Kristina Jovanovski

War & Conflict

Ukraine conflict causes spike in domestic violence

PTSD and economic crisis are blamed for increase in violence - and stigma often prevents victims from seeking help.

War & Conflict

Ukrainians escape encircled strategic town

Thousands of traumatised people have fled shelling in Debaltseve as warring sides battle for another key city.


Ukraine's separatist vote stirs up tensions

Pro-Russia leaders' election in Ukraine's east shows bloody conflict is far from a peaceful resolution.


Ukrainians seethe over slow-paced reforms

Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.


Hungary eyes Russia's 'illiberal' model

Hungary has increasingly courted and won favour with Russia, while rejecting the core values of the European Union.


Hungary: Are critical voices under fire?

An editor's firing and NGO raids cited as evidence that government wants to repress criticism.

US & Canada

Ukraine economy choked by political unrest

Workers and business owners in Ukraine feel the heat of recent turmoil as prices rise and capital flight intensifies.


Tense standoff continues in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists in the village of Andriyivka blame Kiev and its western backers for recent violence.


Eastern Ukrainian miners yearn for Soviet era

As crisis grips Donetsk region, many workers dismiss politics but seek the better living standards of yesteryear.


Roma in rights struggle as Hungary votes

The newly formed Hungarian Gypsy Party aims to mobilise support from the poor going into Sunday's election.


Crimea's information war

The region faces 'chronically high levels' of violence against journalists amid ongoing political tensions.


Crimea on edge as referendum nears

Crimean capital riven by rival protests ahead of a referendum to join Russia, while Tatar minority fears discrimination.