Human rights court to probe ERT closure

17 May, 2018 / By Broadband TV News The case of the Greek government’s decision to close the public broadcaster ERT nearly five years ago is now before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. In a statement, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) says that the application was filed in 2014 by POSPERT,…

Greeks have no trust in media, survey shows

November 18, 2016 / By Ekhatimerini Just 26 percent of Greeks believe the country’s national media is trustworthy, according to a Eurobarometer survey for 2016, which also said that only 53 percent of EU country citizens believe the same. The EC report titled “2016 Eurobarometer Survey on Media Pluralism and Democracy” suggested that 87 percent…

Greek media and independent journalism under austerity

May 16, 2016 / By Petros Iosifidis, Open Democracy The study on Media Policy and Independent Journalism in Greece  I co-authored for the Open Society Foundations in 2014-15 identified the most urgent problems facing media policy in Greece and how they affect independent journalism. The study was based on desktop research, literature review of sources…

Greek media in disarray

29 May 2015 / By Maria Kyriakidou There is perhaps no other field that better illustrates how deeply ingrained clientelism is in Greek political culture than the media sector. Politicians, media and business have long been operating as a ‘triangle of power’, where private and political interests are intrinsically intertwined and where the media function as…

Greece Ranks 91st in World Press Freedom Index

19 February 2015 / By Ioanna Zikakou Greece ranked 91st in the annual Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index 2015, which is a step up compared to last year when the country was ranked in 99th place. The World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that…