Around the Bloc

27 May 2016
Romanian Cinema Feted Yet Again

After more success for the country’s films at the Cannes Film Festival, talk again has turned to the prolonged run of quality that the country has managed for over a decade.

27 May 2016
Allegations of First Family Corruption in Azerbaijan

OCCRP investigation accuses president of using the state to bail out his daughters’ mining failure.

27 May 2016
EU to Bosnia: Publish the Census

Brussels says long-delayed failure to publish the results could harm country’s EU aspirations.

27 May 2016
Gorbachev Banned From Ukraine

Former Soviet leader won’t be able to visit for five years because of support for Crimea annexation.

27 May 2016
Estonian Museum Wins Prestigious Award

The transformation of a Soviet-era airbase into an ethnographic museum has been controversial, but just won international recognition for its innovative and environmentally friendly design.

26 May 2016
Czechs to Increase Monitoring of Foreign Propaganda
Worried about influence of Russia and other states on the local media scene, the Czech government has announced plans to set up a special team to pay closer attention.
26 May 2016
Ancient Forest Axed in Poland
Officials say the operation aims to prevent “forest degradation,” while activists counter with charges of violating EU law for ulterior motives.
26 May 2016
Kremlin Critic Taken Off the Air
A popular talk show on Ekho Moskvy, a bastion of independence in Russia, goes silent.
26 May 2016
Greece Removes More Migrants From Macedonia Border
In Hungary, a referendum could strengthen the nationalist government’s anti-immigrant stance, even though migrant numbers have fallen sharply.
26 May 2016
Three Charged for Prague Castle Underwear Exploit
Other notorious actions by secretive activist group include publicizing phone numbers of Czech leaders and setting off a fake atomic blast on live TV.



Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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