27 Feb 2020 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 23 Jan 2020 n° 8/2020 Greece

Thomas Jacobi, a Journalist Working for La Croix and Deutsche Welle, Attacked in Athens by Far-Right Protesters

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EBU CPJ RSF
Partner EBU CPJ RSF
On 19 January 2020, Thomas Jacobi, a correspondent of the French La Croix and German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, was attacked by far-right protesters in Athens.

He was hit for over four minutes and was bleeding in the face, until police appeared. According to the journalist, he was attacked because the protesters recognized him. It was the second assault on Mr Jacobi, almost a year since members of the Golden Dawn party attacked him, along with two other journalists, also in Athens. The journalist filed a lawsuit.

The Greek government condemned the attack and promised swift investigation.
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27 Feb 2020
Response from the Greek authorities (Ministry of Citizen's Protection)
11 Feb 2020
Response from the Greek authorities (Ministry of Justice)
Follow-ups
23 Jan 2020
Attack against journalist in Greece unacceptable, OSCE Media Freedom Representative urges full investigation
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