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Jun

Athens: huge protest as journalist continue broadcast; will ERT shutdown trigger early elections?

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

Journalists and technicians of public television ERT continue to broadcast program despite the government decision to shut down on Tuesday night and the order to evacuate the building. Panels with journalists, unionists, actors, singers, academics and opposition party politicians fill the program aired on 24-hour basis. While the TV screens […]

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12
Jun

Coalition gov’t partners call Samaras to restructure ERT, while public broadcaster is open

Posted by in Politics

Coalition government partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) openly invited prime minister Antonis Samaras to discuss the restructure of ERT on the condition that the public broadcaster remains open. Fotis Kouvelis: No doubt ERT needs restructuring but with ERT remaining open. It’s unacceptable for ERT to be […]

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12
Jun

ERT shutdown: Greek Festival cancels concert – Requiem for ERT Choir

Posted by in Culture

Oh, these are the little things in life that they may go unnoticed by the majority of people. The symphonic orchestra, the music ensemble and the choir of  – former – Greek public broadcaster ERT.  The State Orchestra of Athens and the Greek Festival were enforced to cancel a concert […]

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12
Jun

ERT shutdown: Greeks say “This is junta!”

Posted by in Society

“This is junta!” Giorgos’ comment is very clear when I ask him what does he think of ERT’s shutdown. “An overnight decision that brings totally upside down. That’s the very point: the citizen does not know what will happen to him, from one day to the next.” Giorgos, 30,  is […]

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12
Jun

Greece on strike in solidarity with ERT -see public transport, flights, Jun 13/2013

Posted by in Society

Unions of public and private sector ADEDY and GSEE announced a 24-hour strike for tomorrow Thursday, June 13th 2013 to express solidarity with ERT personnel that is laid-off over night after PM Samaras’ decision. Doctors at state hospitals ESY will join the protest. Also municipality workers & personnel will be […]

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12
Jun

Latest on ERT: Dismissed ERT-journalists on air, while their colleagues on strike

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

The decision of Greek government to shut down practically overnight the public radio & television broadcaster ERT has triggered a big wave of reactions but also a what it seems to be a major political crisis among Samaras’ coalition government partners. As there is a continuous influx of information coming […]

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12
Jun

ERT shut down – occupying journalists on air

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

Live stream: journalists and technicians occupying Greece’s public broadcaster ERT. In Greek. Displays also footage from the big protest outside. Digital transmission was cut by the Greek government at 11:15 pm Tuesday June 11th 2013. Analog transmission is still possible. If it stops, please, refresh page. UPDATE: For ERT Live stream […]

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12
Jun

EBU asks Greek PM to reverse the shut down of public broadcaster ERT

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) asked Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to reverse the decision to shut down public broadcaster ERT. In a letter to PM Samaras, the President of the EBU, Jean Paul Philippot and the EBU Director General, Ingrid Deltenre urged Mr Samaras “to use all his powers to […]

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12
Jun

Greece’s public broadcaster ERT “sudden death”: occupying journos transmitting live via…

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

Half an hour after midnight and several thousands people are gathered outside ERT to protest the ‘sudden death’ of Greece’s national broadcaster. Fellow journalists, common people but also singers giving a solidarity concert. Inside the ERT premises, journalists and technicians who occupy the studios keep transmitting a live program  commenting […]

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11
Jun

Samaras orders immediate shut down of public broadcaster ERT as of midnight, June 11/2013 !!!

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

I am speechless. This did not happen also during the Greek military dictatorship. A information coup d’ etat. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras ordered the immediate shut down public broadcast company ERT even without the consent of his coalition government partners PASOK and Democratic Left. Watching government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou announcing […]

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