A presidential decree that could affect press freedom
Centre-right New Democracy party enjoyed a landslide victory over incumbent Syriza in the July 2019 general election. Soon afterwards, a new presidential decree, placed public broadcaster ERT and state news agency ANA-MPA under the direct supervision of the new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. It remains to be seen how this new set-up will affect press freedom in the country. Elsewhere, journalists continued to face difficulties in doing their job, with a reporter covering demonstrations marking the 46th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising being attacked by police, a photojournalist covering the evacuation of a squat being arrested and detained, while the headquarters of the Athens Voice weekly newspaper were ransacked by an anarchist group.
65 in 2019
29.08 in 2019