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Media Blackout Continues in Greece as Unions Extend Strike

Journalists, producers and technical staff decided on Wednesday to continue their strike for another 24 hours in protest against planned changes to the press laws in Greece. State-run and most private-run media in the country have halted all news dissemination...

President Pavlopoulos Says Attack on SKAI TV "Criminal, Undemocratic"

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, has unequivocally condemned  Monday's terrorist attack on Greece’s SKAI TV station. In a statement today he also expressed his support for the owners and employees of the television and radio station, as...

European Parliament Approves Financial Aid for 550 Redundant Greek Journalists

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved an economic aid package worth €2,308,500 to 550 redundant media workers in Greece. In a statement, the parliament said "550 media workers dismissed by three publishing companies will receive EU aid worth €2,308,500 ...

FM Kotzias Presents Draft Resolution for Journalists Safety in UN

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, submitted before the United Nations, along with other countries, a resolution aiming at protecting journalists. The resolution on "The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity" builds on the relevant Resolution 70/162...

News Broadcasts off the air in Greece as Journalists Strike

Journalists in Greece are on a 24 hour walkout, in protest of under-funding of their social security fund; which has come as a result of the austerity measures imposed upon Greece by her bailout creditors. The journalists' strike pulled all...

Athens Union of Journalists Condemns Attack Against Newspaper's Offices

Journalists and their unions do not give in to blackmailing and intimidation attempts pursued by “dark circles,” the Athens Union of Journalists (ESIEA) said in a press release on Monday, following an attack against the Thessaloniki offices of daily Kathimerini...

Journalists to Hold a 5-Hour Strike on Tuesday

Journalists in all private, public and municipal media (print, broadcasting and internet) will hold a five-hour strike on Tuesday, October 25 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.. The strike also includes the state broadcaster ERT, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

European Federation of Journalists Concerned About Media Pluralism in Greece

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) on Friday voiced concerns that a new law restricting the number of television broadcasting licences in Greece to four will undermine pluralism and independent journalism in the Greek media. In an announcement posted...