Speaker of the Day: Yannis Behrakis

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Together with John Pullman, Yannis Behrakis will be speaking about Reuters and the Future of Editorial Content on Saturday 17th June 2017 from 10:30 to 11:45h in Berlin at the Martim ProArte Hotel.

Yannis Behrakis (b. 1960, Athens) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist who has worked for Reuters since 1987. Over the last 25 years, he has photographed major moments in history, including the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran; the changes in Eastern Europe and the Balkans; the civil conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo; the wars in Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan and Lebanon; the two Gulf Wars; and the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. He has also covered earthquakes in Kashmir, Turkey, Greece and Iran. For many years, he has photographed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in 2008, he moved with Reuters to Jerusalem as the chief photographer for Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In 2010, he returned to Greece to cover the financial crisis, where he has remained to cover the refugees arriving in his homeland.