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.
Features

“We don’t BeLiviu”: how Romania is rising against corruption

Night after night, activists gather in Victory Square to demand the resignation of the government.

Keeping Alive a Haven for Yiddish Culture in Modern Romania

Bucharest is home to one of only a handful of Yiddish theaters left in Europe, which remained open even as Romania was gripped by anti-Semitism during World War II.
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
Wetland Europe

Wetland Europe

In Romania’s isolated Danube Delta, traditional communities are struggling to survive in the face of reduced fishing, tighter regulations and economic migration, all in one of Europe’s most bio-diverse regions.
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
‘Aferim!,’ an Oscar Contender, Explores the Enslavement of the Roma

‘Aferim!,’ an Oscar Contender, Explores the Enslavement of the Roma

"Aferim!", described as Romania’s "12 Years a Slave", has set off widespread discussion about historic enslavement of the Roma, a subject that until recently had rarely been aired in public.

Time-Worn Village in Moldova Springs Back to Life, Thanks to Port

Once-landlocked Moldova, and the tiny port that's trying to change the country
A Balkans Romeo & Juliet

A Balkans Romeo & Juliet

More than 15 years after the bitter conflict, a staging of Shakespeare’s tragedy brings Kosovans and Serbians together to foster reconciliation
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

Red equals danger in Bucharest, Europe’s earthquake capital

Assessing the problems facing Romania's capital, where hundreds of ornate buildings in the historic centre are in real danger of collapse

The growing risks of droughts & flooding rains

Making long-term predictions about precipitation is virtually impossible. But scientists believe that the recent proliferation of heavy rainfall events and heatwaves is proof that climate change is taking hold.
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