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Last in line

PUBLICATION about young male migrants

We explore the current challenges faced by young male migrants and refugees.

A story we shared

PUBLICATION about the stories in the era of COVID-19

We’d like you to turn your attention from the problem itself to the ways in which we can manage this crisis.

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

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

Translated by Gigi PapouliasPhotography: Nadir NooriWe 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...

The tandoor of Moria

The tandoor of Moria

The tandoor of MoriaAfghan wood-fired ovens are an example of people's attempt to resist a regime of detention which imposes misery as normalityThe article is part of the "Last in Line" Publication. English translation by Gigi Papoulias.← Ελληνικά  |  Join as a Member...

“Take this tent, they told us, and find somewhere to put it”

“Take this tent, they told us, and find somewhere to put it”

We are publishing the first Portrait of the Last in Line series without including the photos of Ghulam and Ghulam Ali. Although the two young men agreed to be photographed, we decided not to use the photos, as a symbolic gesture of protest. Solomon MAG’s Nadir Noori,...

WHY WE NEED YOU

The media in Greece has lost their credibility and they are solely responsible for this. However, time has run out, and so have excuses for the outdated perception of the way they function − a transmitter-receiver format. Media and journalism should also act as a receiver and communicate with other disciplines in search of common ways to include their communities. Despite the efforts to achieve this, I see tremendous resistance from people in the industry and beyond.

Journalists for journalists, academics for academics, and within my own discipline, anthropologists for anthropologists… We should make an effort to be more receptive to one another 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 −something that the media in Greece suffers from.

At Solomon, we have decided to continue to maintain our independence. But we do not want this choice 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. We’ve seen this happen in the past and it’s not beneficial. 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, so we can continue doing what we started in 2016 when Solomon was established.

Iliana Papangeli

Project Manager

Iliana Papangeli

Project Manager

WHY WE NEED YOU

The media in Greece has lost their credibility and they are solely responsible for this. However, time has run out, and so have excuses for the outdated perception of the way they function − a transmitter-receiver format. Media and journalism should also act as a receiver and communicate with other disciplines in search of common ways to include their communities. Despite the efforts to achieve this, I see tremendous resistance from people in the industry and beyond.

Journalists for journalists, academics for academics, and within my own discipline, anthropologists for anthropologists… We should make an effort to be more receptive to one another 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 −something that the media in Greece suffers from.

At Solomon, we have decided to continue to maintain our independence. But we do not want this choice 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. We’ve seen this happen in the past and it’s not beneficial. 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, so we can continue doing what we started in 2016 when Solomon was established.

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