02 Nov 2018 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 09 Feb 2016 n° 23/2016 Greece

Greek Journalist Brutally Attacked during Public Rally

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Partner EFJ/IFJ
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Greek reporter, Demitrios Perros, working as a freelance journalist for the municipal radio ‘Athens 9,84FM’, was brutally attacked by unknown assailants, on 4 February 2016, while covering a protest rally organised by the public and private sector workers’ confederations, in Athens. According to media reports, the journalist was approached by persons unknown to him on Panepistimiou Street, in the centre of the capital, and asked whether he was a journalist. Following his positive answer, the men started hitting him with wooden planks on the head and the spine while the police stood by without taking any action to intervene. Demitrios Perros was left seriously injured to the head and face and was taken to the Red Cross hospital by colleagues.
02 Nov 2018
On 2nd November 2018, the partner organisations of the platform decided to transfer this alert to the category of ‘impunity’, based on their assessment of the lack of sufficient progress in the investigation of this case.
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Demitrios Perros

A freelance journalist working for 9,84FM when he was attacked while covering a protest rally on 4 February 2016.
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