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GREEK STATE BROADCASTING STATION (Athens)

Dear friends living in Greece,

The Greek government has just brutally pulled the plug on our public radio and TV services, dealing a terrible blow to our democracy. But if enough of us fight back now, we can force PM Samaras to give us our ERT back. Let´s stop the Great Greek Switch-off --click to sign this petition and share it widely until we build an outcry impossible to ignore:

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State media is normally the first target in any coup but now our democratically elected government has decided to shut it down, firing all its 2,700 employees. They say ERT is inefficient and lacks transparency, but rather than reform it to make it better, they’ve decided to kill it. Right now protests are spreading across the country and if we turn the heat on Samaras (the prime minister) now, we can still save the TV and radio we all grew up with.

We don’t have much time left. Greece is in crisis and decisions being made now will last for generations. Only a public, impartial media can help us scrutinise the austerity autocrats and hold our democratically elected politicians to account. Let´s stop the Great Greek Switch-off --click to sign this petition and share it widely until we build an outcry impossible to ignore:

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With hope and determination - Sandie

MORE INFORMATION

ERT closure: Greek unions stage 24-hour protest strike (BBC)
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The loss of ERT, the 'Greek BBC', is a cultural calamity (The Guardian)
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Closure of Greek state-run broadcaster ERT triggers political crisis (The Independent)
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Greeks protest in Brussels over ERT shutdown (Euronews)
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