Katerina Barton



Politically Deadlocked Bosnia Takes ‘One Step Forward and Two Steps Back’

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s unique and often unstable tripartite presidency missed its deadline to form part of its national government in early September, almost a year after general elections, amid continued disagreements on whether to proceed with long-in-the-works plans to join NATO. With its leaders deadlocked, the country’s path toward both the Western military alliance and membership in the European Union is as uncertain as ever. Twenty-five years after the end of the brutal war that kil

Czechs protest slipping democracy

Terezie Huskova stood under a giant graffiti portrait of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, crying over the state of the country and wiping his tears with the Czech flag. She was among a crowd of tens of thousands of people gathered in Prague on June 23 as part of the largest protest in the Czech Republic since the Velvet Revolution in 1989 which brought down the communist regime. Huskova came from a city about 70 miles outside of Prague, Hradec Kralove, to partici

About Katerina:

Katerina Barton is a freelance journalist and a graduate student in NYU's global and joint journalism program at the Arthur L. Carter Institute. Born in the Czech Republic, Katerina has recently been exploring underreported stories in Eastern Europe. Her passion in journalism comes from trying to give a voice to those who may not be able to speak for themselves, both in the U.S. and abroad.