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The EBU has been accessing the stream and retransmitting it via satellite to give Europe’s public service media access to #ERT|s news content.

The EBU has been accessing the stream and retransmitting it via satellite to give Europe’s public service media access to #ERT|s news content. | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
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International Press Association sees 'danger to democracy' in #ERT|s closing

International Press Association sees 'danger to democracy' in #ERT|s closing | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

The association also questioned the swiftness with which the government acted on Tuesday, pulling the plug on ERT just hours after announcing its closure.

"The desire to reform and improve the quality of public services in the country is appreciated and respected, but the interruption of transmission and cutting of the power supply from ERT antennas by police forces, while a breaking news program was on air, just a few hours after the official announcement was made, is a shocking negation of press freedom and represents a danger to democracy."

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#ert HQ today #photo #journalism

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damomac Damian Mac Con Uladh 1h
12-year-old son of #ERT journalist asks PM #Samaras how he could make so many people unemployed overnight pic.twitter.com/uZm5FPMDCD

Theodora Oikonomides ‏@IrateGreek 11m
Quotes from #ERT: "Closing ERT isn't about limiting wasteful spending, it's about limiting democracy" #rbnews

Photo: Foreign correspondents now outside #ert HQ via @papadimi: #occupyert #ert
pic.twitter.com/jGEA8rXxba #rbnews

spyros gkelis ‏@northaura 32m
Just announced by ERT: #ert's shutdown will be discussed in the plenary of European Parliament's in Strasbourg #rbnews

spyros gkelis ‏@northaura 48m
Ongoing solidarity with #ert rally now in Thessaloniki. At least 2500 people marching city's center to end up at #ert's building #rbnews

RT @asteris: #Turkey Journos Union condemns unprecedented #ert closure, in full solidarity w/journos https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=556630977713919&id=143715585672129 … #Greece #rbnews

Great #Photo outside #ERT HQ Demo in Athens, #Greece for closing the Greek Public Broadcaster http://flic.kr/p/eL4iZx v @AlexMaragos #rbnews

Mark Lowen ‏@marklowen 5h
General strike, protests today against sudden closure of 75 year old national broadcaster #ERT. Extraordinary to see black screens. #Greece

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Tatjana Dimitrijevic's comment, June 13, 2013 8:13 AM
Dialogos Radio/Media ‏@dialogosmedia 1m
Via Press Project: #ERT workers to government: you call us corrupt. Give us names, tell us who was stealing from ERT. #rbnews #greece
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Silencing of broadcaster ERT shocks Greece

Silencing of broadcaster ERT shocks Greece | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
The decision by Greece's government to shut down the state broadcaster ERT shocked not only its employees, but the entire nation, reports Giorgos Christides.
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The loss of #ERT, the 'Greek #BBC ', is a cultural calamity #journalism

The loss of #ERT, the 'Greek #BBC ', is a cultural calamity #journalism | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Costas Douzinas: Pulling the plug on our flawed but vital state broadcaster is political vandalism, with chilling echoes of the bad old days

The government claimed that the closure was not linked to the fiscal gap but was part of the wider streamlining of the public sector. The 2,700 journalists and technicians summarily sacked assist on both counts. The government announcement said that the broadcaster suffers from a "unique lack of transparency and incredible waste". It is true that every time the government changed, managers and top journalists were appointed to pursue the new political agenda. But the blame lies squarely with the ruling New Democracy and Pasok parties, which ran the country like a private fiefdom for 40 years. It was their cronies and clients who inflated ERT's workforce.

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State broadcaster's end a blow to Greek identity (exactly as planned) #ert #rbnews #p2

State broadcaster's end a blow to Greek identity (exactly as planned) #ert #rbnews #p2 | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

When Nazi troops marched into Greece's nearly deserted capital on April 27, 1941, radio announcer Costas Stavropoulos of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. announced the grim news. He urged his countrymen and women not to listen to future Nazi radio transmissions and signed off with the Greek national anthem.

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Live online broadcast of #ERT with live feed from square outside ERT HQ #Greece

Live online broadcast of #ERT with live feed from square outside ERT HQ #Greece | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Live online broadcast of #ERT with live feed from square outside ERT HQ here:

http://www.zougla.gr/AkamaiFlashPlayer.swf?src=rtmp%3A%2F%2Fcp67108.live.edgefcs.net%2Flive%2Fflashlive4%4011608&mode=sidebyside&scaleMode=fit&themeColor=003300&frameColor=000000&fontColor=66ff00&autostart=true

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Tatjana Dimitrijevic's comment, June 11, 2013 6:47 PM
Bruno Tersago ‏@BrunoTersago 8m
Greek digital provider Digea just stopped broadcasting #KKE 902 channel, because it offered to broadcast #ERT signal.
Tatjana Dimitrijevic's comment, June 11, 2013 6:55 PM
Theodora Kalessi ‏@dodster09 54s
Greece shuts down #ERT & Turkey TV regulator fines opposition channels for "inciting violence" in protest coverage: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/23486445.asp?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Tatjana Dimitrijevic's comment, June 11, 2013 6:56 PM
Nikos Chatziandreou ‏@nchatziandreou 39s
European TV broadcast colleagues in shock because of #ERT, Greek National Television, shutdown. They express their support
#ERT now
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Videos: people singing and chanting under rain outside #ert building in Thessaloniki

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Videos: people singing and chanting under rain outside #ert building in Thessaloniki http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w9CMEXRAN7g … | http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RmiMoOc7OK8 … #rbnews

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Athens , Thesaloniki , Heraklion #Greece NOW ! #ert #protests #photo Revolution will not be televised

Athens , Thesaloniki , Heraklion #Greece  NOW ! #ert  #protests #photo Revolution will not be televised | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
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Greece suspends state broadcaster "to save money" ? or private interests ? @BBC @Guardian #ert

Greece suspends state broadcaster "to save money" ? or private interests ? @BBC @Guardian #ert | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Greece announces it will shut the radio and TV services of the state broadcaster ERT with immediate effect as its latest austerity measure.
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Riot police fire water cannon at protester in wheelchair at Taksim #Turkey

Riot police fire water cannon at protester in wheelchair at Taksim #Turkey | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
A wheechair-user waving a flag was among those directly targeted by water cannon bursts by Turkish riot police in Taksim Square.
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#ert Employees seize Greek State TV and radio HQ after govt-announced suspension #mafia #media

#ert Employees seize Greek State TV and radio HQ after govt-announced suspension #mafia #media | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Employees of Greece’s state TV and Radio Corporation have seized the headquarters in Athens following government plans to suspend it under pressure from austerity cuts.
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What is Happenning in #Istanbul ? To my friends who live outside of #Turkey #p2 #tcot

What is Happenning in #Istanbul ? To my friends who live outside of #Turkey #p2 #tcot | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

I am writing this letter so that you know what is going on in Istanbul. Mass media will not tell you any of this. Not in my country at least. Please post as many as articles as you see on the Internet and spread the word.

I do not belong to a political party. I don’t believe in politics. I don’t defend any ideology and I am not on the side of any regime. Like many others in Turkey I am tired and frustrated from the polarization between Kemalist seculars and the Islamists. I don’t belong to any of them. I believe in moving away from polarization and towards a new way of relating. I know many people who are out on the streets of Istanbul share the way I think and I know we are not the only ones. We just want to live our lives with human dignity.

As I was posting articles that explained what is happening in Istanbul on my Facebook page last night someone asked me the following question:

«What are you hoping to gain by complaining about our country to foreigners?»

This blog is my answer to her.

By so called «complaining» about my country I am hoping to gain:

Freedom of expression and speech,

Respect for human rights,

Control over the decisions I make concerning my on my body,

The right to legally congregate in any part of the city without being considered a terrorist.

But most of all by spreading the word to you, my friends who live in other parts of the world, I am hoping to get your awareness, support and help!

Please spread the word and share this blog.

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Télé Bruxelles change de logo en solidarité avec #ERT #solidarity

Télé Bruxelles change de logo en solidarité avec #ERT #solidarity | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
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#document | Closure of non-esential public entities ... like PUBLIC TV station ?! #ert #Greece

#document | Closure of non-esential public entities ... like PUBLIC TV station ?! #ert #Greece | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

via FB https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151440156151363&set=a.54923726362.78281.622196362&type=1&comment_id=8909177&ref=notif&notif_t=like&theater

 

Θεμα ΕΡΤ. Παρακαλω να διαβαστει απο ολους ωστε να μην υπαρχουν αποριες και να μην μας κοροιδευουν τα ΜΜΕ αλλα ουτε και το πασοκ και η δημαρ οτι και καλα ειναι αντιθετοι στο κλεισιμο της ΕΡΤ. Το κειμενο στην φωτογραφια ειναι μια παραγραφος της 4ης αναθεωρησης του μνημονιου απο το ΔΝΤ. Λεει ξεκαθαρα, και αυτο το γνωριζαν διοτι το ψηφισαν ολοι οι μνημονιακοι, οτι θα κλεισουν δημοσιους τηλεοπτικους σταθμους (μαζι με αλλες 1500 δημοσιες επιχειρησεις). Μην ακουτε τα παραμυθια οτι δεν ηξεραν οι βενιζελοκουβεληδες. Ειναι κατευθυντηριος γραμμη του ΔΝΤ που περιλαμβανεται στο μνημονιο ΠΟΥ ΨΗΦΙΣΑΝ ΟΛΟΙ ΑΥΤΟΙ ΟΙ ΑΧΡΗΣΤΟΙ ΥΠΑΛΛΗΛΟΙ. Παραθετω το αυθεντικο pdf αρχειο στα σχολια.

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Tatjana Dimitrijevic's comment, June 13, 2013 8:19 AM
Petition by the EBU to get #ERT back on the air: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/EBU_Petition_Get_ERT_back_on_air/?wUaEUbb
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Petition by the EBU to get #ERT back on the air: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/EBU_Petition_Get_ERT_back_on_air/?wUaEUbb
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#ERT shutdown: European Broadcasting Union sets up makeshift studio #EBU

#ERT shutdown: European Broadcasting Union sets up makeshift studio #EBU | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

The European Broadcasting Union has stepped in to help Greek TV journalists keep the country's state broadcaster on air after the government announced on Tuesday night it was closing it down as an austerity measure with immediate effect.

A number of ERT staff have defied the government order, staying overnight in the broadcaster's headquarters and managing to continue broadcasting a makeshift schedule of news and talk shows.

However, there are fears that police will move to empty the building, cut off power and seize all ERT equipment later on Wednesday.

ERT's TV and radio services went off air overnight, but had been broadcasting over the internet. "This is a blow to democracy," said ERT newsreader Antonis Alafogiorgos at the end of the main TV station's final broadcast.

The EBU, the body representing all of Europe's public service broadcasters, has set up a satellite news gathering operation in the carpark outside ERT's offices, enabling journalists to set up a makeshift TV service using equipment that has yet to be confiscated.

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#ERT|s radio had been on the air since 1938. - #video #portests #Greece

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#Greece protests over public broadcaster closure #ert #rbnews

#Greece protests over public broadcaster closure #ert #rbnews | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

“Unacceptable” decision

The socialist and moderate leftist parties supporting the coalition government had called the decision on ERT "unacceptable" and a government source said late Wednesday that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras would confer over the issue with his coalition partners.

"The prime minister, who always seeks dialogue, will telephone the political leaders for a meeting in the coming days," the government source said.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister defended the move, saying: "We are eliminating a hotbed of opacity and waste... We are protecting the public interest."

The previous evening, ERT’s television and radio stations were pulled of air, leading to 2,700 members of staff losing their jobs, and the government has said that the broadcaster will reopen with around half the number of employees.

 Leading union GSEE stated: “The ERT lockup amounts to a coup d’etat.”

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#rbnews international - to share underreported news about #Greece #ert

#rbnews international - to share underreported news about #Greece #ert | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

#rbnews international was born within radiobubble out of a need to share underreported news about Greece with international audiences during a time of intense worldwide interest for this country. As people who have first-hand knowledge of the situation, we are dedicated to reporting developments in Greece while providing necessary political, economic, social and cultural background information to readers of this blog and listeners of the #rbnews international zone on the radio. The #rbnews team is comprised of citizen journalists who are based in various parts of Greece as well as abroad and provide regular and often exclusive coverage and commentary on events that shape Greece today, in nine languages: Greek, English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian and Portuguese.

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Τώρα: Διαμαρτυρία έξω από την ΕΡΤ3 | alterthess Thousands of Greeks protesting and singing right now outside the headquarters of the greek national television #ert

Τώρα: Διαμαρτυρία έξω από την ΕΡΤ3 | alterthess Thousands of Greeks protesting and singing right now outside the headquarters of the greek national television #ert | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Όλες οι ειδήσεις από την άλλη Θεσσαλονίκη την Έλλαδα και τον κόσμο.
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#Greece Protesters Bikers just arrived #ERT #photo via @YiannisBab

#Greece Protesters Bikers just arrived  #ERT   #photo via @YiannisBab | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
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EBU urges greek #government to reverse decision on #ERT

EBU urges greek #government to reverse decision on #ERT | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Today the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) expressed profound dismay on behalf of Europe’s entire public service media community at reports that ERT – a founding Member of the EBU in 1950 – has been shut down with immediate effect. Emergency powers granted to the Finance Minister and the competent Minister have been used to stop ERT’s transmissions, leaving Greek citizens wishing to watch ERT programmes in front of black screens.

In a letter sent today to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, the President of the EBU, Jean Paul Philippot and the EBU Director General, Ingrid Deltenre urged Mr Samaras  “to use all his powers to immediately reverse this decision”.

The existence of public service media and their independence from government lie at the heart of democratic societies, and therefore any far-reaching changes to the public media system should only be decided after an open and inclusive democratic debate in Parliament – and not through a simple agreement between two government ministers.

In the letter, the EBU stresses the importance of public service media as an essential pillar of democratic and pluralistic societies across Europe. 

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Cable Viewer #Greece #media #Greece #ert #Wikileaks

Cable Viewer #Greece #media #Greece #ert #Wikileaks | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Who are the Media? ¶8. The private media outlets in Athens are owned by a small group of people who have made or inherited fortunes in shipping, banking, telecommunications, sports, oil, insurance, etc. and who are or have been related by blood, marriage, or adultery to political and government officials and/or other media and business magnates. For example, ship-owner and Mega Channel investor Vardis Vardinogiannis is the best friend of Christos Lambrakis, publisher of "To Vima," "Ta Nea," "Athens News," and the "in.gr" news portal, and Lambrakis has government construction contracts. Vardinoyannis's two children married into the Goulandris and Nomikos ship-owning families. His sister Eleni is married to ND MP Yannis Kefaloyannis who serves as special advisor to PM Karamanlis. ¶9. The Greek term "interwoven interests" refers specifically and exclusively to the web of relationships among the media, business, and government. The current Minister of the Merchant Marine commented recently that the government is a puppet that performs at the whim of the interwoven interests. (His comment amused neither the press magnates nor the Prime Minister, but he has somehow held onto his job.) The relationships are more complicated and incestuous than those among the gods, the demigods, and the human beings of Greek myth. (Note: post can email a simplified one-page chart on the media and their ownership to anyone who would like to have it.)
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#Greece Pulls Plug on State Broadcaster #ert | #journalism is dead viva #propaganda

#Greece Pulls Plug on State Broadcaster #ert | #journalism is dead viva #propaganda | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Greece said it would pull the plug on its bloated public broadcaster ERT and lay off all 2,700 employees, at least temporarily, as part of cost savings demanded by international creditors
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#Greece national broadcaster - immediate shut down under no parliamentary approval

#Greece national broadcaster - immediate shut down under no parliamentary approval | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT STATEMENT
With the excuse of transparency in money and logistics, the government spokeprson in summary informed the public that as of tonight the signal of ERT will be shut down!
ERT EMPLOYEES REACT
The employees of ERT refuse to shut down the national broadcaster and announce they will secure the live signal of ERT. They organize a special concert-protest outside the ERT hedquarters inviting all Athenians, all Greeks to join them.

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