27 May 2020 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 12 May 2020 n° 55/2020 Greece

Smear Campaign Against Four Sport Journalists

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Around 10 000 posters have been sticked in the streets of Athens, Greece's capital, in the early hours of the 6 May 2020. The posters display the photos of journalists, their names and words such as “slanderers”, “shameful for 10 Euros”, “impostors”. Some of the posters are still visible today.

Three of the journalists are members of Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (JUADN) and one is member of the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH). According to JUADN, the journalists are targeted for their articles, reports and comments on Greek football.
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27 May 2020
Response from the Greek authorities (Ministry of Justice)
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