Two Journalists Harassed by Far-Right Wing Protesters

Update: 07 Apr 2017 State replied
Year 07 Apr 2017 Country Greece Category C. Harassment and intimidation of journalists Source of threat Non-state Partner EFJ/IFJ , Index Alert level Level 2
07 Apr 2017 Greece C. Harassment and intimidation of journalists Non-state EFJ/IFJ , Index Level 2

On 20 February 2017, two journalists were harassed by far-right wing protesters while reporting live in Thessaloniki, Greece. Maria Travlou, who works for the public broadcaster ERT3, and Eleni Latrou, for the private station Skai TV, were insulted and stopped from doing their job by some men and women part of the so-called "Patriots' Organisation" demonstrating outside a school. They were preventing refugee children from attending classes. The protesters covered the camera lens with their hands and shouted at the journalists, ordering them to leave the place. The anchor decided to stop broadcasting the scene after a few minutes.

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07 Apr 2017 : Reply from the Greek authorities (Ministry of Justice)
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