Global Correspondents

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Our Current Correspondents

Kostas Paradias, Athens, Greece

Konstantine Paradias is a jeweler by profession and a writer by choice. His short stories have been published in Word War Cthulhu, the AE Canadian Science Fiction Review and the BATTLE ROYALE: SLAM BOOK by Haikasoru. People tell him he has a writing problem but he can quit, like, whenever he wants, man. His short story ‘How You Ruined Everything’ made the Tangent 2013 recommended SF reading list and his horror short ‘The Grim’ has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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Antonios Validras, Athens, Greece

Antonios Vallindras was born in Athens and grew up in several cities since his father’s job demanded a lot of traveling. He studied Economics and has worked as a communications consultant. After working for few years in an advertising company, Antonios decided to follow his dream by pursuing a career in the film/advertising industry. So far he has completed two short films, “Sundness” and “The hidden charm of the toilet”. This year he is studying film directing in Bournemouth University UK.

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Maria Nathanail, Athens, Greece

Maria Nathanail is the Press Attachee of Vouliwatch, a nonprofit organization launched in 2014 in an effort to create a modern bridge between citizens and MPs in Greece. The initiative gives Greek citizens the opportunity to join public debate, share their ideas and experiences,and help focus the attention of media. Vouliwatch encourages dialogue and brings citizens closer to their elected representatives.

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Helen Zalokosta, Melbourne, Australia

Helen Zalokosta lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she is a specialist school teacher at St. Michael’s Grammar School.

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Ypatia Kornarou, Athens, Greece

Ypatia is a photographer that lives and works in Athens. Her work includes photojournalism, portraits, theatre and dance photography. Theatre and travel photography present to her a strong challenge for new discoveries. Ypatia also teaches photography in “Spring People” cultural center.

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Michael Nevradakis, Athens, Greece

Michael Nevradakis is a Ph.D. student in Media Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Greece for the 2012-13 academic year. He is the producer/host of Dialogos Radio, a weekly radio program featuring interviews with notable Greek and international personalities which airs worldwide on 20 radio stations, and is also a contributor to Truthout,, and other publications.

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Nicholas Economides, New York

Nicholas Economides is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Visiting Professor at Haas/UC Berkeley, and Executive Director of the NET Institute (Networks, Electronic Commerce and Telecommunications). He is an expert on network economics, electronic commerce, antitrust and public policy. He has consulted for the FTC, financial institutions, and foreign governments, and has served as an expert in a number of antitrust and regulatory matters.

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CineCollectiva (Σινεκολεκτίβα), Athens

CineCollectiva (Σινεκολεκτίβα), an open Facebook Group that has been formed by women active in the field of Greek Cinema either professionally or amateurly. Their main goal is to empower themselves as female artists and creators through collectivity.

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Nikolia Apostolou, Athens Greece

Nikolia is a v​ideo-journalist currently based in Athens, Greece. For the past four years, she has been reporting on the Greek economic crisis for media outlets such as The New York Times, USAToday, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera Magazine, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post.

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Nikos Pilos, Athens Greece

Nikos is an award-winning photojournalist currently based in Athens, Greece and is one of Europe’s noted feature photographers. He has traveled extensively to document war, natural disaster, poverty, socioeconomic struggle and cultural shifts. His work appears regularly in top international newspapers and magazines and has been exhibited throughout Europe and the US​.

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Nina Foufa, Athens Greece

Nina is a documentary director and editor, she has graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and she is currently Post Production manager in

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Rebecca VarnaliAthens Greece

Rebecca Varnali is a director and she lives in Athens. She currently directs short films and she works in commercials and TV series. She wants to express diversity in her own work. She is an active member of the LGBTQ community.

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Sofia Zachariadi, Athens Greece

Sophia Zahariadi is a freelance photographer. She collaborates with several sites, such as Vice, Avopolis, Popaganda, etc, Her main focus is the coverage of political issues and social struggles, in an attempt to stand critically towards contradictions. She recently travelled to Nepal, where she met the local LGBTI community. Currently she lives in Athens with four cats.

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Dimitri Croella
Dimitri Croella, Paris France

Dimitri Croella was born in France and grew up between Paris and Athens. Over the last fifteen years he has been extensively involved with audiovisual production, music and photography. After working many years for France Television as news assistant editor, he collaborated as production assistant and location manager to many film and TV productions and advertising. Dimitri has traveled extensively in particular to India and Kenya where he spent two years working on the production and direction of music documentaries on East African music and other music projects. Lately he decided to pursue more actively his passion for photography by becoming a freelance photographer. Other areas of strong interest include Social and Political Issues, Nature,Sports, Music, movies and cooking.

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The Wine Commanders, Athens

Yiannis Karakasis MW and Gregory Michailos (aka the Wine Commanders), are founders of the independent and vibrant wine blog

Yiannis, a former navy helicopter pilot, is a Master of Wine – vintage 2015 – and Gregory a WSET Diploma holder. They teach, consult and write about wine. Since 2013 they have joined hands to communicate their passion for Greek wines. They regularly organize themed and regional wine tastings, promote Greek wines abroad and write articles for leading wine publications such as, Meininger’s and Palate Press.
Twitter: @winecommanders, @ykarakasis, @gmichailos

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Athena Georgiou, USA

Dr. Athena Georgiou is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, researcher and author. She is the founder of the Reality Theory of Harmonization and Therapy that focuses on empowering and enhancing potential through the progressive unveiling and realization of self as the creator of experience.
She is an expert on happiness and well being. Her research involves the relationship between thoughts, emotions and language with our perception and experience of reality. Her research also involves the relationship between physical health and emotional states of being and the alteration of physical and psychological symptoms through immersion to self created emotional states simulating bliss, contentment and love.

She originates from Cyprus and she studied in Greece and the USA, where she lived and worked for the last 9 years.

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Eleni Alevritou

Eleni Alevritou is a specialized medical doctor (pathologist).
She is a founding member and president of EKPIZO (Consumers Association the Quality of Life) ever since.

In this capacity she is responsible for national-international relations with official bodies-research centers-universities-NGO’s, has served as a member of several national and European official committees, has supervised over 80 projects, has written 4 books and 10 leaflets intended for the general public regarding nutrition, health, diet, GMOs , food additives e.c.t. She has significant experience in popularizing scientific issues intended for the general public or specific target groups.

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Christos Iliopoulos, Athens

Christos ILIOPOULOS is a practicing attorney in Greece since 1994, member of the Athens Bar Association and Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, able to try cases before Areios Pagos, the Supreme Court. He studied law at the universities in Athens Greece, Essex UK and Nottingham UK, where he obtained his master degree in International and European law. He advises and represents clients from all over the world, including Greek expatriates from the USA and other countries, assisting them with their legal and tax matters in Greece.

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Aliki anagnosti, Athens

Aliki Anagnosti represents the Academy of Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit organization in Athens aiming to create a healthy business environment for the promotion of entrepreneurship in Greece and Europe. She has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and she is co-founder of, an online language service provider. Aliki aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs in Greece pursue their dreams through the right resources and networks. She holds a Masters degree in Chinese Studies and Business and she is highly involved in the international startup scene being Greece’s Regional Manager for the World Startup Report initiative, and the Local Ambassador and Organizer in Greece for the Hello Tomorrow competition for tech-science startups. As a professional translator and interpreter, she speaks English, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Dr Christos Barboutis, Athens

Dr Christos Barboutis (BA, MA, PhD) is a research consultant at the Laboratory of New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media, School of Media and Communication, University of Athens. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens and holds an MA in Communication Policy Studies from City University in London, and a PhD in Communication from University of Westminster. His research/professional areas of specialization include: interdisciplinary approaches in media communication in the domain of social sciences, media history, the comparative study of the organization, production and use of analogue and digital media output, the designation and operation of different communication systems. His most recent areas of research/professional practice are: the development of quality in Distance Learning and the role of communication media in climate change.

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Leonidas Petrakis, Athens

Leonidas Petrakis holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley; has taught at various universities-in the US, France and Greece; was Department Chairman and Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory; and worked in the private sector. He specialized in energy and environmental issues, and has authored, coauthored, or co-edited six books and more than one hundred and  fifty scientific publications in leading international scientific journals.

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Lorraine Eyre, Athens

Based in Athens, Greece, Lorraine is a highly respected journalist, writer and editor who has written for  publishing companies, various websites, local newspapers and online newspapers and magazines all over the world. She has conducted in-depth interviews covering a range of articles, including features on luxury travel, politics, world news, well-known fashion labels and exclusive events.She is also a published author of poetry in the UK and founder and organizer of the group, “HOMELESS BUT NOT HOPELESS”

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Eleni Kavadas, Sydney

Eleni Kavadas was born in Rhodes Greece and lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a journalist and has worked both in print media and radio. She has an interest in songwriting and music. She has received an award in writing and is a member of the Hellenic Writers’ and Artists’ Association of Australia. Eleni is also a member of Hellenic Strategic studies in Greece.

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Gabi Ancarola, Crete, Greece

Gabi Ancarola is a translator, writer and journalist currently living in Crete. She specializes in family travel, enology and regional products from Greece. Read more of her articles on her blog

Twitter: @The_TinyBook
Instagram: TheTinyBook

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