20 February 2017
Moldovan Artist Gives Tangible Form to “Theft of the Century”

According to its creator, the piles of fake bills totaling the billion dollars that went missing from local banks is meant to show the scale of the fraud. 

14 February 2017
Newspapers Without News

Moldova has been a regional leader in open government, but the media recently launched a campaign to highlight backtracking on commitments to greater transparency.

19 January 2017
Moldovan Opposition Seethes Over President’s Russia Trip

Igor Dodon drops welcome words into his Russian counterpart Putin’s ear.

16 January 2017
Moldovan Prisons: Judged and Found Wanting Premium

Critics from the Council of Europe to the government itself say Moldova needs a more humane prison system. And they’ve kept on saying it for years.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
23 December 2016
Moldova’s Politicized Church Premium

Actively involved in the electoral campaign, the influential Orthodox Church played a significant role in Dodon’s victory. From Ziarul de Garda.

By Victor Mosneag
23 December 2016
Toning It Down Premium

President-elect Igor Dodon’s rhetoric and actions might differ in practice from his promises during the electoral campaign, analysts believe. 

By Tamara Grejdeanu
22 December 2016
The Anger Beneath Premium

For those seeking a Western orientation for Moldova’s future, the victory of Igor Dodon was a devastating loss – as their opinions aired in a popular Moldovan newspaper showed all too clear. From Ziarul de Garda.

Igor Dodon 100
16 December 2016
Diaspora vs. Moldova Premium

The West-leaning candidate lost the presidential election despite overwhelming support from expatriate voters, raising many questions.

By Natalia Ghilascu
12 December 2016
Election Season in Southeastern and Eastern Europe Premium

Social Democrats win in Romania, while conservatives have slim lead in Macedonia, and Transdniester gets a new president. 

21 November 2016
Pro-Russian Moldovan President-Elect Plans Forced Resignations Premium

A week after winning the presidential election, Igor Dodon has already earmarked heads to roll.




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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