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Petition Launched to Change Name of Turkey Bird to Turkiye

A change.org petition was launched to change the name of the bird known as a turkey to turkiye, poking fun at the recent name change used by the nation Turkey. The Turkish name change from Turkey to Turkiye was approved last...

Greece Drops a Whopping 38 Places in Press Freedom Rankings

Greece dropped 38 places in the world rankings of press freedom according to the annual report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published on Tuesday. Greece dropped from 70th place in 2021 to 108th in 2022 and has become the lowest...

Elon Musk’s Free Speech Utopia

By Eric Heinze Elon Musk is the planet’s number one billionaire. If anyone can turn cyberspace into heaven—or hell—of free speech “absolutism” via a US$44 billion (£35 billion) Twitter takeover, then surely he’s the man. Right? When free-market elephants like Musk...

Media Freedom in Greece Deteriorates, International Report Warns

Media freedom in Greece is highly problematic and it has deteriorated since the election of the center-right New Democracy in 2019, an international report published on Monday says. According to the report by Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), challenges to...

Journalist Interrupts Russian TV News: “They Are Lying to You”

A journalist holding an anti-war sign ran onto the set of a Russian TV news program on the state-controlled Channel 1 on Monday evening. The sign, clearly visible behind the presenter, read "no war, stop the war, don't believe the...

Russia Blocks Instagram, Slows Access to Twitter in Media Crackdown

Russia blocked Instagram on Friday, announcing that internet users in that country will be unable to access it, charging that the app was being used to incite violence against Russian soldiers. After its earlier throttling of Twitter and banning of...

Russia Passes ‘Fake News’ Law Giving Offenders up to 15 Years in Prison

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a fake news law punishing those who spread it  with up to 15 years in prison

Multilingual Journalist Reports From Ukraine in Six Different Languages

A multilingual journalist's coverage of the Ukraine crisis — in six languages — made waves on social media on Monday. In a video posted to Twitter, Philip Crowther, a journalist for The Associated Press, detailed the developing conflict with Russia,...

Why “NFTs Are a Poverty Trap”

YouTuber Dan Olson has gone viral for a video essay where he offers a wide-ranging analysis--and takedown--of cryptocurrency and NFTs, entitled "Line Goes Up." Olson had long been established on YouTube for creating analytical but accessible videos on a number...

Prominent Greek Journalist Giorgos Tragas Dies after Battle with Covid

Prominent Greek journalist Giorgos Tragas died after suffering with the Covid virus at an Athens hospital in the early hours of Tuesday. He was 72. He had been rushed to Sotiria Hospital with acute breathing problems on December 4. He was...

Chris Cuomo Off CNN After Helping Brother with Lawsuits

CNN suspended news host Chris Cuomo after new details emerged regarding the help he gave his brother Andrew Cuomo in the New York governor's multiple sexual harassment suits. Chris Cuomo had served as a close adviser to the governor during...

The Xbox Series S Rules Black Friday 2021

Microsoft's Xbox Series S console is leading game console sales this Black Friday. The console's success is due to a combination of two factors: its price point and its availability. While Sony's Playstation 5 is far and away the most...

Photo of Woman From Evia Among TIME’s Best Photos of 2021

A moving photo of an elderly lady taken during the fires that devastated the island of Evia, Greece was chosen on Wednesday as one of the four Best Photos of 2021 by TIME magazine. Taken by Konstantinos Tsakalidis of the SOOC...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Covers GQ’s 2021 Men of the Year Issue

Milwaukee Bucks' star Giannis Antetokounmpo was revealed to be the cover of GQ's 2021 Men of the Year issue on Tuesday. Antetokounmpo was named the athlete of the year in the popular men's fashion magazine's annual round-up of inspiring male...

Greece Accused of Limiting Press Freedom in Combating Fake News

Greece has been accused of limiting the freedom of the press freedom after the government earlier in the week brought before Parliament changes to the penal law that foresees heavy penalties for media that are deemed to spread fake news. The...