Turbulent times for human rights, social media and journalism in Greece:
- #facebook is censoring, suspending or deleting accounts of well known independent media and journalists for defending human rights or covering protests
- journalists and non state-funded media are looking for alternatives
- the #fediverse has -slightly- entered the public discourse
- the free media are still reluctant to embrace the fediverse even in parallel with facebook or as a fallback scenario
@dimitrisk I use quite a few different news outlets, and this is literally the only place that I've seen any mention of the protests.
Greece is #65 in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, according to the RSF.
During the pandemic, the state has given more than 20 million € to the media in terms of a campaign against covid-19.
Social media and in particular #facebook had been the primary way for the very few independent media to promote their content.
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