4th incubator cycle: The names of the participants have been announced

The 4th call for the incubator on Climate Inequity has been concluded with the assessment of the applications by the independent assessment committee. Journalism professionals from Greece and abroad submitted their proposals either individually or in groups and were evaluated by the committee which selected 3 applications for incubator 2023.   

The applications, which were submitted by Wednesday 30 November, the deadline for the open call, had an upgraded orientation and focus with the participants developing their content creation and budget plans, based on which they were evaluated.  


*in alphabetical order 

Format: Text, Photojournalism, Short video 

Alexandros Avramidis 

Giorgos Christides 

Alexia Kalaitzi 

Format: Text, Short video 

Sadhika Tiwari  

Format: Photojournalism project 

Dimitris Bormpoudakis 

Evangelia Drakou 

Enri Canaj  


*in alphabetical order 

Nikolia Apostolou, GIJN’s Resource Center Director 

Nikolia Apostolou is the GIJN’s Resource Center director. The Center is a leading source of tip sheets, videos and reporting guides on investigative and data journalism. The Center’s digital library catalogs more than a thousand items, including 70 reporting guides to subjects as diverse as satellite imagery, human trafficking, Indigenous communities, and property records. 

Prior to that and for 15 years, Apostolou was a foreign correspondent and multimedia journalist for dozens of media outlets abroad, like BBC, The Associated Press, AlJazeera, Deutsche Welle. 

Ties Gijzel, Investigative journalist, Follow the Money  

Ties is an investigative journalist at Follow the Money and often works on cross-border investigations. Previously he worked for the Dutch news agency NOS, newspaper NRC and Argos, the investigative journalism platform of the Dutch public broadcasters VPRO and HUMAN. In 2016 he co-founded Are We Europe, a pan-European media organization that goes beyond the national perspective to cover the European story. 

Laura Saarikoski, Editor in Chief, Helsingin Sanomat 

Editor in Chief of the premium content at the Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily of Finland (since Aug 1st, 2022). Previously, managing editor (2019-2022), US Correspondent (2014-2018) and Features Editor (2005-2014). Holds Masters degree in Journalism and Pol Science (University of Tampere). 

We would like to thank all participants for their interest in the renewed incubator cycle on Climate Inequity and for the time and effort to submit their applications. This warm response is the greatest motivation for the next incubator activities aiming to empower the journalism community.