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Systematic government attempts to censor media and journalists

10 March 2015 / 15:03:56  GRReporter
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Last week he drew a bead on Reuters journalist Hugo Dixon whose critical comments on Twitter that Greece was struggling to pay the loan to the International Monetary Fund and that he government was likely to impose an additional tax angered Greece’s Minister of Finance. In his reply, the Minister, commentator, said, "Only I never said that Hugo ... Your Greek needs some brushing up (or better sources)." Then the journalist attached at least two sources that proved his arguments but no new comments from Varoufakis followed.

The next day the Minister scolded a Bloomberg journalist who opposed his refusal to answer questions by the media during a pre-announced press conference. Varoufakis advised the journalist to write articles, and later a book, if he wanted. Then he told him to stop being "rude" and announced the end of the press conference that never took place.

Tags: PoliticsGovernmentAttacksMediaPanos KammenosYanis VaroufakisSYRIZAKostas StoupasSKAI TVGlobal media
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