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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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Released Golden Dawn MPs kick reporters, swear and threaten journalists

Greek media were surprised to see Ilias Kasidiaris walking out of the Supreme Court building this morning without comment. The Golden Dawn MP is notorious for his loud voice, insutlting comments and verbal attacks, where his hands get very active as well, like in the case where he punched a female KKE …

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Journalists to suspend strike at 6 pm due to Greek leaders meeting

Journalists union decided to suspend strike at 6 pm on Monday to follow the crucial Samaras-Venizelos-Kouvelis meeting and inform the public about the outcome. The suspension is planned for 24 hours. Greece’s journalists have been on rolling 24-hour strike since Tuesday, June 11th 2013, when Prime Minister Samaras ordered the …

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ERT shut down – occupying journalists on air

Live stream: journalists and technicians occupying Greece’s public broadcaster ERT. In Greek. Displays also footage from the big protest outside. Digital transmission was cut by the Greek government at 11:15 pm Tuesday June 11th 2013. Analog transmission is still possible. If it stops, please, refresh page. UPDATE: For ERT Live stream …

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Greece’s public broadcaster ERT “sudden death”: occupying journos transmitting live via…

Half an hour after midnight and several thousands people are gathered outside ERT to protest the ‘sudden death’ of Greece’s national broadcaster. Fellow journalists, common people but also singers giving a solidarity concert. Inside the ERT premises, journalists and technicians who occupy the studios keep transmitting a live program  commenting …

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Greek Journos Union condemns death threats against UNFOLLOW reporter

Greek Journalist Union ESHEA condemned death threats against  Lefteris Charalambopoulos, reporter of monthly magazine UNFOLLOW , who recently published a report about oil smuggling. In a statement ESHEA condemned the threats against Charalambopoulos, stressing “an increase of dangerous pressure and threats against journalists”. At the same time, ESHEA calls on all …

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Athens: Self-made devices explode outside homes of five journalists

 UPDATE: an organization that appears for the firt time claimed responsibility for the attacks. In a statement uploaded in athens-indimedia, the organization calling itsself “Cycles of violators/Cell of lawlessness lovers” claimed responsibility on Friday evening. Statement here but in Greek. Self-made devices exploded outside the homes of five well-known journalists …

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UPD: Greek Police Beats Journalists & Photo-Reporters (video)

UPDATE: The President of Greek Photo-Reporters Union, Marios Lolos is set to undergo brain surgery due to injury he suffered after beaten by riot police. According to the Photo Union,  Marios Lolos was submitted to the hospital with  “with traumatic brain injury caused by baton (fractured skull-impressed), injury which requires surgical …

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Athens Riot Police Beats Photo-Reporters (pcts, video)

With unprecedented zeal Greek riot police beat and harassed Greek and foreign photo-reporters covering  the incidents during the general strike protests. The photo-reporters were easy to be identified through their television and cameras and had their press ID. Greek reporter Tatiana Bolari gets punched by a policeman Speaking to private MEGA …

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Greek TV crew narrowly escaped death in Libya – Bombed by Air Force

Three members of the Greek state television NET narrowly escaped death when the Libyan Air Force started bombing the area of Ras Lanuf. Middle East correspondent Panos Charitos, Petros Papaconstantinou, cameraman Thanassis Argyrakis and two Libyan local staff were covering the developments near the town of Brega. “The moment the cameraman …

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