Joint press freedom mission participants present initial findings in a press conference in Athens. (Photo: IPI/Ronja Koskinen)

CPJ joins mission, press conference calling for decisive action to protect journalists in Greece

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined seven other international press freedom organizations on Wednesday to call on Greek authorities to make a clear demonstration of political commitment to improve press freedom in the country and take specific measures in compliance with European standards to renew the trust of the media community.

The groups’ press conference Wednesday followed a mission to Athens September 25 to 27 during which they met with media professionals, state bodies, and civil society stakeholders. Read the full press release, which details the groups’ findings, here.

A detailed report with expanded recommendations will be published in both Greek and English in the coming weeks and will be shared with domestic stakeholders and European institutions.