“Shedia”, the street paper
In February 2013, Diogenes MKO launched the Greece’s only street paper. The name of the paper is “Shedia” (which means ”raft”).“Shedia” is member of the International Network of Street Papers (INSP, www.insp.org). According to the INSP, worldwide, there are currently more than 100 street papers, in 35 countries and in 24 languages. (from Australia to Holland and from Chile to South Korea).
Street publications are independent newspapers and magazines that provide unique employment opportunities for people experiencing poverty, homelessness and long-term unemployment. Vendors buy copies at a price of 50% or lower than the cover price, then sell them, keeping the proceeds. In addition to employment, many street papers offer their vendors ongoing social support. It is a unique employment opportunity, enabling the world's most disadvantaged people to earn a dignified income and rebuild their lives. In addition, it is a long-term tool for social transformation that connects people across harmful social barriers and advocates for the needs and rights of people living in poverty.