Kristina Jovanovski

Kristina Jovanovski

Voices

The Syrian refugee comedians of Istanbul breaking stereotypes

Using stand-up comedy as a way to address stereotypes, a group in Istanbul finds humour in bleak experiences.

The Syrian refugee comedians of Istanbul breaking stereotypes

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.

Ukraine conflict causes spike in domestic violence

War & Conflict

Ukrainians escape encircled strategic town

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

Ukrainians escape encircled strategic town

Politics

Ukraine's separatist vote stirs up tensions

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

Ukraine's separatist vote stirs up tensions

Politics

Ukrainians seethe over slow-paced reforms

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

Ukrainians seethe over slow-paced reforms

Politics

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 eyes Russia's 'illiberal' model

Politics

Hungary: Are critical voices under fire?

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

Hungary: Are critical voices under fire?

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.

Ukraine economy choked by political unrest

Ukraine

Tense standoff continues in eastern Ukraine

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

Tense standoff continues in eastern Ukraine

Features

Eastern Ukrainian miners yearn for Soviet era

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

Eastern Ukrainian miners yearn for Soviet era

Hungary

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.

Roma in rights struggle as Hungary votes

Russia

Crimea's information war

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

Crimea's information war