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Testimonies of refugees and migrants in a time of pandemic

The digital narratives were created under the project “Narrating COVID-19: Testimonies from Refugees and Migrants in a Time of Pandemic”, which was implemented by the MSc “Global Health – Disaster Medicine” of School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), in order to highlight the humanitarian role of new technologies, which has been used as a tool of self-expression to capture the psychosocial effects of Covid-19 in vulnerable populations.

/ Last in Line

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.

The tandoor of Moria

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.

“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 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.

Sex work can be a choice

Despite objections, some people believe they have the right to get paid for having sex. Sex workers share their stories.

Our journalism defends human rights.

We cover under-reported issues

and stories that affect our common lives.

Support our inclusive and independent journalism.

Our journalism defends human rights.

We cover under-reported issues

and stories that affect our common lives.

Support our inclusive and independent journalism.

Testimonies of refugees and migrants in a time of pandemic

Testimonies of refugees and migrants in a time of pandemic

The digital narratives were created under the project “Narrating COVID-19: Testimonies from Refugees and Migrants in a Time of Pandemic”, which was implemented by the MSc “Global Health – Disaster Medicine” of School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), in order to highlight the humanitarian role of new technologies, which has been used as a tool of self-expression to capture the psychosocial effects of Covid-19 in vulnerable populations.

Sex work can be a choice

Sex work can be a choice

Despite objections, some people believe they have the right to get paid for having sex. Sex workers share their stories.

The world of comics

Reminiscing my childhood, comics represented the innocent side of my years growing up, and saved me from my melancholic days.

When Mao censored Antonioni

China by Michelangelo Antonioni was different from what the Maoist regime had hoped to present to the West in the 1970s.

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.

Meet This is not a feminist project

This is not a feminist project is a multimedia online platform that attempts to link the historical past of the Women’s Movement in Greece with a variety of contemporary female stories through a living, digital timeline.

Christmas is postponed

I ran away from my parents in 2010. I was 17 years old. After forty eight hours of uncertainty, I returned home. They forgave me. Two years earlier, 2008 was the year that made me feel doubt and rage. It was near Christmas time, I was 15 years old and really angry. There was a very serious reason that made me and many other children of my age feel this way.

The world of comics

Reminiscing my childhood, comics represented the innocent side of my years growing up, and saved me from my melancholic days.

When Mao censored Antonioni

China by Michelangelo Antonioni was different from what the Maoist regime had hoped to present to the West in the 1970s.

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.

Meet This is not a feminist project

This is not a feminist project is a multimedia online platform that attempts to link the historical past of the Women’s Movement in Greece with a variety of contemporary female stories through a living, digital timeline.

Christmas is postponed

I ran away from my parents in 2010. I was 17 years old. After forty eight hours of uncertainty, I returned home. They forgave me. Two years earlier, 2008 was the year that made me feel doubt and rage. It was near Christmas time, I was 15 years old and really angry. There was a very serious reason that made me and many other children of my age feel this way.

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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