FROM THE ARCHIVES

  • Aris Velouchiotis

    Aris Velouchiotis

    In December 2003 Alexis Papachelas presented a comprehensive portrait of Aris Velouchiotis.

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  • The danger of pesticides...

    The danger of pesticides...

    In April 2006 The Files aired a heart-breaking investigative report on the danger not noly consumers but Greek farmers all over the countryside run by using pesticides without even the basic precoution. Anchor Tasos Telloglou and reporters Katerina Lomvardea, Giannis Sofronas and Areti Maggopoulou traveled all accross the Greek countryside to meet with farmers and explore the dangers. Tasos Telloglou also interviewed farmer Antonis, who exhausted from cancer admitted to the camera that he was paying mistakes of the past, that are still being made by farmers. This report was nominated for the Outstanding report of the Year Award.

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  • The Greek Spy

    The Greek Spy

    In July 2005, The New Files aired a special report featuring Steven Lalas'  first exclusive interview with Alexis Papahelas. Stavros Lalas revealed how he was left without protection from  Greece, was interrogated for 2 days in a hotel by the FBI and finally ended up imprisoned for 12 years in the U.S. due to a mistake within the Greek government. The man whose hands passed the American Government’s most top secret documents regarding Cyprus, Greco-Turkish relations and the Macedonian issue, spoke for the first time on camera revealing to Alexis Papahelas how the information he passed on defined Greek foreign policy from 1977 until 1993, at which point he was arrested on charges of spying against the U...

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  • Looted antiquities

    Looted antiquities

    In June 2006 The Files reported on the issue of looted antiquities. Following a ten-year long investigation from the Italian authorities, Greeks are were at the time just beginning to make the most of the information that surfaced during the biggest case of antiquities looting in the world. Alexis Papachelas and the New Files traveled to New York, London, Geneva and Amsterdam to meet the then director of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Philippe de Montebello and investigate “ who were Robin Symes and Christos Michailidis, the two most successful and controversial antiquities’ dealers of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

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  • The spy named Valerie Plame

    The spy named Valerie Plame

    In 2006 Alexis Papachelas and The New Files traveled to the US to put together pieces of the puzzle of Valerie Plame's life in Athens and elsewhere. Alexis Papachelas spoke in exclusive interview with her husband and investigated the scandal that a lot of annalists thought could bring down the Bush Administration. The New Files also investigated the old vendetta between Phil Agee, a former CIA agent and the Bush family, who accused him of outing CIA agents and explored the differences between those two cases.

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