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Despina Papageorgiou

I am a freelancer journalist based in Athens and Crete, Greece.
From in-depth reporting to high profile interviews and op-eds, my work has been published in the Greek and international press. I have also worked as radio show editor, while I have particularly enjoyed being a producer/fixer for international media, including ZDF and Al Jazeera.
Currently, I focus on english-language reporting from Greece and I produce a weekly newsletter on developments from the country in English, for the independent publisher Athens Live.    
My educational background in Philosophy, International Relations & Development as well as seminars on Drama have qualified me with a multidimensional perspective on things.  
Journalism is not about being objective; it's about monitoring power.

 
Greek English
 
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing Research Investigative Journalism Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Fixing Live Reporting Fact Checking
 
Business Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books Film & Theatre Fact Checking

Small sample of my work in Greek, mainly high-profile interviews, including with Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Antonio Negri, Manolis Glezos, Tony Benn, Thomas Piketty, Isabel Alliende

Article in an international publication

A small sample of my work in English

Juan Branco: “We Are Lucky that Assange Is Still Alive”

Greece’s Unholy “Alliance” with Elgin: Turning Antiquities into “Legoland”

How a “Ghost-ship” Abandoned Passengers and Left an Island in Despair

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