Friday, June 14, 2013

Stop the closure of ERT #NoJusticeGr

The Greek government has just brutally pulled the plug on our public radio and TVservices, 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.

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 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 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:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/greece_ert/?bdyjRcb&v=25850

With hope and determination,

Luis, Sam, Marie, Carol and the whole Avaaz team

PS: this campaign was originally created by Sophia K..Start yours now and win on any issue - local, national or global:http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?bgMYedb&v=23917

MORE INFORMATION

ERT closure: Greek unions stage 24-hour protest strike (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22883236

The loss of ERT, the 'Greek BBC', is a cultural calamity (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/12/ert-greek-state-broadcaster-cultural-calamity

Closure of Greek state-run broadcaster ERT triggers political crisis (The Independent)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/closure-of-greek-staterun-broadcaster-ert-triggers-political-crisis-as-unions-call-24hour-general-strike-8654484.html

Greeks protest in Brussels over ERT shutdown (Euronews)
http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/12/greeks-protest-in-brussels-over-ert-shutdown/

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