A Greek newspaper publisher and its director charged with libel

On 10 January, Greek police arrested the publisher and the director of Parapolitika newspaper, Giannis Kourtakis and Panayiotis Tzenos, following a lawsuit filed against them for libel and attempted extortion by Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos. The EFJ and the IFJ condemned today the massive police raid at Parapolitika headquarters in Athens and the detention of both newspaper executives. Publisher Giannis Kourtakis said he went voluntarily to the police headquarters after being informed about the lawsuit, while director Panagiotis Tzenos was arrested by police in his office, in Athens. Panos Kammenos filed a lawsuit against Kourtakis and Tzenos for allegedly…

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  Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers – JUADN Address 20, Academy Street 10671 Athens 134 Greece Staff Executive Board: Stamatis Nikolopoulos (President), Dimitris Tsalapatis (1st Vice President), Christos Kyritsis (2nd Vice President), Nana Daoudaki (General Secretary), Dimitris Kottaridis (Treasurer), George Filippakis (Extraordinary Secretary). Phone +302 10 363 26 01/03 Email info@esiea.gr / pr(at)esiea(dot)gr Contact Person Dori Ralli dralli@esiea.gr Website  http://www.esiea.gr/     Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers Address 5, Stratigou Kallari Str, 546 22 Thessaloniki Greece Staff Anastasios Fokianidis (President); Ioannis Voitsidis (Vice President); Vassilis Kontogoulidis (Secretary General), Antonios Repanas (Treasurer) Ms Rallio Lepidou (Building Curator & Adjunct Secretary General); Members: George…