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The Failed State of Greek Media

The media landscape in Greece has been described as suffering from a lack of pluralism, whereby a handful of media moguls set the predominant discourses through their newspapers, TV stations, and online outlets. In 2016, Greece finished 89th in the World Press Freedom Index, making it the second-lowest country ranking…
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Ares Kalandides on rebuilding the country’s reputation

Interview with Ares Kalandides to Nikolas Nenedakis Ares Kalandides is a Berlin-based urban planner and consultant in place branding. He is the founder and CEO of INPOLIS a Place Management & Spatial Planning consultancy that offers services to cities, neighbourhoods and regions. He has been a consultant toBerlin Partner (the city’s marketing organization) since…

The Materiality of Power and the Physics of Change

Lessons from Henri Lefebvre, Nicos Poulantzas, and the Greek Crisis (Talk for conference Democracy Rising, University of Athens, July 2015)   Peter Bratsis The events of the last few years, and especially the last couple of weeks, have made it extremely obvious that we have once again reached a point…

Jamie Martin: The Colonial Origins of the Greek Bailout

Jamie Martin When news broke two weeks ago of the harsh terms of a new bailout for Greece, many questioned whether the country still qualified as a sovereign state. “Debt colony,” a term long used by Syriza and its supporters, was suddenly everywhere in the press. Even the Financial Times used the…

H. Cabot: Life Goes On. Banalities and Sociabilities of Crisis Greece

Heath Cabot “Grecia, prove di un'economia di guerra”. (Corriere della Sera, June 30, 2015)   “The Real Story Behind Greece’s Debt Crisis,” MSNBC with Chris Hayes (6/30, 2015)   “The decision to call a referendum in midstream only heightened uncertainty. It was a transparent effort to evade responsibility. It was…

Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee Preliminary Findings

Executive Summary of the report   The Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee announced yesterday (17.6.2015) the preliminary findings of its works, examining the legality and sustainability of the Greek public debt. This is the summary of the preliminary findings will be presented at the opening session, while a detailed presentation…

Ηomophobic and transphobic bullying in education

Finding the words, to tell our stories Petros Sapountzakis   The biggest difficulty I have encountered over the past six years when addressing the issue of homophobic and transphobic bullying in education to the public,  is an indirect resistance, which is not manifested openly but with silence. Especially when I…

O. Gill: Pride and Prejudice in reporting the Greek story

Omaira Gill Last week I attended an event organised by AnalyzeGreece in which foreign correspondents covering Greece spoke about the issues they face, stereotyping in the media from both sides and how this affects the stories that come out of the country. Mehran Khalili, who also attended, has written an excellent in-depth…

Maria Margaronis's presentation at AnalyzeGreece! open discussion

Τhe presentation of Maria Margaronis at the open discussion “Βetween facts and national stereotypes: reporting from Greece”, organized by AnalyzeGreece!, Athens, 27.5.2015. Maria Margaronis is London correspondent for The Nation and a contributor to The Guardian & the BBC.