ERIC Number: ED204760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Press Law and Press in Post-Junta Greece: 1974-77.
The purpose of this paper is: (1) to present and analyze the most important laws, along with the most prominent court cases, that affected free expression and the press in post-junta Greece (1974-1977), and (2) to describe the media system of Greece for the same period in order to offer a better perspective on the Greek press in those crucial three years following the colonels' regime. Litigation patterns are presented to indicate that most of the legal confrontations involving the press clustered around laws concerning "dissemination of ideas,""insulting the authorities," and "spreading false and alarming news." Prosecution patterns are offered to suggest that government opponents (of the right or left) faced legal action considerably more frequently than did government friends. The media picture is highlighted by the large number of mostly partisan and sensational newspapers, and a progovernment news coverage by the government owned electronic media. The paper includes interviews with Greek newspaper editors who offer comments on the status of their profession. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Education in Journalism (64th, East Lansing, MI, August 8-11, 1981).