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Alert created on: 16 Mar 2016 n° 41/2016 Greece

'Golden Dawn' Members Violently Attacked Petros Anastassiades

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
On Thursday10 March 2016, journalist Petros Anastassiades was violently attacked and beaten up by neo-nazi 'Golden Dawn' members, while covering a meeting on migration for Rizospastis newspaper at the Regional Council of Attica. The attack occurred while Elias Panagiotaros, a 'Golden Dawn' Member of Parliament, was delivering what media reports called hate speech. The Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (JUADN) denounced the “violent, brutal and provocative behaviour of 'Golden Dawn' members’ against journalists”.
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