Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU brings together in a single document the fundamental rights protected in the EU. The Charter contains rights and freedoms under six titles: Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens’ Rights, and Justice. Proclaimed in 2000, the Charter has become legally binding on the EU with the entry into force ...

Reporters Without Borders for Freedom of Information (2013). World Press Freedom Index 2013.

Reporters Without Borders for Freedom of Information (2013). World Press Freedom Index 2013

Transcription of the last 8 minutes of ERA, the public Radio in #Greece

This is a free rendering in English of the last words transmitted from the ERA* (Greek public radio organization) in the 8 minutes before the police shut it down this morning. LAST 8 MINUTES of ERA. Thursday 7/11/13. Radio presenter: journalist Nikos Tsibidas [presenter] Police forces just entered the studio of ERA, you can hear ...

Naomi Klein on the crisis and the role of the media

Naomi Klein’s interview to the Greek TV station SKAI, speaking about the Greek and international crisis and the role of the media. Please note that the introductory note is in Greek but the main interview in english.

New Democracy “Truth Team”: Forgers with the Prime Minister’s approval

The New Democracy “Truth Team” made its appearance before the national elections of 2012. Its official mission is stated as “political analysis”. In reality, it is devoted to political propaganda on behalf of New Democracy, the main party in Greece’s government coalition, aiming at the defamation of the party’s rivals, systematically distorting facts and fabricating so-called ...

Extermination plan of Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis

In April 2013, the Greek, independent, political magazine Hot Doc published a special issue that contained revelations on how agents of the Greek National Intelligent Service, along with prominent bankers, journalists and members of the political world, tried to exterminate the investigative journalist Kostas Vaxevanis: “I wish this story never got written. It would mean ...

Free speech takes a beating in Greece

Against a backdrop of heavy austerity measures in Greece, free speech and the right to protest are being both challenged and undermined. The policies are the result of agreements between the government and the so-called troika, made up of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. Since 2010, steps taken to restore fiscal balance have led to the ...