Video on The National Herald by SNF Columbia journalism scholar
As part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Scholarship Program at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, journalist Athina Kastrinaki created a video about the newspaper of the Greek-American community, The National Herald, which has been circulating, uninterrupted, for 103 years. A discussion with the newspaper’s publisher, Mr. Antonis Diamataris, and its loyal readership highlights the contribution of The National Herald to the preservation of Greek identity and language.
The aim of the Columbia program is to equip participants with relevant skills to develop the quality of their work and thereby to contribute elevating the practice of journalism in Greece.
To learn more about the program, watch discussion with alumni here .
Anti-Americanism Down, US Has Big Plans for Greece
By TNH Staff January 15, 2019
The US Embassy in Athens. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yiannis Panagopoulos)
As its ties with Greece tighten – ironically thanks to the previously anti-American Radical Left SYRIZA of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras changing its stance – the United States said the opportunity now exists for deals in security, investment and trade
That was cited in the State Department’s Integrated Country Strategy (ICS), said Kathimerini, put together at almost the same time as the recent US-Greece Strategic Dialogue in Washington
Tsipras, who came to power in 2015 vowing to end any American military presence in the country and to take Greece out of NATO has reneged on both, as he did with promises…
US Consultants See Early Greek Elections, Big New Democracy Win
By TNH Staff January 15, 2019
FILE - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis during plenary discussions for the revision of the constitution, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)
While Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras seems set to win a vote of confidence in Parliament after his coalition partner, the Independent Greeks (ANEL) quit, he’s on course to be beaten handily by the major opposition New Democracy he unseated in 2015
The New York-city based consultancy risk Eurasia Group said Tsipras has a 60 percent chance to stay in office and win the confidence vote but Greek newspapers said it’s a near 100 percent certainty after a number of rival party…
Defense Minister Kammenos Quits Over FYROM Name Deal
By TNH Staff January 13, 2019
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, left, leaves Maximos mansion following a meeting with Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Greek defense Minister Kammenos, leader of the right-wing populist Independent Greeks party, is vehemently opposed to a deal with neighboring Macedonia over its state name. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
ATHENS – Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Jan. 13, after repeated waffling on what he would do, resigned over his objections to a deal that Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras made with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to rename that country North Macedonia
Kammenos is leader of the tiny, pro-austerity, jingoistic Independent…
Dora Bakoyiannis Nominated as Secretary-General of Council of Europe
By ANA January 11, 2019
Dora Bakoyannis nominated as Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)
New Democracy (ND) hails the nomination of Dora Bakoyannis as Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, according to a party statement issued on Friday.
This is a great honour for Greece, ND’s statement continued, as for the first time a politician from Greece is nominated for such a high-ranking and important political position.
The main opposition party thanked the Republic of Cyprus for nominating and supporting Bakoyiannis’ candidacy, and said it expects the government to do the same.
Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis to Step Down after 16 Years at Museum of Science
By TNH Staff January 11, 2019
Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science in Boston, steps down on January 31. Photo by Tyler Trahan/ Courtesy of Museum of Science
BOSTON, MA – Ioannis (Yannis) N. Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science, who guided the institution’s transformation to a global resource for STEM education and oversaw the largest capital campaign in its history, will leave his post on January 31. The Museum made the announcement in December
Originally from Greece, Miaoulis, the former Dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, came to the Museum in 2003 following David Ellis’ 12-year tenure. Current and former chairs have recommended…