Claudia Ciobanu is a freelance Romanian reporter based in Warsaw. In her articles she has been covering central and eastern Europe for such media outlets as Reuters, al-Jazeera, openDemocracy and The Guardian among others. She is interested in issues concerning social, cultural, political and ecological transition in the region with a particular bend on political activism. Claudia Ciobanu also wrote about the fate of migrants from Central-Eastern Europe in Western countries. Along with Teodor Ajder she is a member of a collective of Romanian speaking immigrants in Poland, “Mămăliga de Varșovia” – a trilingual literary magazine focussed on the position of the immigrant.