Greece: IFJ/EFJ stand with 420 journalists left with no pay for months

The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) have backed their Greek affiliates, standing with 420 MEGA TV station journalists and media workers left with no pay and no jobs for over 16 months. MEGA is one of the first private TV stations established in Greece, 28 years ago, and has attracted large audiences for practicing reliable and quality journalism in news bulletins and news programs and producing very popular series. During the past months, the station was broadcasting only entertainment content, bringing in a lot of advertising money. However the journalists were left with no pay. The…

Greek journalists protest against new law on broadcasting licences

Thousands of Greek journalists who are members of the EFJ affiliates in Greece are taking part in a 24-hour strike starting from 6 am today against a draft bill on broadcasting licences that will be voted by the Greek Parliament on Saturday, 24 October. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has backed journalists’ unions (JUADN, PFJU, ESPIT and ESIEMTH) in Greece by demanding the government to make changes to the draft bill’s provisions that are affecting the journalistic profession, labour relations and restrict access to information. The draft law stipulates that TV stations will be able to obtain a license…

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  Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers – JUADN Address 20, Academy Street 10671 Athens 134 Greece Staff Executive Board: Maria Antoniadou (President), Makis Diogos (1st Vice President), Aria Agatsa (2nd Vice President), Stavros Kapakos (General Secretary), Christos Mazanitis (Treasurer), Aggeliki Gypaki (Extraordinary Secretary). Phone +30 210 36 75 400 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 Nikolaos Karras (President); Ioannis Voitsidis (Vice President); Vassilis Kontogoulidis (Secretary General), Irine Tsarouxa (Treasurer), Tassos Retzios (Building Curator), Romanos Kontogiannidis…