The publisher Stavros Psycharis has passed away

Publisher Stavros Psycharis died at the age of 77 at his home

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Publisher Stavros Psycharis died at the age of 77 at his home.

Stavros Psycharis was a Greek publisher, journalist and businessman. He was president of the Lambrakis Journalistic Organization (DOL) from 2009 to 2017. During his long journalistic and publishing career, Psycharis was a privileged interlocutor of Konstantinos Karamanlis and Andreas Papandreou.

He was born in Athens in 1945 and his uncle was Kostas Loules, a leader and MP of the KKE. He began his journalistic career in 1964 in the left-wing newspaper "Democratic Change" (while also writing for the Hellenic-Soviet Association) to be hired during the dictatorship as a parliamentary editor of the newspaper Ethnos. Since 1972, he has been working at the Lambraki Journalism Organization (DOL), initially as a journalist and then as political editor of the newspaper Ta Nea.

From the autumn of 1983 he was the director of the To Vima newspaper. In 1996, he was appointed Governor of Mount Athos by the Simitis government, a position he held until 2001. In September of the same year, he assumed the duties of general manager and, from September 2003, the managing director and vice president of the Group, participating in the board of directors of the publishing companies of the DOL group.

He was the president of the Lambrakis Foundation (formerly the Lambrakis Research Foundation), a position he assumed after the death of the founder of the foundation Christos Lambrakis in 2009, while he was elected president and CEO of the Group, taking over himself, in addition to the publication of Vima and the publication of newspaper Ta Nea. He was honored on June 20, 2010 by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for his contribution during the period in which he was Governor of Mount Athos with the office of Grand Notary of the Ecumenical Throne.

From his first marriage he had two sons, Panagiotis and Andreas Psycharis, while he was married in a second marriage to the journalist and member of the Group's Board of Directors, Christina Tsoutsouras, with whom he had two daughters, Christina and Sophia.