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SKAI TV Journalist Beaten Up in Downtown Athens

Private Skai TV and radio journalist Costantinos Bogdanos was taken to the hospital with hand fracture and some head injuries after being attacked by three unknown perpetrators in downtown Athens.

The incident occurred at 1.30 am in Exarchia district of Athens. Speaking to SKAI TV, Bodganos said that he was attacked when he approached his car after a meeting with friends.

The three men grabbed him, threw him down and started to beat him with punches and kicks. Bodganos could not remember whether they were masked but he said that he felt “boots” and a “helmet”.

A friend of him who was nearby called the police, a squad arrived but the culprits managed to escape in unknown destination.

The journalist said that the attack was not a random incident with the purpose of burglary.  “The attackers mentioned the name of Skai and the EU memorandum.” Bodganos told Skai tv and radio after he was released from the hospital.

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One comment

  1. Very disturbing news. Hope he is alright. But having thugs beating up journalists reminds one of other times.