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Clashes during commemoration march for rapper Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member

Clashes between anarchists and police broke out on Monday night during a march to commemorate Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper who was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on 18. September 2013. The anarchists hurled molotov cocktail bombs at police who responded with flash-bang …

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Journos’ strike: Greece’s historical daily TA NEA for first time not at the kiosk

For the first time in its operation, one of Greece’s historical newspapers did not go on print. Journalists, technical and administrative personal at TA NEA launched a 24-hour strike claiming their salaries. the strike was joined also by other workers at the media of Lambrakis Press Group DOL, To Vima, …

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Erdogan turns Coup crackdown into Witch Hunt

The moment Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was waiting for: to have the chance put all his real and fictive enemies in a bag and throw them in the water – in prison, in this case. Whether moderate Islam supporters of his ex mentor Preacher & Scholar Fettulah Gulen, whether …

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Migration Minister bans TV crews and journalists from refugee centers

Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas banned television crew and journalists and journalists from covering the situation in refugee centers. In a statement issued on Monday, Mouzalas said: “After consultation with the coordinators of reception centers both on the islands and in Greek mainland and until further notice, no permission will …

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Publisher, two journalists arrested on blackmail charges

Greek police arrested a publisher of a small daily newspaper and two journalists on charges of blackmailing officials at utility companies, public organizations and banks. The arrest followed an extensive investigation that started already in May 2015. According to Greek media, the three men were threatening company executives and bankers …

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Lock-out for 140 unpaid journos & staff of daily “Eleftherotypia” after strike

Who could ever think that Greece would lead in imposing measures that are normally known as neo-loberal? In times when the International Monetary Fund and the other kids of the Troika block want the lockout as austerity measure to tackle “unemployment” (lol), a private businessman imposed it in real Greek …

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Huffington Post Greece edition launched with “Opa!” ?

Famous Huffington Post launched its Greek edition on Thursday as a latest step of the company’s blobal expansion strategy. The offices of Huffington Post Greece are based in Athens, Editorial Director is Sophia Papaioannou,  Nikos Agouros as Editor-in-chief and a team of some ten journalists. HuffPost Greece came into realization …

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Recent cases of censorship create concern in democratic Greece

I didn’t know there was a legal term called “preventive censorship.” It looks as if there is or there could be. It was applied by a Greek judge to ban the broadcast of an investigative report into the recent migrant boat accident that cost the life of 3 women and …

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Three more Golden Dawn MPs remanded custody; supporters attacked journalists

Three lawmakers from far-right party Golden Dawn were remanded to custody over the weekend. Yorgos Germanis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Stathis Boukouras are currently in the headquarters of Greek police and will be transported to Korydallos prison in Athens, pending trial. According to the charges, the three MPs belonged to a …

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Released Golden Dawn MPs kick reporters, swear and threaten journalists

Greek media were surprised to see Ilias Kasidiaris walking out of the Supreme Court building this morning without comment. The Golden Dawn MP is notorious for his loud voice, insutlting comments and verbal attacks, where his hands get very active as well, like in the case where he punched a female KKE …

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Journalists to suspend strike at 6 pm due to Greek leaders meeting

Journalists union decided to suspend strike at 6 pm on Monday to follow the crucial Samaras-Venizelos-Kouvelis meeting and inform the public about the outcome. The suspension is planned for 24 hours. Greece’s journalists have been on rolling 24-hour strike since Tuesday, June 11th 2013, when Prime Minister Samaras ordered the …

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ERT shut down – occupying journalists on air

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

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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Greek Journos Union condemns death threats against UNFOLLOW reporter

Greek Journalist Union ESHEA condemned death threats against  Lefteris Charalambopoulos, reporter of monthly magazine UNFOLLOW , who recently published a report about oil smuggling. In a statement ESHEA condemned the threats against Charalambopoulos, stressing “an increase of dangerous pressure and threats against journalists”. At the same time, ESHEA calls on all …

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Athens: Self-made devices explode outside homes of five journalists

 UPDATE: an organization that appears for the firt time claimed responsibility for the attacks. In a statement uploaded in athens-indimedia, the organization calling itsself “Cycles of violators/Cell of lawlessness lovers” claimed responsibility on Friday evening. Statement here but in Greek. Self-made devices exploded outside the homes of five well-known journalists …

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