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News from the Pressenza Bureau in Athens, Greece

Balamos: An experiential and photographic journey

Balamos in the Roma dialect is defined as anyone who is not a gypsy. This was what they called me when I started to approach and photograph these people, I was a balamos or in other words, a stranger to…

Witch-Hunt Against Defenders of Human Rights in Complete Reversal of Reality

[Our agency publishes the full statement of the Campaign for Access to Asylum, which is placed in the indictment against Panagiotis Dimitras, a well-known lawyer and founding member of the Greek Observatory of the Helsinki Accords – EAPA. Dimitras is…

Golden Dawn Is Back on Trial

On October 2020, the news that a Greek court had convicted leading members of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party of running a criminal organization traveled around the world. The trial that ultimately disbanded Greece’s premier neo-Nazi organization, which until 2019…

Mayors positive to pilot Basic Income, if supported financially and institutionally

On Tuersday, October 18th, 2022, CONTENTATIVA and the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University presented the results of the first survey on Basic Income conducted among Greek Mayors. The central research questions concerned the knowledge and attitudes of the…

War through the media and the role of journalism

Written from the perspective of a journalist who covered wars for 30 years in Latin America, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia, the book “Truth is Bombed. Media and War through the eyes of a war correspondent” is an experiential…

Demonstration in Athens against high prices

Energy poverty and increases in the prices of basic goods, as well as the need for more structural measures, such as the nationalization of the Public Power Corporation and the abolition of the energy exchange trade, were the reasons and…

We are in love with the non-existent.

41 years ago, the UN General Assembly established September 21st, as the International Day of Peace. However, looking a little bit at international history and how it has evolved to this day, it is difficult to discern a day around…

The City of Thessaloniki took a stand! (and it’s not the only one…)

About a month ago, the Municipal Council of Thessaloniki, in its regular meeting, took an important – among others – decision. That of supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It adopted the call of the International…

Interview with Sophia Sakorafa on NATO, Greece’s position and her resignation from the Greek Parliamentary Arms Committee

Last Monday, July 4th, the Deputy President of the Greek Parliament and MP of MeRA25 (greek DiEM25), Sophia Sakorafa, published a statement on social media about her resignation from the Greek Parliamentary Arms Committee, blaming the procedure that is systematically…

27 municipalities in Greece say no to nuclear weapons.

The number of municipalities in Greece that support the “World Without Wars and Violence” #σώσετηνπόλη (#SaveTheCity) initiative and the call of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), urging the Greek Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on…

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