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, The Guardian, The Economist, Monocle, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
The great escape: how Bucharest rolled entire churches to safety

The great escape: how Bucharest rolled entire churches to safety

When Bucharest faced a radical redesign in the 1980s under communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, engineers moved complete buildings hundreds of metres on metal tracks to preserve the Romanian capital’s architectural heritage
At the Feet of the Master

At the Feet of the Master

Gheorghe Hagi has established an academy to try to develop a new generation of Romanian talent
Bringing in the scalps: the woman leading Romania's war on corruption

Bringing in the scalps: the woman leading Romania’s war on corruption

Laura Codruţa Kövesi presides over agency that has brought cases against mayors, judges, MPs – and now the prime minister
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
The Breeding Ground

The Breeding Ground

During the past 50 years, the Cambodia–Thailand border area has become the birthplace of anti-malarial drug resistance. Kit Gillet reports on efforts being made to prevent the spread of new strains of this deadly disease
Painting China's Wall of Shame

Painting China’s Wall of Shame

Chinese artist Zhang Bingjian paints portraits of corrupt Chinese officials and has over 2,000 lying around his Beijing studio
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
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.
Latest entries

Romania Braces for President’s Decision on Bills Seen as Weakening Judiciary

Protesters and politicians are gearing up for a tense January, almost a year after hundreds of thousands took to the streets to oppose government measures relaxing penalties for official corruption

In Romania, royal funeral prompts regrets

The former King Michael of Romania ruled during World War II and was exiled by the Communists. Amid political unrest today, mourners are nostalgic about what he came to represent

Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe

The case could determine whether same-sex partners are afforded some of the same benefits and rights available to heterosexual spouses across the 28-member bloc, irrespective of the countries’ stance on same-sex marriage.

Book review: Travels in a Dervish Cloak

When Isambard Wilkinson sets off to become the Telegraph’s Islamabad correspondent in 2006 the War on Terror was in full swing and Pakistan was caught up in the new, post-9/11 world.

Romania shrugs off label of Europe’s poor man as economy booms

With the fastest growing economy in the EU, Romania is looking to the future, those major issues still exist

Kim Davis, Once Jailed in America, Campaigns Against Gay Marriage in Romania

The Kentucky official who was jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been advocating against gay marriage in Romania, where a movement to outlaw such unions has gained momentum.
Smugglers make test runs with migrants across deadly Black Sea route

Smugglers make test runs with migrants across deadly Black Sea route

Rise in boats intercepted by Romanian coastguard fuels fears that smugglers are trying to reactivate dangerous transit passage to Europe

Romanian Unesco site proposal may be halted to allow gold mining

Protests planned after prime minister says Roșia Montană’s Unesco application may be withdrawn, allowing mine to go ahead

Book review: how Myanmar squandered its promise of peace and prosperity after the end of military rule

Since the junta made way for democratic rule in 2011, deadly outbreaks of violence between Buddhists and Muslims have scarred the country. Francis Wade creates an impressively detailed picture of the tensions inside Myanmar.

Book review: Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry

Ghosts of the Tsunami’s heart-wrenching look at Japan tragedy from survivors’ view leaves a lasting impression
Pegas reborn: Romania's communist bicycle returns with oomph and style

Pegas reborn: Romania’s communist bicycle returns with oomph and style

A proletariat era symbol gets a modern makeover as a nostalgic nation warms up to its iconic bike brand

Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountains