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“Media is a tool for social inclusion at Solomon. Our practices and activities defend diversity.”

 

“Media is a tool for social inclusion at Solomon. Our practices and activities defend diversity.”

 

 

SOCIAL INCLUSION

THROUGH MEDIA

Solomon is a nonprofit organization based in Greece that uses media as a tool for social inclusion. We empower vulnerable groups of people to take part in public dialogue through community training and media content production, while we create job opportunities in the creative and media field.

WHO IS SOLOMON THE

ELEPHANT?

Our collective’s name, Solomon, originates from the main character of the book “The Elephant’s Journey” by Portuguese author Jose Saramago. The book tells the story of Solomon, an elephant who does not speak with words but with actions. The king of Portugal bought him from India and then gave him as a wedding gift to the Archduke of Austria, so Solomon had to travel from India to Lisbon and then all the way to Vienna on foot.

During his trek across Europe, Solomon and his entourage faced challenging encounters that turned him into a “mirror” where all human illusions, fears and misconceptions were projected. He was called names, given false identities and had various tales told about him. He, however, was just an elephant traveling. In our eyes, Solomon is a symbolic representative of all those were forced to make cross cultural travels in order to survive, faced stereotypical and hateful behaviors and were treated as lesser human beings. Within life’s unexpected possibilities, we support them and celebrate their existence.

MAG

Our stories are narratives of a secure and inclusive media environment with persistence to investigation and validation.

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LAB

Journalism affects our life, our views and our beliefs. We build educational hubs for those who report the news and create stories.

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CUE

Creativity inspires action. Our support to Nonprofits ensures that through their work, people will take action.

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MEET THE TEAM

Fanis Kollias

Fanis Kollias

Managing Director

Nadir Noori

Nadir Noori

Photographer & Farsi Translator

Nasruddin Nizami

Nasruddin Nizami

Public Relations Officer

Vivi Loulo

Vivi Loulo

Office Administrator

Elvira Krithari

Elvira Krithari

Editor in Chief

Iliana Papangeli

Iliana Papangeli

LAB Manager

Aris Athanatos

Aris Athanatos

Film-maker & Web Designer

Khaled Suud

Khaled Suud

Writer & Arabic Translator

Constantinos Stathias

Constantinos Stathias

Film-maker

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