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13th Novembre 2020

🤩 Here it begins! Kulturhaus Arthur0704191141">#blueborder meets Kulturhaus Arthur in Chemnitz!

👉 For further information, please head to the event page: www.facebook.com/events/752524328630727/
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4th Novembre 2020

😢😩 Dear all, against the backdrop of a second Covid-19 wave and the measurements taken by the German government in the last few days, we regret to inform that the vernissage of #blueborderKulturhaus Arthursed to be held in Chemnitz at the Kulturhaus Arthur is going to be cancelled.

🤞👉 Nevertheless, the exhibition will still be hanging as planned and we are already working on further solutions that hopefully we will present you all soon. We will share more details in the next days, so stay tuned and stay healthy!
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...and after being in Brussels in the last weeks, our travelling exhibition sails again, this time going to Germany, precisely to Chemnitz! 

Our host will be Kulturhaus Arthur 🤩

👉Find out all the details in the picture below as well as at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/752524328630727?active_tab=about

Were already looking forward to seeing you there - with all the relative precautions, of course! 👋

26th Ottobre 2020

...and after being in Brussels in the last weeks, our travelling exhibition sails again, this time going to Germany, precisely to Chemnitz!

Our host will be Kulturhaus Arthur 🤩

👉Find out all the details in the picture below as well as at the event page: www.facebook.com/events/752524328630727?active_tab=about

We're already looking forward to seeing you there - with all the relative precautions, of course! 👋
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23rd Settembre 2020

👋 Important piece of news: the vernissage of our Brussels exhibition planned for tomorrow (24.09.2020) has been postponed and turned into a finissage to be held on 15.10.2020.

🧐 Does it mean that you cannot come to the exhibition? No way! You're more than welcome to visit it from tomorrow on, and of course to join us at the Brussels #blueborder Finissage! 👏

Find out more details in the event below 🔽
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16th Settembre 2020

🌊⛵️🗣 #blueborder is sailing once again! We are proud to unveil a beautiful video - you can find it below ⬇️ - that frames what this project is about, along with the faces, hands and hearts behind it. The video also provides with a glimpse at how the first exhibition in France was.

In fact, a few months ago we were excited to launch our website and exhibition in Marseille 📸🖼🇫🇷

Our excitement is not over yet: we brought the stories, photos and much more in Brussels! 🇧🇪 And by the way, you're all invited: come visit us at KANO Brussels until October, 25th! We will also have a finissage event a few days earlier, on 15.10.2020 👋

In the meantime, emabark on the #blueborder journey 👇

Video credits © Kévin Derveaux and Hélène PillonA vast, blue amount of water surrounds them. The Mediterranean Sea embraces 5 islands that are located at geographical margins of the European continent: Cre...
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#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CYPRUS - Almost there

Okito, 30, is from Kinshasa, DRC, where he still has a wife and a child. He is currently doing a BSc in engineering and has been in Northern Cyprus for a year and three months. He was recently arrested when he accidentally crossed the border into Europe. His parents had to pay EUR 2000 to an immigration lawyer to get him out.

CYPRUS - Almost there ▶️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann 
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Make sure to check out Metropole Facebook page and their website 👉 https://metropole.at/

Photo by © Anne Ackermann

11th Settembre 2020

#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CYPRUS - Almost there

Okito, 30, is from Kinshasa, DRC, where he still has a wife and a child. He is currently doing a BSc in engineering and has been in Northern Cyprus for a year and three months. He was recently arrested when he accidentally crossed the border into Europe. His parents had to pay EUR 2000 to an immigration lawyer to get him out.

CYPRUS - Almost there ▶️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Make sure to check out Metropole Facebook page and their website 👉 metropole.at/

Photo by © Anne Ackermann
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#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CYPRUS - Almost there

Benjamin Wolf (Metropole Managing Editor) on the reportage: This whole phenomenon was completely new and fascinating to us. To be in Europe, but still not quite there is what many feel – and really what it does is open up the questions: What is Europe? Where does it start?

CYPRUS - Almost there ▶️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann 
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Make sure to check out Metropole Facebook page and their website 👉 https://metropole.at/

Photo by © Anne Ackermann

9th Settembre 2020

#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CYPRUS - Almost there

Benjamin Wolf (Metropole Managing Editor) on the reportage: "This whole phenomenon was completely new and fascinating to us. To be in Europe, but still not quite there is what many feel – and really what it does is open up the questions: What is Europe? Where does it start?"

CYPRUS - Almost there ▶️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Make sure to check out Metropole Facebook page and their website 👉 metropole.at/

Photo by © Anne Ackermann
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#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CRETE - The last shepherds

A group of sheep among the rocks.

CRETE - The last shepherds ▶️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Find out more about Metropole: follow their Facebook page and check out the website 👉 https://metropole.at/

Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos

4th Settembre 2020

#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CRETE - The last shepherds

A group of sheep among the rocks.

CRETE - The last shepherds ▶️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Find out more about Metropole: follow their Facebook page and check out the website 👉 metropole.at/

Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos
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#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CRETE - The last shepherds

Benjamin Wolf (Metropole Managing Editor) on the reportage: The shepherds of Crete live a life at once removed from the general craziness of the world yet also connected, solitary in their mountains, yet also deeply embedded in their families and community. It is an incredibly beautiful reportage. 

CRETE - The last shepherds ▶️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Find out more about Metropole: follow their Facebook page and check out the website 👉 https://metropole.at/

Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos

2nd Settembre 2020

#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CRETE - The last shepherds

Benjamin Wolf (Metropole Managing Editor) on the reportage: "The shepherds of Crete live a life at once removed from the general craziness of the world yet also connected, solitary in their mountains, yet also deeply embedded in their families and community. It is an incredibly beautiful reportage".

CRETE - The last shepherds ▶️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Find out more about Metropole: follow their Facebook page and check out the website 👉 metropole.at/

Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos
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#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CORSICA - Sisters in arms

A destroyed car on the roadside near the town of Nocario, in a mountainous rural area of Corsica. Marks from shotgun bullets are visible on its body.

CORSICA - Sisters in arms ▶️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/corsica-the-sisters-in-arms/
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Curious to know more about Metropole? Head on their Facebook page and website 👉 https://metropole.at/

Photo by ©Marco Panzetti

28th Agosto 2020

#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CORSICA - Sisters in arms

A destroyed car on the roadside near the town of Nocario, in a mountainous rural area of Corsica. Marks from shotgun bullets are visible on its body.

CORSICA - Sisters in arms ▶️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/corsica-the-sisters-in-arms/
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Curious to know more about Metropole? Head on their Facebook page and website 👉 metropole.at/

Photo by ©Marco Panzetti
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#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CORSICA - Sisters in arms

Benjamin Wolf (Metropole Managing Editor) on the reportage: The power and resourcefulness of women in fighting for their place and their rights, in every direction, deeply impressed us. 

CORSICA - Sisters in arms ▶️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/corsica-the-sisters-in-arms/
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Curious to know more about Metropole - Vienna in English? Head on their Facebook page and website 👉 https://metropole.at/

Photo by ©Marco Panzetti

26th Agosto 2020

#blueborder meets Metropole - Vienna in English | CORSICA - Sisters in arms

Benjamin Wolf (Metropole Managing Editor) on the reportage: "The power and resourcefulness of women in fighting for their place and their rights, in every direction, deeply impressed us."

CORSICA - Sisters in arms ▶️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/corsica-the-sisters-in-arms/
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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🧐📣 Curious to know more about Metropole - Vienna in English? Head on their Facebook page and website 👉 metropole.at/

Photo by ©Marco Panzetti
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🤩 Were excited to announce a brand new collaboration (literally across borders): Cafébabel and #blueborder meet Metropole - Vienna in English! 

🔎 Have you ever heard of Metropole? If you happen to live in Vienna and/or Austria, it is highly possible that the answer might be yes. 🇦🇹👇 Metropole is the leading English-language media outlet in Austria, which unites a quarterly print magazine, the media platform metropole.at and monthly networking events. 

🖋📸 Reports from the Edges of Europe is the result of the partnership between #blueborder (via Cafébabel) and Metropole. Their current Summer issue is featuring the shortened versions of the stories concerning Corsica, Crete and Cyprus, while the followling Fall issue will give room to Malta and Sicily ones. 

🔜 In the next few days and weeks well be sharing some insights over this collaboration by Benjamin Wolf, Managing Editor of Metropole. Stay tuned and make sure to have a look at the beautiful preview of the introduction of the Summer issue printed/digital version below! 🔽  

🧐📣 Curious to know more about Metropole - Vienna in English? Go and check out their Facebook page and website (https://metropole.at/)!

19th Agosto 2020

🤩 We're excited to announce a brand new collaboration (literally across borders): Cafébabel and #blueborder meet Metropole - Vienna in English!

🔎 Have you ever heard of Metropole? If you happen to live in Vienna and/or Austria, it is highly possible that the answer might be yes. 🇦🇹👇 Metropole is "the leading English-language media outlet in Austria, which unites a quarterly print magazine, the media platform metropole.at and monthly networking events."

🖋📸 "Reports from the Edges of Europe" is the result of the partnership between #blueborder (via Cafébabel) and Metropole. Their current Summer issue is featuring the shortened versions of the stories concerning Corsica, Crete and Cyprus, while the followling Fall issue will give room to Malta and Sicily ones.

🔜 In the next few days and weeks we'll be sharing some insights over this collaboration by Benjamin Wolf, Managing Editor of Metropole. Stay tuned and make sure to have a look at the beautiful preview of the introduction of the Summer issue printed/digital version below! 🔽

🧐📣 Curious to know more about Metropole - Vienna in English? Go and check out their Facebook page and website (metropole.at/)!
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Okito, 30, is from Kinshasa, DRC, where he still has a wife and a child. He is currently doing a BSc in engineering and has been in Northern Cyprus for a year and three months. He was recently arrested when he accidentally crossed the border into Europe. His parents had to pay EUR 2000 to an immigration lawyer to get him out.

Full reportage ➡️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/

CYPRUS: Almost there 
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann 📸
Read all stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Anne Ackermann

24th Luglio 2020

"Okito, 30, is from Kinshasa, DRC, where he still has a wife and a child. He is currently doing a BSc in engineering and has been in Northern Cyprus for a year and three months. He was recently arrested when he accidentally crossed the border into Europe. His parents had to pay EUR 2000 to an immigration lawyer to get him out."

Full reportage ➡️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/

CYPRUS: Almost there
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann 📸
Read all stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Anne Ackermann
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It must have been a long flight from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya. Her destination was Europe, or, at least, what afterward she learned to consider a faint semblance of it. “The view of the Mediterranean Sea was glorious, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the people whose lives had been lost in these same waters.”

Kajuju is one of the #blueborder journalists and main character of her own piece, Almost there. Shes a student and shes been living in Northern Cyprus for two years. Did you know that Cyprus is actually a divided country and that its capital, Nicosia, is among the few ones around the globe that are still physically divided by wire nets and checkpoints? 

It wasn’t until I left Kenya for Cyprus that I came to truly understand what ‘in-between’ meant. As a student in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus I’ve come into contact with the daily struggles of the African immigrants on this strange no man’s land: isolated from the world by the blue waters of the Mediterranean, separated from Europe by the ‘Green Line’.

Keep on reading the whole reportage here ➡️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/

CYPRUS: Almost there 
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann 📸
Curious about the rest of the stories? Check them out in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Anne Ackermann

22nd Luglio 2020

It must have been a long flight from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya. Her destination was Europe, or, at least, what afterward she learned to consider a faint semblance of it. “The view of the Mediterranean Sea was glorious, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the people whose lives had been lost in these same waters.”

Kajuju is one of the #blueborder journalists and main character of her own piece, "Almost there". She's a student and she's been living in Northern Cyprus for two years. Did you know that Cyprus is actually a divided country and that its capital, Nicosia, is among the few ones around the globe that are still physically divided by wire nets and checkpoints?

"It wasn’t until I left Kenya for Cyprus that I came to truly understand what ‘in-between’ meant. As a student in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus I’ve come into contact with the daily struggles of the African immigrants on this strange no man’s land: isolated from the world by the blue waters of the Mediterranean, separated from Europe by the ‘Green Line’."

Keep on reading the whole reportage here ➡️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/cyprus-almost-there-the-other-side-of-the-divide/

CYPRUS: Almost there
Journalist: Kajuju Murori 🖋
Photographer: Anne Ackermann 📸
Curious about the rest of the stories? Check them out in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Anne Ackermann
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At times, it can feel like Kosti is fighting a lone battle, but he has support from his family: he works in the fields with his father and his mother helps mind his sons when he and Iro are out working.  Kosti says. .

Check out the whole reportage: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/

CRETE: The Last Shepherds 
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos 📸
Check out the other stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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The view from Kostis and Iro’s House over the village of Mesa Lasithi. Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos

17th Luglio 2020

"At times, it can feel like Kosti is fighting a lone battle, but he has support from his family: he works in the fields with his father and his mother helps mind his sons when he and Iro are out working. <<I always wanted to have children, to have a family, but unfortunately we’ve fallen on hard times,>> Kosti says. <<I want my kids to work hard at school, to free them from the animals. If you study or learn a foreign language you have more choices; they could still be involved with the animals, but as a vet, let’s say, a professional. My situation… this is not a living>>."

Check out the whole reportage: blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/

CRETE: The Last Shepherds
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos 📸
Check out the other stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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"The view from Kostis and Iro’s House over the village of Mesa Lasithi." Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos
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The reportage that we are about to deal with in the next few lines - and that we did introduce in the previous months -, has been conceived and prepared as 2019 was reaching its twilight. 

However, read through these present times eyes, in the middle of a pandemic that affected the whole world - and still does -, The Last Shepherds shows us something evident yet significant: we all live our lives trying to fulfill basic needs and, hopefully, our passions. To what extent are we able to live all of that fully, though? To what extent are we all entangled in a system that may place profit before people?

Kosti, one of the young Cretan shepherds featured in the reportage, admits: “As a shepherd, every year is a battle. You’re fighting to find solutions, how to make it work. But every year I write up the income and the expenses: zero… zero… zero… Somewhere in your mind, there’s a hope that things will improve and that’s why I keep going. If things carry on as they are, perhaps we will have to leave too. But the thought of leaving really makes me sick.”

To read about the hopes and yearnings, the issues and the lives of some of the (last?) shepherds in Europe, click right here ➡️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/

CRETE: The Last Shepherds 
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos 📸
Check out the other stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos

15th Luglio 2020

The reportage that we are about to deal with in the next few lines - and that we did introduce in the previous months -, has been conceived and prepared as 2019 was reaching its twilight.

However, read through these present times' eyes, in the middle of a pandemic that affected the whole world - and still does -, "The Last Shepherds" shows us something evident yet significant: we all live our lives trying to fulfill basic needs and, hopefully, our passions. To what extent are we able to live all of that fully, though? To what extent are we all entangled in a system that may place profit before people?

Kosti, one of the young Cretan shepherds featured in the reportage, admits: “As a shepherd, every year is a battle. You’re fighting to find solutions, how to make it work. But every year I write up the income and the expenses: zero… zero… zero… Somewhere in your mind, there’s a hope that things will improve and that’s why I keep going. If things carry on as they are, perhaps we will have to leave too. But the thought of leaving really makes me sick.”

To read about the hopes and yearnings, the issues and the lives of some of the (last?) shepherds in Europe, click right here ➡️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/crete-the-last-shepherds/

CRETE: The Last Shepherds
Journalist: Alex King 🖋
Photographer: Angelos Christofilopoulos 📸
Check out the other stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos
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A home for pregnant women who were talked out of abortion by ‘pro-life’ activists in Gozo, a small island which is part of the Maltese archipelago. According to the owner more than 500 women have passed through over the last 30 years.

The full reportage ➡️ https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/malta-abortion-online/

MALTA: Abortion online
Journalist: Eva Hoffmann 🖋
Photographer: Maria Jou Sol 📸

Find out and read the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Maria Jou Sol

25th Giugno 2020

"A home for pregnant women who were talked out of abortion by ‘pro-life’ activists in Gozo, a small island which is part of the Maltese archipelago. According to the owner more than 500 women have passed through over the last 30 years".

The full reportage ➡️ blueborder.cafebabel.com/malta-abortion-online/

MALTA: Abortion online
Journalist: Eva Hoffmann 🖋
Photographer: Maria Jou Sol 📸

Find out and read the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Maria Jou Sol
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Women in Malta may not only risk to end up in jail, but also to put their own lives in danger. Abortion in the Mediterranean island is still illegal. If youre wondering where in Europe abortion is so stigmatized, to the extent that its so enchained to the most conservative legislation, then there you are.

Our cross-border team went there to investigate how and if things have changed, and to talk with women who shared their own experiences. Like Julie: After I found out I was pregnant, I tried everything to have a ‘natural abortion’. I took a week off work and did research online. I took loads of aspirin, drank persil juice, ate papaya seeds, and drank tons of ginger tea. I was having sex as well. But nothing helped. I didnt have feelings about the pregnancy, only about my relationships and my own body. I think I’ll feel the consequences of this stress later in life. 

“What I do is linked to the wellbeing of patients. Women will get an abortion anyhow, no matter if it’s legal or not. They shouldn’t risk their lives for that says Elena Saliba, a doctor who in 2019 joined the first ‘pro-choice’ network for women’s rights for abortion.

Here the whole reportage: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/malta-abortion-online/

MALTA: Abortion online
Journalist: Eva Hoffmann 🖋
Photographer: Maria Jou Sol 📸
Find out and read the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/
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Photo by ©Maria Jou Sol

22nd Giugno 2020

Women in Malta may not only risk to end up in jail, but also to put their own lives in danger. Abortion in the Mediterranean island is still illegal. If you're wondering where in Europe abortion is so stigmatized, to the extent that it's so enchained to the most conservative legislation, then there you are.

Our cross-border team went there to investigate how and if things have changed, and to talk with women who shared their own experiences. Like Julie: "After I found out I was pregnant, I tried everything to have a ‘natural abortion’. I took a week off work and did research online. I took loads of aspirin, drank persil juice, ate papaya seeds, and drank tons of ginger tea. I was having sex as well. But nothing helped. I didn't have feelings about the pregnancy, only about my relationships and my own body. I think I’ll feel the consequences of this stress later in life."

“What I do is linked to the wellbeing of patients. Women will get an abortion anyhow, no matter if it’s legal or not. They shouldn’t risk their lives for that" says Elena Saliba, a doctor who in 2019 joined the first ‘pro-choice’ network for women’s rights for abortion.

Here the whole reportage: blueborder.cafebabel.com/malta-abortion-online/

MALTA: Abortion online
Journalist: Eva Hoffmann 🖋
Photographer: Maria Jou Sol 📸
Find out and read the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/
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Fabiola Foti, 37, is the editor-in-chief of the Catania-based, digital news site L’Urlo. For years she has investigated how local mobsters have managed to infiltrate the local festival of Saint Agatha, one of the country’s most popular religious celebrations. She has been threatened for her work.

Read the full reportage here: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/sicily-local-journalists-struggle-on-in-a-climate-of-intimidation/

SICILY: Exposing the mafia
Journalist: Cecilia Butini 🖋
Photographer: Ksenia Les 📸
Stay tuned and check out the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Ksenia Les

4th Giugno 2020

"Fabiola Foti, 37, is the editor-in-chief of the Catania-based, digital news site 'L’Urlo'. For years she has investigated how local mobsters have managed to infiltrate the local festival of Saint Agatha, one of the country’s most popular religious celebrations. She has been threatened for her work".

Read the full reportage here: blueborder.cafebabel.com/sicily-local-journalists-struggle-on-in-a-climate-of-intimidation/

SICILY: Exposing the mafia
Journalist: Cecilia Butini 🖋
Photographer: Ksenia Les 📸
Stay tuned and check out the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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How safe are journalists in... Europe? To what extent might their lives and careers be jeopardized in a continent where, in theory, media freedom is among its foundations? What if we narrow the focus and look at Sicily, the Italian region with the highest number of reporters killed in mafia or terrorist attacks since 1960? 

Leandro Salvia is an Italian reporter who wrote about connections between mafia families and local authorities. Hes portrayed below. And he says: “I know that, geographically, I live at the borders of Europe. But San Cipirello and Sicily itself are a piece of Italy and a piece of Europe, so whenever someone breaks the law here, it’s correct that the Italian state intervenes and local reporters need to document it. (...) When you work here you expect to be subjected to retaliation by those you write about. (...) Often the costs are higher than the earnings, but it’s a question of civic duty. I have a responsibility to the community.”

Mr Salvia is one of the reporters interviewed by our cross-border team. Read the full reportage here: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/sicily-local-journalists-struggle-on-in-a-climate-of-intimidation/

SICILY: Exposing the mafia
Journalist: Cecilia Butini 🖋
Photographer: Ksenia Les 📸
Stay tuned and check out the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/
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Photo by ©Ksenia Les

29th Maggio 2020

How safe are journalists in... Europe? To what extent might their lives and careers be jeopardized in a continent where, in theory, media freedom is among its foundations? What if we narrow the focus and look at Sicily, "the Italian region with the highest number of reporters killed in mafia or terrorist attacks since 1960"?

Leandro Salvia is an Italian reporter who wrote about connections between mafia families and local authorities. He's portrayed below. And he says: “I know that, geographically, I live at the borders of Europe. But San Cipirello and Sicily itself are a piece of Italy and a piece of Europe, so whenever someone breaks the law here, it’s correct that the Italian state intervenes and local reporters need to document it. (...) When you work here you expect to be subjected to retaliation by those you write about. (...) Often the costs are higher than the earnings, but it’s a question of civic duty. I have a responsibility to the community.”

Mr Salvia is one of the reporters interviewed by our cross-border team. Read the full reportage here: blueborder.cafebabel.com/sicily-local-journalists-struggle-on-in-a-climate-of-intimidation/

SICILY: Exposing the mafia
Journalist: Cecilia Butini 🖋
Photographer: Ksenia Les 📸
Stay tuned and check out the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/
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Students walk past pro-independence graffiti at the university building in Corte. ‘APP’ stands for ‘A Francia fora’ (‘France go away). 

CORSICA - Sisters in arms
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸
 
Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Marco Panzetti

14th Aprile 2020

"Students walk past pro-independence graffiti at the university building in Corte. ‘APP’ stands for ‘A Francia fora’ (‘France go away)."

CORSICA - Sisters in arms
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸

Enjoy reading the full stories in: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹 blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Have you already had the chance to check out #blueborder website and its stories? 

Below theres Anne-Laure Cristofari, the main character in the reportage set in Corsica, one of the five islands framed within the #blueborder project. We will gradually roll downwards: before reaching Cyprus, we will share quotes and pictures drawn from stories set in Sicily, Malta and Crete.

Anne-Laure Cristofari, 41, is the spokesperson for ‘Donne di Manca’ (‘Left-wing women’), a feminist and socialist independence movement campaigning for Corsican self-rule.  

CORSICA - Sisters in arms
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸

Stay tuned and enjoy reading the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Marco Panzetti

8th Aprile 2020

Have you already had the chance to check out #blueborder website and its stories?

Below there's Anne-Laure Cristofari, the main character in the reportage set in Corsica, one of the five islands framed within the #blueborder project. We will gradually roll downwards: before reaching Cyprus, we will share quotes and pictures drawn from stories set in Sicily, Malta and Crete.

"Anne-Laure Cristofari, 41, is the spokesperson for ‘Donne di Manca’ (‘Left-wing women’), a feminist and socialist independence movement campaigning for Corsican self-rule."

CORSICA - Sisters in arms
Journalist: Audrey Lebel 🖋
Photographer: Marco Panzetti 📸

Stay tuned and enjoy reading the full stories in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹: blueborder.cafebabel.com/ - www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

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Photo by ©Marco Panzetti
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25th Marzo 2020

Il y a deux semaines, le 13 mars, nous aurions dû organiser le vernissage du projet #blueborder à Marseille avec nos journalistes et photographes, pour lancer l'exposition itinérante et le nouveau site web avec tous les reportages et photos. Malheureusement, comme un premier train de mesures a dû être mis en place par les gouvernements européens en raison de l'épidémie de #coronavirus, l'événement a été officiellement annulé. Le Centre social Bernard Du Bois, qui accueillait l'exposition, a confirmé cette annulation, tout en nous faisant savoir qu'il était possible d'accueillir les visiteurs qui avaient encore envie de voir les photos exposées. Nous sommes maintenant heureux de partager quelques instantanés de cette soirée puisque notre coordinatrice locale Hélène Pillon, ainsi que quelques visiteurs, ont eu la chance d'être là et d'apprécier le travail extraordinaire de nos équipes transfrontalières. La seconde étape de cette exposition itinérante, Palerme, prévu initialement en avril, a également sûe être annulée. Nous nous adapterons à la situation sanitaire pour les événements suivants à Chemnitz (Mai) et Bruxelles (Juin)

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ENG - A couple of weeks ago, on 13th March, we were supposed to have the #blueborder vernissage in Marseille with our journalists and photographers, launching the itinerant exhibition and the brand new website with all the stories and photos. Unfortunately, as a first package of measures had to be set up by the European governments due to the #coronavirus outbreak, the event was officially cancelled and the participants had to stay at home. The hosting venue Centre Social Bernard Du Bois did confirm that, while letting us know that it was possible to welcome visitors who still felt like having a look at the exhibited photos. We're now happy to share some snapshots of that evening as our local coordinator Hélène Pillon, together with some visitors, had the chance to be there and enjoy the amazing work of our cross-border teams. The second step of the initinerant exhibition, Palermo, originally planned for April, has to be cancelled too. We will adapt to the situation for the organisation of the next events in Chemnitz (Mai) and Bruxelles (June)

#blueborder: a project backed by Allianz Kulturstiftung, OFAJ DFJW, Babel International NGO, Cafébabel Berlin.
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13th Marzo 2020

Bonjour! Information IMPORTANTE 🔴

Après les mesures prises par le gouvernement hier, nous avons pris la triste décision d'annuler le vernissage de ce soir.

👉 Pour celles et ceux qui souhaitaient s'y rendre, l'exposition est en accès libre au Centre Social Bernard Du Bois à partir d'aujourd'hui et jusqu'au 3 avril.
Vous pouvez aussi découvrir l'intégralité du travail de nos journalistes et photographes sur blueborder.cafebabel.com/fr/

Merci!

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Hi! IMPORTANT update 🔴

After the measures taken by the French government, we sadly have to announce that we're cancelling the vernissage scheduled for this evening.

👉 For those of you who still feel like visiting and having a look at the exhibition, it is possible to access it for free at the Centre Social Bernard Du Bois starting from today until April, 3rd.
Moreover, we are happy anyway to share with you our brand new website where you can find all the stories and photos by our teams of journalists and photographers: blueborder.cafebabel.com/

Thank you!
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A Cafébabel brand new cross-border project: https://blueborder.cafebabel.com/

12th Marzo 2020

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11th Marzo 2020

🔴 EVENT UPDATE! (ENGLISH BELOW)

En raison de la crise du coronavirus/COVID19 qui sévit dans toute l'Europe, nous avons décidé d'apporter quelques changements concernant le vernissage de l'exposition #blueborder. Nous le maintiendrons certes comme prévu pour le vendredi 13 mars. Malheureusement, une partie des photographes et journalistes ne pourra être présente à Marseille.
Cependant, notre équipe à Marseille, Hélène Pillon, François Fameli et Audrey Lebel auront le plaisir de vous accueillir au Centre Social CCO Bernard du Bois à 18h. Ils vous présenteront le projet ainsi que le tout nouveau site internet #blueborder. La journaliste Audrey Lebel pourra témoigner de son reportage en Corse réalisé avec Marco Panzetti et pourra présenter l'exposition photo qui retrace les cinq reportages cross-border effectués sur cinq îles méditerrannéennes.

Nous veillerons bien sûr à prendre toutes les mesures d'hygiène nécessaires dans le contexte sanitaire actuel et nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir !

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Due to the coronavirus/COVID19 emergency going on in all Europe, we decided to make some changes concerning the #blueborder exhibition vernissage. We will always keep it scheduled for Friday, 13 March. Unfortunately some of our team members, journalists and photographers cannot make it anymore to be present in Marseille. However, no worries!

Our team in Marseille, Hélène Pillon, François Fameli and Audrey Lebel, will have the pleasure to welcome you at the Centre Social CCO Bernard du Bois at 6pm. They will present the project and #blueborder website. Moreover, journalist Audrey Lebel will talk about her report in Corsica carried out with Marco Panzetti and will present the exhibition that frames the five cross-border stories developed by our teams on 5 different Mediterranean islands.

We will of course ensure all the hygienic measures that need to be taken and we're very much looking forward to welcoming you!
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5th Marzo 2020

📣 #blueborder arrive... la semaine prochaine !

(ENGLISH BELOW) Nous avons réuni 5 équipes de journalistes et de photographes qui sont allés enquêter et obtenir des reportages passionnants sur 5 îles européennes : La Corse, la Sicile, Malte, la Crète et Chypre. Ces îles se situent aux limites géographiques du continent, mais que se passerait-il si ces bords bleus transcendaient les côtes et s'inscrivaient dans un tableau social plus vaste ?

#blueborder est le nouveau projet transfrontalier dont le but est d'explorer les questions sociétales et générationnelles sur ces 5 îles. Des reportages et des histoires multimédia raconteront les défis, les rêves, les sentiments et les luttes des jeunes vivants dans un contexte frontalier. Nous espérons aider les communautés et les réalités périphériques à développer la solidarité et l'empathie entre elles.

#blueborder est un projet conçu par Cafébabel Berlin et soutenu par Babel International, Allianz Kulturstiftung et l'Office franco-allemand de la jeunesse.

Nous dévoilons le site web #blueborder et organisons la première exposition à Marseille !

QUAND et OÙ :
Vendredi 13 mars 2020 @ Coco Velten, à partir de 18h

CE QUI SE PASSE
@ Coco Velten, nous aurons un panel et des discussions avec Sébastien Vannier et Prune Antoine (directeur et rédacteur en chef), Esra Kücük (responsable de la Fondation culturelle Allianz, à confirmer), notre coordinatrice locale Hélène Pillon ainsi que certains de nos journalistes et photographes.
@ Centre Social CCO Bernard Du Bois, les équipes de journalistes et de photographes guideront ensuite le public à travers l'exposition.

Plus d'infos dans le lien ci-dessous !

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📣 #blueborder is coming... next week!

We’ve gathered 5 teams of journalists and photographers who went to investigate and get thrilling stories from 5 European islands: Corsica, Sicily, Malta, Crete and Cyprus. These islands lie at the geographical edges of the continent, but what if those blue edges transcend the coastlines and become part of a bigger social picture?

#blueborder is the new exciting cross-border project whose aim is to explore societal and generational issues on these 5 islands. As a result, reports and multimedia stories will tell about challenges, dreams, feelings and struggles of young people living in a border context. We hope to help peripheral communities and realities build solidarity and empathy between each other.

#blueborder is a project conceived by Cafébabel Berlin and supported by Babel International, Allianz Kulturstiftung and the French-German Youth Office.

We’re unveiling #blueborder website and having a very first exhibition in Marseille!

WHEN and WHERE:
Friday 13th March 2020 @ Coco Velten, starting from 6 pm

WHAT IS GOING ON
@ Coco Velten, we will have a panel and discussions with Sébastien Vannier and Prune Antoine (director and editor-in-chief), Esra Kücük (Head of Allianz Cultural Foundation, tbc), our local coordinator Hélène Pillon as well as some of our journalists and photographers.
@ Centre Social CCO Bernard Du Bois, the teams of journalists and photographers will then guide the public through the exhibition.

More info in the link below!
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Our #TeamSicily, Ksenia Les (photographer) and Cecilia Butini (journalist) have been in South Italy to investigate about a delicate topic and talk to journalists who have been intimidated or threatened by the mafia.

Stay tuned to get more details about their reportage. #blueborder websites release is almost around the corner!

Follow us on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

21st Febbraio 2020

Our #teamsicily, Ksenia Les (photographer) and Cecilia Butini (journalist) have been in South Italy to investigate about a delicate topic and talk to journalists who have been intimidated or threatened by the mafia.

Stay tuned to get more details about their reportage. #blueborder website's release is almost around the corner!

Follow us on Instagram too: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/
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We keep on walking on the Cretan island as we share once again Alex Kings words - this time focusing on his thoughts regarding #blueborder and his working session along with Angelos Christofilopoulos. ✍️🇬🇷

🎤 My focus has been Greece for the past few years but I have travelled extensively around Europe to work and report. During that time, I have seen firsthand how Europe’s response to the global recession, refugee crisis and Brexit has exposed the limits of understanding, empathy and meaningful dialogue across the continent — with much of this both explained and reflected by shortcomings in Europe’s media. I believe in the European project but this is under threat without a media capable of performing the vital role of fostering greater connectivity and understanding of the (often global) dynamics that impact all of us.

▶️ Follow the link to read further! https://bluebordercafebabel.tumblr.com/post/190838675625/meettheteam-alex-king-journalist

...and to wrap it all up, next time we will be sharing Angelos opinions 📸 #TeamCrete

15th Febbraio 2020

We keep on walking on the Cretan island as we share once again Alex King's words - this time focusing on his thoughts regarding #blueborder and his working session along with Angelos Christofilopoulos. ✍️🇬🇷

🎤 "My focus has been Greece for the past few years but I have travelled extensively around Europe to work and report. During that time, I have seen firsthand how Europe’s response to the global recession, refugee crisis and Brexit has exposed the limits of understanding, empathy and meaningful dialogue across the continent — with much of this both explained and reflected by shortcomings in Europe’s media. I believe in the European project but this is under threat without a media capable of performing the vital role of fostering greater connectivity and understanding of the (often global) dynamics that impact all of us."

▶️ Follow the link to read further! bluebordercafebabel.tumblr.com/post/190838675625/meettheteam-alex-king-journalist

...and to wrap it all up, next time we will be sharing Angelos' opinions 📸 #TeamCrete
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What did our #TeamCorsica 🇫🇷, Audrey Lebel, journalist, and Marco Panzetti, photographer, work on during their stay in the French island? 

👉 Waiting for more details to come, enjoy this view and make sure to visit our Instagram as well be sharing more pics: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by Marco Panzetti

27th Gennaio 2020

What did our #teamcorsica 🇫🇷, Audrey Lebel, journalist, and Marco Panzetti, photographer, work on during their stay in the French island?

👉 Waiting for more details to come, enjoy this view and make sure to visit our Instagram as we'll be sharing more pics: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by Marco Panzetti
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Customs and traditions have accompanied humankind for centuries, in every corner of the globe. If we zoom in whats going on in Europe, and especially focusing on the mythological Greek island of Crete, we realize that modernization brought along many great things, but also threats.

Our #TeamCrete 🇬🇷, Alex King and Angelos Christofilopoulos, went through misty landscapes, blue coasts and... nomad shepherds. Young generations have been choosing traditional shepherding, that is actually jeopardized, as a form of living and sustainable activity. 

👉 Stay tuned to know more about their journey!
👋 We also have our Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos

23rd Gennaio 2020

Customs and traditions have accompanied humankind for centuries, in every corner of the globe. If we zoom in what's going on in Europe, and especially focusing on the mythological Greek island of Crete, we realize that modernization brought along many great things, but also threats.

Our #TeamCrete 🇬🇷, Alex King and Angelos Christofilopoulos, went through misty landscapes, blue coasts and... nomad shepherds. Young generations have been choosing traditional shepherding, that is actually jeopardized, as a form of living and sustainable activity.

👉 Stay tuned to know more about their journey!
👋 We also have our Instagram account: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos
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👇 A glimpse of Nicosia, or Lefkosia as it is called on the Turkish side, from our #TeamCyprus 🇨🇾 Anne Ackermann, photographer, and Maureen Kajuju Murori, journalist and writer.

Well, just a corner of Nicosia. We spent all our time in Kirenya/Girne at the most Northern point of Cyprus, by the sea side. We just made a trip to Nicosia once. The picture is taken on the Turkish side of the city nearby the place where I had to say goodbye to my friend and co-reporter Maureen who with her Kenyan passport cannot trespass into the Greek Cypriot part of town/island. I told her that when I was back from my “excursion” to the European side, it felt so much more hectic, crowded and busy. The picture mirrors the slow and somehow nostalgic feeling I got back in the Northern part of the city.

👋 And youre welcome to see more pics at our Instagram account, too: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

©️ Photo and caption by Anne Ackermann

17th Gennaio 2020

👇 A glimpse of Nicosia, or Lefkosia as it is called on the Turkish side, from our #TeamCyprus 🇨🇾 Anne Ackermann, photographer, and Maureen Kajuju Murori, journalist and writer.

"Well, just a corner of Nicosia. We spent all our time in Kirenya/Girne at the most Northern point of Cyprus, by the sea side. We just made a trip to Nicosia once. The picture is taken on the Turkish side of the city nearby the place where I had to say goodbye to my friend and co-reporter Maureen who with her Kenyan passport cannot trespass into the Greek Cypriot part of town/island. I told her that when I was back from my “excursion” to the European side, it felt so much more hectic, crowded and busy. The picture mirrors the slow and somehow nostalgic feeling I got back in the Northern part of the city."

👋 And you're welcome to see more pics at our Instagram account, too: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

©️ Photo and caption by Anne Ackermann
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In the last few weeks our cross-border teams have been working on their reports in 5 islands at Europes edge: #Sicily, #Malta, #Crete, #Cyprus and #Corsica.

The photo below shows Audrey Lebel, journalist, with Marco Panzetti, photographer. They are #TeamCorsica 🇫🇷

They have been investigating on pro-independence movements and its facets. Well share more in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! Moreover, dont forget to check out our Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by ©Marco Panzetti

20th Dicembre 2019

In the last few weeks our cross-border teams have been working on their reports in 5 islands at Europe's edge: #sicily, #malta, #crete, #cyprus and #Corsica.

The photo below shows Audrey Lebel, journalist, with Marco Panzetti, photographer. They are #teamcorsica 🇫🇷

They have been investigating on pro-independence movements and its facets. We'll share more in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! Moreover, don't forget to check out our Instagram too: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by ©Marco Panzetti
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Sneak peek from our Team Crete 🇬🇷 

👉 Head to our Instagram to know and see more: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos

14th Dicembre 2019

Sneak peek from our Team Crete 🇬🇷

👉 Head to our Instagram to know and see more: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos
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🇬🇷 Our team in Crete, Angelos Christofilopoulos and Alex King, have already worked on their story/reportage. Soon we will be sharing more about their experience there!

👉 Dont forget to check out our Instagram too: follow us and you will find more sneak peeks: https://www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos

10th Dicembre 2019

🇬🇷 Our team in Crete, Angelos Christofilopoulos and Alex King, have already worked on their story/reportage. Soon we will be sharing more about their experience there!

👉 Don't forget to check out our Instagram too: follow us and you will find more sneak peeks: www.instagram.com/blueborder_cafebabel/

📸 Photo by ©Angelos Christofilopoulos
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🎤 I think those social issues might either work to shrink the potential for dreaming and looking for innovative solution and so leading to personal stagnation or might explode in anger leading to violent actions.

🖋 Stefano Lippiello, Babelian since a long time and Italian journalist, takes thoroughly care of our administration. Have a read on his thoughts about #blueborder below 👇

https://bluebordercafebabel.tumblr.com/post/189514429335/meettheteam-stefano-lippiello-administration

6th Dicembre 2019

🎤 "I think those social issues might either work to shrink the potential for dreaming and looking for innovative solution and so leading to personal stagnation or might explode in anger leading to violent actions".

🖋 Stefano Lippiello, Babelian since a long time and Italian journalist, takes thoroughly care of our administration. Have a read on his thoughts about #blueborder below 👇

bluebordercafebabel.tumblr.com/post/189514429335/meettheteam-stefano-lippiello-administration
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22nd Novembre 2019

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22nd Novembre 2019

Tanks so much to invite me, Francesco Barbati... but
what's about Sardinia?
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22nd Novembre 2019

#blueborder: please, get on board!

A vast, blue amount of water surrounds them. The Mediterranean Sea embraces 5 islands that are located at geographical margins of the European continent: Crete, Corsica, Cyprus, Malta and Sicily. How does it feel to live there? How far the rest of Europe is? How do islanders deal with their own identities, and what are their perspectives? How real is the perception of being delimited by a blue… border?

A new, exciting and unique photo-journalistic project is about to start. Conceived by Cafébabel Berlin and supported by Babel International, Allianz Kulturstiftung and the French-German Youth Office, #blueborder is another cross-border editorial project following the success of previous ones, such as Balkans & Beyond, Beyond ‘91 and Borderline.

5 teams of cross-border journalists and photographers will explore societal and generational issues on these 5 islands. As a result, their reportages and multimedia stories will unveil challenges, dreams, feelings and struggles of young people living in a border context.

#blueborder’s goal, however, goes beyond that. Alongside the reportages, an exhibition will be launched over the course of the first half of upcoming 2020. The intention is to build solidarity and empathy between different peripheral European realities. The exhibition will touch cities like Chemnitz, Marseille, Brussels and Palermo.

In the next days and weeks we will keep you updated on how #blueborder unfolds. In fact, very soon we will introduce the Cafébabel team behind the project, as well as the cross-border heroes who will make this editorial adventure possible.

Let’s jump aboard and navigate through #blueborder!
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22nd Novembre 2019

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22nd Novembre 2019

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