Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu is a Romanian freelance journalist who specialises in human rights, development and the environment.


Based in Warsaw, her articles on Central and Eastern Europe have appeared in international news outlets including Reuters, Politico Europe, The Guardian and Al Jazeera. She was formerly a correspondent for Inter Press Service.

Fellowship Article


First gay marriage, then liberal democracy… As a global ultra-conservative movement brings its war of values to the Balkans, autocrats are paying attention.


09 Jul 2018 / 12:29

Romania’s LGBT Community Rallies Against Intolerance

Claudia Ciobanu

This year’s Pride Parade in Bucharest was the biggest ever. And for those who took part, it was probably the most defiant.