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Asteris Masouras

I'm a freelance photojournalist, social media consultant, digital rights activist & open source software engineer from Thessaloniki, Greece. I've been blogging and doing freelance journalism since 2004 about human / digital rights, citizen journalism & social media, environmental, local & open source issues in Greek & English. I'm a co-founder of digitalrights.gr & the co-host of a monthly internet radio show about open source & digital rights news on radiobubble.gr. My photography work can be found on Flickr. Also on Twitter, LinkedIn, NowPublic

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Latest posts by Asteris Masouras

16 May 2012

Greece: TEDxThessaloniki 2012, the Courage to Create

Twelve hours long, with more than 20 speakers and performers, over 700 attendees and 5.000 livestream viewers from 57 countries; on Saturday May 12, TEDx Thessaloniki 2012 provided an inspiring...

12 May 2012

Greece: Police Violence Against Immigrants on the Rise

Greek social media has been in uproar over a video posted on Facebook and Twitter, showing police officers overtly abusing a detained immigrant in downtown Athens. Racist and police violence...

22 March 2012

Global Voices in Greek Celebrates 1,000 Posts

Launched in March 2011, at a time of increasing hardships and intense international criticism for Greece due to the financial crisis, Global Voices in Greek has reached 1,000 published translations....

2 November 2011

Greece: Anti-Austerity Protests Disrupt Ochi Day Parades

Unprecedented protests in many Greek cities on October 28, disrupted parades for the national celebration of 'Ochi Day'. In Thessaloniki, the parade was brought to a halt and the president...

Greece: Vote of Confidence and the Future Referendum

On the evening of October 31, in a politically risk move, the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called for an immediate vote of confidence in parliament and a referendum for...

1 November 2011

Greece: Polarized Reactions to the Debt “Haircut” Deal

The Greek debt "haircut" deal reached by European politicians and banks was touted as a solution to stem the sovereign debt crisis. However, many Greek citizens have reacted with uncertainty...

28 October 2011

Greek Financial Crisis and Anti-Austerity Protests: The Story So Far

The Greek indignant movement seemingly foundered during the summer, but appears to be picking up steam again in September, at the imposition of yet another round of austerity measures. Asteris...

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