A leftist extremist group calling themselves “Lovers of Lawlessness” have attacked 5 Greek journalists with makeshift bombs at their homes. This horrendous action was carried out because the group objects to the way these journalists have been reporting of the economic crisis. Extremism in ANY form cannot be tolerated in a democratic country (or in any country)
“This is an attempt to openly terrorise the media, a vital part of our democracy,” said coalition government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou.
Journalists must be free to report and inform without fear of reprisals and attacks of this nature.
Read the whole story at the BBC
See also Reporters Without Borders
“We are very concerned by the growing violence against news media and leading journalists in recent months,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These attacks are the most visible expression of an increasingly dangerous climate for all journalists, who are being turned into the scapegoats of a crisis they are just analysing.