Niko Efstathiou is a journalist and communications specialist from Athens, Greece. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science and obtained his Masters from Columbia University's SIPA. He has reported from Istanbul during elections and Davos during the WEF, and has interviewed Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, and Amnesty Int’l Secretary General Kumi Naidoo. From 2017 to 2021, Niko worked as a foreign affairs and technology reporter at Kathimerini, Greece’s flagship paper, while his work has appeared on Worldcrunch, Ahval, NBC News and the International New York Times in Greece.
He also served as Communications Officer for WHO’s Country Office in Greece in 2020-2021 at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and was selected as a 2016 Google News Lab Fellow, partnering with WITNESS Media Lab and working on human rights monitoring through citizen journalism. He speaks fluent Greek, English and Spanish and is proficient in French and Turkish.