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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.

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. Latest Stories

Anti-Fake News Center Doesn’t Czech

Feature The Czech government is on the defensive over its efforts to combat Russian disinformation before this weekend’s elections.

Russia’s Lock On Family History

Feature The Russian government won’t allow a teacher to find out if his great-grandfather was wrongfully convicted of being a Nazi collaborator.

How Russia Weaponized Primetime

Feature The Kremlin has found the perfect vehicle to spread its message: drama and comedy hits on its own TV channels

Russia’s New ‘Useful Idiots’?

Review There are echoes of Soviet times in the way Russia has been courting far-right activists in the West. A new book looks at how and why it does it.

One Man’s Struggle For Russia’s Soviet Memory

Feature The Kremlin refuses to remember Soviet POWs. A Russian architect refused to forget.

Rewriting History: Why The Kremlin is on a Drive for New Statues

Introduction Vladimir Putin’s government is making sure there is only one version of Russian history — and it is glorious.

Now Azerbaijan Is Targeting the LGBTQ Community

Dispatch Azeri police are arresting LGBTQ people to “protect public morality.

The Monumental Obsession of Bulgaria’s Russophiles

Dispatch Could a campaign to protect Soviet-era statues become a future Kremlin Trojan horse in Bulgaria?

The Kremlin’s Internet Master Bears Down

Dispatch A previously obscure Russian oversight body has been turned into the government’s chief cyberspace censor.

The Rise of the German Right

With our partners at the Center for Investigative Reporting we explore Russian influence and the rise of the far-right in Germany’s election.

Ukraine’s Battle with Russia Moves to the Classroom

Feature Ukraine is trying to fight back against Russian influence with a new drive to promote teaching in Ukrainian — but some fear this will play into Kremlin hands.

Russian Military Exercise Sparks Information War

Dispatch The speculation surrounding Russia's “Zapad” military exercises may suit both Moscow and its Western rivals

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