The Journey

Nicolae Cojocaru has been through the often-without-exit labyrinth of the child protection system and escaped only by running from it. His testimony takes down, piece by piece, the realities of a system that protects, recuperates or rehabilitates, on paper but, in reality, it signs the condemnation of people with a stroke of a pen.

The Journey is a production, done with the support of the Center for Legal Resources and the Center for Media Investigations, within the project „The truth about the ones that don’t exist – journalism and activism for the rights of the mentally disabled living in state-financed institutions”. This is a project initiated by the Centre for Investigative Journalism in partnership with the Centre for Legal Resources and financed through the EEA Grants 2009 – 2014, through the NGO Fund in Romania. For more details go to

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