Who Is Part of ZdG Team?

Who Is Part of ZdG Team?
03 May 2020 | 12:37

ALINA RADU
Director
Birthplace: Vărzăreștii-Noi, Călărași, the center of Moldova.
Education: Faculty of Journalism, Moldova State University.
Study visits: I had the opportunity to visit over 50 countries of the world on five continents. Everywhere, I insisted on visiting newsrooms, prisons, and cemeteries. They were all my journalism lessons.
Work experience: 1989-2004 -Teleradio Moldova, Catalan TV, Flux, IDIS Viitorul; 2004 to present – ZdG.
Responsibilities at ZdG: I am the co-founder and accidentally a manager. However, journalism is my passion. I am responsible for managing activities and identifying funds, and if I have time, I write.
When and why I came to ZdG: I left several politically controlled newsrooms, I no longer wanted to work in censored institutions. And in 2004, I joined ZdG. I stayed here because no politician can exercise any control over the ZdG. In addition, after visiting hundreds of newsrooms around the world, I did not find a more interesting team anywhere.
What I like to do besides my editorial work: I like to care for my family, to laugh at trifles, to meditate in silence, to play loud music, to make plans about journalism, to try to do something other than journalism and rediscover that I still can’t, to believe that hardships are good, to see again and again how good prevails, and to enjoy life.
Awards: 2018 – best press manager, API; 2015 – the best local documentary, Chronograph; 2015 – Geuzen Medal (Netherlands) for resilience in journalism; 2013 – Freedom Award, IDIS; 2012 – Best Local Documentary, Chronograph; 2010 – the best human rights reporter, UN; 2009 – Ten journalists of the year, CJI; 2006, the best investigation – API; 1999 – the best social reporter, UNDP; 1998 – Grand Prix, the documentary “Gone by the Wind”, TV Festival, Kosice, Slovakia;

ANETA GROSU
Editor-in-chief
Birthplace: Drochia village, Drochia district
Education: Moldova State University 
Work experience: The first job was the News Department at State Television. I was part of the team that launched Mesager, the first news program in Independent Moldova. Later, I worked at the first Independent Television Station – Catalan. I also worked for the Flux and Accente newspapers, after which I came to the Ziarul de Gardă.
Responsibilities at ZdG: Together with the team, we do Ziarul de Garda, as well as news and video products, we participate in several media projects, we train students, who come to the newsroom in international projects, such as IREX, or interns who come from faculties of journalism.
Ziarul de Garda has grown since 2004 when it was launched: it has expanded its team, diversified its media products, and increased the number of subscribers. All this because we always approached hot topics without fear.
When and why I came to ZdG: First, together with some journalists, I founded Ziarul de Gardă, and I remained here to work. It has been almost 16 years since then. When we started, I thought it was a test of strength, of our experience, as well as a test of the media market, in order to understand if we were ready to resist in Moldova at a time when the Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova was in power. It was not easy, but today we understand that it was possible.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: I like to listen to the sea, to the chirping of birds and to absolute silence. I would choose any trip to unknown places, especially now. I bake bread with great pleasure, and for eight years I have been following the most special phenomenon that can exist in one’s life – I have been watching my grandson Ștefănel growing up.

VICTOR MOȘNEAG
Deputy Editor-in-chief 
Birthplace: Cucuruzeni, Orhei / Chisinau
Education: Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Moldova State University
Work experience: I started collaborating with ZdG in 2008, after the first year of internship. Between May and October 2010, I became a sports journalist, and senior editor at the Sports Department, Publika TV. Then I went back to ZdG and I grew up with ZdG.
Responsibilities at ZdG: I do many things. Sometimes investigations, other times interviews or news. Since the beginning of 2020, I participate more actively in the development and improvement of the site www.zdg.md.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG for the annual internship, after my first year of studies. I saw in a newspaper at the university library that the newspaper did not have the sports section and I decided to give life to that section. When I got to the newsroom, however, I did anything but sports news. What I currently do at ZdG somehow fuels my desire to do justice, a desire I previously wanted to realize from the position of lawyer, judge, or prosecutor.
What I like to do besides the editorial work: I play football, even at six in the morning. I watch football, but also other sports. I look forward to seeing Juventus Torino win the Champions League every year. I consume news and information even when I am not at work. I like the sea very much and traveling. I also have a dream. To live by the sea or at least near the beach of an ocean 🙂, in a country where there is no winter.
Awards: 2017, 1st prize in CEI and SEEMO Award for special merits in investigative journalism; 2016, 2017, 2018 – Reporting Investigations Contest on Corruption, UNDP Moldova; 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 – The author of the best investigation within API; 2012 – The best journalist of the year, according to the IJC; 2010, 1st prize in “Reflecting the phenomenon of corruption in the written press”, a contest organized by Transparency International Moldova; 2009, 2011 – The best journalist of the year within API.

PETRU GROZAVU
Editorialist
Birthplace: Cartal (Orlovka), Reni, Southern Basarabia.
Education: Journalism (Moldova State University); International Relations (Academy of Public Administration).
Work experience: 44 years in audiovisual and written press: Radio-Moldova, Flux, Alfa şi Omega, DTV, Accente, Ziarul de Gardă.
Responsibilities at ZdG:  I am an editorialist. I follow intently the events and write opinion pieces about anyone and anything that ruins our lives and prevents us from living humanely. 
When and why I came to ZdG: I have been with  ZdG since 2005. It was a challenge. It was a different product on our media market, a brave newspaper, uncensored, uncontrolled politically, inconvenient to power, which was not simply written, but “cultivated” and in which freedom, primarily creative, was on everyone’s account.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: I like to read, to travel (although I have less and less time for it), I am passionate about fishing (I was born on the Danube). I have also had an informal activity for many years: I am the President of the Cultural Society Danube and the Sea which concerns the Romanian community in the Historical Budjak.

 MARINA CIOBANU
Reporter 
Birthplace: Zaim village, Causeni district
Education: Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Moldova State University
Work experience: After several internships in the written press, radio and TV, I was lucky that I got my first job at Ziarul de Gardă,  the first investigative newspaper in Moldova. 
Internships, study visits: Dialogue and social responsibility, Leipzig-Berlin, 2018; Multimedia stories: creative technology – from idea to production and promotion, Prague, 2017.
What I do at ZdG: I try to investigate, after I spent four years making news, written and video reports, running after politicians and asking questions that “statesmen” would not answer.
When and why I came to ZdG: After I got my diploma in 2015, I came to Ziarul de Gardă to get experience and to learn, convinced that true journalism means investigations and that my ultimate goal in the press is to conduct investigations, so that I can be identified one day with the team that “tells the truth”.
What I like to do besides the editorial work: Puzzle. Crosswords. Happy children.
Awards: Journalists of the Year 2018, TV Program category

 DIANA GAȚCAN
Reporter 
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Journalism and Communication Sciences, Management of Media Institutions, Moldova State University
Work experience: I have been doing journalism since 2013, and during this period I kept trying other media institutions, until I came to understand where I want to work and what I want to do.
What I do at ZdG: I am on the newsreel, I make the news, and I experiment from time to time.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG in 2018. I had a job, but I wanted to grow professionally and I decided to send a CV. I was lucky to get to this newsroom.
What I like to do besides my editorial work: I love board games. Colleagues can confirm!

OLGA BULAT
Editor, Russian edition of ZdG
Birthplace: Balti
Education: 2010-2011 – School of Advanced Studies in Journalism (ȘSAJ; 2006-2007- Alecu Russo Bălţi State University (USARB), Master in Philology; 2001-2006 – USARB, Bachelor of Philology.
Work experience: 2015 – present, editor of the Russian version of ZdG; 2011 – 2015, journalist at ZdG; 2007 – 2010, assistant professor, USARB.
What I do at ZdG: I am responsible for everything related to the Russian edition of the newspaper: I place on the site/translate/edit/write / correct news/articles/video scripts/explainer. 
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG in 2015 as a trainee ȘSAJ. Later, they proposed me to stay. I accepted without thinking much. Here I had the opportunity to write, but also to do extensive video reports, which was an advantage compared to what other newsrooms proposed.
What I like to do besides working in the newsroom: My life outside the newsroom revolves around ZdG. However, if I catch a free moment, I like a cup of black tea, while scanning a thriller or experimenting with color mixing, creating the shade that no one else has invented yet.
Internships, study visits: Gender Expert Meeting (Georgia), 2011; Toward Open Government Partnership in Eastern Partnership Seminar (Ukraine), 2013; Training “Journalism in the context of information war” (Lithuania), 2015; 2016-2019: workshops, organized for the editors of the Russian-language media network (Czech Republic, Georgia, Ukraine).
Awards: 2016 – Best Reporter, second prize (API); 2015 – 1st prize, Human Rights, (API); 2013 – first prize, “Best Reporter” (API); 2012 – second prize, API; 2012 – 3rd prize – “Decentralization reform in the media”.

ANATOLIE EȘANU
Investigative  reporter
Birthplace: Bujor, Hâncești
Education: 2014 – School of Advanced Studies in Journalism, Chișinău; 2012- Master in Humanities, Moldova State University; 2009 – Bachelor of Political Science, IRIM, Chișinău;
Work experience: June 2015 – present, reporter, Ziarul de Garda; May 2013 – September 2016, show graphic designer, Jurnal TV; December 2011 – May 2013, set director, TV Journal;
What I do at ZdG: I learn to do journalistic investigations
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: Wednesday evenings are for indoor football, and weekends are for outdoor football. I spend two or three mornings a week at the gym. The early-morning movement, starting at 7:20, gives me the energy I cannot get otherwise, and in addition, I like to get in front of my colleagues at the newsroom knowing that I have already been at the gym while they just woke up :)
Internships, study visits: February 2017 – International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the United States Department of State, Washington-San Diego-Raleigh-Tampa-New York, USA; September 2015 – professional training for journalists organized by the International Alliance of Romanian Journalists (AIJR), Iasi, Romania
Awards: 2018 – 1st prize (co-author), the national contest Journalistic Investigations of 2018, organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Independent Press Association; 2018 – 2nd prize in journalistic investigations, annual API competitions; 2017 – 1st prize (co-author) and 2nd prize (author), media investigations on corruption issues, UNDP Moldova; 2017 and 2016 – 2nd prize in journalistic investigations, annual API competitions.


ALIONA CIURCĂ
Narrative  reporter
Birthplace: Căzănești village, Telenesti
Education: International Economic Relations at Academy of Economic Sciences of Moldova; Journalism and Communication Sciences at Moldova State University.
Work experience: One year of media monitoring in the French press. Since 2015, a reporter at ZdG. Collaborator at Le Courrier de Balkans.
Internships, study visits: October 2019 – Power of Storytelling, Bucharest, Romania; June 2019 – Tbilisi Storytelling Festival, ZEG;  October 2019 – German-Moldovan Journalist Exchange Forum, Berlin, Germany; January 2018 – Reporting Tour Trafficking in Persons, USA.
What I do at ZdG: I write on social topics, such as women’s rights, mental health, LGBT rights, migration. I do interviews.  I join protests. I am responsible for the Diaspora page.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came here at the end of 2015, when I was still a student, because I wanted to learn how to do quality journalism.
What I like to do, besides the editorial activity: I like reading, eating, watching movies that make me laugh.
Awards: Top Journalists of the Year 2019, Written Press Category

DANIELA BECHET
Development  consultant
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Bachelor of Political Science, Harvard University, Master of International Relations, Syracuse University of New York, Maxwell School.
Work experience: I migrated from finance / IT at an investment fund in New York to international development and the public sector in Moldova. At work, I was passionate about two absolutely opposite things: entrepreneurs/innovation and public services. I still think they can meet, at least in my career, they do.
What I do at ZdG: I search for opportunities to develop the organization, funding, and new projects. It is extremely motivating because ZdG is currently one of the fastest-growing organizations in Moldova.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG in June 2019 after a very demanding job with Ioana Maria. Moldova was in the midst of post-oligarchic reinvention and it was the right time to discover colleagues in the front line of the protests as well as those from the last line of investigation. What I like to do besides the editorial activity: It is the editorial office that I like to do when I’m not with Ioana Maria. I have recently discovered plasticine modeling.

ALIONA CENUȘĂ
Finance manager
Birthplace: Bocșa, Fălești district
Education: Bachelor’s degree, International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova; Master in Management at the Academy of Public Administration
Work experience: Since November 2006 I started exploring the field of economics and accounting, and since January 2019 –  financial management
What I do at ZdG: financial project management, accounting, human resources and financial reporting for both national authorities and donors.
When and why I came to ZdG: I started part-time as an accountant, responsible for invoices, and since January 2019, I am a full-time financial manager. I simply resonate with what Ziarul de Garda does!
What I like to do besides the editorial work: outdoor walks, playing with the child.

DANIELA CALMÎȘ
Investigative reporter
Birthplace: Pănășești,  Straseni district
Education: Nicolae Iorga Theoretical High School; Journalism and Communication Sciences at the Academy of Economic Sciences of Moldova.
Internships, study visits: September 2019 – Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Hamburg, Germany.
Work experience: After almost a year of TV journalism and another year of communication and public relations, I applied for an internship for journalists at Ziarul de Gardă, where I have been active for a year.
What I do at ZdG: At Ziarul de Gardă I follow my dream, I learn from the best, I grow as a journalist and I discover myself as a human being. I write about the problems in society and I try to uncover the truth.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to Ziarul de Gardă in the spring of 2019 for a few months internships. I fell in love with this team (because it was spring), and the kind of journalism that they do. I could only dream that I may be part of the Ziarul de Garda team after the internship, but I was very lucky; I got employed and I really understand what it means to be a journalist.
What I like to do, apart from my editorial work: Discover new people and things. I also like painting, reading, and yoga.

CRISTIAN JARDAN
Social media manager
Birthplace: Cornești, Ungheni district
Education: Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; School of Advanced Studies in Journalism, Chișinău
Work experience: I became a journalist by vocation. My mother is a journalist and I have been in the field since I was a child, but I started working on it late. At the end of my studies at the School of Advanced Studies in Journalism, I did the internship at Pro TV Chișinău where I stayed for some years. As such, I was thinking about a career as a sports journalist, somewhere online and no television, but… I started as a site editor, event reporter, then political reporter, then administrator of the company’s websites. In 2012 I went to Prime where I managed the web content of the new media trust, but I also had the opportunity to become a producer of the UEFA Champions League program broadcasts: matches, summaries, and the weekly show. From January 2014 to September 2014, I was senior web at GMG, managing all of the company’s sites. Since 2015, I have acquired and managed the UNIMEDIA.INFO news portal.
What I do at ZdG: I started part-time as SMM – social media manager, later I started to coordinate the activity of the video department of Ziarul de Gardă, and I help with the online site.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came in February 2020, somewhat accidentally. As such, I was going to start another job at the Zimbru Chișinău football club, and in the meantime, I received a message if I could somehow help the development of ZdG’s Social Media. I have enormous respect for Ziarul de Gardă and the people here whom I know and respect for what they have been doing for many years, so I accepted without hesitation. Subsequently, the project at Zimbru failed and I started full-time and I am satisfied.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: I play football; I watch football matches, as well as almost all existing sports. I cannot imagine my life without travel and family vacations: mandatory by car and at distances of no less than 500 km. I am a gourmet; I like tasty food and good wine. I love quality movies and staying on the net.

ECATERINA ALEXANDR
Photojournalist, image operator, image editor
Birthplace: Crocmaz, Ștefan Vodă.
Education: Image Director, Film, TV at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts.
Work experience: April 2017- present, Ziarul de Gardă.
What I do at ZdG: I am the person who sees the subjects in photos and video format.
When and why I came to ZdG: In 2017, I came to ZdG, after trying to find myself making commercial photos and videos, but I understood that this is not for me, I do not like to distort reality by masking the defects and giving importance only to beautiful and often invented things. I understood that in order to achieve my goal, that of making movies, I need a lot of experience and knowledge. I thought that an independent press that also makes video reports would give me these opportunities and I was right. In three years of working for ZdG I learned to set my camera with my eyes closed, to make important decisions in fractions of a second, but the most important thing that happened to me, I overcame many fears, which hindered my development. I gained a lot of courage, which I always lacked. After having jumped a few times over some fences for some exclusive shots, I understood that in vain my mother scolded me as a child when I jumped fences.
What I like to do besides my editorial work: I like listening to music. I also like to spend my time in the kitchen preparing all kinds of dishes. If I am in the country with my parents, and I have free time, then I take pictures of my neighbors (I like to photograph life in the country) and although I have been promising to bring them the printed photos for years, I have not done it yet. I love historical movies; I can watch the same movie dozens of times.
Awards: 2019 – 1st prize, API, Best photo category, 2nd prize in the contest Click for gender equality, organized by UN Woman in Moldova.

CRISTINA DULEA
Reporter
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Journalism and Communication Sciences, Political Journalism, State University of Moldova.
Work experience: I have been doing journalism for seven years. In addition to the news, I managed the website of Pro TV Chișinău for several years. I started working while in my last year of college, and since then I have not stopped and I do not want to do it.
What I do at ZdG: I am a journalist. I try to find correct, documented, but not always short answers to all existential questions.
When and why did I come to ZdG: I came to Ziarul de Gardă on September 1, 2019. Just like at school! I knew exactly where I wanted to come. Why? What does a good student do in class? He works hard to learn and learns how to work qualitatively.
What I like to do besides working in the newsroom: I enjoy looking for business ideas after walking Babi. Babi is my puppy. I can also give you some recommendations on the most popular movies on Netflix.

MARINA GORBATOVSCHI
Video reporter
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Vasile Lupu Pedagogical College, Orhei; Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences, Moldova State University, School of Advanced Studies in Journalism.
Work experience: After doing pedagogy and diplomacy, I started journalism and suddenly – Ziarul de Gardă. Yes, ZdG became my first job.
What I do at ZdG: I am a reporter. Convinced that every person has a story, I learn to discover it and turn it into a written report or video. I collect true, natural, syrupy stories, most from the villages. I like to give people on the street a chance to be heard.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came in July 2019 when I had not yet taken my diploma in journalism. I understood that I identify with and I want to grow with Ziarul de Gardă.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: I like to read, to go to the theater, to watch detectives and I like to wander…

DIANA SEVERIN
News reporter
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Ion Creangă Theoretical High School, Chișinău; Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Academy of Economic Sciences of Moldova.
Work experience: While in my first year at university, I collaborated with several non-governmental organizations from the Republic of Moldova. I also had several internships at several TV newsrooms in Chișinău.
What I do at ZdG: I am a journalist. Every day I follow and write about the most important events that take place both internally and externally.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG in January 2019. I was in my last year at university. In the morning, I went to classes, then to the newsroom. I am at ZdG because it is the best team of journalists. Here I have the opportunity to do quality journalism and grow professionally.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: In my free time I like to meet friends, to make plans, and then to fulfill them. I love watching a movie in the evening, reading or going for a walk with my dog. Once a month I organize brief vacations, even on weekends.

CRISTINA CARMANU
English edition editor
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: I studied International Relations at Moldova State University; I am currently studying Public Finance and Taxation at Moldova State University. I won a six-month Erasmus program scholarship at Beira Interior University, Portugal.
Work experience: I worked as a volunteer coordinator in the GO TO VOTE campaign organized by Promo Lex, working side by side with volunteers to inform the people in Chișinău about the new mixed electoral system introduced in 2017.
What I do at ZdG: I translate and edit the articles that appear on the English page of Ziarul de Gardă. I am responsible for the Facebook page, Twitter, and the Ziarul de Gardă English version website. Every week I write and issue a newsletter in English, which is a new product of Ziarul de Gardă.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came in July 2019, to learn new things and learn something from the art of journalism.
What I like to do, apart from my editorial work: I like to go to the theater, read, cook, learn new languages ​​and travel; I would like to visit South Korea and Japan one day.

NICOLETA BRAGHIȘ
News reporter
Birthplace: Grătiești, Chișinău municipality
Education: Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Moldova State University.
Work experience: About two years in the field of sociology and another two years in the media.
What I do at ZdG: I follow and write about the most important events; I learn something new every day; I grow professionally.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG when I understood that I want to do real journalism, to become a professional, to be proud of my work. It happened in July 2019.
What I like to do besides my editorial work: I find activities that help develop my personality, I meditate, and I spend time with people who make me forget about worries and problems.

CORINA ȘEREMET
Narrative reporter
Birthplace: Cahul
Education: Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Moldova State University; Faculty of Law, Moldova State University; School of Advanced Studies in Journalism
Work experience: I worked for a private company for seven years.
What I do at ZdG: I am responsible for the section Legal advice at ZdG
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZdG in 2019, because I share its values: responsibility, devotion, and fairness.
What I like to do besides my editorial work: I like to read and travel.

ALINA FRUNZA
News reporter
Birthplace: Oxentea, Dubasari district.
Education: M. Marinciuc Theoretical High School, Chișinău. Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Moldova State University.
What I do at ZdG: I keep learning journalism.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came on February 24, 2020, a symbolic date, and I am the newest in the ZdG team.  I came to work qualitatively in journalism.
What I like to do besides the editorial work: I like coffee time.

DIANA MARIAN
Public relations
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences, Moldova State University; Master in International Relations, Moldova State University
Work experience: Public relations at the Romanian Consulate in Chișinău, Embassy of Slovakia in the Republic of Moldova.
What I do at ZdG: Public relations. I answer the newsroom’s phone, talk to readers. I intervene when subscribers have problems. I identify solutions to readers’ problems related to the legal field or human rights.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came in September 2018. I was looking for a job, I care about people and I like to communicate with them
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: Outdoor walks with the family, sports, reading, traveling.

IGOR IONESCU
Camera operator
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: Traian Theoretical High School
Work experience: camera operator at Prime and Jurnal TV.
What I do at ZdG: camera operator, photographer, editor, drone piloting.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came to ZDG in January 2019. I wanted to be part of the ZDG team and I succeeded.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: Outside the editorial office, I film various projects because I really like that.

ANDREI MUNTEAN
Video editor
Birthplace: Hîrbovățul Nou, Anenii Noi
Education: Hyperion High School, Anenii Noi; Faculty of Energy and Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Moldova
Work experience: I have been trying to model from countless video images for about seven years so that a beautiful story can come out.
What I do at ZdG: I edit the video images; I try to make any story, in addition to being pleasant to read, also interesting to view.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came here in the most beautiful period of the year, August 2017. I was looking for a new job and I can say that I was lucky.
What I like to do, apart from the editorial activity: I like to spend as much time as possible with my family and to watch movies.

ELENA VOLCOVSCHI
Marketing
Birthplace: Munteni, Cimișlia district
Education: Journalism and Communication Sciences, Moldova State University
Work experience: from 2004 to 2019 I worked for a magazine in Chișinău
What I do at ZdG: I identify, hold discussions and try to convince companies that do honest business to place advertising in ZdG, both print and online versions. Together with the ZdG administration, I implement the action plan during the subscription campaigns and we look for solutions to the problems that arise. I keep in touch with postal workers from all over the country where we have subscribers.
When and why I came to ZdG: After 15 years of activity at the previous job, I felt the need for a break. But the break lasted only two weeks, I quickly accepted the offer from ZdG, knowing that it is a real newsroom as few have remained and that it produces weekly print editions in Romanian and Russian languages, web pages in Romanian, Russian and English, as well as an investigative TV show, Reporter on Guard.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: In spring and summer, I like to stay in the country with children, roam the hills, and do gardening. In winter and autumn, we stay in the city, I like to cook for my family and take care of everyone in the house.

DOINA DUMBRĂVEANU-MUNTEANU
Editor-reviewer 
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: PhD in Philology, Al.I.Cuza University, Iași, Romania; Master in Cultural Management, Dijon, France; Master in English Translation and Interpretation, Moldova State University
Work experience: Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed identifying linguistic blunders and spelling mistakes in the books I read. It is probably, my mother Eugenia, a book editor, who passed on this passion to me. This is what I do. Even my father, the writer Victor Dumbrăveanu, entrusted me to edit his books.
What I do at ZdG: I am honored to be part of the team that promotes the same system of values ​​that I share, bringing my humble contribution as editor-reviewer of ZdG.
When and why I came to ZdG: I have always been and remain a loyal reader and admirer of ZdG, and since January 2020 I have the chance to work side by side with the entire team of this editorial, which has a distinct voice in our society and informs citizens correctly and equidistantly.
What I like to do besides my editorial work: Literature and theater remain the great passions of my life. I also love swimming, and my motto is a healthy mind in a healthy body. 

VITALIE MUNTEANU
Designer
Birthplace: Chișinău
Education: School no. 12, Chișinău
Work experience: Moldova-press Agency; the newspaper Molodej Moldovî; GP Flux, Timpul; IDIS Viitorul; word processing books, magazines, brochures; Development of image kits for social campaigns: Health Investment Fund, World Bank projects, UNICEF, USAID.
What I do at ZdG: I am responsible for design and layout, I make sure that all the materials fit and are properly illustrated in the pages of the printed editions of ZdG in Romanian and Russian, I also develop promotional materials for the newsroom.
When and why I came to ZdG: I came in 2019 because it’s a newspaper where you can do creative design, where there are original journalistic materials and a big and interesting team.
What I like to do besides the editorial activity: I like to spend time with my two children, Marius and Patricia, to bake bread together or to make cakes. We enjoy family getaways and hikes in the near or far surroundings. When I have free time and the children are busy, I deal with carpentry, and fishing, I am interested in gardening.

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Marking the International Youth Day

On August 12, the World celebrates International Youth Day. This year, the theme of International Youth Day is Youth Engagement for Global Action, aiming to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young p…
Marking the International Youth Day

Moldova Reports 474 New Cases of Coronavirus

Moldova reports 474 new cases of coronavirus. From the total number of cases today, three cases are imported. The number of people infected with the new type of coronavirus reached 28,697. At the same time, 19,…
Moldova Reports 474 New Cases of Coronavirus

Moldova Reports 382 New Cases of COVID-19

Moldova reports 382 new cases of coronavirus, nine of the cases, are in the breakaway Transnistria region. The number of cases in the breakaway Transnistria region reached 1,629. From the total number of the ca…
Moldova Reports 382 New Cases of COVID-19

President Igor Dodon Congratulated His Belarusian Counterpart Alexandr Lukashenko on His Victory in the Presidential Elections

President Igor Dodon, congratulated his Belarusian counterpart, Alexandr Lukashenko after the President-in-Office won the elections held on August 9 in Belarus. On August 10, Dodon congratulated Lukashenko on h…
President Igor Dodon Congratulated His Belarusian Counterpart Alexandr Lukashenko on His Victory in the Presidential Elections

The Investigation Into the Billion Theft Continues

The representatives of the General Prosecutor’s Office announced that they are going to send to court some materials in the bank fraud case.  On August 5, representatives of the General Prosecutor…
The Investigation Into the Billion Theft Continues

The Report of the National Integrity Authority

The National Integrity Authority drafted an activity report for the first half of 2020 that comprises the planned activities and the results during the reporting period. According to the report, the Integrity I…
The Report of the National Integrity Authority