Moldovan journalists uncover corruption secrets with drones

    by Marjorie Rouse, Internews
    Monday, 20 June 2016 10:49 BST

An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Journalists in Moldova have used drone cameras to photograph extravagant mansions on private estates, in an effort to shed light on government corruption in the impoverished eastern European nation. 

A video recorded by a drone begins with aerial images of small Moldovan farmhouses, before revealing hidden mansions that the journalists said are part of a secret luxury retreat for powerful Moldovan government leaders. 

The video has caused a stir in the ex-Soviet republic which has struggled with endemic corruption and economic mismanagement since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991..

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