Censorship in Russia? Why do not we see censorship in Greece?

Recently, we have been publishing the reactions of large technology companies to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. After the first EU measures (listed below), things have generalized and of course gone. censorship 1

For history

On 23 February 2022, the EU approved a first package of measures, including:

  • targeted restrictive measures
  • restrictions on economic relations with the out-of-government areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions
  • financial constraints

On 25 February 2022, the EU approved a second package of measures, including:

  • individual sanctions against Vladimir Putin, Sergey Lavrov and members of the State Duma of Russia, among others
  • financial sanctions

On 28 February and 2 March 2022, the EU adopted a third package, including:

  • supply of equipment and supplies to the Ukrainian Armed Forces through the European Peace Mechanism
  • ban on overflights in EU airspace and access to EU airports for Russian carriers of any kind
  • ban on transactions with the Central Bank of Russia
  • exclusion from the SWIFT system of seven Russian banks
  • suspension of broadcasting in the EU by the state media Russia Today and Sputnik
  • individual and economic sanctions against Belarus
  Legal censorship of Russian media by the World Wide Web

On 9 March 2022, the EU adopted new measures, including:

  • exclusion from the SWIFT system of three Belarusian banks
  • ban on any transaction with the Central Bank of Belarus
  • imposing limits on financial inflows from Belarus to the EU
  • ban on the supply of euro banknotes in Belarus
  • restrictions on exports of maritime and wireless technology to Russia
  • sanctions on 160 additional persons

source: consilium.europa.eu

Let's focus on the "suspension of broadcasting in the EU by the state media Russia Today and Sputnik".

It is Europe's first official announcement since the IPC censored media. This was followed by various reactions from the big technology companies:

All the above posts had various reactions on our Facebook page. Many of them referred ironically to "Democracy." The world has changed and if you do not believe it we should also mention that individuals like Elon Musk who provided Starlink for Ukraine's Internet connections are also taking part in this war.

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Of course, all of the above was revealed because we explicitly blame the perpetrator of the invasion. It took a war to officially announce a generalized censorship.

But what about Greece?

On April 19, a Greek public broadcaster reported repeated censorship of her investigations, culminating in a social media censorship show.

Corresponding incidents have been recorded in news programs, such as e.g. for refugee camps, even in works of art.

On April 19, in their annual report, Reporters Without Borders announced that Greece had dropped to 70th place in the world rankings for press freedom, citing incidents of violence and arrests of journalists.

We publish one of the cases mentioned above, the case of the journalist Mahi Nikolara.

The conclusion is yours to make

I was editing when I learned that my report was being cut and another topic was being hastily prepared to replace…

Posted by Mahi Nikolara on Monday, April 19, 2021

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