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  • Greece: Police interrogation of students prompts protests
  • Greece: Police interrogation of students prompts protests

    High school students were recently interrogated by police after having peacefully occupied Keratsini's 2nd High School in October. Those taken in for questioning were asked about their own and their teachers' political preferences, especially those who had been striking against public job cuts and forced transfers.

Freedom of Assembly | Greece

  • Greece: A tale of two protests
  • Greece: A tale of two protests

    On Saturday 1 February, two protests, one from anti-fascists and anarchists, and one from Golden Dawn, were planned at different locations in the centre of Athens. While there was no police intervention at the Golden Dawn rally, riot police dispersed protesters at the anti-fascist rally using stun grenades and tear gas.

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  • Concerns over transparency, coverage and quality at Greece's new public broadcaster
  • Concerns over transparency, coverage and quality at Greece's new public broadcaster

    Despite government assurances that NERIT will be a "Greek BBC", the IFJ/EFJ believe that the new station's minimal number of staff will mean it will not have the resources to be an independent, pluralistic and quality-focused body. Instead, it is likely to be an Athens-based organisation that is unable to focus on other regions in Greece.

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