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Journalists in Greece on 24h strike demanding collective labor agreements

Journalists in Greece are on a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, April 16, to protest employers’ refusal to sign collective labor agreements in privately owned media, low wages and a threat to plurality. The strike started at 5 a.m. on Tuesday and will last until 5 a.m. on Wednesday. It affects …

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European Parliament adopts resolution critical of Greece, other EU member states

The European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on “Liberties, equality and dignity threatened in Greece.”The EP expressed concern over media freedom, corruption and individual liberties. “Freedoms, equality and dignity are threatened,” the European Parliament emphasizes on Thursday, January 18, 2024. In its resolution on fundamental rights, put at …

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Data Protection authority probes leak of alleged rape victim’s name and other data

The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA)on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into a possible breach of the privacy rights of a woman who has accused a Greek member of the European Parliament of beating and raping her. The HDPA decision follows the publication of the victim’s name, pictures …

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Wiretapping: FM Dendias remains -still- loyal to PM Mitsotakis

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Monday that he is “fully satisfied” by the Prime Minister’s pledge to shed light on the wiretapping scandal, after two   newspapers alleged he was among those targeted via phone malware. “I would also like to say that my cooperation with the Prime Minister is …

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Caravan of Syrian refugees leave Turkey for Greece and Europe; reports

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis dismissed reports by Turkish media claiming that a caravan of thousands of Syrian refugees is moving towards Greece and Europe. “A caravan of refugees has not yet been formed, and it has yet to be demonstrated that the efforts of those on social …

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Arsonists set building of REAL Media Group on fire

A big fire caused by homemade explosive devices broke out in the headquarters of Real Media Group in Maroussi suburb of north Athens in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Several workers were in the building at 3 a.m. Wednesday. They managed to leave the building in safety, however, one …

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Mysterious siblings’ deaths in Patras: No drugs found in Iris and Malena

The second toxicological examination carried out at the laboratories of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki do not connect the deaths of the two girls, Iris and Malena, with drugs. Further examinations were considered as necessary after the drug ketamine was found in the body of 9-year-old Georgina who died while …

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Medea of Patras remanded custody; investigation orders exhumation of child, ex landlord

The 33-year-old mother charged with the premeditated murder of one of her three daughters was remanded custody and was taken back to prison after she testified for over nine hours before the investigating magistrate and the prosecutor on Monday. Investigation continues at multiple levels including the deaths of the two …

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Kurz’s resignation in Austria sparks political row in …Greece

The resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz amid a corruption probe has sparked a political row in Greece as main opposition SYRIZA accused the government of blocking scrutiny efforts in public opinion polls published in Greek media. On Sunday, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unleashed an attack on the government claiming …

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Frontex launches internal inquiry into illegal pushbacks in the Aegean

European border agency Frontex has launched an internal investigation into press reports of alleged illegal pushbacks of migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea. A relevant TV report broadcasted on Tuesday at German public broadcaster ARD not only displayed footage but also featured among others eye-witness accounts by Greek islanders …

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Greece’s historical newspaper Ethnos to suspend its edition

One of Greece’s historical newspapers Ethnos Sunday Edition shuts down following the suspension of the daily newspaper a year ago. The last issue of the newspaper will be published on August 2. Ethnos Sunday edition was selling 14,000-15,000 newspapers from 22,000 in the last years. Even with lower sales, it …

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“Stay Home” Campaign: Gov’t supportive media get lion’s share, opposition just 1%

The Greek government finally published on Monday a detailed a detailed account on the expenditures of its “We Stay Home” campaign during the coronavirus lockdown. The list has been published following immense pressure by opposition parties and persistent demand on social media, especially after some media complained that they received …

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Pressure mounts on Greek Gov’t to publish list of media funding

An scandalous issue that has recently shaken government, opposition parties and media in Greece may soon come to an end. State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Tuesday said that all the amounts concerning the allocation of 20 million euros in funds to the media will be probably made public this …

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Greece’s once biggest private MEGA TV to stop broadcasting in 15 days

After 28 years in operation, Greece’s once biggest private television channel MEGA TV will be removed from the signal network. This was announced by Minister for Digital Policy and Media Nikos Pappas on Wednesday, after the new TV license holders were anno0unced. Asked by reported on if Mega TV will …

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Radio & TV Council unplugs private MEGA TV, once the biggest in Greece

Greece’s National Radio And Television Council (ESR) uplugged private MEGA Channel TV, once the biggest private channel in the country. Abandoned by its own owners, the television channel has been broadcasting  a program full of repetitions and had no information content as its employees had not been paid for 16 …

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