Greece has seen a rapid decline in its fortunes in the past decade or so.
The country’s financial crisis of recent years has made it a figure of misfortune and tragedy, but the country’s own censorship over the years has made things worse steadily.
Greece was always at the front of revolution, whether it was technological or philosophical, but recent censorship issues have pegged its status down.
While the country had online anonymity laws for bloggers and reporters, all that has changed in the past decade, making reporting a dangerous occupation for individuals.
Censorship Issues in Greece
Rise of Censorship
With the country going in financial crisis recently, journalists were discouraged from reporting on public rallies against government practise.
Social media accounts of activists were blocked and used against them, while police and authorities clashed physically with protestors quite frequently.
Many journalists have left their news room and offices and joined ranks with other journalists on the run to have some semblance of freedom when reporting on the news in their country.
Even Wikipedia and Twitter accounts of alleged miscreants have been filed charges against by politicians and businessmen in Greece.
Whenever they find anything against them in the media, they make it a point to have the source blocked from the masses and the creator of the post is taken action against.
Greece has been considered one of the most corrupt countries in the EU for many years, but it had online privacy and freedom.
The recent years have seen its status fall by many places and its ranking in the online freedom charts has followed suit.
The only way for journalists and reporters to follow their duty is by hiding behind VPNs in Greece.
The politicians and industry owners do all they can to always appear in the best possible limelight in the media.
The country’s journalism has gotten much worse in the past decade, and things don’t seem to be improving too soon.