Athens Live

Media pluralism in Greece is in danger


On 14 November 2017, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized a conference on “Media Pluralism in Greece: Evaluation, challenges and prospects” in order to officially present the results of the Greek part of the EU-wide research on media pluralism, conducted by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF). The results of this study were not very pleasant for Greece’s broadcast media, which are to be found below the EU average in most indexes (political independence, social inclusiveness and protection of journalists…).

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Greece: the history of private TV explains the present


The way that the establishment of private TV channels was implemented in Greece, perfectly illustrates the ties between the new media owners and politicians. Private TV was met with a mixture of fear, for what was yet unknown and thus challenging to control, and with anticipation for what could serve several entrepreneurial and political interests more efficiently…

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Athens Live: What Would You Like to Know About Press Freedom and Media Pluralism in Greece?


“During summer, we were contacted by the colleagues at OBCT, they invited us to take part in an international project with many countries in Europe and the Balkans initiated under the umbrella of the European centre for Press and Media Freedom. Initially we were honoured to be part of this project, but soon after we started thinking about how we would approach it. The invitation by OBCT raised a question: while in our country anyone can publish anything they want, is there true press freedom? And what about media pluralism?”

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