Delegates representing over 320 000 journalists in 29 countries at the General Meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) held in Verviers, Belgium, on 13th May condemn TV stations media employers' (EITHSEE) for their court action against JUADN President Dimitris Trimis.
Delegates believe that the trial tomorrow in Athens initiated by Mr Panos Kyriakopoulos, head of private "STAR Channel TV" and President of Private National Broadcasting TV Stations (EITHSEE), is vindictive and designed to intimidate media workers from taking action to defend their jobs and future.
Delegates further believe that this attack against the unions and the JUADN President for holding a strike on May 1st is part of legal action and law suits against media people pursued by media owners aimed at criminalising trade union activities and manipulate public opinion news information.
Delegates give their full support to Dimitris Trimis and pledge to alert all their unions throughout Europe to build the strongest campaign against any jail sentence or any other decision of the court to punish Dimitris or any other union colleagues in similar situations.
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The European Federation of Journalists is the European group of the International Federation of Journalists. It represents over 300 000 journalists in 37 countries.