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Parliamentary Committee concludes investigation on bank loans to political parties and media

After nine months of intense debate and impressive revelations, the Parliamentary Committee investigating the legality of bank loans to political parties and media concluded its works. With the exception of New Democracy, the majority of intraparty members voted in favor of sending the findings to Supreme Court prosecutor in order …

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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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Tax Authorities freeze wealth of powerful Greek businessman in media & shipping

Greece’ financial crimes prosecutor ordered the freezing of moveable and immovable wealth of powerful businessman Giannis Alafouzos on Wednesday. The order for the freezing has been sent by the same prosecutor to the banks. Cause of the measure apparently in the context of  “tax control” are the difficulties to justify …

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Greek media extend Strike over Pensions Reform for another 3 days, until April 27/2016

Greek Federation of Journalists’ Unions POESY decided to extend τhe strike until Wednesday morning, April 27th 2016, where it will decide whether it will give the strike another extension. The strike aims to protest the changes in the pensions and social insurance funds reforms that will merge the professional pension …

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Greece’s TV licenses war – media on work stoppage

The plan of Greek government to ask TV owners to pay to licenses and also limit the number of private television channels broadcasting nationwide down to four has triggered a war – one of the usual Greek wars where everyone is against everyone with political parties ready to fall in …

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International media in anti-SYRIZA frenzy but why sacrifice Greece?

Ayayayay! Six days before the crucial double Euro Working Group on Greece upcoming Wednesday and Thursday, and the international media pour their last drops of poison, before they enter the Easter vacations. In an unprecedented anti-Greek-government frenzy international mainstream media race for the Award of the Doomsday Scenario for Greece. …

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Eurogroup to meet in Brussels, Pro Gov’t rallies in Greece

The extraordinary Eurogroup meeting on Greece today, starts at 5:30 pm Brussels time. While Dijsselbloem & Co will be talking “Greece”, rallies will be held in Athens and other cities with thousands expecting to voice support to the Greek side during the tough negotiations with its euro-partners and lenders. Finance …

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Mainstream media fear-mongering campaign against SYRIZA

This was certainly one of the most fear-mongering propaganda launched by journalists to influence voter. Fined-tuned with the government propaganda against main opposition left-wing SYRIZA before the elections for the European Parliament last Sunday. It was one of Greece’s biggest private television channels that for consecutive three consecutive days it …

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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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Reporters Without Borders: Greece plunged more than 50 places in Press Freedom Index within 5 years

Freedom of press and information suffered a huge decline in Greece according to the Press Freedom Index 2014 published by the international organization Reporters Without Borders. Index 2014 places Greece in the 99th position, that is 14 points lower when compared with report 2013, where Greece held position number 85th …

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