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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

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

Why the Kremlin is Waltzing over “Matilda”

Feature A new movie about Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, and his affair with a Polish ballerina has brought protesters onto the streets - and many are Putin supporters. But the Kremlin is dancing with both sides

Welcome to North Korea: The World’s Safest Fashion Hotspot

Dispatch As Russia seeks a bigger role in the Korean standoff, there is a new narrative for the isolated dictatorship: a trendsetting tourism destination, safe under a nuclear umbrella

Putin’s surprise Myanmar challenge from Chechnya

Dispatch Ramzan Kadyrov has called himself a foot soldier in Putin’s army, but now he is openly defying the Kremlin by taking sides with the Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Russian Disinformation: Everywhere? Nowhere? Neither?

Dispatch In America, debate over the reach of Moscow propaganda heats up and scrambles political alliances.

Jailed for a Like | Episode Five: Criticism or Terrorism?

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

Meet the Gay Russian Man Blackmailed to Infiltrate Terrorist Groups in Syria

Interview Ruslan was given a choice: work as a spy for the Russian government in Syria or the FSB in Dagestan would expose him as a gay man.

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.

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