Jun 15, 2013

NO to shutting down ERT!

A moving final performance by the Greek National Broadcasting (ERT) Symphony and Choir on the night of June 14th, 2013, the fourth day since the greek government decided without warning to shut down the national broadcasting television and radio (including the symphony and choir among them). The government literally pulled the plug in a matter of hours.

3000 working people suddenly left without work and a nation without its own public broadcaster! Greeks abroad lost their satellite connections with the greek public broadcaster.

The reaction to this unjust and unacceptable move on the part of the greek government has been overwhelming. European and worldwide solidarity pouring in. Greek citizens standing watch outside the ERT station so that the journalists, directors etc can keep broadcasting via internet 24 hours a day.