FROM THE ARCHIVES

  • Greek Shipping

    Greek Shipping

    In May 2006 The New Files' Anchor Alexis Papachelas along with producer Marianna Kakaounaki reported on the state of Greek shipping. The New Files profiled the heirs of the Onassis legacy and traveled with major vessels to record the life of Greek seamen.

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  • The muslim Pontians

    The muslim Pontians

    In January 2006 Tasos Telloglou, Sofia Papaioannou and reporter of the New Files Katerina Lomvardea traveled to the Trabzon Province on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey to record the life of the unknown population of muslim Pontians. 

    For the first time The Files revealed to a wider audience the unknown story of the Pontians who were left behind after the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey in 1922. 

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  • Episode #1

    Episode #1

    The first ever episode of the then monthly broadcast "The Files" was aired by MEGA CHANNEL on October 31, 2000. The broadcast dealt with the then recent death of British defense attache Steven Saunders by the terrorist Group November 17. Guests of the first broadcast included, among others, then Minister of Public Order Michalis Chrysochoidis and then UK's Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.

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  • The Imia crisis

    The Imia crisis

    In February of 2005 "The Files" re-opened the file of the Imia crisis of '96, a night-long crisis that almost led Greece and Turkey to war. For the first time in 9 years later, a member of the Greek Special Forces that spent that night on the eastern Imia island, talked to Alexis Papahelas and revealed what he saw. He also described how his team saw the invasion of the Turkish Special Forces on the western Imia island without being able to react at all, as well as the critical moment that he and the members of his team were ordered to lower the Greek flag. "The Files" also revealed how the second Greek Special Force team’s lack of batteries literally prevented an armed conflict between Greek and Turkish Special Force...

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  • Cyprus: the Missing

    Cyprus: the Missing

    32 years after the division of Cyprus, Alexis Papachelas traveled to the island to investigate the mystery surrounding the missing Greeks and Cypriots that remains to this day unsolved.

    In a quest for answers, a process began since 1999, in which mass graves are being opened, bones are collected and DNA samples used as a verification method in order to let family and friends in Greece and Cyprus find out what happened to their loved ones. The team in charge of this investigation recounted on camera the difficulties and obstacles they faced in their search for truth

    “The Files” also talked to the agents of EYP (Greek Secret Service) who attempted to locate the whereabouts of living prisoners of war i...

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