Witches under threat in Romania

Witches under threat in Romania

Romanian Witches, 2007 - Romania's witches are an ancient tradition, and although under pressure from the government, they are still a lucrative business in the modern day.

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In Romania, witchcraft is a multi-million dollar business. TV used to be packed with ads for witches advertising spells. Then the government took the unusual step of banning witchcraft ads on tv.

"This advertising ban makes me feel I'm back in Communist times", complains Witch Bratara. The government is concerned the adverts make Bucharest look backward. But witches feel their ancient craft is under threat. They are campaigning for the ban to be lifted. As one woman explains: "In Romania, every little village has its own witch".

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