Stories from 1 September 2021
Transnistrian election fraud ‘a slap in the face of Moldovan democracy’
Moldovan journalists with Ziarul de Garda investigate how voters in Transnistria, a unrecognized republic bordering Moldova, sold their votes during the July 2021 Moldovan election.
One step towards inclusion in Kazakhstan
When he turned 18, Aidar was deprived of his legal capacity by the local court, making him dependent on his state-assigned guardian at all times, and decisions were not his to make.
Azerbaijan extends special quarantine regime
As of September 1, all citizens over the age of 18 will have to provide proof of vaccination when entering indoor spaces, including restaurants, cafes, and shopping malls.
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party turns 20
Two decades into AK Party rule, its popularity is dwindling and its ties with western governments have deteriorated significantly as the country is facing an economic and democratic precipice.
Turkey's struggle against natural disasters: wildfires, drought, floods, and a possible earthquake
In light of recent natural disasters and weak governmental response, many wonder whether the government is prepared to handle its worst disaster yet — a possible earthquake in Istanbul.
Disinformation campaign intensifies as Afghan refugees arrive in North Macedonia
The first group of 149 Afghan citizens arrived in Skopje on August 30. While the government and civil society welcome the refugees, right-wing nationalists exploit their plight to spread disinformation and hate.
Khaby Lame exposes Italy’s citizenship flaws and the plight of Black content creators on TikTok
Lame’s rise to stardom comes at a time when, for every Black TikTok sensation like him, there are several white influencers on the app that are making far more money.