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Trans refugees fled to Greece for a better life. They found intolerance.

On a mild night in early May last year, Asma boarded the metro for her daily ride from the residential neighborhood of Agios Nikolaos to downtown Athens. She’s a trans refugee from the Middle East whose name has been changed to protect her identity…

Published on Vox

March 6, 2018

 
 

 

In pictures: The Greek school with a single student

On the tiny island of Arkoi, the future of a school rests in the hands of an 8-year-old.

Published on POLITICO Europe

February 26, 2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Масовен протест во Солун во одбрана на „Македонија“

Десетици илјади луѓе се собраа во центарот на Солун протестирајќи против компромисно решение на спорот за името што би го вклучил терминот „Македонија“.

Published on Prizma

January 21, 2018

 
 
 
 

 

Thousands in Greece Protest Against Macedonia ‘Name’ Deal

Tens of thousands of people on Sunday rallied in northern Greece’s biggest city, Thessaloniki, against a ‘name’ compromise with neighboring Macedonia which they say would hurt their national interests.

Published on Balkan Insight

January 21, 2018

 
 
 

 

In Pictures: Inside Athens’ Hidden ‘Mosques’

Thousands of Muslims living in the Greek capital use makeshift rooms to pray, awaiting the opening of the city’s first proper mosque, which is due to take place by the year’s end.

Published on Balkan Insight

October 16, 2017

 
 
 
 

 

Skate expectations: How Athens’ child refugees find freedom on wheels

An unlikely urban sport is proving a lifeline for the child refugees of Athens, restoring their confidence and teaching them new skills.

Published on Middle East Eye

September 13, 2017

 
 
 

 

Hope Refugees F.C., el equipo de fútbol de los refugiados en Atenas

Un grupo de 24 jóvenes de Siria, Afganistán Irak y Uganda residentes en los campamentos griegos de Skaramagas, Elaionas y Elliniko entrenan cada semana mientras esperan asilo.

Published on the Planeta Futuro / El País

June 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athens doesn’t have a single mosque, so Muslims worship in makeshift prayer rooms

Athens is one of the few world capitals without an official mosque. Greece is finally building one. But until then, the city’s thousands of Muslims will continue praying in rented out garages, basements and apartments.

Published on Public Radio International (PRI.org)

April 28, 2017
 
 

 

First official mosque for Athens creates disquiet in Muslim communities

Muslims in the Greek capital fear that makeshift local mosques will be shut down when first official mosque in 200 years opens.

Published on Middle East Eye

November 22, 2016

 
 
 

 

Dancing on Fire

On May 21 villages in northern Greece celebrate fire-walking rituals, in an annual festival called Anastenaria.

Published on FLINT

September 14, 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dancing on Fire

On May 21 every year, in some villages in northern Greece, takes place a spectacular traditional fire-walking ritual, called Anastenaria.

Published on Dodho

July 25, 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The children refugees of Idomeni

For many of the refugee and migrant children who are stranded in Idomeni, being in Greece seems like a game. Some of them are too young to completely realize what exactly is happening, while others try to focus on the fact that they are safe and far away from war even if the situations are difficult.

Published on Positive Magazine

May 10, 2016