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Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: “Dumping Grounds for People”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Digital Activism, Disaster, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Law, Media & Journalism

Dumping Grounds for People [1] is a blog devoted to the results “of a four-months long journalistic investigation, conducted mostly undercover in ten institutions for adults with intellectual disabilities or mental illnesses in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.” A Flickr photo set, by Yana Buhrer Tavanier, is here [2], along with this note: “Bulgaria and Romania, both EU members since 2007, and Serbia, which seeks the same status, have a grim track record when it comes to institutional care. This investigation suggests that they are still failing to meet international standards.”