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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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Journalist Vaxevanis arrested after ex PM Samaras filed lawsuit for defamation

Journalist and publisher of Documento newspaper  and Hot Doc magazine, Kostas Vaxevanis, was arrested on Monday after former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras filed a lawsuit against him for defamation. Vaxevanis was arrested the moment he was leaving the appeals court in Athens where judges acquitted him on the charges brought …

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Tsipras urges bankers to tell the truth about evictions and dismiss “media Fake News”

“You must inform the society about what we are doing and stop the spreading of  fakes news by the media,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the board of the Hellenic Banking Association at a meeting in his office on Monday. Tsipras was pointing out at the furore in mainstream media …

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Justice Minister seeks legal measures against vulgar and homophobic front-page of conservative daily

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis asked the prosecutor of  Greece’s Supreme Court to investigate the homophobic and vulgar front page of far-right daily newspaper “Eleftheri Ora.” One day after the Parliament adopted the legislation for gender change, the newspaper published its Wednesday edition with the title Travesti – Parliament and subtitles: …

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