Kostas Vaxevanis was born in 1966 on the Greek island of Lesbos. He studied mathematics, but decided to pursue a career in journalism. He started his career in 1988, at the newspaper “Rizospastis”.
Since 1991, he has covered every major war (Bosnia, Gulf war, Palestine, Kurdistan, Albania, Kosovo, Iraq etc) as a war correspondent for TV channels of MEGA and the National Greek Television (NET).
He has interviewed numerous leaders from all sides, as well as some of the most controversial people of their time, people hidden or wanted for years, such as Abdullah Ocalan, conducting the last interview before his arrest, Abdul Hak, leader of the Mujahidin during the war against the Soviets, Markus Wolf, leader of the Stasi, Radovan Karadzic, Lech Walesa, Musa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the wanted leader of Hamas, Ismael Haniyeh and many more.
Today, he is the publisher of Hot Doc magazine, responsible for the publication of the Lagarde List, which led to his arrest, trial, re-trial and eventual acquittal for revealing personal information.
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