Saturday, September 10, 2011

Everything you ever wanted to know about how Greek media works in one photo.

In the foreground a local TV news program with riot police forming a line to prevent protesters moving forward to demonstrate against Greek prime minister's visit to Thessaloniki town hall.

The media here, especially that funded by the state (as is the case with the station pictured above) is little more than publically funded propaganda designed to present those in power in the best possible light. Dull, biased and impossibly amateur these channels pump out a daily diet of press announcement and valedictory speeches which the vast majority of viwers simply ignore.

Since selection and promotion within such organisations depends on connections (bothe personal and political) and above loyalty to ones superiors quality and talent are often after thoughts which explains why so much money buys such bad TV.

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