21 October 2016
Kazakhstan School Hijab Ban Upheld

Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.

12 October 2016
Latvia Targets ‘Disloyal’ Teachers

Amendments to the Education Act foresee dismissing teachers untrue to the Latvian state and Constitution, sparking fears of censorship.

3 October 2016
Into the Mainstream Premium

As Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical. 

By Barbara Levin
29 August 2016
Macedonia May Move Against Hizmet Premium

Foreign Minister hints at possible measures against schools and other organizations linked to Fethullah Gulen, Turkey’s public enemy No. 1.

9 August 2016
Melania Trump Speech Unleashes Nasty Academic Debate Premium

South Slavic scholars jump all over Polish-American professor’s claim of an inborn East European tendency to cheat.

9 August 2016
Mental Athletics Increasingly Popular in Mongolia Premium

Mongolians, statistically, are the world’s best speed memorizers, in no small part thanks to one man’s visionary scheme.

3 August 2016
School Wars Premium

Kids, teachers, even the president agree: Lithuania’s alarming level of school bullying is just one of many ills that are spreading misery across society.

By Linas Jegelevicius
28 July 2016
Romanian Council Upholds Plagiarism Verdict for Former PM Premium

Although Victor Ponta formally gave up his title in 2014, he still claims that plagiarism charges are politically motivated.

21 July 2016
Yazidis on Edge Premium

Armenia’s largest ethnic minority fears the impact of administrative reform on local-language education.


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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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