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Pre-trial punishment of suspects in Greece

With large prisoner numbers and detention times far in excess of European averages, pre-trial detention is being abused by the Greek justice system, reveals MIIR’s research within the framework of the European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet).

Automation and Surveillance in Fortress Europe

Artificial intelligence and algorithms are at the heart of the EU’s new mobility-control regime. High-risk automated decisions are being taken on human lives. It is an emerging multi-billion-euro unregulated market with dystopian ‘smart’ applications.

Trapped in a Digital Surveillance System

The Digital Walls of Fortress Europe part 2
The impact of surveillance systems on vulnerable populations, money for Frontex drones, and monitoring the movement of citizens within the European area.

The Ecosystem of European Biometric Monitoring and Surveillance Data

The Digital Walls of Fortress Europe (part 1)
“We are Black and border guards hate us. Their computers hate us too.” – Adissu, living without immigration status in Brussels, Belgium

MIIR – iMEdD Investigation: No barrier to Covid-19 transmission in Greek prisons

- 1.4-fold higher than in the general population – the coronavirus spread fast in correctional facilities between July 2021 and February 2022. - The country's prisons were relatively unprotected in the 5th wave of the pandemic, while Covid-19 transmission showed no...

MIIR- iMEdD investigation: Covid-19 spread twice as fast in Greek prisons

Overcrowding, abuse of the minimum personal space of prisoners, hospitalization without segregation of patients, crowded quarantine, lack of medical staff and health measures, delayed vaccination. These are just some of the causes that lead to the virus’s spread....

More than half of European countries prohibit access to assisted reproduction for lesbians and almost a third do so for single women

The situation is much more difficult for trans and intersex people. In addition to the legal barriers, they face economic stumbling blocks: most public health systems cover only part of the costs or have very long wait lists or narrow access criteria.   Eva...

COVID: How Europe’s prisons have fared in the pandemic

    Prisons are breeding grounds for viruses, yet carceral administrations have revealed little about COVID-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations in Europe's prisons. Data from 32 countries show the pandemic's impact on prisons.        ...

Making Babies, Pushing Boundaries: The Great Greek Fertility Market

                          In the margins of Greece’s booming IVF industry, women trade their eggs and clinics gamble with ethics while the state looks the other way.   Investigation: Elvira Krithari...

Mapping the migrant camps in Europe

Successful integration of refugees and migrants into their host society is at the core of the European migration strategy - at least, on paper. In reality their current living conditions show that they are far from meeting this objective.   MIIR’s ongoing...

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The Mediterranean Institute for Investigative Reporting (MIIR) is a non profit organization that was founded in January 2019 with the aim of contributing towards the creation of an investigative journalism ecosystem in Greece as well as the wider area of the Mediterranean.

At the core of our philosophy lie the principles and ethics of independent, speaking-truth-to-power journalism. Transparency, co-operation, interaction and an approach of constant education both of journalists and the public, are fundamental elements of our organization.

MIIR’s investigations are provided free of charge to the general public.

The organization does not accept any kind of advertisements whatsoever and publishes the sources of its funding on a regular basis.

Amidst an environment of crisis and a largely discredited journalistic profession, MIIR’s team aspires to be a change of paradigm, guided by solid, trustworthy and independent journalism, with a distinct focus of scrutinizing power in order to defend the public interest.

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Trapped in Paradise: MIIR’s investigation on the tourism industry is out now

What lies behind the celebratory headlines about Greece’s “heavy industry”, tourism? After poring over thousands of pages, liaising with tens of workers, officials, trade unionists and industry insiders, investigating in situ in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, we...

MIIR attended workshops on FOIA requests

28/2/2010 Workshops on the right of access to information internationally

MIIR becomes member of EDJNET!

15/12/2019 We are happy to announce that the Mediterranean Institute for Investigative Reporting is joning EDJNET, as the first based in Greece journalistic organisation.

Correspondence from London and the “Truth and Trust Online” Conference

8/10/2019 More than 250 academics, professionals, journalists and researchers participated in the “Truth and Trust Online” conference, with public debate on fake news, misinformation, deepfakes

“Tweets on the Dark Side of the Web” is now online

June 4, 2019 – MIIR’s first investigation on automated political propaganda through twitter in the Greek “Τwittersphere” is also being published in English….

MIIR’S first investigation is out!

May 20, 2019 – MIIR may have been officially founded on January 2019, but its data-driven seedlings were planted earlier, in the form of twitter bots…

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