The Ghosts of International Adoptions

Tens of thousands of abandoned children were adopted internationally between 1990 and 2004. Many of them are trying to understand their roots but their search can be overwhelming as the Romanian state still hasn't recognized it has failed to protect them.

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Photos by Bogdan Dincă, Mike Carroll
Timp de citire: 41 de minute
23 decembrie 2022

The Summer of David Popovici

Gold medals, records, fame and other stories from the summer of a teenager who became the fastest swimmer of all time.

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Photos by Matei Buță
Timp de citire: 29 de minute
29 august 2022

Botoșani: Land of goodbyes

Welcome to the Romanian region that expects its residents to live and work abroad.

Photos by Michael Bird
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26 noiembrie 2020

The flip side of medals: The line between tough coaching and abuse was blurred in Romanian gymnastics

For over 40 years, during the golden age of Romanian gymnastics, we celebrated the medals won by child-gymnasts and looked away from their pain, fears and sufferings. What if we listened to them more carefully?

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Collage by Anna Grozavu
Timp de citire: 42 de minute
29 septembrie 2020
English, Reportaje

Something to Last Forever

In the Popa family, Sorin is the father, Loredana is the mother, and Huntington is the genetic disease that irreversibly changed their lives.

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Photos by Andrei Pungovschi
Timp de citire: 32 de minute
17 martie 2019
English, Eseuri

The Last Daughter

I looked into my family’s history and my hometown of Suceava for answers to the conversations I never had with my mother and grandmother.

Translated by Ioana Burtea
Fotografii din arhiva familiei
Colaje de Oana Barbonie
Timp de citire: 34 de minute
12 martie 2019
English, Reportaje

Earthquake in the Vulnerable City

A massive earthquake will hit Bucharest. It is only a matter of time and there is nothing we can do to prevent it.

Translated by Craig Turp
Illustrations by Dan Perjovschi, Radu Manelici, Andrei Turenici, Sorina Vasilescu, Ioana Șopov, Dan Crețu, Claudiu Ștefan
Timp de citire: 37 de minute
9 august 2017
English, Reportaje


In a shelter for victims of human trafficking, ten girls try to start a new life.

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Proofread by Tara Skurtu
Photos by Octavian Coman
Illustration by Tuan Nini
Timp de citire: 37 de minute
1 septembrie 2016
The Power of Storytelling, Vești de la DoR

Mona Nicoară at The Power of Storytelling 2013

This is a transcript of Mona Nicoară‘s keynote speech for The Power of Storytelling 2013, the yearly conference…

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25 ianuarie 2014
The Power of Storytelling

DoR presents: The Power of Storytelling

UPDATE (21.11) Dacă v-ați decis târziu să participați la conferința de jurnalism narativ pe care o organizăm în…

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12 noiembrie 2011

No Small Change

If we valued coins a little more, maybe we’d be able to give change.

Illustration by Andreea Săndulescu
Timp de citire: 3 minute
8 martie 2011


Romania displays the largest number of she-wolf statues in the world, with at least 24 replicas of the Capitoline She-wolf.

Photo by Tudor Vintiloiu
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8 martie 2011

The Draft

What is the draft? Why do people fear its power? Is it a valid phobia or a mere Romanian make-believe?

Illustration by Irina Georgescu
Timp de citire: 3 minute
8 martie 2011