MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows

Ilias Maravas

TV, Radio, and Web Journalist
COURSE:Digital Journalism and Migration / Refugee Flows
Field of specialization, studies, work experience:

ERT – Greek National Public TV and Radio Journalist, Radio Host and Producer, TV Correspondent and Photojournalist 

Description of prior teaching/training activities:

Work Experience 

  • ERT - Journalist, Radio Host, Producer, TV correspondent - from 2002 to today 

TV Correspondent for Greek National TV's First Channel (ERT1), Second Channel (ERT2), and Third Channel (ERT3), and ERT's website.  Radio Correspondent for Greek National Radio Channel. Produce and host a daily news radio show for the Greek National Public Radio. 

  • ERT Open – Journalist and Director of the Lesbos radio station 2013-2015 

During the two years the Greek government shut down ERT, with a small group of colleagues we kept the local radio station open, with our own means and despite being unpaid and threatened with arrest. We believed in the importance of public radio and wanted to keep serving our audience. 

  • Empros Newspaper, daily local newspaper of Lesbos 2013-2015 

Reporting on social, crime, court, and refugee stories. Investigative reporting on local corruption stories and broke the story on the overspending of public funds for the Moria Refugee Center. 

  • Chiactida Newspaper, weekly newspaper of Chios, 2006-2010

Opinion articles and long-form stories on political and socioeconomic issues of the Northern Aegean. Did week-long investigations on local issues like the country's inefficiency to deal with wildfires both across Greece and the region of the Northern Aegean islands. 


  • Master of Science in Social Research on Regional Development and Social Cohesion, at the Aegean University, Mytilene. June 2009. 
  • B.A. in Cultural Technology and Communication, at the Aegean University, May 2006. 

Additional information (such as publications, awards, link, etc):

Web story and live broadcasts:

  • Investigative story on a criminal group that produced and sold fake papers to refugees and migrants
  • TV and web story: From Afghanistan to Lesbos to find his drowned family's grave
  • TV and web story: Shipwreck of refugee boat with two children dead


  • National Botsi Awards 2017 for my daily reporting on the refuges crisis. •Awards on my reporting on the refuge crisis by the Journalists' Association of Peloponnesus, Epirus, and the Greek Islands