Thursday, August 29, 2013
Call upon & plea for satellite capacity
The Greek government tried to shut down ERT, the public national broadcaster, on the 11th of June.
The employees, in response to the popular demand and outcry of the public in Greece and abroad, kept –and are determined to continue keeping- ERT open, by broadcasting a full radio and television programme through the internet and by any other means suitable and available.
Help and technical support from the EBU was crucial for 70 consequent days; but is now over, since the international body decided to cease the re-distribution streaming of the broadcasts by the employees of ERT.
Thus, we now call for the support of, and appeal to, each and every European and/or Greek body, or organization that is able and willing, to kindly provide us with satellite transmission capacities, so as to obtain once more the capability of broadcasting freely our television and radio programme again to the world.
By now, we stand convinced that by the solidarity and support not only of the people, but of relevant institutions as well, we shall prevail in our common cause and will continue to offer what the public is nowadays in grave need of: an Open and Free public journalistic establishment that caters to the actual needs of a struggling society.
We kindly request to address all relevant offers at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.