Returning War Correspondent Lost His Job - IFJ Joins Greek Union in Protest

In northern Greece, staff members of the Makedonia newspaper went on a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, protesting the dismissal of their colleague Charalambos Bikas. The journalist was fired on unclear grounds after he returned from the war in Iraq.

The strike is organised by the IFJ-affiliated ESIEMTH. The IFJ has sent a letter of the support to the union, and a letter of protest to the management of the Makedonia.