Sofia Karekla is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Journalism and Mass Media at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she completed her first and second degrees, specializing in Journalism and New Communications Media. Her PhD concerns the relation between Church and the Media. Since 2005, she has worked as a journalist in print and electronic media in Thessaloniki. She specializes in reporting Church affairs. She attended the first seminar on religious journalism at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, in London (July, 2015). From 2014 until 2019 she has been editor-in-chief of the Church news site orthodoxia.info. Since 2019 she has cooperated occasionally with the same site, as she works for the Press Office of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has presented papers at international and Greek conferences on public television in Greece and Church media.
She reports in Greek.
Behind every story, there is the human. I believe that faith, as well as religion, have an important to decisive role in both the private and public life of people, influencing decision-making. Their role is equally important in the development of society and interstate relations, while they influence political, economic, diplomatic, etc. developments. The coverage of these issues contributes to the understanding of human and society.Sofia Karekla