Afroditi Nikolaidou holds a PhD in Communication, Media and Culture from the Panteion University and a MA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Amsterdam. In the past, she has worked as a coordinator for the Greek Films Section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2003-2007). Currently, she is a Thesis Supervisor for the Hellenic Open University and teaches Documentary Journalism for the Qualitative Journalism and New Technologies MA (provided by the 'Athena'-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Institution of Promotion of Journalism Athanassios Botsis and Danube University at Krems, Austria).