Here’s the recent front page of nationalist newspaper Stohos (16/4/14). It announces a double celebration this Easter. A Ressurection and a Revolution.
It calls people to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection on Sunday 20 April and the “Revolution” on Monday 21 April.
On April 21st 1967 the colonels imposed a dictatorship in Greece via a tank-driven coup d’ etat. It lasted for 7 years and was one of the darkest moments in Greece’s modern History (see here for more).
Below is an abstract from the Greek Constitution.
Article 14 (On Press Freedom) – Paragraph 3
The seizure of newspapers and other publications before or after circulation is prohibited. Seizure by order of the public prosecutor shall be allowed exceptionally after circulation and in case of:
c) a publication which discloses information on the composition, equipment and set-up of the armed forces or the fortifications of the country or which aims at the violent overthrow of the regime or is directed against the territorial integrity of the State.
Now see the Stohos front page again and wonder with me why this publication is allowed to call for a, practically, new dictatorship.
Here’s the reaction of Greek newspapers to the assassination of young Greek rapper Killah P by a Golden Dawn member.
“I am not going to cry, I am not going to be afraid” (lyrics from a remix by Killah P)
We will not be afraid
Efimerida ton Syntakton (19/09/2013)
Fear for the worst – Scenery of civil war
Greece at the doorstep of the madhouse
Eleftheros Tipos (19/09/2013)
Resist! The nazism’s monster is killing.
Ta Nea (19/09/2013)
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Tagged assassination, civil war, covers, Efimerida ton Syntakton, efsyn, Eleftheros Tipos, Eleftherotypia, Ethnos, fascism, front page, Golden Dawn, Greece, Greek newspapers, Killah P., Ta Nea
Magasinet cover (supplement magazine in DN newspaper, Norway)
A great article by Norwegian journalist Eskil Engdal on the situation at Perama neighborhood, one of the poorest areas in Athens with an unemployment of more than 50%. It’s front page title says “Fear. Loathing. Athens. Merry Crisis and Happy New Fear”. Eskil left Athens with the impression that there is a lot of fear in Greek society. Average Greeks are afraid of losing their jobs, or of a grim future for their children. They are afraid of what the next day will bring. Migrants are afraid of Golden Dawn. Golden Dawn is afraid that migrants will change the demographics of the country, they will turn Greece to an islamic country, or simply that they will “steal” our jobs. Eskil is not wrong.
Tomm Christiansen produced some great photos for the article and the newspaper accompanied the online version of their story on Greece with my short documentary on political graffiti “The Wake Up Call“.
The cover’s graffiti is by Sidron and it’s a block away from Athens’ historic Polytechnic.
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Tagged Athens, cover, DN, documentary, Eskil Engdal, Exarchia, fear, front page, Golden Dawn, graffiti, immigrants, Magasinet, magazine, Norway, Perama, short documentary, Sidron, society, street art, The Wake Up Call, Tomm Christiansen
Headline: Alexis’ Soviets
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Tagged Alexis Tsipras, Dimokratia, elections 2012, front page, Greece, Greek newspapers, newspapers, Soviet, Soviet Union, SYRIZA, The Daily Threat Show, USSR
Here’s how the upcoming Economist front page looks like. Not scaremongering at all.
The Economist’s cover (19-25 May 2012)
Here’s a quick translation of today’s newspaper front pages in the aftermath of yesterday’s Greek national elections. My general impression is that the newspapers kept a low profile, in contrast with their emotional headlines in the previous days. Despite the historic changes in the Greek political scenery, the feeling is a bit numb, I guess in fear of an uncertain future.
Headline: A vote of anger overturns the political scene
Headline: In search of a government
Eleftheros Tipos 07/05/2012
Headline: People’s anger, Change the Memorandum!
Headline: Austerity defeated in Greece and France
Ta Nea 07/05/2012
Headline: Nightmare of being ungoverned with new elections in the background
Adesmeftos Tipos 07/05/2012
Headline: Elections of great anger
Headline: Where are you heading to, Antonis (Samaras)?
Avgi 07/05/2012 (SYRIZA’s newspaper)
Headline: Left mandate
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Tagged Adesmeftos Tipos, Alexis Tsipras, Antonis Samaras, Avgi, Communist Party of Greece, Democratic Left, Dimokratia, elections 2012, Eleftheros Tipos, Ethnos, Evangelos Venizelos, front page, Golden Dawn, Greece, Greek newspapers, Green Ecologists, Hrisi Avgi, Independent Greeks, Kathimerini, KKE, LAOS, New Democracy, newspapers, PASOK, SYRIZA, Ta Nea, vrad
Anti-German emotions are rising after yesterdays extra demands on the Greek political parties’ commitmment to the Memorandum No2 measures and Schauble’s comments. Here’s (just) three example of today’s Greek newspapers.
Headline: Gas chamber
Eleftheros Tipos (16/02/2012)
Headline: Schauble’s junta
Ta Nea (16/02/2012)
Headline: What the Germans want
Der Stürmer (literally, “The Stormer;” or more accurately, “The Attacker”) was a weekly tabloid-format Nazi newspaper published by Julius Streicher from 1923 to the end of World War II in 1945. It was a significant part of the Nazi propaganda machinery and was vehemently anti-Semitic. It often ran obscene and tasteless materials such as anti-Semitic caricatures and propaganda-like accusations of blood libel, pornography, anti-Catholic, anti-capitalist and anti-“reactionary” propaganda too.
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Tagged anti-German, Der Stürmer, Dimokratia, Eleftheros Tipos, front page, Greek crisis, Greek newspapers, Julius Streicher, media, Memorandum No2, Nazi, propaganda, Ta Nea, tabloid, Wolfgang Schaeuble