Tuesday 30 October 2012

Kostas Vaxevanis - a voice in the Greek wilderness

The arrest of Greek investigative journalist, Kostas Vaxevanis, has made headlines all over the world. However, there is one country where his arrest has remained a non-story - Greece. The Greek media, especially television news, have given scant coverage to the topic. Why is that, I wonder? Where are all the journalists in Greece when one of their own is picked up by the police hours after publishing information which has been 'lost' for such a long time? For many, Vaxevanis is a hero. For many others, however, he is a threat, a bigmouth who can't be allowed to let the cat out of the bag. There have been others like Vaxevanis in the past who have published information about corruption in Greece. There has rarely, if ever, been any legal follow up. I know there are many journalists like Vaxevanis in Greece, journalists who want to get to the truth. So who is stopping their voices being heard?

You can follow Kostas Vaxevanis @KostasVaxevanis

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