• From a distance

    Manos and Evdokia came to Kythira at different times. The couple left Athens for different reasons. Soon after their arrival, the island with its ways, grew on them. They became part of the micro-cosmos of this magical place, which floats on the border of the Aegean and Ionian Seas.

    Kithira is a very active yet remote little island with a new hospital, an airport, beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and active trekking and paintball clubs. Evdokia works as a school teacher and Manos works as a civil engineer.

    Both of them take life as it comes and are not afraid to try new things. Evdokia and Manos are part of a growing trend of young people questioning the values of our consumerist society and look for a more simple and meaningful way of life.

  • Ruins

    Few civilizations have been as universally admired as those that flourished in ancient Greece. The birthplace of democracy is also the home to some of the most exquisite artifacts in the world, making it particularly vulnerably to looters. Illegally acquired Greek artifacts have made their way to many of the world's biggest museums including the Metropolitan, and the JP Getty.

    The illicit trade in antiquities is the third most profitable illegal business in the world, right behind the dealing in drugs and weapons. It is also used to fund a number of other shady activities. The black-market trade stretches from local bands of thieves to larger gangs of looters and international networks to dealers and auction houses in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia.

    With the help of investigative reporter Nikolas Zyrganos we will be shedding light into how the networks operate and looking at how his research, along with that of others, and the changes in legislation and political will have led to the first repatriations of stolen antiquities to Greece.

  • Media Wars

    Information is the soul of justice" (J.J. Mayer)

    This is the motto of Greece's most important journalist association. But has it ever been proven true? The media have very often been identified with financial interests and political power, shaping the public opinion in favor of the State and private interests.

    Many media companies and their owners are involved in other spheres of the economy, disregarding the notion of independent and unbiased journalism. Although there have been isolated efforts by reporters to resist this regime, the current crisis unveils the collapse of the once "superpowers" of the media, not only due to the financial crisis, but mainly because of their controversial mode of operation during the last decades.

    The account of the past two years includes massive dismissals, cut-backs in salaries and benefits, as high as 30% in some cases, as well as the suspension of the operation of many magazines and newspapers.