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Alexis Papahelas (Greek: Αλέξης Παπαχελάς; born 1961) is a Greek investigative journalist and the current editor in chief of Kathimerini newspaper. He is the creator and principal presenter of the weekly news program in Skai TV called "Oi Neoi Fakeloi" ("The New Folders "), which is a continuation of his show in Mega Channel called "Oi Fakeloi " ("The Folders").[1] He is also the secretary-general of ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy).[2]



Papahelas was born in Athens in 1961. He attended the Athens College and then went to the United States for his tertiary studies. He studied Economics and History in Bard College and then received a Master's in Journalism and International Relations from Columbia University.[3]

He started his journalistic career as a New York correspondent for the daily Greek newspaper Avgi in 1983, and continued as correspondent for Kathimerini, the BBC Greek service and Mega Channel. He returned in Greece in 1998 and worked in the newspaper To Vima and in Mega Channel co-hosting, along with Pavlos Tsimas and Tasos Telloglou, the news program "Mavro Kouti " ("The Black Box") for two years. In 2000, he began the news program "Oi Fakeloi " ("The Folders") in Mega Channel which continued for 7 years.[4] In 2006, Papahelas began writing for Kathimerini and on April 2007 became editor in chief.[5] On October 2007, he began the news program "Oi Neoi Fakeloi" ("The New Folders ") in Skai TV with Tasos Telloglou and Sofia Papaioannou.[6]

Papahelas was also an attendee at the 2008 Bilderberg Conference in Chantilly, Virginia according to the unofficial attendee list published by American Free Press[1].


Papahelas has written two books, touching sensitive aspects of Greek recent history [1] :

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