Fragkiska Megaloudi
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Fragkiska Megaloudi is a former lecturer of Archaeology at the University of Western Australia. She holds a Phd in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Media Studies and Communication from the University of Leicester.

In 2007 she joined the NGO Medecins du Monde where she worked for a year as Mission Coordinator in Amman Jordan.

As an academic she has published one book and 25 scientific articles and has lectured in world recoginsed academic settings such as the Universities of Montreal and Concordia in Canada, Boston University in the US, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the Center of Scientifc Research (CNRS) at Montpellier and Toulouse in France.

In 2011 she decided to leave her academic career for the humatarian reporting. She first moved to Uganda where she worked as for an international NGO and got involved in local development projects.In 2012 she joined the humanitarian news service of the United Nations in Bangkok, IRIN Asia, researching and reporting on humanitarian issues from South and South East Asia. She has published numerous analysis and reports in a variety of topics including malnutrition, post disaster management, HIV, womens rights, poverty.
She contributes as a free lance writer to some of the largest news media in Greece and her work has been reproduced and published in internationally recognized media.

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Hunger Striker Kostas Sakkas: When Justice Is Blind

(3) Comments | Posted 6 July 2013 | (16:34)

While the Greek political system is being plunged into the waters of corruption, immorality and inefficacy and Greeks are reeling under the weight of salary slashes, a rising tax burden and euro zone's highest unemployment rate, hunger striker and anarchist, Kostas Sakkas, continues to be illegally detained, amid growing fears...

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Aisha, Uganda - 'When You Are a Woman You Have No Voice'

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (00:57)

In 2010 I moved to Uganda, where for almost two years I worked on a community based project aiming to raise awareness on gender based and sexual violence against women and girls; a rampant problem in the country, affecting more than half of the female population.

Aisha, a mother of...

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When Water Is for Sale: What Water Privatisation Really Means

(13) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (00:53)

The privatisation of state water companies around the world almost always has one common denominator: it is made ​​under the pressure of international lenders in countries with large debt or under the pressure of multinational corporations and politicians in countries with a strong economy.

The dominant argument is that the...

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Crossing Into the Unknown: The Plight of Migrants in the Fields of Greece

(26) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (00:00)

This report is based on extensive field work (February-March 2013) on the island of Crete (Herakleio, Ierapetra, Anogeia) and it is a joint research project with photographer Stylianos Papardelas

The recent shooting of Bangladeshi workers, in South Greece, after they demanded outstanding wages might...

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Growing Police Brutality in Greece: The Hidden Face of the Crisis

(77) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (23:00)

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class.

Almost every family has...

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Rising Death in the Streets of Athens: The Human Toll of the Greek Tragedy

(100) Comments | Posted 6 January 2013 | (23:00)

This report was made in collaboration with photojournalist Dimitrios Bouras and is the result of extensive field work in the streets of Athens over the last two years.

It's a cold winter afternoon and Maria* is fixing her makeup in a glittered storefront window in downtown Athens. Maria, an...

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Gay People Living in Fear in Greece

(23) Comments | Posted 25 November 2012 | (23:00)

What was supposed to be a fun evening for Stamatis Peramatzis, turned out to be a nightmare. As the 39-year-old was walking out of a parking lot together with his partner in an Athens mall, a man out of nowhere appeared and screamed: "Faggots, we will kick you out of...

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