ Crisis

Coda’s team investigates the ideological battle—over values, traditions and the meaning of progress—that pits the Kremlin against the West.

. Eurasia | Disinformation Crisis

Digital technology has made information accessible for billions, but it is also easily manipulated. Societies are already paying a price for the menace of unreality.

. Europe | Migration Crisis

Migration challenges politics, society and the very definition of national identity in Europe.

. Eurasia | LGBTQ Crisis

LGBTQ is no longer just an expression of identity but an ideological front line in the battle over values, traditions and the meaning of progress.

. What is Coda Story?

Coda Story is a single-issue web platform that puts a team of journalists on one crisis at a time and stays with it, providing unique depth, continuity and understanding to events that shape our world. Coda is for those who believe that understanding a crisis is essential to addressing it and those who want to know what happened after the spotlight moved on. In music a Coda is a distinctive passage, usually towards the end, which defines the entire composition. In journalism we want to be a stand-alone voice which helps to define a crisis.


. Latest Stories

Punitive Psychiatry Reemerges in Post-Soviet States

Feature Discarded after the Soviet collapse, punitive psychiatry has reappeared again in Russia under President Vladimir Putin, as well as in some neighboring states.

Campaigning to Destroy: How Moscow Authorities Promoted Mass Housing Demolition

Dispatch The propaganda campaign promoting Moscow’s new housing demolition program was aggressive. But was it convincing enough?

Brothers in Arms

Text & Illustrations Why Russian ultranationalists confronted their own government on the battlefields of Ukraine.

Jailed for a Like | Episode Four: A Family Accused of Extremism

Video Jailed for a Like tracks cases of Russians who have been prosecuted or imprisoned for their posts, shares or likes on social media.

Ukraine’s East: Why Not Call Russia’s Occupation by Its Name?

Dispatch Failure to officially define the East as Russian-occupied gives Moscow a PR advantage, some Ukrainian MPs say.

Russian Librarian Found Guilty For Keeping Ukrainian Books

Dispatch As Russia’s war with Ukraine stretches into a third year, the Kremlin is stepping up efforts to squash any expressions of pro-Ukraine opinion. The Russian head of a government-funded Ukrainian library has found herself the latest target.

Putin Pop: A Guide to Russia’s Most Patriotic Music Genre

Feature Top of the charts in Putin-themed discography.

‘Anywhere You Live, There is Your Home’: Story of a Refugee Holding on in Berlin’s Tempelhof

Video Vulnerable to deportation orders, an Afghan navigates an uncertain future in Germany.

In Germany, a Battle Against Fake News Stumbles into Legal Controversy

Dispatch Some in Germany want social networks to decide what news is fake or ever illegal. It may not be so easy.

Backlash Grows Against Ukraine’s Attempts to Block Russian Social Media

Dispatch Close to 80% of Ukrainian internet users have a profile on the Russian-owned social network Vkontakte, now banned in Ukraine.

Russian Blogger Given 3 1/2 Year Suspended Sentence for Pokemon Go Video

Dispatch The 23-year-old blogger’s “atheist” blog offended the religious feelings of believers, a criminal offense in Russia.

Russian Authorities Appear to Deem Original Historical Research Dangerous

Dispatch Researching the Soviet past can turn schoolchildren into “extremists” Russian TV warned.

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