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lgbtq+and migration: an event by sympraxi

The migration crisis concerns all of us at different scales. Sympraxi, who works on gender issues, organized an event on the 25 January here in Thessaloniki to gather people affected by this topic and talk about it.A documentary was screened to illustrate this theme and also involve an unknown topic in the migration crisis: The […]

Another battle lost for young students in Hungary

I was in my third year, studying audiovisual communication and motivated by previously unknown arts, such as art, photography and cinema when I discovered a film that aroused all my curiosity for Hungary, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, it had it all, a strange mix between an extravagantly perfect photography and a great sense of humor. […]

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Tiff Reviews – Blue Jean

In this film review for the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), I will assess the plot of the movie Blue Jean (2022) directed by Georgia Oakley and I will evaluate which aspects the attention is focused on. The film presents the life of the high school PE teacher Jean in 1988 in Northern England. During […]

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Nasrin Parvaz – Portrait 

An Iranian woman and civil rights activist who spoke about recent protests in Iran as the result of generations of trauma Nasrin Parvaz was born in Tehran in 1959 and became a civil rights activist when the Islamic regime came to power in 1979. In 1982 she was arrested and spent eight years in prison […]

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Solidarity Rising: Cycling for Raising Awareness about Western Sahara

Western Sahara is a sparsely populated, mostly desert region in northwest Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The UN designated Western Sahara in 1963, which was under the colonial rule of Spain between 1884 and 1976, as the […]

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Pushbacks and Rights Violations at Europe’s Borders: the Case of Greece

According to the Greek Council for Refugees, in 2021, a total of 9,157 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece. This marks a decrease of 31.7% compared to 15,696 in 2020, mainly due to an increase in pushbacks, the militarization of borders and restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the Greek authorities deny […]

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Human Trafficking: a Crime against Rights and Freedom

The traffic of human beings is one of the most significant crimes against humans that damage fundamental individual rights: deprivation of freedom and security, the impossibility of access to health assistance, education and family relations. This phenomenon includes conscription, transfer and accommodation of people through duress or using other forms of coercion, kidnapping, deception, intimidation […]

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World Refugee Day: inclusion and diversity. Interview with Mereme

For the world refugee day, we met Mereme, an Albanian girl grown in Italy. She works as an operator in a refugee centre in Italy, and we thought about an interview with her to ask something. 1- Talk about you. How long are you working in a refugee centre? I have been working in a […]

The pimp and the NGO

Picture this: A procurer, under rougher circumstances also called “pimp”, opens his doors and welcomes the team of an NGO that spreads awareness on HIV and AIDS. Not just that, this NGO is also planning on cheering up the sex workers in order to facilitate their life.  Sounds interesting? Let me explain further.  Red Umbrella […]

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