Dr Theodora Maniou is a Lecturer in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. She holds a BA in Journalism (School of Journalism & Mass Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), an MA in Communication’s Policy Studies (CITY, University of London, UK) and a PhD in Journalism (School of Journalism & Mass Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). Her area of specialization focuses on Print, Broadcasting and Online Journalism and Mass Media. She has been working as a journalist in Greece since 1994 and today she is a columnist in the Greek and Cypriot press. She is a regular member of the Journalistic Union of Macedonia-Thrace, the European Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists.