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We use Polly, an Amazon Text-to-Speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize natural sounding human speech in order to read you our stories from wearesolomon.com

Solomon is a non-profit, independent, investigative media organization devoted solely to covering Greece’s refugees and migrants, and the policies that affect their lives. We combine on-the-ground reporting with collaborative research methods, and create inclusive and responsible journalism in response to our community’s needs.

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We use Polly, an Amazon Text-to-Speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize natural sounding human speech in order to read you our stories from wearesolomon.com

Solomon is a non-profit, independent, investigative media organization devoted solely to covering Greece’s refugees and migrants, and the policies that affect their lives. We combine on-the-ground reporting with collaborative research methods, and create inclusive and responsible journalism in response to our community’s needs.

    Congolese minor suing Frontex: “I thought that the law is upheld in Europe”

    Congolese minor suing Frontex: “I thought that the law is upheld in Europe”

    A.N., a young woman from Burundi, was recently granted asylum in Greece. However, her struggle continues. She is suing Frontex, for the first time in the history of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, for complicity in two deportation incidents that she claims preceded her asylum. The case is co-signed by an unaccompanied minor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – who claims that he has been deported to Turkey three times, where he currently remains.

    By Iliana Papangeli and Stavros Malichudis.

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    • 16 min
    The protectors of refugee children

    The protectors of refugee children

    They are probably the first and only doctors to examine young refugees who arrive in Athens. The pediatricians Stavroula Dikalioti and Smaragda Papachristidou - due to their efforts and personal interest - have managed to facilitate the refugees’ access to public health, which is provided at no cost, but remains a complicated maze to navigate.

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    By Katerina Voutsina

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    • 12 min
    Greek strawberries “made in Bangladesh"

    Greek strawberries “made in Bangladesh"

    Up to 10,000 migrant agricultural workers live in makeshift camps in the strawberry fields of Ilia, which produce the "red gold" that generates tens of millions of euros in exports. While the Greek state remains indifferent, the number of workers is expected to increase, as production is projected to skyrocket by 2025, covering approximately 6,200 acres).

    By Stavros Malichudis.

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    • 27 min
    "We call it ‘modernization’" – reception centers for migrants will be ‘closed’ facilities

    "We call it ‘modernization’" – reception centers for migrants will be ‘closed’ facilities

    During her recent visit to Greece, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson made assurances that new reception centers on the Aegean islands would not be closed facilities. However, the reconfiguration of existing camps on the mainland into closed facilities are progressing at a rapid pace − and the authorities involved are pointing fingers at each other.

    Written by Anastasia Misbach.

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    • 11 min
    His drawing traveled to Europe. But 12-year-old Jamal simply wants to “get out of this jail”

    His drawing traveled to Europe. But 12-year-old Jamal simply wants to “get out of this jail”

    "I don’t want anything from you. Nor am I happy that my drawing has traveled to another place, while I'm stuck in a prison", says little Jamal from a detention center on Kos island.

    By Iliana Papangeli and Stavros Malichudis.

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    • 10 min
    Working in other people's homes in the midst of a pandemic

    Working in other people's homes in the midst of a pandemic

    Since arriving in Greece -27 years ago- Rodika has been working as a domestic worker. When COVID-19 appeared, she saw her working reality change.

    By Corina Petridi & Kostas Koukoumakas.

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    • 6 min

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