Nikolas Leontopoulos

Nikolas Leontopoulos is a Greek journalist based in Athens. He is the co-founder of Reporters United, a new centre for investigative journalism and a network of reporters in Greece. Nikolas worked for ten years for the Athens daily Eleftherotypia. He collaborated in investigations with Reuters on banks, shipping and the media in Greece, and reported for the “Outlaw Ocean” New York Times series. During the Greek crisis, he worked as a fixer, a reporter and a producer for several international media. He made two documentaries for VICE Greece: “The European Commission and the Defence Industry Lobby” and “The German Big Brother”. He was a co-founder of Investigate Europe, a consortium of European journalists publishing with media partners across Europe. He was an associate producer and a reporter for Black Trail, a 2021 EIC network documentary on shipping's hidden relationship with the climate crisis. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Reporters United team producing Investigate Europe's animations.