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Dina Daskalopoulou

There was a national and international outcry when the three TV stations operated by Elliniki Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT), Greece’s public broadcaster, stopped broadcasting at 10:11 p.m. on 11 June 2013. Journalist for Eleftherotypia, Dina Dasklopoulou and other journalists created i Efimerida ton syndacton, a self-managed “strike newspaper”. Dina Daskalopoulou, who works for the same salary as all of its employees including the managing editor (800 euros a month), strayed from her usual stories – prostitution and the conditions of immigrant women – to provide detailed coverage of this major attack on media pluralism. Priced at 1.30€, a rather high fare for a newspaper in Greece, i Efimerida ton syndacton is distributed every day in the entire country with a circulation of 9.000.