Niko Efstathiou is a journalist hailing from Athens, Greece. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science and obtained his Masters from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, specializing in Technology, Media and Communications.

Niko’s reporting specializes on world news and focuses on the US, Turkey and the Middle East, as well as technology and innovation. He has reported from Istanbul during elections and Davos during the World Economic Forum, and has interviewed Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and Amnesty Int’l Secretary General Kumi Naidoo, among others. He currently writes for Kathimerini, and his work has appeared on Worldcrunch, Ahval, the Christian Science Monitor and the International New York Times in Greece

Niko was selected as a 2016 Google News Lab Fellow partnering with WITNESS Media Lab and worked on new media and human rights monitoring through citizen journalism. He is also currently the Head of Media and Technology at synpraxis. Previously, Niko lived in Istanbul as a Fox International Fellow researching ottoman archives and was also the communications director of The NO Project, an award winning, global education campaign against modern day slavery