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Greek journalists summoned over criminal investigation into corruption reporting

Berlin, January 26, 2022 – Greek authorities should drop their investigations into journalists Kostas Vaxevanis and Ioanna Papadakou and ensure that members of the press do not face criminal charges over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Prosecutors with the Special High Court in Athens recently summoned Vaxevanis, publisher and reporter with…

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Greek police arrest 3 suspects in alleged assassination plot of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis

Berlin, April 30, 2021 — Greek authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the alleged assassination plot targeting investigative journalist Kostas Vaxevanis and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On April 23, Vaxevanis, an investigative journalist and editor of the Documento newspaper, published an article in the paper stating that he had…

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Greek police detain, question journalist Antonis Rigopoulos for allegedly wearing incorrect mask at protest

On November 17, 2020, traffic police in Athens stopped Greek journalist Antonis Rigopoulos while he was covering a protest, and proceeded to detain him and question him about his work, according to a report by his employer, the news website Documento, and Rigopoulos, who communicated with CPJ via email. Rigopoulos was using his cellphone to…

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Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis is seen in Athens on October 29, 2012. Vaxevanis was recently convicted in a criminal defamation suit. (AP/Eurokinissi)

Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis handed suspended prison sentence for tweeting meme

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— Greek authorities should overturn the conviction of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis on appeal and reform the country’s outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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