Where We Are on TV Report - 2015. The Where We Are on TV report analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and looks at the number of LGBT characters on cable networks for the 2015-2016 TV season.
Download the full report Below are some of the most remarkable points GLAAD found in its research this year, download the full report now to read more. Of the 881 regular characters expected to appear on broadcast primetime programming in the coming year, 35 (4%) were identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. There were an additional 35 recurring LGB characters.The number of regular LGBT characters counted on cable increased from 64 to 84, while recurring characters increased from 41 to 58.For the first time, GLAAD counted LGBT characters on original series that premiered on Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix.
Where We Are on TV Archive: GLAAD’s annual TV report not only propels national conversations about LGBT representation, but informs GLAAD’s own advocacy within the television industry. Lessons in Lesbos: Can tourism survive migrant crisis? Under blue Mediterranean skies, cruise ships would be offloading scores more visitors, sinking cash into the local economy.
Not this year. Greece’s Debt Crisis Explained. Migrant crisis: Greek judges tell Syrian refugee Turkey is unsafe. Image copyright EPA Greek judges have ruled that a Syrian asylum seeker should not be sent back to Turkey because it is not safe.
Amnesty International campaigners say the decision throws the EU-Turkey migrant deal into doubt. They say migrants in Turkey do not have basic human rights and many are at risk of being taken to Syria. Greek Education Ministry-UNICEF Plan to Educate Refugee Children. 19 6Google +0 0 0 25 The Greek Ministry of Education and UNICEF are working together to help refugee children stranded in Greece complete their education.
UNICEF Central and Eastern Europe Regional Director Marie-Pierre Poirier ended her four-day visit to Greece on Saturday. She came to study the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and ways of alleviating its impact on children. Greece Raises Taxes in Exchange for Debt Relief, Loans. Greek lawmakers approved tax increases and a new privatization fund on Sunday and freed up the sale of non-performing loans in exchange for much-needed bailout loans and debt relief.
Athens hopes the measures, two days before a key euro zone finance ministers meeting, will help it unlock the funds it needs to pay IMF loans, ECB bonds maturing in July and increasing state arrears. "Greeks have already paid a lot, but this is probably the first time that the possibility of these sacrifices being the last is so evident," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told lawmakers before a vote in parliament. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week. Greece and Creditors Spar Over Legislation Changes. Greek workers strike against Syriza’s austerity policies. 9 May 2016 Over the weekend, masses of workers across Greece joined in a general strike and tens of thousands demonstrated against the package of brutal austerity measures adopted by the Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) government and passed by the Greek parliament Sunday night.
In Athens, many thousands took to the streets, shouting slogans such as “Rise up to throw out the government, the EU and the IMF!” And “No to the dismantling of social security!” The three-day strike shut down large parts of the Greek economy. Subway, bus and train drivers, teachers, public servants, journalists, ferry staff, rubbish collectors and workers in the private sector participated. This did not prevent Syriza from voting in parliament for €5.4 billion in regressive tax hikes and €1.8 billion in pension cuts. Greece's Syriza government imposes harsh austerity measures. By Christoph Vandreier 27 May 2016.
Photo Essay: Refuge, but No Respite in Greece. As Greek police relocate migrants and refugees from the informal Idomeni camp, photographer Kelly Lynn Lunde documents a 1,300-strong settlement at a gas station next door, one of several nearby refuges that have sprung up over the past several months.
Once a forgettable rest stop outside the city of Polykastro in the north of Greece, the local EKO gas station has served for the past several months as a refuge for roughly 1,300 refugees waiting to cross into Macedonia. Most are Syrian, Iraqi and Kurdish families who chose it over the crowded and intense Idomeni camp, 12 miles (20km) to the north, where 11,000 other refugees have been camping. It turned out to be a prudent decision.
‘Piles of waste, overcrowded': Activists slam squalid conditions at Greek refugee camps. Civil rights activists are up in arms over new refugee camps in former factories and warehouses near Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki.
The abysmal conditions in overcrowded camps “put at risk the health of people,” refugee campaigners say. Several thousand refugees were transported to the new sites after Europe's biggest refugee camp at Idomeni, close to the Macedonian border, was cleared by police last week. Human rights groups have repeatedly voiced concerns over the deplorable living conditions at Idomeni, home to at least 8,000 migrants and refugees, most of them Syrians and Iraqis. Greece: Daily life inside Malakasa refugee camp. Since the closure of the Balkan route to Germany, there are now some 46,000 refugees stranded in Greece, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed.
Malakasa refugee camp is one of the many camps recently set up in the country to house the hundreds of thousands of displaced people fleeing war-torn countries. Guarded by soldiers, the camp is located roughly 25 miles north of Athens. It has the capacity to house a mere 1,000 people, most of whom are of Afghan citizenship. Yet according to UNHCR data released on 3 April, 2016, the camp's current capacity has been exceeded.
This has resulted in worsening living conditions, tents being over-occupied with over 10 people - many without blankets or sleeping bags. Will Greek debt deal really change anything? Image copyright Getty Images Greece has got some debt relief from the eurozone. Or has it? REFUGE: Documentary Shot in Greece Chronicles Human Stories from the European Refugee Crisis [video] 81 6Google +0 0 0 87 “Refuge” is a multimedia project by creative firm Magna Carta, and chronicles human stories from the European Refugee Crisis. Shot on location in Greece during January 2016, the project focuses on humanity and hope. Magna Carta’s team spent more than two weeks conducting a total of 30 on-camera interviews in Athens and the islands of Lesvos and Leros.
“The idea for the project was rooted in the desire to use “art to tell a painful story,” Refuge’s director, Matthew K. Firpo, told The WorldPost. As the video’s description on Vimeo states “this was made to be watched full screen and loud.” The EU Has Turned Greece Into a Prison for Refugees. In the port-side café before the sun comes up, a group of men are talking.
“In the beginning, when there were maybe 40 of them in the boats, all wet, we helped them. Now they’re too many. They steal chickens. They shit in the fields. They threw stones at a woman.” “Do you think it’s chance that they’re all coming here? “Eventually they’ll set off a bomb and sink the island.” Germany Won’t Cut Greece Any Slack On the $358 Billion It Owes But Can’t Repay. European finance ministers are poised to free up $12 billion in loans to Greece early Wednesday, meeting their self-imposed deadline to fill the coffers of a close-to-broke EU member. Deal or no deal, though, the grim reality remains the same: Athens owes a jaw-dropping $358 billion, and there’s no way it will ever be able to pay it all back. The International Monetary Fund is well aware of Greece’s unrelenting economic nightmare — on Monday, the fund predicted double-digit unemployment in Greece until at least 2040, and the country’s economy has been battered by years of recession.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde insists Europe forgive some of Greece’s debt if the fund is to participate in the bailout program. Enter the Germans, who have steadfastly refused to even consider a Greek haircut until at least 2018, after Germany holds parliamentary elections in 2017. They also won’t continue to provide bailout funds unless the IMF puts up some money as well. Photo credit: JOHN THYS/Getty Images. Greece Begins Moving Refugees Out of Idomeni Camp.