15 January 2019
Liberal Leader’s Slaying Jolts Poland

Public figures say the heated political climate in the country was a factor in the murder of the Gdansk mayor.

9 January 2019
Appointment of Former Far-Right Leader to Polish Government Draws International Criticism

Already accused of anti-Semitism, Adam Andruszkiewicz now faces scrutiny for chanting homophobic slogans at a past rally.

8 January 2019
Official Paints Dire Picture of Russian Prison Life

Overstressed guards, constant threat of violence the rule, despite falling prison population, deputy prison service chief says.

3 January 2019
Turkmen Leader Promotes Heir-Apparent
Serdar Berdymukhamedov’s frequent changes of job could be a training regimen to succeed his father.
24 December 2018
A Master of Deception Premium

Donald Trump may be the leader of the free world in spreading “alternative facts,” but Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic continues to vie for the Balkan crown.

By The Truth-O-Meter team at
21 December 2018
Voting for Change Premium
With only a few months to go until parliamentary elections, former presidential candidate Maia Sandu says the time is now to save Moldova’s democracy.
By Jeremy Druker
12 December 2018
Putin Pays Backhanded Homage to Rights Champion Alexeyeva Premium

Russian leader praises the late activist, defends jailing of her friend as necessary to protect public order.

6 December 2018
Tirana in Tirade Against Greece After Latest Albanian Death Premium

Foreign Ministry calls on Athens to curtail ultra-nationalists, condemn hate speech aimed at the Albanian minority.

19 November 2018
Did Hungary Help Gruevski Flee Macedonian Justice? Premium

Budapest denies aiding the former leader’s escape but admits he gave advance notice of his intention to request asylum.

16 November 2018
Syrian Refugees Search for New Homes in Turkey Premium

Turkey has taken in 3.5 million refugees from the Syrian conflict. After an often perilous journey, the newcomers must still find a place to live – sometimes in the face of hostility.

By Filiz Gazi


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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. 

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