Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Press Release: The repression on Athens IMC, Radio Entasi and 98FM.

Radio Entasi was created during the occupation of the Law School of
Athens, as part of the revolt of December 2008
Radio Entasi initially was broadcasting on 100,6 MGh, then at 100,5 and
today it's transmitting through 100,1
Since its birth it has covered a wide scale of social struggles,
among them student's and worker's demonstrations, being the voice for
everyone resisting. Radio Entasi stands for independent journalism, which
has become a necessity since all mass media either hide or distort actual facts and spreads out
the demands and ideas of those that are in a state of exemption.
By its very own structure as a collectively run media-group, based on
horizontal, direct democracy procedures, being independent financially, having no need
for advertisement, radio Entasi is a working example of unmediated flow of
information and communication for those struggling.

This very connection of the radio to the social movement made it a target for
governmental repression. The pressure came in the form of court complaints
and lawsuits, pressed by the authorities of the university hosting the station.
This repression continues until this very day. On Wednesday 10/4 it became
clear that ADA was prosecuting Entasi and its use of the facilities of the university.
The prosecution began after complaints of broadcaster SKAI. We are given three days to
comply, before "legal" actions will be taken which suggests that a police raid
will take place. On Thursday 11/4 power was cut down and as an immediate result both 98fm
and Athens IMC were (and still are) off the air! On Monday 15/4 we're expecting the "move" of the police since we denied
to shut the station with our own hands.

If the invasion will take place it will only mean a full-scale and direct attack to the very freedom of speech.

We will not be silenced!

Radio Entasi announcment :

You can also check Athens IMC current site : http://indymedia.squat.gr

Entasi Fm_100,1 in Athens

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