Greek journalists go on strike

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    Show-stopper: Greek journalists go on strike, alleging state censorship

    10/31/12

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    Kostas Vaxevanis (L) escorted by plain-clothed police during his arrest on October 28. (AFP Photo/Eurokinissi/Georgia Panagopoulou)

    The embattled Greek government faces another strike – this time from journalists. Greek state television staff have begun work stoppages to protest what they say is increasing government censorship.

    *The country has been shaken by two separate scandals in quick succession, in which authorities were seen as being heavy-handed and using selective justice to punish political dissenters.

    One concerns presenters Marilena Katsimi and Costas Arvanitis, who were suspended “indefinitely” from a popular current affairs morning show carried by national broadcaster ERT. The suspension came after they criticized right-wing interior minister, Nikos Dendias.

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    taged a walkout during scheduled programming on Tuesday morning and said they will organize 24-hour rolling strikes until Katsimi and Arvanitis are reinstated.

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    Show-stopper: Greek journalists go on strike, alleging state censorship — RT
     
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    How can we get American journalists to go on strike?
     
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    Tell them they have to listen to your cowardly bullshit for five minutes?
     
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    If they did go on strike, how would anyone notice?
     
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    One thing lacking in the American education system in the last half century is the concept that makes the US the greatest Country in the world. Ignorant (in the true sense of the word) American kids hove no idea of the freedom they enjoy because of the greatest document ever written, the US Constitution. American kids and stupid adults are shocked when foreign governments do not furnish the same freedom as we in the US take for granted. Does it come as a surprise that the government of Greece or Italy or any other European or mid-east country censors the news to force the media to support the government? Is it a wake up call to American stupids that there is no 1st Amendment outside of the United States?
     
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    If they did go on strike, obongo would lose for sure...:D
     
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    WHOA!

    There are Greek people going to work?

    If we ever get some I'll let you know.
     

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