January 20, 2019

20/1/2018: GREECE – NEW ATTACK

Vienna, 20 January 2019

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns the today attacks on reporters and photojournalists by extremist groups in Athens during a protest.

Thomas Iacobi, working for La Croix from France, was attacked while covering the protest connected to the name change deal with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Iacobi is co-authors of Golden Dawn: a Personal Case, a documentary about the Golden Dawn far-right political party.

Additional photojournalist Kostis Ntantamis, a freelance photographer working for the Russian state TV Sputnik, suffered serious head injuries during the protest.

Also Albania TV correspondent Artur Bibe was attacked during his live transmission on the Top Channel, Attacked was also CNN freelancer Lefteris Partseris.