Thanasis Koukakis

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Four Greek investigative journalists say intelligence authorities followed them, tracked their phones

Berlin, November 4, 2022—Greek authorities must conduct a quick, transparent, and independent investigation into claims that investigative journalist Tasos Telloglou was stalked and that intelligence officials used cell phone data to surveil him and reporters Thodoris Chondrogiannos, Thanasis Koukakis, and Eliza Triantafillou, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. In an October 24 article and…

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In Greece, reporters’ killings unsolved, critical journalists complain of growing threats

In Greece, two unsolved journalist killings over the last 12 years as well as threats of violence and physical attacks against reporters have contributed to a climate of fear and self-censorship. Adding to the sense of insecurity is the wiretapping of two reporters by Greek intelligence services; a phone belonging to one of the two reporters was also infected by spyware.  On a fact-finding mission…

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CPJ joins call for Greek authorities to investigate surveillance of journalist Thanasis Koukakis

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined six other international press freedom organizations in an open letter on April 22, 2022, calling on Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other government officials to conduct a full and transparent investigation into the surveillance of journalist Thanasis Koukakis. From July to September 2021, Koukakis, a financial editor for…

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Greek journalist Thanasis Koukakis targeted by Predator spyware

Berlin, April 12, 2022 – Greek authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the surveillance of journalist Thanasis Koukakis, determine who orchestrated that monitoring, and hold them to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. From July 12 to September 24, 2021, Koukakis, a financial editor for CNN Greece and a regular…

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