The media outlets in Greece face “A really dangerous cocktail.” of Threats to freedom of the press, according to Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called the organization’s rating of his own “crap”.
In its 2022 ranking, A.J global standard for Freedom of the Press, developed by a non-governmental organization based in Paris Greece in 108th place out of 180, the worst of Any member country of the European Union.
38-place The slip-up is partially attributed to the assassination of a favour crime journalist in In front of me of for him home in broad daylight in 2021.
there also Ongoing scandal related to wiretapping of many journalists.
“Surveillance is a stigma on “Greek democracy continues to spread,” said Pavol Salai. head of The European Union and the Balkans in the RSF office.
Greece is a European country that combines all the freedom of the press problems This exit in other European countries, he told AFP.
This is a really dangerous cocktail for freedom of the press.”
Prime Minister Mitsotakis was dismissive when asked about it media Freedom in Greece during a lecture in London on Tuesday.
“Sorry but that is it just Foolishness, excuse me for language, said Mitsotakis, questioning the methodology that ranked Greece below “at least two dictatorships”.
We have a vibrant press, you can write anything you want want in “Greece,” Mitsotakis said.
“I would argue with anything that Greece has rather weak defamation laws,” he said, referring to the negative reports about family.
Szalai Mitsotakis said, government It didn’t matter steps To improve press freedom since the publication of the classification in mayo.
“there real danger He warned that freedom of the press would deteriorate.
A. said key problem in Greece was lacking of pluralism media Concentrated property in the hands of A few prominent businessmen.
Regular arson and vandalism attacks against media “Seen as pro-government” we are also He was a concern.