Lina Vdovîi is a Moldovan-born journalist with experience in investigative journalism, narrative journalism and new media. She started working as a reporter for Opinia Studenteasca in Iasi, Romania in 2008.

Before moving to Bucharest, she participated in the project CNN iReport University and received a European journalism scholarship from Freedom House Romania.

In December 2012, she joined the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism and, in 2014, was a fellow in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. In 2014, Vdovîi received the award for the Best Feature of the Year at the national contest "Superstories" and in 2015 won the award for the Young Journalist of the Year in Romania.

Her articles have been published in outlets such as Dilema Veche, Decat o Revista, The Industry, Courrier International, EUobserver, Transitions Online, The Guardian, RFE/RL, The Christian Science Monitor and Balkan Insight.

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Lina Vdovîi

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Ghosts of Sochi

  • Corruption
  • Politics
  • Sport

Seven years under construction at a reputed cost of over 40 billion Euro, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia are the most expensive sporting event in history.  But the Games also had a human cost.

Slaves, Lies and Videotape

  • Journalism & Media

Journalists from west Europe have broadcast and printed stories about east Europe that are distorted or false, leading to a fake presentation of reality which victimises nations and some of their poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

The Abortion Battleground

  • Healthcare
  • Human Rights
  • Religion

ZAGREB - Although women have the legal right to abortion across the vast majority of countries in Europe, women in some east European countries are finding it tougher to terminate pregnancies. Our grantees looked into examples of Croatia, Romania, and Poland.

The Donbass Paradox

  • Economy
  • Industry
  • Politics

Russian-backed separatists have plundered the rebel-held regions in Ukraine’s industrial heartland and created an economy stricken with fear, hypocrisy and contradiction. How has business transformed since the rebels took control of Ukraine’s east?