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BoG Governor Stournaras' Spouse Files Law Suit Against Vaxevanis for Defamation

Journalist and publisher Costas Vaxevanis turned himself in to Greek police on Monday after Stavroula Nikolopoulou, spouse of BoG Governor Yannis Stournaras, filed a law suit against him on Monday over an article in his Documento newspaper, that accuses...

Greece Has "Partly Free" Press

Greece's partisan media and government attempts to muzzle dissidents has led to the country falling five places in the annual Freedom House press index, now ranking 92nd in the world among 197 surveyed. The US-based non-governmental organization rated the media...

Greek Investigative Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis Nominated for International Award

Kostas Vaxevanis has been nominated for a Journalism Award, by the freedom of expression organization Index on Censorship. The Greek investigative journalist was arrested in October 2012 for publishing a list of more than 2,000 suspected tax evaders. He was...

Vaxevanis to Be Tried Again Over Swiss Bank List

A Greek journalist who published the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts will stand trial again after a prosecutor appealed a decision to acquit him of breaking data privacy laws, court officials said on Friday. The...

Vaxevanis Acquitted in Swiss Accounts Scandal

A Greek court on Nov. 1 acquitted a journalist of breach of privacy in publishing a list of 2,000 Greeks allegedly with Swiss bank accounts, in a case that has exposed the government to charges of a cover-up. Costas Vaxevanis,...

Journalist Who Leaked "Lagarde List" Arrested

Greek Police arrested the journalist who published the list with the names of 2,059 people who made $1.95 billion in deposits in the Geneva, Switzerland HSBC bank branch. The arrest took place at a house of a friend of the Greek journalist in...

Prosecutor Orders Arrest of Greek Journalist who Leaked Swiss Accounts List

Greek police are seeking to locate and arrest Costas Vaxevanis, the Greek journalist who published the list with the names of 1,991 people who made $1.95 billion in deposits in the Geneva, Switzerland HSBC bank branch. Greek police said that the...