Press Freedom in Greece Worse than Qatar and Thailand
Greece came last among EU countries in the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2023 World Press Freedom Index, for the second year in a row. Greece now ranks 107th, right behind Qatar and Thailand, and performing worse than countries such as...
PM Mitsotakis Dismisses as ‘Crap’ Press Freedom Report on Greece
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis dismissed an international report on press freedom in the country, labeling it as "crap." Speaking at an event at the London School of Economics, Mitsotakis was asked about a series of reports raising concerns...
Yet Another Journalist Harassed by Police in Greece
A journalist was harassed by the police in Greece earlier this week in yet another incident that has highlighted the problematic state of freedom of press in the country. Veteran photojournalist Nikos Pilos was arrested on Tuesday during a police...
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...
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...
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...
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
A spokesman for the United States State Department issued an announcement on Tuesday, commemorating the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, urging nations to take action to protect journalists around the world. At a time when an...
Concerns Raised in Greece on World Press Freedom Day
UNESCO World Press Freedom Day acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to freedom of the press.
Greek Journalists Walk Free Following Minister's Lawsuit
The publisher and two journalists of a Greek newspaper that were detained on Saturday after Defense Minister Panos Kammenos filed a criminal lawsuit, were set free on Sunday. Kammenos asked for their arrest over an article in the Greek daily...
Greece's Defense Minister Asks for the Arrest of Journalists
Greece's Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has filed a criminal lawsuit and asked for the arrest of the owner, editor, and five journalists of the Phileleftheros daily. The paper says that police officers in civilian clothes arrived at the newspaper's offices...
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