Nikolia is a journalist and filmmaker currently based in Athens, Greece. For the past three years, she has been reporting on the Greek economic crisis for media outlets such as The New York Times, USAToday, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera Magazine, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post. In May 2012, she co-directed a documentary on the Greek far-right wing party, Golden Dawn. The documentary is currently screened in film festivals.
In 2014 and in 2013, Nikolia earned two Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards (IPA) for her for the New York Times “Questioning Greek Growth” and her video “Stateless”.
Nikolia earned her Master’s Degree in Digital Media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelor’s Degree at Panteion University, in Athens, Greece majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Istanbul, Riyadh, and New York, but keeps traveling the globe.
Latest video projects and documentaries
- The Movement of the Cleaning Ladies, for AJ+, December 2014.
- The Art of Freerunning, for AlJazeera, October 2014.
- The Life of A Coal Miner, AlJazeera, September 2014.
- Questioning Greek Growth – Greece is to become Europe’s biggest gold exporter, but in fear of the pollution it will bring locals are fighting the project. Directed video for The New York Times, January, 2013.
- “Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after ‘Maria‘”, Feature story for the Open Society Foundations. October 2014.
- “In Greece, free press pays the price for crossing the government”, October 2014.
- Getting Down and Dirty, Feature story for Geographical Magazine, September Issue, 2014.
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