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Journalists attacked in Greece since 1992

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Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis handed suspended prison sentence for tweeting meme

January 31, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Berlin, January 31, 2020 -- Greek authorities should overturn the conviction of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis on appeal and reform the country’s outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Far-right demonstrators assault reporter Thomas Jacobi in Greece

January 21, 2020 1:35 PM ET

Berlin, January 21, 2020 – Greek authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate an attack on reporter Thomas Jacobi by protesters in Athens and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Anarchist group ransacks office of Greek newspaper

July 9, 2019 12:05 PM ET

Berlin, July 9, 2019 -- Greek authorities must quickly and thoroughly investigate the ransacking of the offices of Greek weekly newspaper Athens Voice and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Greek CNN reporter Mina Karamitrou's car destroyed by bomb

May 14, 2019 11:52 AM ET

Berlin, May 14, 2019 -- Greek authorities must ensure the safety of police reporter Mina Karamitrou, thoroughly investigate the bombing of her car overnight, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists assaulted by far-right demonstrators in Greece

January 24, 2019 2:13 PM ET

Berlin, January 24, 2019--Greek authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the assault and harassment of reporters and photojournalists at a protest in Athens on January 20 and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Three journalists detained in Greece after minister files complaint

September 26, 2018 10:19 AM ET

Athens police on September 22, 2018 detained three journalists from the daily newspaper Fileleftheros, for one day after Greece's Defense Minister Panos Kammenos accused the paper of defaming him in an article that alleged mishandling of EU funds for migrant and refugee centers, the daily newspaper Ekathimerini reported....

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Greek police raid newspaper office

January 20, 2017 11:39 AM ET

Roughly 10 police officers on January 10, 2017, raided the Athens headquarters of the Greek daily newspaper Parapolitika and arrested the newspaper's director, Panagiotis Tzenos, Greek and regional media reported. The newspaper's publisher, Yiannis Kourtakis, was taken into custody later that day, according to Greek media reports....

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Journalists not welcome: Across Europe, press and migrants increasingly barred

March 7, 2016 1:01 PM ET

"The press is not allowed in refugee centers." The message from the Greek government could not have been clearer. "No permission will be given to television crews and reporters to enter such premises that hosts refugees," Yannis Mouzalas, the minister in charge of immigration policy, said in a February...

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Foreword

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In Pakistan, an unknown gunman shoots a news anchor multiple times. No one is arrested for the crime, though arrest warrants are issued against the journalist--for his reporting....

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Journalists grapple with increasing power of European extremists

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Athens, May 6, 2012. Journalists attending Golden Dawn's triumphal election night news conference are ordered to stand up when the group's leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, enters the room. "Rise up! Rise up! Show your respect!" barks the master of ceremonies, an agitated black-clad, bald-headed toughie. The journalists who refuse the...

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