The Board of the Panhellenic Federation of Journalists (POESY) condemns the obstruction foreign journalists to cover the International Solidarity Mission to Gaza at the port of Agios Nikolaos, Crete.
“The journalists from England, Belgium, Turkey, Canada and Israel covering the Gaza-Flotilla2 Canadian ship mission, are cut off from access to internet and have no electricity on board of Canadian ship “Tahrir” currently at Agios Nikolaos port on Crete. Reportedly they can not communicate with the media they work for, if they not first pass by the office of the prosecutor”, said POESY in a statement.
POESY condemns “the brutal, undemocratic principles and urges the Greek government to ensure the smooth and free movement of foreign journalists in the exercise of their profession in conditions of decent human living.”
For this reason POESY decided to inform about these incidents the International Federation of Journalists and any journalist federation in Europe.