George Chatzilidis

Journalist, News Director

George Hatzilidis was born in 1978, in Thessaloniki. He studied at the Department of Economics of the School of Law, Economics and Political Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. After completing his military service, he continued his studies in the United Kingdom where he pursued a master's degree at the School of Journalism of Cardiff University, graduating with a Honors Degree (MA In Journalism Studies, Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies).

While studying in the UK, he has been involved in many research projects, most notably in Cardiff’s University research, in collaboration with the BBC and the International Institute for the Safety of Journalists (INSI), concerning the record of the deaths of journalists worldwide and the reasons that cause them(Killing the Messenger: Report of the global inquiry by the International News Safety Institute into the protection of Journalists).

After his return to Greece, he collaborated with the newspaper "Thessaloniki", covering various topics. Since 2007 he has been collaborating with the financial newspaper "Naftemporiki", as a correspondent at the Thessaloniki office, covering the economic and political affairs for the region of Northern Greece. Since 2009 he has been the editor-in- chief of the news and media website During 2010-2012 he worked as a teacher of online journalism at Mediterranean College. He is married with two children.