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Central and Southeast Europe
Joined February 2010
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1. Mention Croatia to most young Europeans and they will think of holidays by the sea. It is only an older generation, one that recalls the 1990s, that will also associate Croatia with conflict.
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The Croatian government offered promises of renewal after the Petrinja earthquake but one year on, its actions have fallen short. BIRN uncovers how Petrinja was abandoned by the state, long before it was hit by an earthquake. ytb.trom.tf/WgaRkCbMrYA
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10. Today, with annual wildfires portending the catastrophe of climate change, they are as likely to tap into anger over the environment. @iason11 takes you to Volos, to examine the life and death of an anarchist who was also an environmentalist.
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9. The outcome of the contest between the anarchists and the police affects other causes being contested on the streets. In the riots that followed the killing of #AlexisGrigoropoulos on 6 December 2008, the Greek anarchists would harness growing anger over the economy.
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8. Its response, more often than not, also involves the police. The result in Greece is a conflict that is bitterly personal as well as ideological.
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7. The anarchist movement presents a dilemma for governments. Many anarchists believe in challenging the state's monopoly on violence – in other words, confronting the police. How should the state deal with those who demand its abolition?
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6. In Greece as elsewhere, it is usually impossible to sue a dead person. But the state seems to have tried anyway, in what Vasilios' lawyer, Anny Papparousou, described as a "violation" of logic as well as law.
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5. ... the biggest one being that Vasilios cannot defend himself. He died of a drugs overdose last summer, a month after his encounter with the police. According to his lawyer, the drugs charge was launched posthumously, on the basis of the heroin found by his body.
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4. Eighteen months on, not a single officer has faced justice over an assault that was filmed in broad daylight at the gates of a Greek courthouse. Vasilios Mangos, however, could be facing prosecution – on a drugs charge. There are many problems with this...
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3. The state defended the officers: the government said Vasilios had acted in a "violent and threatening" manner. Vasilios decided to sue the police. There was evidence enough: the confrontation had been captured on protesters' phones.
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2. Vasilios Mangos grew up in Volos, a port city north of Athens. A committed anarchist, last year he rushed up to the police guarding the local courthouse after an environmental protest. He was kicked, beaten with truncheons, and ended up in hospital with six fractured ribs.
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1. Thirteen years ago, riots erupted in Greece after the police killed a teenager in a zone of Athens dominated by the anarchist movement. Our @RDFellowship story brings you up to date on the relationship between the Greek state and a movement that rejects the idea of a state.
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Greek #journalist @Malichudis, a #BIRN contributor, was targeted by the Greek secret services over his report for the investigative media outlet @we_are_solomon about a 12-year-old refugee child from Syria.
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Our alumnae @dinakaopescana and @DraganaPeco won awards at this year's EU Investigative Journalism Award in Serbia! Congratulations!
Here are the winners of this year’s #EUAwards2021 in Serbia! 🥇 @dinakaopescana 🥈 @DraganaPeco and @RobinIzHuda 🥉 Natalija Jovanovic Congratulations! And thank you to all the journalists who applied!
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A tale of a missing witness, destroyed evidence, a mysterious promotion and alleged political pressure, this @RDFellowship investigation demonstrates how reforms that were pitched to promote access to justice have ended up doing the exact opposite. balkaninsight.com/2021/10/28…
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