Kostas is a journalist. He started working in 2001 at the online news channel of Kathimerini Group (kathimerini.gr, skai.gr) and then he worked for the printed edition of “Kathimerini” newspaper. He has also worked for the “Horizon” TV show at Mega Channel and has helped in creating numerous news sites and local papers. For the time being, he is collaborating with VICE and InsideStory and he is the Head of SecurNewswebsite. Kostas Onisenko has been reporting on police and court news, however his main area of interest was and still is social issues, human stories, and refugees, conflicts between individuals and groups or among groups of people. He has covered dozens of topics of human interest in Greece but also abroad.
As a journalists, he has been at the center of various conflicts, while sometimes he was attacked while covering the story. One of those times, in March 2014, he was violently attacked by gunmen in Crimea during the Russian military operation for the occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula.
Today, among other things, he is researching how a person’s lifestyle and life values may change following a traumatic event, such as attacks, diseases, accidents, etc. The impact of such an experience can change a person’s life for the better or the worse. This is also the topic of his talk.