On the 9th of April 2021, a well-known Greek crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz was shot dead right next to his car while he was walking home after work. The assassination took place in broad daylight in the southern suburb of Alimos in Athens. According to Greek police authorities, the murder was a professional hit, and the shooters are still unknown. The Greek nation is shocked about the brutality of the crime: the reporter died instantaneously after getting hit by ten bullets in the head and chest, which, according to the coroner’s examination, proves the executioner’s professionality and determination to carry out the “contract of death” of George Karaivaz.
Giorgos Karaivaz worked for the channel STAR TV and was the founder and owner of bloko.gr media webpage, focusing on police reporting. For many years he was an associate police editor at the television channel “ANTENNA”. Karaivaz was also an associate of the newspaper “Eleutheros Typos” (Free Press). He was married and a father of a child.