28 July 2016
Romanian Council Upholds Plagiarism Verdict for Former PM

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

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

2 June 2016
Croatians March for Educational Reform Premium
Alleged political pressure stalls move for change and tens of thousands demonstrate.
29 April 2016
Russian Rector Warns of U.S. Threat Premium
New instructions tell academics to encourage their students to avoid contacts with foreigners.
21 April 2016
Hungarian Teachers Strike Against Centralization Premium

Protest is first full-day strike since Prime Minister Viktor Orban took power in 2010.

14 March 2016
Russian Teens Taught ‘Telegony’ Premium

Schoolchildren shown video blaming US for corrupting girls, urging boys to marry virgins to avoid being cuckolded.

11 March 2016
Czech Prosecutor Disses AI’s ‘Pseudo-research' on Roma Discrimination Premium

The pressure group said it documented how Czech authorities were ‘violating the human rights of Romani children in schools across the country.’

4 February 2016
Hungarians Protest Over Centralized Education Premium

Some demonstrators see Viktor Orban's changes to the education system as another unwelcome step increasing direct state control over their lives.


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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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