Monday 11 November 2013 - Eye witness
AFP journalist Michel Sailhan is spending three months leading the agency's Athens bureau. That doesn't give leave much time to understand a country in crisis in all its complexities. Here he sees how much of Greece's present-day predicament is rooted in the past. (AFP Photo / Angelos Tzortzinis)
Wednesday 9 October 2013 - Eye witness
AFP journalist Michel Sailhan is spending three months leading the agency's Athens bureau. That doesn't give leave much time to understand a country in crisis in all its complexities. Here he shares his initial observations from the Greek capital.
Tuesday 16 October 2012 - Behind the image
AFP Photo/Aris Messinis
The fall of Kadhafi, a story told in pictures
Athens-based AFP photographer Aris Messinis has covered the on-going social crisis in his native Greece since protests there turned violent in 2010. But he has demonstrated his knack for getting good shots under pressure in other hotspots too. His coverage last year of the end-game battle in Syrte, Libya – which pitted a cornered Moamer Kadhafi against the rebel National Liberation Army that had encircled him – earned him the top prize last weekend at the Bayeux-Calvados competition for war correspondents.
Tuesday 5 June 2012 - Eye witness
Comparative Crises Analysis has become something of an academic cottage industry in Europe over the last three years, with Greece reigning atop the ranking of economies in distress. But Spain, with even higher unemployment and a banking sector on the edge, is not too far behind, and the question lingers: how do Europe's two most hobbled countries stack up? AFP correspondent Roland Lloyd Parry, based in Mardrid, went to Athens to find out. (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis)