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Michael Nevradakis
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Michael Nevradakis is a Ph.D. student in Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2012-13, and is presently based in Athens, Greece, where he is conducting research on the impact of social and new media on political communication and the public sphere in Greece. Michael is also the host of Dialogos Radio, a weekly radio program featuring the weekly Dialogos Interview Series, as well as Greek music and culture. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, Michael received an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Political Science at Stony Brook University in New York. His research has been published in a number of academic volumes and journals, and he spent the summer of 2011 in Greece as a fellow with the Reinventing Greece Media Project.

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Beware of Europeans Bearing Bailouts

(27) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 2:44 PM

This past weekend, the European Union, in another clear demonstration of the justice and social solidarity that recently earned it a Nobel Prize, forced a "haircut" on bank depositors in Cyprus, as part of a "bailout" for the country's suffering economy. This "haircut" will...

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A Conversation With Kostas Vaxevanis, the Greek Journalist Arrested for Publishing the 'Lagarde List'

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 8:45 AM

Kostas Vaxevanis is no stranger to headlines. As one of Greece's best-known investigative reporters, he has covered major stories and controversies, both within and beyond Greece. Recently, however, Vaxevanis was the one who made international headlines, following his arrest which resulted from his publication of the "Lagarde List"...

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Are Greece's Loan Agreements and Austerity Measures Illegal? Greek Constitutional Law Scholar Says 'Yes'

(69) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:26 PM

While the Greek Parliament is preparing to vote on a third round of austerity measures this week, a renowned Greek constitutional scholar argues that these measures are not only destructive but illegal. Giorgos Kasimatis, one of Greece's foremost constitutional scholars, has been critical of the loan agreements ever since the...

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Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 12:50 PM

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, according to reports by various media outlets and blogs in Greece. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of...

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A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 9:22 AM

Is austerity the way forward for Greece and other countries that are in the throes of a severe economic crisis? According to much of the world's media, the answer to that is a resounding "yes." Since the outbreak of the economic crisis in Greece in late 2009, many prominent media...

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A Conversation with Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis of the Biopolitics International Organization

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:24 PM

It is an unfortunate reality that some of the world's foremost thinkers are often those who remain outside the limelight. One such thinker is Professor Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, the president and founder of the Biopolitics International Organization (B.I.O.), based in Athens. Educated in the United States, Vlavianos-Arvanitis later returned...

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When Both Sides Are Wrong...

(8) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 10:13 AM

Beginning on Tuesday, social networks have been abuzz with the latest bad news from Greece: the arrest of a 27-year old "Geron Pastitsios" (a play on the name of Paisios, using the name of a Greek pasta dish) on charges of blasphemy, resulting from a satirical...

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The True Olympic Legacy of Athens: Refuting the Mythology

(27) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 7:18 PM

It has become an Olympic tradition, occurring with regularity every four years and reflected upon frequently in the interim period between the Games. I'm not talking about the Olympic torch lighting ceremony or the opening ceremony. What I am referring to is Greece-bashing. Starting with the period prior to the...

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Chaos, Hypocrisy and the Greek Elections

(68) Comments | Posted June 17, 2012 | 9:24 AM

Chaos. This Greek word aptly describes the climate surrounding Greece over the past several weeks, at least if the Greek and international media are to be believed. In the weeks leading up to the parliamentary elections of May 6, and the upcoming elections of June 17, the climate that has...

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