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The riot police force just entered the studio. We are on a live show. The police forces have just entered the studio of the Hellenic Radio. You can hear the police radios, I guess they go on air. The time is 5:32, here, at the studio of Hellenic Radio, in the Radio House of Aghia Paraskevi, from where you can listen to us, all over Greece. This show is going on under the eyes of the policemen, these last minutes. [Police radio: "let him go now, let him go now"]. And all over the mixers and the expensive equipment that is here. Read more »"Police entering the studio" The last words of the Greek Radio speaker before he got arrested
Greek government ordered the heads of the "interim" broadcaster to air one public radio service by the end of the week, as the High Court will be discussing the issue of ERT switch-off on Friday. According to an article by enikos.gr, it is expected that one public radio station will start operating on Thursday featuring news and sports, merging the format of former 1st Radio Service and ERA Sport. Read more »Rush to air one Greek Public Radio, ahead of the High Court on Friday
The degradation of Greek Radio is going on, having shortwave radio "Voice of Greece" as a victim. This includes 39 shortwave antenna masts hosted in Avlis, which the government plans to sell as scrap metal. The shortwave service started 75 years ago and it is still transmitting in 5 frequencies that cover the globe with shows in Greek for expatriates and foreign language news. The facilities are currently controlled by redundant ERT employes and broadcast the guerilla service of the Greek National Radio ERA. Eighteen months ago, shortwave facilities in Thessaloniki were dismantled. Read more »Greek shortwave to be dismantled after order by Ministry of Finance
On Friday, at 11 am, I received the call I had been waiting for a long time by the Director of the newspaper. He invited me to his office, where he told me that "he regrets having to announce this". He did not tell me what he exactly regrets and I did not bother to get him out of that, by flagging what he regrets. He then told me that himself, he does not really want me to leave the newspaper and that he is very sorry. I consoled him cheerlessly for this unfortunate situation. Read more »Letter by a sacked journalist: "You are going to pay for Stefania's tears."
The Greek government tried to shut down ERT, the public national broadcaster, on the 11th of June. The employees, in response to the popular demand and outcry of the public in Greece and abroad, kept –and are determined to continue keeping- ERT open, by broadcasting a full radio and television programme through the internet and by any other means suitable and available.
Help and technical support from the EBU was crucial for 70 consequent days; but is now over, since the international body decided to cease the re-distribution streaming of the broadcasts by the employees of ERT. Read more »#ERT: plea for sattelite capacity
Greece remains Without formal public broadcasting for two and a half months, after the government's decision to close the ERT on June 11th. The temporary broadcaster, who was supposed to cover the needs until the establishment and organization of a new permanent body, still features only a makeshift rigged TV channel. Although the establishment and operation of a radio station is technically easier than that of a television, though the government, already two and a half months later, decided not to proceed with its creation. Read more »Greece: A country without its own radio
Two months after the ERT switch-off by the Greek government, the employees of the former ERT remain at the forefront and continue to not recognize the interim channer and the decisions of the government. From thw Radio House of Athens, the facilities of ERT3 in Thessaloniki and most local radio services, they still produce content. The feelings are mixed: the time has passed, the forecourt of the Radio House is not full of protesters any more many former employees of ERT have disappeared, others appeared to be engaged in the lists for employment in the intermediate public channel. Read more »#ERT employee: "Even if we leave the ERT premises now, government is not ready to use them"
We inform you that ERT employees along with supporters have initiated an international solidarity campaign, right after the announcement by EBU that the streaming of ERT signal will be discontinued on Wednesday 21st of August. The solidarity petition takes place via the website AVAAZ.org. Hundreds of citizens have already responded to this initiative, requesting, among others, from the chair of EBU, to not discontinue the support of ERT with these particular services. Read more »Sing to keep #ERT on air via EBU relays
An operation has been in progress since yesterday, for the shutting down of the transmitters that retransmitted analogically the programme of ERT. By “taking down” transmitters one by one, the permanent silencing of the ERT employees’ voice is being arranged. They started from Styra at Evia, they moved on to Vitsi at Florina, then followed the transmitters at Mount Pelion and Lesvos, resulting in the Aegean ERA (ERT radio station) being silenced too. Read more »Regional transmitters of #ERT shut down by Government