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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...

Crowds Ransack Turkish Cypriot Newspaper Offices

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was accused of incitement on Monday, after a mob in northern Cyprus ransacked the offices of a newspaper critical of Ankara's current military offensive in Syria. A flag-waving crowd attacked the first-floor offices of Afrika...

Greece Ranks First in Press Freedom Decline Globally

Greece scored yet another negative lead. Press freedom has been dramatically restricted in the past five years of the economic crisis due to political interference and media monopolies. According to the latest data published by democracy think tank Freedom House,...

International Media Organization Condemns Golden Dawn’s Behavior

The Vienna-based South East Media Organization (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), is concerned with the latest pressures and threats exerted on the media by the Greek Golden Dawn party. The party, commonly described as a radical,...