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Media in Greece: just write yourself

Media confidence is almost as low in Greece as in Turkey, but Premier Tsipras has not changed that much. New platforms are now mixing the industry.

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    On demonstrations in Greece, a chorus of speakers was firmly in repertoire of many participants: "Journalists, rabble, snitch". The slogan is not new, even before Krisenjahrenwar it is firmly established in left protest scene. But since country praktischunter European insolvency administration, journalists, before allemdie of traditional media, are regarded as compliant accomplices of strict financiers. MinisterpräsidentAlexis Tsipras had promised to take office against Korruptionund mismanagement in media, but two years later, Davonkaum is a little left.

    In whole world, also in Germany, Misstrauengegenüber grows to mass media. In Greece, however, reputation has suffered particularly. This is digital news report of Reuters Institute Oxford, published in DiesemJahr, in which 36 countries were considered: Greeks trust media amwenigsten. Almost 60 percent of messages are avoided, as are many in Turkey. The high level of prevention can be attributed to economic undpolitischen unrest, report states. Even on derRangliste of press freedom of Reporters Without Borders, Greece has become increasingly slipped in area of "recognizable problems" since crisis.

    The Greek television journalist AnnaPodara has been working for several channels for many years and is also teaching at EinerFachhochschule. It says that mistrust of media in society is not new, but it is now becoming more pronounced. "Journalists exchangeshall society as part of power mechanism," explains Podara. They have close relations with political system. " This is exactly what is being accused of today's situation.

    The loss of confidence follows media criticism

    Most major media companies in Greece belong to powerful business bosses. In addition to her Hauptgeschäftbesitzen, she also has a media group, often a football team. Mustergültigauf three fields of activity are shipowners Evangelos Marinakis, shipowner GiannisAlafouzos and tobacco manufacturer IvanSavvidis, who has now also acquired a private broadcaster. The accusation against Sielautet: The major entrepreneurs use ir media conglomerates to ihrenGunsten policy and to take advantage of it. "Follow DemGeldfluss", notes alternative news portal The Press project, which was founded 2010 in Ans and has developed a reputation an medium. "The mistrust in Gesellschafthat is a very tangible component: oligarchs pay for ratifying determine ir content."

    Indeed, media entrepreneurs like DerReeder Marinakis are extremely scandalized. He is also Clubbesitzervon Olympiakos Piraeus, Bayern München of Greece. Against Marinakisliefen several procedures, among or things because of suspicion of illegalenWettgeschäften. With his purchase of private broadcaster Megaundkürzlich also Vima of original Alsliberal media has changed nature of newspapers, which were threatened by bankruptcy, and current state of press: Sensational for example, Ta Neanun brings toger present government with Stalinism .

    "Leave industry or start an initiative"

    2015 first, oligarchs stood on DerAgenda of n newly elected government party Syriza of Alexis Tsipras: Dieacht large private TV channels that broadcast nationwide had never received EINEDAUERHAFTE broadcasting permission. The VorläufigenLizenzen, instead, favored interests-led interrelationship between politics UndWirtschaft, which was reflected in media presentation. This should change sich2016 with an auction for permanent broadcasting licenses, which Staatskassegroße should bring in sums and reduce number of channels to four.

    But Greek Oberverwaltungsgerichtin Ans declared auction in retrospect to be unconstitutional. Damitscheiterte provisional Antikorruptionsmaßnahme. The broadcasters are weiterhinfinanziell depending on ir owners and for Greek audience thus marinas implausible.

    In recent years, need to take matters into ir own hands has increased. Daily Thes, a news portal of Thessaloniki, is a recently born project. "The crisis has dazugezwungen us to embark on this path," says editor VassilisKyriakoulis. He thought, "eir I leave industry or reasons dieseInitiative." Kyriakoulis was editor of Agelioforos Inssaloniki for 20 years until local newspaper broke down.


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