Shutting down the Greek public broadcaster: a case of political economics

Sigalas, Emmanuel (June 2013) Shutting down the Greek public broadcaster: a case of political economics. IHS Standpunkt – Position 12, 3 p.

[img]
Preview
Text
Standpunkt_12_Shutting_down_ERT.pdf

Download (478kB) | Preview

Abstract or Table of Contents

On Tuesday the 11th of June 2013, and all of the sudden, the Greek public broadcaster (ERT) stopped transmitting. Those who had tuned to ERT’s TV channel watched, shortly before midnight, their screens going black. Earlier the same day the senior partner of the Greek coalition government ‘New Democracy’ (ND) had issued an executive legislative order allowing for the closure of public corporations with just the signature of the ministers’ cabinet. At the same time, the government’s spokesman, and responsible for media affairs, Mr. Kedikoglou was announcing that ‘ERT is a typical case of unique [sic] opacity and unbelievable waste. This ends today’. And it did, sending waves of shock and disbelief not only in Greece but throughout Europe.

Item Type: IHS Series
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:18
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/3219

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item