Greek Journalists Defy Government Order to Close State Broadcaster

By: Lisa O’Carroll | The Guardian

Journalists from Greece’s state broadcaster ERT have defied a government order to close it down as part of the latest public spending cuts imposed to meet the terms of the country’s bailout deal.

ERT, or Hellenic Broadcasting Corp, ceased broadcasting in some locations overnight on Tuesday as the government imposed shutdown took effect, with screens going blank and 2,500 staff fired with immediate effect.

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