Human Rights Watch called on Greece to repeal the law announcing "fake news" a crime

According to the updated criminal code adopted by the Greek Parliament on November 11, 2021, distributing “fake news” is a criminal offense. The new law could lead to the imprisonment of journalists. Human Rights Watch calls on the Greek government to immediately repeal this provision, which is incompatible with freedom of expression and media freedom. […]

The Ministry of Justice introduced a bill to toughen the punishment for serious crimes

The Greek Ministry of Justice, after public consultation, submitted a new bill to parliament on Tuesday to amend the criminal code. The provisions of the bill were first presented on 24 September by the Minister of Justice, Konstantinos Tsiaras, and the Deputy Minister of Justice, Giorgos Kotsiras. They provide for harsher penalties for serious crimes […]

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