Foreign reporters pay refugees 20 euros to act as if they have drowned, said Bishop of Kos and Nisyros Nathanael.
The unusual testimony was made during a radio interview on Alpha 98.9 on Wednesday. Bishop Nathanael said that, “I witnessed with my own eyes foreign television reporters paying people (refugees) 20 euros to play victims of drowning.”
The bishop said that mass media are trying to present a fake picture of events, far from reality. He said it is a sin to exploit human pain.
Bishop Nathanel also said that the only people who truly help refugees are the local residents and that other organizations, government or non-government, simply assist the local volunteers.