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ERT’s Closing Down Worldwide News

0er1The news that Greece’s public broadcaster ERT will close down and then reopen with a far smaller number of workers is traveling around the world.
Minutes after the Government spokesman, Simos Kedikoglou, announced that ERT will close, the American news agency, Associated Press, posted the  article, Greece to Suspend State Broadcaster to Save Money.
As reported in the article, “Greece’s conservative government says it will temporarily shut down state-run television and radio, despite fierce objections from unions and junior coalition partners.”
The American network talks about Kedikoglou referring to “pockets of opacity and public waste,” and pointed out the statement that ERT’s “2,500 employees will be suspended until the company reopens.” The article stressed that it was not immediately clear what the number of employees would be.
American network ABC News, Foxnews,, and other smaller media, such as and, broadcasted the news.
“The Greek government decided to close down ERT due to the crisis,” is the headline of an article in the Italian news agency ANSA.
The decision to close down ERT was made known in France through an article in france24, the French news agency AFP, as well as in Ireland through the network that refers to ERT’s closing down in its article, Greece is closing down the national broadcaster in an effort to limit costs.
In the Canadian edition of the free press Metro, ERT’s closing down is discussed, while the report is accompanied by an imposing photograph of the Acropolis.
The British network BBC, euronews, as well as the Italian Corriere della Sera host the news in their electronic pages, talking about the employees’ decision to fight against ERT’s closing down.

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