Panagiotis Paschalidis holds a PhD (2012, Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle) in Media and Communication. He has been a Research Fellow at the South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP since 2015. He was also a visiting lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (2017). He completed his post-doctoral research at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (2013-2015). His research interests include the study of media representations of the Balkan region and the countries of former Yugoslavia in the Greek and international media, the media representations and the public perceptions of Balkan countries in Greece as well as the media coverage of the migrant/ refugee crisis in Greece and the EU (2015- present day).