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Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis under police protection after death contract reports

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed grave concern over reports of a death contract taken out against Greek journalist and media owner Kostas Vaxevanis and urged authorities to carry out a swift investigation to identify all those involved. On 23 April, […]

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Greece: MFRR urges thorough investigation into murder of Giorgos Karaivaz

The International Press Institute (IPI) today publishes a letter sent by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) to ministers in the Greek government and the chief of Hellenic police which urged them to ensure a swift and thorough investigation into the murder of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz. ———————— To: Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrisochoidis Minister of […]

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Killing of Greek crime reporter sends shockwaves through Europe

The cold-blooded killing on Friday of prominent Greek crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz marked yet another dark day for media freedom in the European Union and has sent shockwaves through the country’s journalistic and media community. Karaivaz was gunned down outside his home in broad daylight after he returned home from a shift on the daytime […]

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MFRR: Shocking murder of Greek TV journalist demands immediate response

The International Press Institute today joins the Media Freedom Rapid Response in expressing horror at the fatal shooting of Greek crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz outside his house in Athens this afternoon and urging investigators to immediately establish whether the killing was related to his journalistic work. According to reports, the veteran crime reporter was gunned […]

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