Reporting from Greece: “Paradise lost”


A restaurant in Molyvos, Lesbos, is completely empty, in the middle of high tourist season.

This summer, I have the privilege of taking a journalism course in Athens, Greece. Weekly updates will explore new facets of Athens as my classmates and I search for stories from some of the world’s most fascinating and historic locales.

This week, we take you to the island of Lesbos, which lies just six miles off the coast of Turkey. Last year, thousands of refugees traveled across the waters to Lesbos to seek asylum to Europe. While the refugees have largely stopped coming across, a substantial refugee population remains, while tourism has evaporated.

Check out my article, including a short video, here.





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