This week, on the occasion of the upcoming appeals trial of Kostas Vaxevanis, the journalist who was arrested and tried once already in November 2012 for publishing the Lagarde list in his magazine HOT DOC, the #rbnews international show focused on the issue of freedom of the press in Greece. We were able to interview Kostas Vaxevanis himself, but also Dimitris Trimis, chairman of the Athens Daily Newspaper Editors’ Union, Marios Lolos, chairman of the Greek Photojournalists’ Union, and his colleague Tatiana Bolari, and Angélique Kourounis, a correspondent for various French-speaking media in Athens, who also acts as the local representative of Reporters Without Borders. This show is part of a series prepared by the radiobubblenews team, which will carry on across the coming week and will seek to discuss the various impediments to the realization of this essential democratic liberty.
You can listen to the podcast, as usual, after the jump.
00:00:00 Introduction of the show
00:01:47 News headlines of the week (full text version here)
00:07:09 General issues of freedom of the press in Greece (Angélique Kourounis, Dimitris Trimis)
00:14:06 Police brutality against photojournalists (Tatiana Bolari, Marios Lolos, Dimitris Trimis)
00:28:53 Other forms of police harassment against photojournalists (Marios Lolos, Tatiana Bolari)
00:38:27 The case of Kostas Vaxevanis (Kostas Vaxevanis, Angélique Kourounis)
00:55:23 The Greek State and protection of freedom of the press (Angélique Kourounis)
00:01:02 Self-censorship and the crisis (Angélique Kourounis, Dimitris Trimis)
01:13:28 Golden Dawn: a likely predator of freedom of the press (Angélique Kourounis, Marios Lolos)
01:18:30 The “News under persecution” photo exhibition in Brussels (Marios Lolos)
01:23:30 Conclusion of the show