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RSF Press Freedom Index: Greece among worst performers in EU

Greece is among the worst performers in press freedom issues withing the European Union, according to the annoual index 2021 published by watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday. Some European countries lead the world in respect for media freedom, yet the situation across the EU is growing increasingly heterogeneous. …

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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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Greece’s PM Mitsotakis express full support to Macron after Erdogan’s insults

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his full support and solidarity to Emmanuel Macron following the insults by Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan against the French President. “Personal insults against President Macron and hate speech targeting France by the Turkish leadership is unacceptable, fuels religious hatred and undermines peaceful coexistence,” …

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ECHR: Greece violates schoolchildren rights to freedom of religion

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Greece violates the rights of schoolchildren to freedom of religion by forcing their parents to reveal their religious beliefs in order to exempt them from religious education classes. Applicants to the ECHR were five Greek nationals, parents and children, who live …

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Remarks by President Trump and PM Tsipras in joint press conference

The White House published the remarks by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made during the Joint Press Conference in the Rose Garden on 17. October 2017 Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece in Joint Press Conference Rose Garden 1:46 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT …

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UK-EU freedom of movement to ‘end in March 2019’, says minister

Brexit: A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants. …

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Kostas Efimeros, founder of independent media The Press Project dies at 42

The founder and the soul of Greek independent media The Press Project, Kostas Efimeros, passed away at the age of 42. He died after a heart attack on Tuesday morning. His partner Graneta Karatza confirmed the new with a post on Facebook. posted the news on social media. “My Kostas …

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Supreme Court slams EP resolution on Rule of Law in Greece

The plenary of Greece’s Supreme Court issued a statement slamming a resolution adopted last week by the European Parliament regarding press freedom and the threat to the rule of law in Greece. The Supreme Court statement spoke of  “a direct interference in the work of the Greek judicial authorities, regarding …

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Shipowner punches journalist; Greek gov’t condemns attack

The Greek government on Wednesday denounced an attack against a journalist by a ship-owner during a football match in Athens. Giorgos Papachristos, an opinion writer and adviser at the daily Ta Nea, was attacked on Tuesday evening after the end of the first half of the football match between Panathinaikos …

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Greek police arrests 78 people, incl. award-winning photojournalist

In a large operation at “Prosfygika” area in downtown Athens, Greek police arrested a total of seventy-eight people on Tuesday. Among the arrestees was a award-winning photojournalist and member of the Foreign Press Association, Nikos Pilos. He was covering the police operation and was arrested despite showing his camera and …

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