Articles by Francesco Brusa

Turkey, a huge clandestine experiment

06/07/2018 -  Francesco Brusa

"Turkey as a country and we as the people have been through an experiment called 'Moderate Islam and democracy.' Now we are going through the insanity phase." A dialogue with Ece Temelkuran, Turkish writer and journalist

Moldova: transparency and democracy can solve problems

13/02/2018 -  Francesco Brusa

Defeated in the 2016 presidential runoff, Maia Sandu has not left politics. She has recently visited Italy for a series of meetings with the diaspora. Here she speaks about her vision on Moldova

Turkey, the price of neoliberalism

12/01/2018 -  Francesco Brusa

Tax-free zones where workers are denied trade union protection, authoritarian trends, experiences of resistance that emerge in the suburbs of large cities. Turkish development in an interview with researcher Luca Manunza

The struggle of Kurdish women in Turkey, between journalism and jineology

16/11/2017 -  Francesco Brusa

"We have always valued hope over victory. Now, however, we are winning some of our battles". An interview with Ceren Karlıdaĝ, journalist, feminist, among the protagonists of the magazine Sujin Gazete.

Turkey, the triangle of the three s's

20/10/2017 -  Francesco Brusa

"We call it the triangle of the three s's: sermaye, sendika, and siyaset – capital, unions, and politics". An interview with the journalist and activist Özgür Karaduman about consensus and dissent in Erdoĝan's Turkey

Between institutions and movements, the challenges of Moldovan feminism

08/03/2017 -  Francesco Brusa

A conversation with two women, Valentina Borug and Victoria Apostol, on their strategies to lead the way in the debate on feminism and gender issues in Moldova

Media in Moldova: oligarchy in power

05/12/2016 -  Francesco Brusa Chișinău

Nadine Gogu heads a centre in support of independent journalism in the country. She tells us about media oligarchs, Russian propaganda, and the future of online information

Moldova: prisons, transition, and the Hamlet

06/09/2016 -  Francesco Brusa

All Moldovan prison facilities still date back to the Soviet era, with poor conditions for prisoners. And yet something is moving to reform the system. A reportage

Exorcism in Moldova

29/04/2016 -  Francesco Brusa

Despite the local ecclesiastical institutions' disapproval, in the Monastery of Saharna, a hundred kilometres from the Moldovan capital Chişinau, mass exorcism rites are taking place

Giurgiuleşti, the port in a void

30/12/2015 -  Francesco Brusa

The port of Giurgiuleşti, via a system of canals, represents Moldavia's only access to the sea. All around it, though, is void