The LGBTQ community in Moldova is still exposed to media agitation. In 2019, a new media-propaganda law came into force which bans media broadcasters from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Has the new law been able to improve the situation for the community?
Blocking the streets, planting trees or demonstrating – the movement for environmental protection inspired a lot people to become active this year and also involved the creation of a group named Extinction Rebellion in Moldova: here, activists like Elena Tacu are trying a different strategy of civil disobedience.
Until 1940, around 150 German villages existed in the historical region of Bessarabia in the area of modern Moldova and Ukraine. Being abandoned and then repopulated after the war, they face the same problems today, as the rest of the country.