Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and CNN.
Up Against the Wall

Up Against the Wall

Palestinians in the West Bank, quickly being sealed off behind a barrier, continue to live their lives in limbo. Kit Gillet looks at the reality on the ground following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks with Israel
Staying Power

Staying Power

In 2014 Romanians will have the right to work throughout the EU. Will everyone leave? The locals insist they want to stay and fix their nation.
Sichuan’s Tibetan Corner, Outside of Time

Sichuan’s Tibetan Corner, Outside of Time

Among the monks and novices of Tagong, a Tibetan community in neighbouring Sichuan province
City of Death and Life

City of Death and Life

For 6,000 people in the Philippine capital of Manila, living among the dead is preferable to running the gauntlet of the city’s crime-ridden slums. Kit Gillet reports
So, What’s It Like To Be Crucified?

So, What’s It Like To Be Crucified?

Enaje is visibly nervous, and with good reason. Tomorrow he will be strapped to a large wooden cross while thousands of people watch as 10-centimetre nails are driven through his palms and feet.
Delta Blues

Delta Blues

Kit Gillet journeys into the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and discovers the stark realities facing the poor farmers and fishermen already feeling the effects of rising sea levels
In China, foot binding slowly slips into history

In China, foot binding slowly slips into history

In the village of Liuyi, China, there are only about 30 women left who followed a once-common tradition that was painful but also bonded mothers and daughters.
Mao's Underground City

Mao’s Underground City

Under the streets of Beijing a warren of waterlogged and crumbling tunnels is all that is left of an underground city that was, just 40 years ago, expected to be a temporary home to 300,000 nuclear survivors.
Latest entries

In Romania, this woman was Arnie, Sly and Van Damme

Secret videos of movies from the west were a solace for many under Nicolae Ceausescu’s rule – and Irina Margareta Nistor dubbed thousands of them

Moldova goes to the polls torn between Europe and Russia

November 30 elections could decide whether former Soviet nation continues on westward path of last five years or turns back east

Book of Gold Leaves, by Mirza Waheed

Mirza Waheed's second Kashmir novel looks at land torn apart by war

Trapped on the edges of Europe

For Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, Bulgaria isn’t enough. Many of those stuck in the EU’s poorest country are desperate to get out.

Favorite Concedes Presidency in Romania

Klaus Iohannis, the mayor of Sibiu, wins Romanian presidency after voting issues abroad and negative campaign caused high numbers to turn out against the favorite

Romania’s two remaining presidential candidates go head-to-head

With the presidential candidates in accord, voters in Romania wonder whom to trust

Romania Hunger Strike Prompts Inquiry Into Dissident’s Death

After decades of inaction by authorities, Andrei Ursu felt his only recourse to receive justice for his father's death was to go on hunger strike

The Edge of the World, by Michael Pye

How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are

Land Grabbing, by Stefano Liberti

Journeys in the New Colonialism

Romanian Premier Faces Runoff in Presidential Race

A tighter-than-expected first round of presidential elections forced favorite into a second-round fight

Napoleon the Great, by Andrew Roberts

A great man, and a great life

Dawn of the Dacia

Once the butt of car jokes, demand for cheap, reliable vehicles have helped Dacia become Europe’s fastest-growing brand