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A Publication about young male migrants and 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.

/ On the move

“I didn’t know I had to tell my story somewhere”

“I didn’t know I had to tell my story somewhere”

Keita is from the Ivory Coast and has been living in Athens since 2010. As a minor, he decided to leave his family and pursue his dream to play football. But things didn’t quite work out as he expected.

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

“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 “self-taught” Greek Asylum Service

Waiting for months at a time for their applications to be considered, many asylum seekers have had negative experiences with the Greek Asylum Service. Conversely, the employees of the Asylum Service try, with every means possible, to overcome hardships which run deeper than what’s visible on the surface.

/ THE VISUALS

We collect data information and create visual stories that give you a whole new perspective of a topic.

Refugee camps in Greece

Refugee camps in Greece

In addition to the overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres (RIC) in the five Aegean islands, there are currently 27 more hosting structures for asylum seekers in the mainland of Greece.

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.

/ THE VISUALS

We collect data information and create visual stories that give you a whole new perspective of a topic.

Refugee camps in Greece

Refugee camps in Greece

In addition to the overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres (RIC) in the five Aegean islands, there are currently 27 more hosting structures for asylum seekers in the mainland of Greece.

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.

/ LABOR

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.

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.

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Our journalism defends human rights.

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

“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 Carpet Show – Ep. 03 – Hijab

The Carpet Show – Ep. 03 – Hijab

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

“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.

/ A STORY WE SHARED

A Publication with stories from our community during the quarantine

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

ENA DYO

The hip-hop artist ENA DYO talks about his new album and what it’s like to be under Covid-19 lockdown.

Iliana and Reza

In our “Chat room” column the Solomon community shares their thoughts about everything we are experiencing in this new reality.

ENA DYO

The hip-hop artist ENA DYO talks about his new album and what it’s like to be under Covid-19 lockdown.

Iliana and Reza

In our “Chat room” column the Solomon community shares their thoughts about everything we are experiencing in this new reality.

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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* The plan of your Membership is irrelevant to the news and stories that are provided to you. Access to information should be given to anyone, anytime in any way possible. Even if you’re not a Member, you still have access to our content.

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

Choose the monthly plan of your Membership or get a discount with an annual plan

* The plan of your Membership is irrelevant to the news and stories that are provided to you. Access to information should be given to anyone, anytime in any way possible. Even if you’re not a Member, you still have access to our content.

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