Source description last updated: 29 August 2019

In brief: EurasiaNet is an independent news website hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University that provides information and analysis on political, human rights, socio-economic and environmental issues in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Eurasian Fringe.

Coverage on ecoi.net:

Media articles

Covered weekly on ecoi.net for countries of priorities A-C.

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:

EurasiaNet “produces features and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in Eurasia […] Based in New York, EurasiaNet.org is hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, one of the leading centers in North America of scholarship concerning Eurasia.”

EurasiaNet. “presents a variety of perspectives on contemporary developments, utilizing a network of correspondents based both in the West and in the region. It strives to fulfill a traditional watchdog function, posting stories that provide useful context for ongoing policy debates, while seeking to hold authorities accountable for their actions.” (EurasiaNet website: About EurasiaNet.org, 27 August 2009)

It operates under the aegis of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. “The stringers for EurasiaNet are […] Americans (native English writers) and people who live there.” (Crumlish, Christian: The Power of Many: How the Living Web Is Transforming Politics, Business, and Everyday Life, 20 February 2006, p. 52)

Funding:

Funded by Open Society Foundations, the National Endowment for Democracy, Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and other donors. (Eurasianet website: About, undated)

Scope of reporting:

Geographic focus: countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, in Central Asia, and the Eurasian Fringe.

Thematic focus: political, human rights, socio-economic and environmental issues

Methodology:

Correspondents based in the West and in focus regions

Languages of publications:

English and Russian

Further reading / links:

Harriman Institute (Columbia University): Homepage, undated
http://harriman.columbia.edu

Open Society Foundations: Eurasia Program, undated
https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/eurasia-program

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