Claudia Ciobanu


Claudia Ciobanu

Warsaw-based freelance reporter covering Central and Eastern Europe


What happened to the protest movements in Romania and Bulgaria?

Protest movements in Bulgaria and Romania have taken different paths to address similar issues.
Al-Jazeera Link to Story

Romanians mobilise in protest against gold mine plans

Street protests are snowballing in Romania against a Canadian-led gold mining project in Rosia Montana
The Guardian Link to Story

Belarus: Clap Again This Wednesday

For the past nine weeks, Belarusians have been getting out in the hundreds into the main squares of big and small cities across the country on Wednesdays at seven in the evening.
Inter Press Service Link to Story

IPS – Winter of Discontent Progresses to Bulgaria

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov of the ruling centre-right Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), announced his resignation Wednesday, following two weeks of sustained protests across the country which were sparked by rising electricity and heating costs.
Inter Press Service Link to Story

Romanians Discover Street Protest

For more than a week, thousands have been demonstrating in cities across Romania. Participants from all walks of life bring to the fore the broadest array of demands in what looks like a celebratory discovery of street protest. The main call is against lack of transparency and accountability in decision-making.
Inter Press Service Link to Story


Claudia Ciobanu

I've been covering Central and Eastern Europe for almost a decade now, moving gradually from a focus on political and socio-economic issues in my native Romania to broader themes such as the environment, social movements and migration. I like writing comparative and regional stories and would love to have more chances to do reportage. I have an MA in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest and have studied both in the US and in the UK.

My stories have been recently "highly commended" in the Reporting Europe Prize 2013: