Greece is under a news blackout after the country’s biggest press union called a 24-hour strike to protest the feared closure of a special health care fund for media employees.
No news programs are being broadcast on Tuesday; most websites aren’t renewing their news content, and newspapers won’t be published on Wednesday.
Greece’s news media have been hard hit by the country’s financial crisis, which has caused a sharp drop in advertising revenues and subscriptions. In addition to this, unemployment is high among journalists – as is undeclared media labour.
The strike ends 6 a.m. Wednesday.
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