Katja Lihtenvalner

Katja Lihtenvalner

Athina, Greece


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Katja Lihtenvalner

I am a freelance journalist and researcher based in Athens, Greece, for over five years.

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.

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Horrors of Greek Detention Facilities Force Migrants to Attempt Suicides


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Female refugee outside of the Greek parliament, Athens during the hunger strike. 14.11.2017 (Photo copyright: Katja Lihtenvalner)


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Refugees ended hunger strike outside of the Greek parliament in Athens


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Refugee camp Skaramagas, March, 2017


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Meeting between Greek pre-minister Alexis Tsipras and American president Barack Obama, Athens, 16. November, 2016


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"Bosnia is today devastated. It's not a country where you can live," interview with Nidzara Ahmetasevic.


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Trial Against Golden Dawn Reveals Yearning for Hitler’s Third Reich


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Migrants call for freedom from Greek detention centres: 'I was forgotten here'


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Greece releases jailed anarchist writer Tasos Theofilou


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Refugee children marginalised in Greek schools as afternoon programme fails


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Abandoned refugees will eventually leave Greece, legally or illegally


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'Makeshift mosques' set stage for worship in Athens


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Desperate conditions in Greece's migration jails, despite reform promises


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On February 21, around 300 activists, mainly from Athens, entered the Amygdaleza detention center where around 1.700 migrants are detained.


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n election campaign kiosk in Athens Syriza supporters found out about results of elections, 20.9.2015


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Stories

  • American energy ambitions stopped on North Greek fields. Locals: “Pipeline over our dead bodies."

    Athina, Greece Business, Politics, Current Affairs, Science & Environment, Natural Disasters, Investigative Reporting, Research, Social December 8 @ 12:00am

    “We appreciate Greek contributions to European energy security through its support of the TAP,” Trump said during the October’s visit of Greek pre-minister Tsipras in White House. American energy ambitions in Europe are after sanctions against Russia no secret anymore. “Sanctions were clearly... Read more

  • GREECE: Islamophobic orthodox priest spreads hate online, anti-muslim gatherings every Sunday.

    Athina, Greece Current Affairs, Investigative Reporting, Social, Cultural December 8 @ 12:00am

    “We don’t want mosque not here nor at any other place in Greece. This is Orthodox land, a land of heroes,” Father Kleomenis, a 38-year-old internet sensation and vlogger, explains to us. Group of his faithfull followers gathered for another Sunday afternoon in front of the locked doors. Behind first... Read more

  • A sailor's promise from pre-minister of Slovenia to a desperate Syrian refugee?

    Ljubljana, Slovenia Politics, Current Affairs, Investigative Reporting, Social December 16 @ 12:00am

    Last Tuesday a Slovenian prime Minister Miro Cerar promised the government will consider granting a residence permit to 46-year-old Syrian refugee Ahmad Shamieh in one of its upcoming sessions. Shamieh applied for asylum in Slovenia 20 months ago after he was refused entry into neighbouring... Read more

  • GREECE: After five years of operation the workers’ self-managed factory Viome stable on its feet

    Thessaloniki, Greece Business, Investigative Reporting, Social December 20 @ 12:00am

    The worker-managed factory Viome in Thessaloniki continues to be the most successful self-management experiment in Greece. It has grown into a symbol of inspiration for worker’s self-management internationally. The story goes back to 2011 when the previous company stopped payments altogether and... Read more

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