Stav has reported about the Greek and refugee/migrant crises for CBC and CBS Radio, has appeared live on FOX TV where she contributed breaking news about the EgyptAir flight MS804 crash, has updated Northern Irish BBC listeners about the summer 2017 6.4 earthquake off Turkey's coast, has helped The Sunday Post publish a groundbreaking investigative article, and has also facilitated intelligence investigators with thorough commercial research. Apart from being an on-the-ground reporter and correspondent, Stav is also a diverse writer and journalist, mentored by well-known US and British editors at the outset of her career. She has bylines on Discover Magazine, BBC Travel, VICE, Nieman Journalism Lab, Medium's member-only platform, Earth Island Journal, Bright Magazine, Womankind, Tonic, Narratively, The Establishment, Global Government Forum, In The Fray, Overland, Permaculture Magazine, Earth Talk, Gadgette, GoNomad, and others. A native of Greece gone international, she was awarded with the medal of Athens for her academic performances at age 17, and now holds an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (Leicester), a BSc in Psychology (Panteion), a Diploma in Feature Writing/Freelance Journalism (LSJ), the CPE (Br/Eng), the ECPE (Am/Eng), Certificates in foreign languages (B2 in Spanish, B2 in Italian etc) and not only. She was also a child actress and an athlete. Stav is proactive, fast, knowledgeable, resilient and well-connected, and able to conduct thorough and accurate research even under tight pressure.
This is the land of the Maniots, a clannish community said to be descended from Spartans, the legendary warriors of Ancient Greece.
Science is dragging psychedelics out of stigma, suggesting they have a remarkable host of abilities in fighting addictions, depression — or tapping into the mystic.
Are our brains hardwired for God? The next frontier for neuroscience exploration is to answer whether we are all equally programmed to believe…or not.
“We want to help newsrooms pull content in, which is exactly the opposite of what newsrooms have been doing: pushing content out
A Turkish teacher was furious that neither the school system nor the courts was adequately inclined to seek justice for her students. So she did it herself.
Lost in the awe at the beauty around me, I must have slipped into a state of heightened awareness…It seemed to me, as I struggled afterward to recall the experience, that self was utterly absent: I and the chimpanzees, the earth and trees and air, seemed to merge, to become one with the spirit power of life itself…Never had I been so intensely aware of the shape, the color of the individual leaves, the varied patterns of the veins that made each one unique. It was almost overpowering. —Jane Goodall, Reason for Hope
A skeptic grapples with her spiritual experience, religious upbringing and the workings of the brain.
"Letters from Turkey": The real-life stories of three Turkish women as related to me.
“These clothes I am wearing now are a symbol of power, not weakness. If my other choice was to hide behind a burqa and surrender my virginity at age 12, then so be it.”
Inside a refugee camp in Greece, where Afghans take desperate measures to feed their families — and their hashish habits.
WAHA’s Roula Michati, first female director of the psychiatric ward of the Aleppo hospital and a refugee herself, leads group therapy sessions with refugees stranded on the islands of Chios, Lesbos and Kos.
‘Love of honour’, its official translation, is a utilitarian yet insufficient attempt to convey the constellation of virtues squeezed into the word’s four syllables.
Three stories from Greece: an 87-year-old woman who grew up in rugged Mani, Peloponnese, a 56-year-old woman complaining about the refugee/migrant crisis in a decaying working-class Athens district, and a 31-year-old Afghani refugee living in a camp with her husband and his other wife and kids reflect on their lives. Print story.
Greek expat hopes his photo archive will help raise awareness about the value of the centuries-old trees in Laconia region.
Olive oil has great potential in marketing Greek tourism destinations and can be used as a tool of sustainable development, a researcher noted.
A group therapy session, led by a psychiatrist who herself is a refugee, reimagined as a screenplay.
Attempts to crack down on migration have created the perfect breeding ground for new smuggling ecosystems.
Mohammadi for many years called himself a Jihadist, but asserts that the real meaning of Jihad is much different from how many Westerners see it. The story of a militant rebel leader who left everything behind to flee Afghanistan for Greece, and whose violent past continues to haunt him now.
For four years, the oLIVE CLIMA Project in Greece has tackled challenges posed by climate change in the Mediterranean by introducing innovative techniques to convert olive cultivation into a climate management tool.
Meet Parya Rezaei, a 30-year-old Iranian children’s animator who lifts children’s spirits in a detention camp.
Jacques Ganoulis, Special Secretary for Water, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece. Five thoughts on better government.
Jacques Ganoulis, Special Secretary for Water, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece: Exclusive Interview
Three stories from the camps in Greece, involving refugees with hycrocephalus, PTSD, muscular dystrophy.
Affected by extended heat and fly attacks, Greece's annual olive oil output is forecast to drop by 17 percent, and Italy's more than double that. Still, Greece remains a surplus country with a loyal client base and strong export potential.
Greek repat Adoni Dimakos follows the Laconian paths the Medieval geographer Pausanias walked in the 2nd century to capture endangered olive oil trees in images and 'sensitize' local farming populations about their eradication.
Seven women from Afghanistan are found at one of Greece's asylum centers, aka "hot spots". Through this seven-minute video, they introspect on their life experience--through the narrator's voice. What are their dreams? What did they escape from? What's after the hot spot? An insight.
Faced with high unemployment, falling budgets and the refugee crisis, the Greek Ministry of Health is launching a system of universal health insurance. Its general secretary Giannis Baskozos explains his plans to Stav Dimitropoulos.
The Greek government is using science and technology to help restore its ailing economy. Stav Dimitropoulos meets Thomas Maloutas, the Ministry of Education’s General Secretary for Research and Technology – whose first task is to stem the ‘brain drain’ that’s taken around 200,000 qualified scientists and technicians overseas since 2009. An exclusive interview.
In September 2016, a national dialogue on the Greek Constitutional reform is opening. The Greek PM has invited scientific and social groups, citizens’ movements and individual citizens to create the "Constitution of the Peoples". Big comeback from the cradle of democracy or political platitudes? An interview of mine with Politeia 2.0 co-founder attempts to answer.
From a detached, technocratic standpoint, the deal is bearing fruit. For instance, the number of migrants that approached Greece from Turkey plummeted from 225 on April fifth to 25 on April sixth, a striking decline when compared to a typical October 2015 day, when arrivals neared 9,200! However, and as a measure taken in panic, the concerns over its legal, organizational and ethical footing, and, mostly, its sustainability are rising.
The Greek region of Attica-Athens is introducing new digital services to tackle tax evasion and corruption, with the aim of comparing data on citizens’ assets and purchases to their declared income.
Athens, the cradle of civilization! Amidst a sea of cement, fume and debt...” might as well be the inner thought system of a prospective traveler to Greece, headaching over the “To stay in Athens or dash to the islands”dilemma. It is true, the idiosyncratic marriage between absolute chaos and perfect symmetry that is Athens is too overwhelmingly complex to be designated as appealing or not...
The Greek government has created a central coordinating unit to manage the work of those public and voluntary sector organisations trying to meet the health needs of refugees. A news article describing the Unit in detail.
A recently published study comes to explain rising suicidality in Greece through not 30 per cent unemployment and seven years of recession but through the existence of another variable, more “lethal” than economic chaos: climate.
A new breed of sensors on plants may just revolutionize agriculture. Greek research led by Dr. Bletsas, NTUI.
How unemployment in Greece is conducive to young graduates' return to the countryside; and to the oldest profession, farming.
An article on the African migration crisis, big human smuggling business and the life conditions of undocumented migrants in Greece.
How Permaculture and green cultivation methods can boost tourism in Greece.
A reportage on the lives of Polish migrants who came undocumented to Greece after the fall of the Eastern Bloc and are now living on the streets of Athens.