Journalism in the public interest

The purpose of our journalism is to provide truth to the people.

Solomon is a non-profit based in Greece that produces journalism that serves the interest of the public.

Our objective is to hold power to account, support domestic investigative journalism, as well as facilitate collaboration among journalists at a cross-border level.

In recent years, Solomon has become an influential outlet, publishing investigations in Greek and English that are often discussion starters.

We team up with experts from various fields – journalists, photo-journalists, developers, designers, OSINT and data experts – and devote our time and resources to delving into underreported issues. Our reporting is structured around four main areas: accountability of those in power, refugees and migration, environment, and food systems.

To support the journalistic community in a practical way, we have created the Solomon media lab, an innovative educational hub that provides training, tool-kits and good practice guides for journalists.

We are accountable to our community and believe that full transparency is the way to regain the public’s lost trust in journalism.

Iliana Papangeli

Managing Director

Iliana is a journalist and editor. She concentrates on migration, the far-right, and food systems. She has been nominated for the European Press Prize ’21 and won the IJ4EU Impact Award ’22. Her work has been published in media like The New Humanitarian, Balkan Insight, Der Tagesspiegel, and οpenDemocracy. She has studied Psychology and Social Anthropology.

Stavros Malichudis

Director

Stavros is a reporter and editor. He has worked for the Agence France-Presse and inside story, and has participated in cross-border investigations with Lighthouse Reports and Investigate Europe. He’s member of Reporters United. His reports have been published in European media. He was shortlisted for the European Press Prize ‘21 and won the IJ4EU Impact Award ‘22. In 2019 he was selected as a fellow for BIRN’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence (BFJE). He has been trained in data journalism at Columbia University in New York on a fellowship.

Corina Petridi

Journalist & data editor

Corina is a journalist and data editor at Solomon. She has worked with VICE Greece, Reporters United, and Balkan investigative network BIRN. She has studied Political Science. In 2019, she won a scholarship to Columbia Journalism School’s Lede Program on coding, data analysis, and visual storytelling. She has reported on migration, real estate, data privacy and gender.

Aristea Protonotariou

Administrator

Aristea was born in 1994 and grew up on Kythira island, Greece. Her studies are in Journalism and Archives, Librarianship & Information Science. She was trained in Multimedia Journalism as an SNF scholar in Columbia University, NY. She holds an MA in Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism. Aristea is the founder of the “Migratory Birds”, the first newspaper in Greece made by and for refugee, migrant and Greek youth.

Gigi Papoulias

English editor

Gigi was raised in the US, a daughter of Greek immigrants. She graduated from Boston College with a concentration in Education and Modern Greek Studies. As a grant recipient at the University of Athens, she completed further coursework in Greek Studies. In her professional background, Gigi has provided writing, editing, translation and content development services to media and academic sectors, publishing companies and multinational corporations. She’s also taught at a multicultural kindergarten, worked in a restaurant kitchen, interpreted for immigration services at a US airport, sold t-shirts in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, and led meditation & mindfulness classes at a women’s center.

Galatia Iatraki

Illustrator

Galatia creates illustrations for Solomon’s stories. She studied and worked in Thessaloniki, the Netherlands and Crete in the field of information technology and multimedia. She has attended photography and archival practices seminars. Through photography and collage, she explores topics about contemporary social issues. She is currently based in Athens.

Nasruddin Nizami

Board member

Nasruddin is a board member and migration expert. He was born in Afghanistan and raised in Pakistan. He has worked as an interpreter, cultural mediator and case worker with IOM. He is a current board member of the Greek Council for Refugees. He has a degree in English Studies at Deree, the American College of Greece.

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Our supporters − institutions, donors, and readers from Greece, Europe and around the globe − allow us to continue our work and produce journalism that defends the public interest.

Grants and donors’ support help to fund our nonprofit journalism, but our editorial independence is non-negotiable. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their positions.

Solomon does not accept support from government entities and political parties.

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