I'm a freelance journalist based in București, Romania. I cover subjects on politics (with an accent on social movements, property restitution, corruption and privatization) economics (including financialization of everyday life in Romania) and sports. I worked in the past for numerous organizations including NewsIN Press Agency (Realitatea Media), RNews, ZiuaOnline.net. I hold a BA in Law, a Master degree in Management and Gouvernance and a MA in Anthropology. Starting from 2015 I'm a PhD candidate in Anthropology with a thesis about property restitution in postsocialist Romania.
In December 2013, in the village of Pungeşti, Vaslui County, the American company Chevron started the installation of a shale gas exploration probe. The protests that followed, starting with the blocking of the road access by the peasants, made the state authorities to decree the institution of the "special public safety zone" in Pungești. This led to a limitation of the civil rights of villagers and started a long wave of abuses by the authorities and Gendarmerie forces.