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04 / 03 / 2023

#MoriaTrialWatch: Monitoring the trial of the Moria Six

#MoriaTrialWatch, an initiative by Solomon and omniatv, will publish a live feed of the proceedings on 6 March 2023.

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01 / 03 / 2023

Press Conference Forensic Architecture/Forensis: Fire in Moria Refugee Camp

Forensic Architecture and Forensis in a press conference discussing findings of a recent investigation about the Moria fire, with the participation of lawyers representing the defendants and the MoriaTrialWatch initiative by Solomon and omniatv.

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22 / 11 / 2022

Italy: a call in support of Roberto Saviano, defendant in a defamation trial

At the conclusion of the first hearing in the proceedings for aggravated defamation initiated by current Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni against Roberto Saviano in 2021, we express our solidarity with the Italian journalist for his commitment to the public interest.

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18 / 10 / 2022

“The food we eat”: Solomon offers support to two investigative journalists

Invitation for application | Support for journalists wishing to investigate issues related to food systems.

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12 / 09 / 2022

Cyber attack against Solomon — 220 million hits in three days

The websites of Solomon and BIRN came under a massive DDoS attack after they published a joint investigation on Yasam Ayavefe – a Turkish businessman convicted of fraud. The website Inside Story had received a similar attack after publishing its report about Ayavefe’s honorary Greek citizenship.

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03 / 08 / 2022

Solomon’s reporter Malichudis under surveillance for “national security reasons”

In a closed-door Parliamentary meeting, the head of Greece’s National Intelligence Service reportedly confirmed that two journalists had been under surveillance, including Solomon's Stavros Malichudis. A few months ago, Minister of State Giorgos Gerapetritis had repeatedly affirmed that “it is self-evident that there is no surveillance of journalists in Greece.”

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22 / 03 / 2022

UNHCR responds to Solomon over Mitarachi’s definition of “real” refugees

Greek minister of Migration Notis Mitarachi invokes international law to distinguish "real" from "non-real" refugees. The UNHCR's response to Solomon refutes his allegations.

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10 / 03 / 2022

Solomon files complaint with Supreme Court in case against National Intelligence Agency

Last November, it was revealed that citizens, including a Solomon journalist, were under surveillance by the Greek National Intelligence Agency (EYP) - calling into question the legality of such actions. Now, by filing a legal complaint against EYP with the country's highest court, we call for authorities to investigate the possibility that criminal offences may have been committed by officials of an agency which appears to operate without any accountability.

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22 / 02 / 2022

The food we eat: Tomatoes and greed – the exodus of Ghana’s farmers

Solomon's “The food we eat” online discussions host exceptional journalistic works from around the world and contribute to the understanding of how our food systems cause global problems such as displacement and ecological collapse.

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01 / 02 / 2022

IPI on legal threat against Solomon, RU: “Clear attempt to silence public interest reporting”

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has published an alert on the pre-litigation warning that we received from NGO Hopeten, along with our colleagues at Reporters United. The International Press Insitute (IPI) notes that it views the warning as a clear attempt to silence the two media's public interest investigative reporting.

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31 / 01 / 2022

SLAPPs against Greek independent media Solomon and Reporters United

The NGO Hopeten served members and journalists of Solomon and Reporters United with a legal notice regarding questions we had asked them as part of our investigation. Below is the legal notice and our response – this is not their first attempt at hindering our research and reports before we even publish anything.

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19 / 11 / 2021

Media Freedom Rapid Response stands in solidarity with Solomon

Intelligence service leak reveals monitoring of investigative platform and journalist

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15 / 11 / 2021

Greek National Intelligence Service spying on Solomon: Does our journalism threaten national security?

Greece’s central intelligence agency targeting the work of Solomon… What’s going on?

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25 / 10 / 2021

Accountability: New focus for our journalism

Ιn our effort to shed light on important issues of public interest, we join forces with The Manifold, an independent investigative outfit, which specializes in in-depth, long-form journalism.

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29 / 04 / 2021

2021 European Press Prize nomination for The Logbook of Moria

Our team is thrilled to announce that our story “The Logbook of Moria” has been nominated for the 2021 European Press Prize for the Distinguished Reporting Award

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02 / 02 / 2021

Our journalism hits new record

With more than 12.000 pageviews in a single weekend, and hundreds of shares on Facebook and Twitter, our reporting on the “Millions in funding at stake for refugee housing” became the most read article at Solomon.

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05 / 10 / 2020

Solomon launches Membership Model on Kickstarter

We're thrilled to announce that Solomon is the very first Journalism project in Greece launching via Kickstarter.

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18 / 09 / 2020

The Moria chronicle: Connecting the dots

This is a newsletter different from before. That is because we are facing a situation different than before.

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02 / 10 / 2018

Hamid: An expert carpet maker from Iran in Athens

He used to work in carpet store and began to make plans to open his own carpet business in London based on his Turkish network in Istanbul. But life had provided a different plan for Hamid.

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11 / 07 / 2017

The story of a woman behind hijab

A woman from Iran describes how her life with hijab used to looks like.

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07 / 03 / 2017

The underground Mosques of Athens

27 years after the first request for the building of a mosque in Athens, the Muslim community is still praying in places unseen by the public sphere.

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Our Team

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.