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Journalist Union ESIEA expells Government spokesman over role in ERT shutdown

Greece’s journalist union ESIEA permanently expelled government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou over his role in the shutdown of public broadcaster ERT. As government spokesman Kedikoglou was also in charge of ERT. Greek public broadcaster ERT was practically shut down overnight on June 11th 2013. The decision was taken with 4:1 votes by …

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Survey: 65% Greeks oppose Samaras’ ERT shutdown

65% of Greeks disagree with prime minister Antonis Samaras’ decision to shutdown public broadcaster ERT -even though a new public broadcaster will replace ERT sometime in the future. According to public opinion survey conducted by VPRC for website tvxs.gr     65% diasgree 27% agrees 3% “I don’t know” 5% …

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

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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ERT shutdown: Greeks say “This is junta!”

“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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Greek police arrests personnel of shutdown ERT

Greek police arrested seven technicians and one journalist who attempted to restore the shutdown public broadcaster ERT on air. A group of former ERT personnel and supporters from opposition parties moved to Mount Hymettus in Eastern Athens and allegedly tried to switch the transmitter back on. Hymettus protest banner “ERT …

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Greek Development Minister: We shutdown ERT to please the Troika

The statement of Development Minister Costis Chatzidakis is not even cynical. It simply demonstrates the inability of the Greek government to proceed to so-called needed ‘structural reforms’ and lay-off the civil servants who break the law, are incapable or were hired as a political favoritism. Speaking to German daily “DIE WELT“, Chatzidakis …

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Athens Court orders rehiring of fired state broadcaster ERT-personnel

A bomb of a decision! The First Instance Court in Athens ordered the rehiring of former state broadcaster ERT personnel, some 2,000 people who were sacked overnight on June 10th 2013. The Court orders the Greek Public Administration to re-hire the sacked employees in the new state broadcaster. Specifically, the …

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SYRIZA files censure motion against Greek gov’t after ERT police raid

Main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA filed a censure motion of no confidence against the coalition government of Samaras’ Nea Dimocratia and Venizelos’ PASOK just hours after riot police stormed the headquarters of shutdown ERT and removed the fired personnel. The motion deals with two main issues: deadlock in economy and …

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Thessaloniki: fired ERT-employee jumps to death

A fired ERT3 employee jumped to her death from the fifth floor of an apartment building in Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening.  The ambulance and the medical team that rushed to the spot could not save the 46-year-old woman. The mother of a daughter had lost her job when the Greek …

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Save Greece’s ERT orchestra and music ensembles – sign petition

From all the scenarios about the temporary and permanent solution of shutdown public broadcaster ERT, not a single one refers to the musicians of the symphonic orchestra, the music ensembles and the choirs. Some guys  in the government – incl. the  so-called minister of culture – consider that Greeks do …

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Greek gov’t: ERT? What ERT? It’s the gov’t reshuffle, stupid

Last night they agreed. Prime Minister Samaras and his coalition government partners Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) agreed about shutdown public broadcaster ERT. They just didn’t dare to speak openly about it.  Venizelos and Kouvelis  kept the ‘agreement’ in secret in order to continue negotiations with Samaras in order …

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Dirty political games with ERT and justice

Another crucial meeting between prime minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition government partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) is scheduled for 6 p.pm. on Wednesday. Greece’s coalition government is on the verge of breaking apart over Samaras’ order to shut down public broadcaster ERT and his reluctant …

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repost: ERT solidarity letter from Portugal, signed by 78 personalities – incl ex president

KTG re-posts the “ERT solidarity letter signed by 78 personalities from Portugal” – incl a former president of the country -, after several people complained they could not open to read the post and got error message “Page not Found”.  LTG hopes it will work now. original post on June …

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Support poster: “Keep Calm and Listen to ERT”

With the help of Spanish internet friend “Todos Somos Griegos”, KTG is proud to publish a “Keep Calm…” version to support shutdown Greek public broadcaster ERT. We would appreciate, if you share it as much as you can :). Kudos to TSG ! Todos Somos Griegos Facebook page is here …

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