MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows

Teaching Staff

The MSc Media and Refugee / Migration Flows contains four (4) common Core Courses in the autumn semester, two (2) courses per Specialisation in the summer semester, as well as a Summer School in Mytilene, Lesvos. The coordinators and teaching staff of each of the courses can be found below.

CORE COURSES during the autumn semester

1. Forced Migration

Coordinator: Visiting Professor Nikolaos Xypolytas (Department of Communication & Media Studies, NKUA)

Teaching Staff: 

  • Professor Anna Krasteva (New Bulgarian University)

2. International, European and National Law on Refugees / Migration Flows

Coordinator: Dr. Anastasia Chalkia (Ministry of Migration - Asylum Service)

Teaching Staff:

3. Refugee / Migration Flows – Old and New Media

Coordinators: Professor Stylianos Papathanassopoulos (NKUA) and Lecturer Nikos Papanastasiou (NKUA)

Teaching Staff:

  • Roy Panagiotopoulou (Professor Emerita of Sociology, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens)

Guest Speakers

  • Peter Bajomi-Lazar (Professor of Mass Communication, Budapest Business School)
  • Myria Georgiou (Professor of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Nikos Konstadaras (Columnist for the newspaper Kathimerini / Contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times International Edition)
  • Panos Kitsikopoulos (Journalist, Euronews Greek service)
  • Mirca Madianou (Reader at the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Tristan Mattelart (Professor at the French Institute of the Press, University of Paris / Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of the Media)
  • Matthew Matsagannis (Associate Professor, Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, Department of Communication)

4. Methodology of Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research

Coordinator: Professor George Pleios(NKUA)

Teaching Staff:


SPECIALISATION 1 – News Media of Refugee Flows

1. Digital Journalism and Refugee / Migration Flows

Coordinator: Assistant Professor Marina Rigou (NKUA)

Teaching Staff: 

2. Investigative Journalism and Refugee / Migration Flows

Coordinator: Professor George Pleios (NKUA)

Teaching Staff: 

  • Professor Nikos Fokas (Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest)
  • Assistant Professor Ioanna Kostarella (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


SPECIALISATION 2 – Communication Management of Refugee / Migration Flows

1. Strategic Communication and Utilisation of European Resources

Coordinator: Laboratory and Teaching Staff Dr. Savvatou Tsolakidou (NKUA)

Teaching Staff: 

2. Public Relations and Perception Management of the Refugee / Migration Policy

Coordinator: Assistant Professor Katerina Stavrianea (NKUA)

Teaching Staff: 



Coordinators: Assistant Professor Nikolaos Xypolytas (University of the Aegean) and Laboratory and Teaching Staff Dr. Savvatou Tsolakidou (NKUA)