BBC News interviews David Rochkind on how he has funded his reporting projects through grants.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova's health system has struggled to cope and the country became vulnerable to a growing tuberculosis (TB) crisis.
Mikael Storsjo provides web hosting in Finland for the Kavkaz Center, one of the most controversial Internet news agencies covering the Caucasus; it has been branded a terrorist propaganda organization by Russia.
Since the election of President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine has suffered an erosion of press freedom. As incidents of government intimidation rise, media watchdogs fear a return to the dark ages for the country's independent media.
The market for women's eggs is booming. But wide differences in price and poor regulation over human egg donations have created an international black market for eggs
At 44% of all tuberculosis cases in the country, Moldova has the highest rate of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis anywhere on the planet.
As a journalist in the North Caucasus refusing censorship, Yuri Bagrov was “treated like an enemy” and made an illegal immigrant in his homeland. Now, he is trying to survive as a refugee in the U.S.
Despite all of the dangers, Magomed Evloyev refused to shut down his website on the grounds that it was the only uncensored source of public information in his homeland, Ingushetia.
Zurab Markhiev believes that in the Caucasus a journalist must also be a human rights defender since censorship makes crime easy. This belief exiled him to Europe, where he is forced to hide.
Independent journalists in the North Caucasus often find that reporting is a life-threatening pursuit. Many have been forced to flee Russia and seek asylum elsewhere, while others have been murdered for their work.
Scott Carney speaks about his reporting on the sale of human eggs on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Censorship and criminalization in the North Caucasus forced Valery Dzutsev, a former coordinator for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) to either “quit journalism or never return home.” He chose political asylum in the U.S. and cut ties with Russia.