Kostas Zafeiropoulos

Kostas Zafeiropoulos is a reporter with one of Greece’s biggest newspapers, Efimerida ton Sintakton (The Journalists’ Journal), where he produces features and investigative stories.


Last year, he attended a reporting course at Columbia Journalism School in New York, and in 2017 he received the Eleni Vlachou Greek-German award for journalism. His Fellowship story examines the role of social media in major political debates in the Balkans.

Fellowship Article


From ‘ghost users’ to ‘cyborg bots’, a BIRN investigation shows how nationalists in North Macedonia, Greece and beyond are unleashing automated armies on social media to rally the masses.