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Something’s up with Lime

The multinational company Lime, worth €2 billion, suspended its operation in Greece due to COVID-19. A months-long investigation, however, reveals that the problems began long before the pandemic.

Refugee camps in Greece

The data are presented by geographical area and are updated on a weekly basis.

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. “I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

The tandoor of Moria

Afghan wood-fired ovens are an example of people’s attempt to resist a regime of detention which imposes misery as normality

Last in line ›

A Publication about young male refugees

More than 75,000 asylum seekers arrived in Greece in 2019 alone, either by crossing the northern border with Turkey via the Evros River or by crossing the Aegean from Turkey on boats, hoping to land on one of the Greek islands.

About 40% of the asylum seekers are men.

Our picks

Something’s up with Lime

The multinational company Lime, worth €2 billion, suspended its operation in Greece due to COVID-19. A months-long investigation, however, reveals that the problems began long before the pandemic.

In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. ”I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

Thousands of agricultural workers in Manolada are “staying home” – in shacks

The strawberry season has already begun, and at least 7,000 harvesters from Bangladesh are currently in Manolada. While agricultural production has decreased due to COVID-19, difficult living and working conditions raise further concerns.

Will the summer of 2020 be a concert-less experience?

Α booking agent from Germany writes about how eventually the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown made his events calendar look empty.

A visual representation of Australia’s devastating fires

A visual representation of Australia’s devastating fires

Fires in Australia are estimated to have burned 107,000 square kilometers, nearly the size of mainland Greece (132,049). 28 people died and more than a billion animals killed in wildfires that have been burning the country since autumn 2019.

The curse of the “rich” countries

The curse of the “rich” countries

The term resource curse refers to that situation in which countries with an abundance of natural resources, such as fossil fuels and certain minerals, appear to have lower economic growth, less democracy and lower index scores on peacefulness.

An interactive map for filming locations in Greece

An interactive map for filming locations in Greece

On this map each point corresponds to a shooting of Greek or international film and television production as recorded on IMDB, the world’s most popular online database of information related to films and television programs productions.

Support our free and independent journalism ›

The Carpet Show – Ep. 03 – Hijab

The Carpet Show – Ep. 03 – Hijab

The Carpet Show

April 16, 2019
The Carpet Show is a platform where 2 people from the community of Solomon casually express their opinions on a social issue. This third episode is a discussion about hijab with Clara and Walaa.

A story we shared ›

A Publication with stories from COVID-19 era

The spread of COVID-19 has led us to experience unprecedented times and a reality that no one quite knows how to describe. We’re called to conform to measures which distance us from one another, but we want to bridge the gap of isolation and stay close to each other.

The goal is for all of us to narrate our shared experiences and create a live archive of eye-witness testimonies, made up of our written narrations, audio recordings and videos.

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

As he starts his journey from Italy, an epidemic in China threatens the globe. This is a travel diary from the COVID-19 era.

Learning again to walk

Learning again to walk

As a child her family would “escape” in the mountains in early spring walking long distances and taking pictures of the nature. Years later, being locked down in Athens, Iliana Papangeli rediscovered the city walking – with her camera in hand.

Irini

Irini

Irini from Greece shares with us a poet with her thoughts about quarantine due to Covid-19. Send us your story at astoryweshared@solomonmag.com

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

As he starts his journey from Italy, an epidemic in China threatens the globe. This is a travel diary from the COVID-19 era.

Learning again to walk

Learning again to walk

As a child her family would “escape” in the mountains in early spring walking long distances and taking pictures of the nature. Years later, being locked down in Athens, Iliana Papangeli rediscovered the city walking – with her camera in hand.

Irini

Irini

Irini from Greece shares with us a poet with her thoughts about quarantine due to Covid-19. Send us your story at astoryweshared@solomonmag.com

At Solomon, Media becomes a tool for social change 

Solomon LAB

The Media influences our lives, our views and our habits. Solomon LAB is a media education hub that provides training in media skills to newcomers, refugees and locals in an effort to create and shape new narratives together.

Iliana Papangeli

Project Manager

Why we need you

The media in Greece have lost their credibility and they are solely responsible for this. However, time has run out, and so have excuses. Media and journalism should communicate with other disciplines in search of common ways to include their communities.

We should make an effort to be more receptive and above all to include the very people we are (supposedly) writing about. Each side needs the other. And it shouldn’t be so difficult anymore, for us to question our ”expertise”. This can make things a lot more exciting.

At Solomon we are not interested in trying to be the ”experts” nor do we want to be vaguely ”objective”. We are interested in seeking and presenting the facts, and being able to share them, completely and transparently, with the people who care about realities. And, of course, doing so without serving any special interests or outside influences.

But we do not want our independence to be the reason why we are forced to work in a state of insecurity and exhaust all of our resources to be able to literally remain upright. On the contrary, we want our independence to be the reason why people view us as a trustworthy news source, and will support us in maintaining our dedication.

Something’s up with Lime

The multinational company Lime, worth €2 billion, suspended its operation in Greece due to COVID-19. A months-long investigation, however, reveals that the problems began long before the pandemic.

Refugee camps in Greece

The data are presented by geographical area and are updated on a weekly basis.

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. “I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

Last in line ›

A Publication about young male refugees

More than 75,000 asylum seekers arrived in Greece in 2019 alone, either by crossing the northern border with Turkey via the Evros River or by crossing the Aegean from Turkey on boats, hoping to land on one of the Greek islands.

About 40% of the asylum seekers are men.

Our picks

Something’s up with Lime

The multinational company Lime, worth €2 billion, suspended its operation in Greece due to COVID-19. A months-long investigation, however, reveals that the problems began long before the pandemic.

In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. ”I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

Thousands of agricultural workers in Manolada are “staying home” – in shacks

The strawberry season has already begun, and at least 7,000 harvesters from Bangladesh are currently in Manolada. While agricultural production has decreased due to COVID-19, difficult living and working conditions raise further concerns.

Will the summer of 2020 be a concert-less experience?

Α booking agent from Germany writes about how eventually the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown made his events calendar look empty.

A visual representation of Australia’s devastating fires

A visual representation of Australia’s devastating fires

Fires in Australia are estimated to have burned 107,000 square kilometers, nearly the size of mainland Greece (132,049). 28 people died and more than a billion animals killed in wildfires that have been burning the country since autumn 2019.

The curse of the “rich” countries

The curse of the “rich” countries

The term resource curse refers to that situation in which countries with an abundance of natural resources, such as fossil fuels and certain minerals, appear to have lower economic growth, less democracy and lower index scores on peacefulness.

An interactive map for filming locations in Greece

An interactive map for filming locations in Greece

On this map each point corresponds to a shooting of Greek or international film and television production as recorded on IMDB, the world’s most popular online database of information related to films and television programs productions.

The Carpet Show – Ep. 03 – Hijab

The Carpet Show – Ep. 03 – Hijab

The Carpet Show

April 16, 2019
The Carpet Show is a platform where 2 people from the community of Solomon casually express their opinions on a social issue. This third episode is a discussion about hijab with Clara and Walaa.

A story we shared ›

A Publication with stories from COVID-19 era

The spread of COVID-19 has led us to experience unprecedented times and a reality that no one quite knows how to describe. We’re called to conform to measures which distance us from one another, but we want to bridge the gap of isolation and stay close to each other.

The goal is for all of us to narrate our shared experiences and create a live archive of eye-witness testimonies, made up of our written narrations, audio recordings and videos.

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

As he starts his journey from Italy, an epidemic in China threatens the globe. This is a travel diary from the COVID-19 era.

Learning again to walk

Learning again to walk

As a child her family would “escape” in the mountains in early spring walking long distances and taking pictures of the nature. Years later, being locked down in Athens, Iliana Papangeli rediscovered the city walking – with her camera in hand.

Your support means we can keep on investigating human rights violations ›

The chronicle of a dozen deaths foretold

The chronicle of a dozen deaths foretold

The living conditions that asylum seekers endure at the Moria Reception and Identification Center on Lesvos have become infamous. Insiders who know about the inhospitable environment at the camp are not surprised by clashes which have turned deadly. Residents have persistently asked for more security.

What’s the cost of finding a job?

What’s the cost of finding a job?

Hundreds of small “OAEDs” across the country (most operating illegally) are replacing the Greek state’s deficient job-placement services and exploiting immigrants (and others) in their need to find work.

At Solomon, Media becomes a tool for social change 

Solomon LAB

The Media influences our lives, our views and our habits. Solomon LAB is a media education hub that provides training in media skills to newcomers, refugees and locals in an effort to create and shape new narratives together.

Why we need you

The media in Greece have lost their credibility and they are solely responsible for this. However, time has run out, and so have excuses. Media and journalism should communicate with other disciplines in search of common ways to include their communities.

We should make an effort to be more receptive and above all to include the very people we are (supposedly) writing about. Each side needs the other. And it shouldn’t be so difficult anymore, for us to question our ”expertise”. This can make things a lot more exciting.

At Solomon we are not interested in trying to be the ”experts” nor do we want to be vaguely ”objective”. We are interested in seeking and presenting the facts, and being able to share them, completely and transparently, with the people who care about realities. And, of course, doing so without serving any special interests or outside influences.

But we do not want our independence to be the reason why we are forced to work in a state of insecurity and exhaust all of our resources to be able to literally remain upright. On the contrary, we want our independence to be the reason why people view us as a trustworthy news source, and will support us in maintaining our dedication.


Iliana Papangeli, Project Manager

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