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Germany warns of “possible arrests” during traveling to Turkey

The German government has tightened its travel advice for Turkey, warning of possible arrests, after officials in Ankara denied accreditation to foreign journalists – some from Germany – without offering a reason. It was only last week, when the Turkish Interior Minister, Suleiman Soylu, warned that foreign tourists, journalists, academics …

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Turkish nationals arrested for illegally entering military zone in Ervos

Four Turkish nationals have been arrested and taken to prosecutor for illegally entering a forbidden military zone in the area of Evros in Northern Greece. According to their own information, two of them are journalists and two Turkish nationals who are legally in Greece as residents in Thessaloniki. The four …

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Protests on Lesvos turn ugly when far-right extremists attack journalists, policemen (picts, videos)

A group of some 80 far-right extremists have attacked journalists and photo reporters covering the visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Lesvos on Thursday night. According to athensnewsagency, the extremists threw stones and flares at journalists and police, targeted also locals opposing the violence. The owner …

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UPD Two German journalists detained for entering military zone in Evros

Two German journalists were detained for entering a military restricted zone near the border village of Praggi close to the city of Didymoteicho. The journalists of state broadcaster ARD were detained by Greek military on Friday afternoon and were taken to police station of the city where they remain. The …

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Union ESIEA demands investigation into attacks on journalists covering murder of Greek mafioso

Reporters covering the assassination of Greek mafioso Vassilis Stefanakos on Wednesday complained that they became target of attacks by ‘individuals’ they alleged they were affiliated with the victim. The Union demands immediate investigation by Minister of Public Order saying police did nothing to prevent the attacks. ” They built a …

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Clashes during commemoration march for rapper Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member

Clashes between anarchists and police broke out on Monday night during a march to commemorate Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper who was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on 18. September 2013. The anarchists hurled molotov cocktail bombs at police who responded with flash-bang …

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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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Erdogan turns Coup crackdown into Witch Hunt

The moment Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was waiting for: to have the chance put all his real and fictive enemies in a bag and throw them in the water – in prison, in this case. Whether moderate Islam supporters of his ex mentor Preacher & Scholar Fettulah Gulen, whether …

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Migration Minister bans TV crews and journalists from refugee centers

Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas banned television crew and journalists and journalists from covering the situation in refugee centers. In a statement issued on Monday, Mouzalas said: “After consultation with the coordinators of reception centers both on the islands and in Greek mainland and until further notice, no permission will …

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Publisher, two journalists arrested on blackmail charges

Greek police arrested a publisher of a small daily newspaper and two journalists on charges of blackmailing officials at utility companies, public organizations and banks. The arrest followed an extensive investigation that started already in May 2015. According to Greek media, the three men were threatening company executives and bankers …

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Lock-out for 140 unpaid journos & staff of daily “Eleftherotypia” after strike

Who could ever think that Greece would lead in imposing measures that are normally known as neo-loberal? In times when the International Monetary Fund and the other kids of the Troika block want the lockout as austerity measure to tackle “unemployment” (lol), a private businessman imposed it in real Greek …

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Huffington Post Greece edition launched with “Opa!” ?

Famous Huffington Post launched its Greek edition on Thursday as a latest step of the company’s blobal expansion strategy. The offices of Huffington Post Greece are based in Athens, Editorial Director is Sophia Papaioannou,  Nikos Agouros as Editor-in-chief and a team of some ten journalists. HuffPost Greece came into realization …

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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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Three more Golden Dawn MPs remanded custody; supporters attacked journalists

Three lawmakers from far-right party Golden Dawn were remanded to custody over the weekend. Yorgos Germanis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Stathis Boukouras are currently in the headquarters of Greek police and will be transported to Korydallos prison in Athens, pending trial. According to the charges, the three MPs belonged to a …

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