I am a freelance journalist and researcher based in Athens, Greece, for over five years. Occasionally I also report on Slovenia, my home country. Some of the topics I report on: politics, far-right movements, migration, refugees, prisons and the justice system. Master graduate. I speak 5 languages: English, German, Greek, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian. I follow the trial against Golden Dawn in Athens courts, first trial against Nazi political party after Nuremberg. My work was published in Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, The New Arab, The Globe Post etc.
Anarchists and leftists gathered to oppose the nationalist rally, answering the protest with slogans including “Macedonia belongs only to its bears.” Photo: Katja Lihtenvalner.
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks came out onto the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki chanting “Macedonia is Greece.” Photo: Katja Lihtenvalner
Greeks not ready to give up the name Macedonia. Nationalist issue sparks biggest protests in over two decades.
Greeks don't trust to local media
Sexual assaults: Crime imported into Greek society?
Female refugee outside of the Greek parliament, Athens during the hunger strike. 14.11.2017 (Photo copyright: Katja Lihtenvalner)
Refugee camp Skaramagas, March, 2017
Meeting between Greek pre-minister Alexis Tsipras and American president Barack Obama, Athens, 16. November, 2016
"Bosnia is today devastated. It's not a country where you can live," interview with Nidzara Ahmetasevic.
On February 21, around 300 activists, mainly from Athens, entered the Amygdaleza detention center where around 1.700 migrants are detained.
n election campaign kiosk in Athens Syriza supporters found out about results of elections, 20.9.2015
Athina, Greece Social February 28 @ 12:00am
Two years are passing since one of the biggest humanitarian crisis on European ground in last decade took place. Some 15.000 people were trapped in a border between Greece and Macedonia living in tents under snow and rain for months. “We had no blankets in tent, while outside was snowing. The... Read more