April 29, 2021 Find out more News GreeceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Receive email alerts News November 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State body’s order to close radio station criticised Reporters Without Borders today condemned the “unjustified” ordering of a radio station, Best 96.2, to shut down for its supposedly vulgar and poor quality programmes and called for the decision to be reversed immediately.“The reasons given by the national broadcasting authority seem to us totally unjustified and excessive,” it said, noting that such a closure would be a first in Greece and in Europe and an especially serious attack on press freedom. The station has decided to defy the order.The authority said on 31 October that the station had broadcast poor-quality material and had used vulgar expressions in four programmes in July and August, but gave no details.The station’s chief, Lina Vassilopoulou, said the trouble arose from a daily programme presented by Grigoris Psarianos, an experienced journalist who pinpointed the daily problems of ordinary Greek life and took a critical look at national politics, using daring word-play and slang. “But it was never vulgar,” she told Reporters Without Borders. She said the station would take the unprecedented case of censorship in Greece to court if the broadcasting authority refused to withdraw the closure order. The Athens journalists’ union condemned the order on 2 November. June 2, 2021 Find out more February 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation Follow the news on Greece to go further GreeceEurope – Central Asia Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened
The Tamale Stadium has been selected as the venue to host the African Youth Championship qualifier between Ghana and Sierra Leone.Ghana lead 2-0 from the first leg ahead of the return fixture on 25 May.The Black Satellites need a positive result to advance to the last round of qualifying for a place at the finals to be staged by Senegal next year.Fourteen teams will compete for the seven slots available at the finals.