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IJ4EU: When the state fails abused children

Every now and then cases of child abuse make the news. While the publicity lasts, these stories horrify and disturb people. But these cases often fall into oblivion, even after a week. The Manifold, a team of five journalists from Greece and Cyprus, wanted to find out what happens to children when the scandal around […]

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Online harassment brings special risks for freelance journalists

Greek freelance journalist Anthi Pazianou found herself in the middle of an online abuse campaign in September after the leader of an extreme right-wing movement posted a photo of Pazianou with a refugee football team whose story she had recently covered along with other refugee-related issues on the Greek island of Lesbos. The post, which […]

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In Greece, local mayor targets press with defamation suits

The courthouse in the town of Volos, in Magnesia, Greece, is housed in an old white building with a front courtyard full of small trees and bushes. Some of the most well-respected journalists in Volos have gotten to know this building all too well over the last three years, having been repeatedly forced to defend […]

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In Greece, unemployed journalist followed instinct to jump-start career

Christmas of 2014 found Antonis Repanas, a well-known and respected sports journalist in Thessaloniki, Greece, facing a dead end. He had just been fired by one of the biggest national newspapers in Greece, Ta Nea. Making matters worse, Thessaloniki’s media industry had been hit hard: there were hardly any serious opportunities for a professional journalist. […]

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