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SKAI TV fires journo implying Tsipras’ “former comrades” behind terror attack at Papadimos

Private broadcaster Skai TV fired a journalist just hours after he implied on a live show that ‘former comrades of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ were behind the terror attack against ex PM  Lucas Papadimos end of May in Athens. In his live magazine on Tuesday, Konstantinos Bogdanos criticized Alexis Tsipras …

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Greek Defense Minister under fire for alleged contact with convict

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and consequently the SYRIZA-led coalition government have come under fire following media reports that the minister had contacts with a convict in the drug-smuggling case known as Noor 1.  Opposition parties claim “the minister tried to intervene in the work of justice.” Media claim the …

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Shipowner Marinakis buys historical media group, stake at Mega TV

Shipowner Vaggelis Marinakis bought the historical media group Lambrakis Press Group(DOL). Making the best tender offer, Marinakis is now owner of newspapers TA NEA and TO VIMA, of the websites of DOL group as well as of a 22.11% stake at private MEGA TV. The deal includes also VIMA FM, …

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Publisher Journalist Vaxevanis arrested for slander following lawsuit by BoG governor’s wife

Greek publisher and journalists Kostas Vaxevanis was briefly detained after  the wife of Greece’s central banker Yannis Sournaras filed a lawsuit against him for slander. A day earlier, Vaxevanis newspaper had alleged that Stournaras’ wife was using her husbands’ influence to acquire state contracts for the public relations company. A …

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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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