Fotis Kapetopoulos

Features

Survivor’s tale of the German massacre

Kon Karamountzos, ABC Melbourne radio producer was researching the infamous Massacre of Kondomari when he met Vassilis Papadopoulos a survivor of another little known massacre in Rethymnon. Nearly 80 years …

News

Dimitris Gogos: Reflection of his life, times and achievements

Dimitris Gogos, the founding publisher of Neos Kosmos, Australia’s largest Greek media outlet, died on Monday, 20 May. Dimitris (Takis) Gogos followed, like many of our elders, that great wave of …

News

The Frydenberg Factor: Australia’s Treasurer tells NK what Greeks stand to gain or lose at the next elections

“Do you mind if I eat while we talk?” Federal Treasurer and Deputy Leader, Josh Frydenberg asks. It’s 3pm and he has forgotten when he last ate. During an election …

Life

Vallejo Gantner brings experience and excellence to Onassis Foundation in New York

Afternoon mid February in Athens it is cold and sunny and we sat on the balcony of an apartment sipping cloudy ouzo and eating salty olives. We did this almost …

Dialogue

Let love and humanity rise from the ashes of the Christchurch mosque attack

I went with my family to the Preston Mosque the Sunday, two days after the slaughter of 50 praying people and wounding of another 50 by a Nazi in Christchurch, …

Life

Rebetien showcase the best of rebetika at Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

I spoke to Fotis Vergopoulos on bouzouki and vocals and the instigator of the group, as they were about to hop on a bus to Port Fairy Folk Festival and …

Dialogue

The immigration debate that isn’t

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the “fair dinkum” reduction of the migration ceiling from 190,000 permanent migrants to 160,000 last week. This announcement was cynical and far from ‘fair dinkum’, …

News

Community broadcasting goes global

Next weekend National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council, NEMBC, is bringing together over a hundred and fifty ethnic and multicultural broadcasters at their annual NEMBC conference in Perth. Russell Anderson, …

Life

Kon Karapanagiotidis: An architect of hope

Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM is tired. He’s suffering a throat infection and has just returned from ten-day national book tour for The Power of Hope or: How Community Love and Compassion …

Dialogue

Civilisation beaten in a brawl between left and right as ANU Centre for Western Civilisation dumped

With friends like the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who needs enemies? The proposed Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation at the Australian National University (ANU) died in the trench warfare …