Which are their plans? This is in my mind since yesterday. How is it possible to silence the public media in a country in just one afternoon? Which ideas they have been created in their mind being inspired by the tension is spreading in Turkey in these days? Is the silence of ERT, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the first step, a necessary step for their plans?
From today, the people of Greece will be informed about the public television. From those who have made sure the process of “hypnosis” of the people was taking place for all these years. No dubious, no great secrecy. But openly. And now openly they stand alone. How can the Greeks know for sure what is going on when they watch the news only from the private television? Was ERT perfect? No it was not. I worked there for 6 years and I know that there are many problems. Many. But to silence the public media in a country is not a solution, is a coup act. Literally.
There is no free information source in Greece anymore. No way of information. None. The private television stations have no operation license. They are illegal. They broadcast with the support of each government and getting some kind of profit. In Greece, these have worked many years in forming a public opinion against ERT. To convince the Greeks that ERT is a scandal, that it’s a fraud for the Greek people who pay for it through the electricity bill. And they have succeeded. Groups have formed on Facebook against it , people feeling happy that they won’t pay anymore 4 euro per month for the public radio and television, people saying that none was watching it. They are the same people who were saying that OPAP(Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics ) is a loss- making business. Note that OPAP is the only business in the Balkan territory for legal gambling. This is a huge business.
What really matters is that there are people today in Greece that have no access to information, there are people who cannot access the internet, there are people who only have the TV set and people that have nothing in 2013. Personally , I don’t know if I will have access in the internet tomorrow. They may ban it.
Does It sound as exaggeration? They silenced the only source of information for many Greeks just in a few hours. Is this not exaggeration? The government sends the riot police to stop the broadcasting signal. Is this not exaggeration? The government sends the riot police to stop the broadcasting of a private radio station that was broadcasting the ERT signal. Is this not exaggeration?
The two out of the three parts of the Greek government say they disagree, they knew it from Sunday but they choose to give voice to their disagreement (the two third of the government, the government in Greece is formed from 3 different political parties) only when the black screen of ERT was visible. Note that the only party that agrees with the Greek government decision to stop ERT from broadcasting is the Golden Dawn party (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Dawn_(Greece)). Greeks are now on the edge. And it is not a decision made by the people. It’s a government’s decision. They have prepared the party. Only the guests are missing. The Greeks.
You can watch here the crisis of ERT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rl-GOKPNsI8