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    Ger
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    Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to save money

    The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, http://tvradio.ert.gr/ calling it a "haven of waste".

    Viewers watching the news on the main TV channel saw the screens go to black late on Tuesday evening.

    All employees have been suspended pending a re-organisation. Thousands of people held a protest against the decision outside ERT headquarters.

    It is the latest move in rafts of spending cuts and tax rises aimed at leading the country out of recession.

    Ger
    news sources FMplus Espana

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    Ger
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    Re: Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to save money

    update to the story via bbc web site "ERT closure: Greek parties urge change of course"
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22871734

    Greek political parties and unions are urging the government to reverse its surprise decision to shut down state broadcaster ERT.

    The move is designed to help Greece meet its debt bailout obligations.

    Most of the broadcaster's output has been taken off air, although shortwave radio and internet broadcasts continue.

    Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras is urging President Carolos Papoulias to cancel an executive order closing ERT with the loss of nearly 2,700 jobs.

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    Re: Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to save money

    An "Occupy"-like movement is keeping the station on the air: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/pol...tion-air/5915/

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