Category Archives: Maria Kyriakidou

Jun 25 2016

The UK is Reaping What the British Media Have Been Sowing for a Long Time

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By Maria Kyriakidou  The result of the EU referendum and the now imminent Brexit have been met with shock and disbelief both globally and in the UK. Despite indications by the polls there was still hope that reason would prevail … Continue reading

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May 28 2015

Greek Media in Disarray

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By Maria Kyriakidou There is perhaps no other field that better illustrates how deeply ingrained clientelism is in Greek political culture than the media sector. Politicians, media and business have long been operating as a ‘triangle of power’, where private … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2015

Varoufakis on the international media catwalk: on the politics of style

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By Maria Kyriakidou About ten days have passed since the new Greek government came into power and also the spotlight of the international media over its negotiations with European partners concerning the country’s debt. Negotiations aside, however, there is a … Continue reading

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Jan 26 2015

Syriza’s win and the Greek elections: many shades of grey

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By Maria Kyriakidou Reading the press headlines all over Europe today, one gets the impression of a schizophrenic Europe, with images of glory and gloom about what Syriza’s win means for the future of the Eurozone being painted by different … Continue reading

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Aug 19 2014

In Greece, They Shoot Immigrants, Don’t They?

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By Maria Kyriakidou It was April of 2013, when Greece and the international press were shocked by the news that about thirty migrant workers were shot by the supervisors of the strawberry fields where they had been working in Manolada, … Continue reading

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Feb 24 2014

Eurovision in (Euro-) crisis?

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By Maria Kyriakidou Away from the political and economic battlefield of the Euro crisis, there is another crisis evolving with regard to one of Europe’s institution, namely the Eurovision Song Contest. Although easily dismissed by sceptics as a meaningless and … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2014

The Indignados in the Spanish and Greek press: constructing narratives of civic resistance

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By Maria Kyriakidou and Jose Javier Olivas Although it is more than two years now that the Indignados took over the streets and central squares in Spain and Greece, the movement remains the most emblematic expression of civic resistance to … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2013

Emerging Themes from the First Six Months of Euro Crisis in the Press

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By the Editorial Team The Euro Crisis in the Press blog began as part of a wider LSE-based research project on media representations of the Euro crisis across European states. The aim of the blog has been to provide a … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2013

The struggle over the Greek national broadcaster: a debate of extremes

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By Maria Kyriakidou Greece is once more in turmoil. The sudden and shocking shutdown of the state television and radio network, ERT, by the government last Tuesday was met with angry demonstrations not only by the virtually 2,600 employees of … Continue reading

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Apr 25 2013

Who’s reporting the crisis? The state of the media in Greece

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By Maria Kyriakidou Greece has been ranked 84th among 179 countries for freedom of the press, according to the 2013 World Press Freedom Index published in January 2013 by the international NGO “Reporters Without Borders”, with a staggering fall of … Continue reading

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