Meet our RGC 2024 speakers
Fanis Papathanasiou
Journalist, Senior diplomatic correspondent, ERT

Fanis Papathanasiou is a senior diplomatic correspondent in ERT, (Greek Public Television) with more than twenty-five years of experience covering major diplomatic and international events. A long time New York correspondent, based in Athens and he covers global crises, wars and a range of other major news events such us conflict zones in Iraq, Afghanistan, Crimea and in Middle East. He has anchored the coverage of many major international news stories including the war in Ukraine, and Syria, major developments in the Greek crises, the refugee crises, elections in USA, in Turkey, the wars in Iraq, in Afghanistan, the Israel-Lebanon conflict, the terrorist attacks in Paris, the 9/11 and many European Union and NATO Summits.

Fanis Papathanasiou has contacted exclusive one-on-one interviews with international figures including Donald Trump, George Bush, Secretary Mike Pompeo, Turkish leaders T. Erdogan, M. Cavusloglu A. Davutoglu, A. Gull, former French PM Dominique de Villepin, former Finish PM Sanna Marin, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and others. He is contributor commentator for CNN in Athens and has appeared on BBC, Al Jazeera and other global networks. He holds a M.A. on Digital Media, Communication and Journalism from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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