Integrity Initiative/Cluster/Greece

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Group.png Integrity Initiative/Cluster/Greece
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LeaderDespina Afantouli
Exposed byIntegrity Initiative/Leak/1, Integrity Initiative/Leak/2
Membership• Despina Afantouli
• Dr Thanos Dokos
• Dr Ioannis Armakolas
• George Tzogopoulos
• Dimitris Xenakis
• Katerina Oikonomakou
• Ioannis Goranitis
• Tasos Telloglou
• Katerina Chryssanthopoulou
• Sissy Alonistiotou
• University of Macedonia
• Ioannis Armakolas
The Integrity Initiative had two Greek Clusters, according to a document from the first Integrity Initiative Leak

The Integrity Initiative had two independently set up Greek Clusters, according to a document from the first Integrity Initiative Leak.[1]


"Greece is an especially sensitive country in which to operate, given its current political and economic challenges. These, plus its recent history, make it too particularly vulnerable to Russian influence and disinformation efforts. Consequently, our Greek cluster is developing in a unique way. We have two totally separate expert groups co-ordinated from London. The Athens group is comprised of journalists who operate very discreetly and whose main means of dissemination is articles and a website. They have produced a good study of the Russian influence in Greece through Oligarchical channels. A second group is based within the University of Thessaloniki, where the professor has established a media observatory tracking articles on Russian influence and measuring media and public attitudes to Russia. Their first product was a study of the responses in Greece to the Skripal affair. Dissemination is through academic publication and courses. Other separate groups may be formed."[1]


A Document by Integrity Initiative/Cluster/Greece

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Integrity initiative: Notes on discussions in Greecereport2017GreeceII looking hard for Russian influence. It "is insidious but everywhere, so it is difficult to pinpoint..Their funding is difficult to identify."


Related Quotation

Dimitris Xenakis“Neither I nor other inside story employees you mention know about the documents you refer to... We are not members - to say nothing of coordinators - of any cluster.”Dimitris Xenakis


Known Participants

3 of the 13 of the participants already have pages here:

Despina Afantouli
University of MacedoniaGreek university connected to the integrity Initative
Dimitris XenakisGreek academic, employee of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, who spoke at Tackling Tools of Malign Influence, an Integrity Initiative sponsored conference. Denied membership of the Integrity Initiative's Greek Cluster. despite the documentary evidence.


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Progress report on establishing national clustersWikispooks Page2 November 2018A report on building of a network of cells to monitor and influence public opinion