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An investigation into the failures of the child protection system in Greece.

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The investigation into the child protection system in Greece began in July 2018. It developed through repeated visits to various locations, including Athens, Thessaloniki, Rethymno, Kos, Leros, and Lechaina. More than forty interviews were conducted with experts, policy makers, and survivors.

Authors: Mariniki Alevizopoulou, Yiannis Baboulias, Mihalis Panayiotakis, Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou, Augustine Zenakos

Photos: Achilleas Zavallis, Eurokinissi

Translations: Maria Christou

The initial phase of the investigation, July to December 2018, was funded by a grant from the Investigative Journalism for the EU fund. Additional funding was provided by the Fritt Ord Foundation and the International Press Institute.

The investigation is ongoing.

The development of The Manifold Files prototype website, including the editing phase of this investigation, May 2019 to March 2020, was supported by the Google Digital News Innovation Fund.