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 struggles to overcome measles epidemic

The outbreak has caused more than 7,500 registered cases, and 31 deaths, over the last ten months

A good man is hard to find

Romania’s Social Democrats yank their own prime minister

Romania’s ruling coalition aims to vote out its own prime minister

Romanian prime minister Sorin Grindeanu struggles to keep his job after party and allies abandon him

Tripartite Free Trade Area plods along slowly in Africa

Africa’s Tripartite Free Trade Area would reduce regional tariffs and create a pan-African single market, to aid development and cash in on a growing middle class in the continent. But with member countries often belonging to multiple economic areas, progress is both complex and slow.

Romania Drops Measure to Pardon Corrupt Officials

Anticorruption campaigners in Romania on Thursday claimed a pair of victories in their continuing struggle to hold public officials accountable in what many experts consider to be one of the European Union’s most corrupt countries.

Book review: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

Return of religion to China since the death of Mao documented in new book

Kuwait’s oil and gas faces an uncertain future

A global deal to cut oil production and rebalance the market is good news for Kuwait – but it expires after six months. Can the country’s oil business expand its way to stability?

Book review: The Lost City of the Monkey God

Part Indiana Jones, part David Attenborough, The Lost City of the Monkey God is a gripping tale of the hunt for a lost city.

“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.

Anger and Mistrust Fuel Unabated Protests in Romania

Government officials may have thought anger over a law that decriminalized some corruption had waned, once that law was repealed. They were wrong.
‘We must fight on’ – Romania’s crusader against corruption will not back down

‘We must fight on’ – Romania’s crusader against corruption will not back down

The woman leading the fight to clean up the government in Bucharest says she will continue to hold ministers to account

Hands off their DNA

Huge protests force Romania’s government to reverse itself on corruption