Thierry Breton: in the EU, the “bird” Mask will fly according to European rules

In Europe, they are concerned that new legislation will be potentially violated under the leadership of the new owner of Twitter EU in the field of information technology, writes CNBC. According to the European Commission, the concept of “free information” proposed by I. Musk violates European laws… European Commissioner Thierry Breton warned Elon Musk that […]

Freedom of speech in Greek: instead of detaining the perpetrators of crimes, they are looking for journalists

The Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court ordered arrest a journalist and publisher Petros Kousulus as part of the investigation appointed for the leak of classified documents ΕΥΠafter publishing them in the newspaper. In particular, the prosecutor issued an order to conduct an investigation into the detention and arrest of journalist-publisher Petros Kousoulos. However, his […]

Outrage forced government spokesman to apologize for attacking Politico correspondent

Greek government spokesman Yiannis Ikonomou offered a half-hearted apology for the attacks and discrediting of POLITICO correspondent in Greece, Nectaria Stamouli, who is also the president of the Foreign Press Association in the country. Iconomou could not help correcting his previous statements after the protests of local and foreign press associations, as well as Greeks […]

The Guardian characterizes the Mitsotakis government: "His dark methods are reminiscent of the worst days of the junta"

The British newspaper The Guardian lashed out at the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis with harsh criticism in an article that makes extensive reference to the wiretapping scandal and resignations in Greece following the Maximos Gate revelations. In the wiretapping scandal, the commander of the National Security Service (ΕΥΠ), as well as the chief of staff […]

The European Commission sent inspectors because of problems with freedom of speech in Greece

In connection with the recent fall Greece by 38 positions compared to last year in the world press freedom rankings (Greece is now ranked 108th out of 180 countries and last among European countries in the corresponding Reporters Without Borders list for 2022), and accusations of spying on journalists (the Koukaki case and the Predator […]

“Freedom of speech is not a reason to circumvent sanctions”

Regarding Lavrov’s scandalous interview, EC spokesman Johannes Barke said: “The media cannot invoke freedom of speech in order to circumvent sanctions.” Disturbance about the words Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s talk about Hitler’s “Jewish roots” continues, and not only because of the content of his conversation with Italian journalists. An indignant reaction followed the very […]

Freedom of speech in an advanced democracy

Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental freedoms in democratic societies. Without her, there is simply no way. It is protected by laws and the authorities of democratic countries carefully monitor that this freedom is not violated by anyone. And yet, in civilized societies there is another value – the inviolability of business. They […]

Freedom of speech on the Internet – assessed in different countries

Which country does not respect freedom of opinion, and where you can say whatever you want – Freedom House assessed this indicator in its report. The American nongovernmental organization took into account restrictions on access to the network and the presence of pro-government “trolls” who try to manipulate discussions on the Internet. While noting the […]

Prime Minister of Greece: "Social media is dangerous to democracy"

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said social media is dangerous to democracy and, citing “the intensity and manner of criticism,” added that social media “highlighted toxicity.” A few months ago, he made the same argument in parliament. Sunday in an interview kathimerini Mitsotakis said social media is a problem in democracies. “The truth is that […]