Thursday, January 12, 2006


I would like to point anyone who reads Greek to an interesting blog. It is called Υπάρχουμε….. Συνυπάρχουμε; which translates as We exist.....We coexist? (the semi-colon is a question mark in Greek). It is run by Gazmend Kapllani . His online biography is as follows: Gazmend Kapllani migrated from Albania to Greece in 1991, at the age of 18, and has since been residing legally as student. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Athens (1997). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University, in Athens, with a state scholarship. His thesis topic is “Modernity and otherness: the image of Albanians in the Greek press and of Greeks in the Albanian press.” As a journalist, he has been working for the largest daily “Ta Nea,” the state radio NET 105.8, Albania’s daily Koha Jone, and the IWPR’s Balkan Crisis Report. He is also the founder of the NGO “Home of Albanian Culture,” a member of the extra-parliamentary center-left party AEKA, and has been the most vocal advocate on migrant issues in the Greek media. Thanks to Buruburu for the reminder).

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At 1/13/2006 12:05:00 AM, Blogger buruburu said...

You are very welcome and good luck. :)

At 1/13/2006 08:01:00 AM, Blogger The SeaWitch said...

Like Alexiou, Kapllani has had problems with law enforcement officials too. In 2003 he was arrested on the Metro for having an expired residence permit. I can't remember if this was actually true (I can't see him having an expired permit especially since he is so well known) but I do know that the authorities rejected his renewal application because of his outspoken views on immigration. Obviously, they wound up letting him doubt due to public pressure.

At 1/13/2006 08:11:00 AM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Interesting post.

Your blog is great. Food for the soul, art and politics.

At 1/13/2006 08:30:00 AM, Blogger deviousdiva said...

Welcome Renegade eye, thanks for the kind words. I hope you will stick around and comment.
Thanks for the information, seawitch.
Cheers, buruburu.


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