On September 13th 2016, along with Tabea anf Felix from Hostwriter (one could say Oikomedia’s German competitors) we organized an affiliate event to the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum about the role of the Press and the conflicts through Mass Media during the current European crisis. The purpose of the event is to examine the contribution of the Press to the dialogue between peoples and countries:

Observers or Players in politics?

Examining the aggressive reporting which reproduced stereotypes between Greece and Germany, or more recently, where 80% of the audience of the printed press in Britain was in favor of Brexit (media which hardly explained the consequences of any decision), the organizers invite the citizens to have a discussion with media representatives from various countries. 

The video from the conference is available at the end of the first page of my website (kindly provided from blod.gr – Bodossaki Foundation.




  • Elina Makri, journalist and Oikomedia co-founder 
  • Tabea Grzeszyk, journalist and Hostwriter co-founder

The event was organized on the occasion of the Athens Democracy Forum organized by The New York Times , in cooperation the with UNDEF and the City of Athens.

The event was organized with the support of Tandem Europe, an initiative which was developed by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), and MitOst e.V. (Berlin) together with Fondazione Cariplo (Milan). It is financially supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart) and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Athens).