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Ert Reopens!

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As of 9:55pm EEDT (2:55pm EDT) the Council of State cancelled the decision of the government, determining "ipso facto" the need of re-establishing immediately the broadcasting activities of ERT.

From what is being broadcast on the internet feed of ERT, they are to re-open tomorrow morning Greek time. If that means 1 hour from now at midnight or by sunrise in Greece I don't know. Bottom line, ERT is back. :tup:

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From the news reports, it looks like it will be a "lite" version of ERT under new temporary management until NERIT can be set up. Let's see if reforms will actually happen...

 

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"A Greek court has suspended a government order to close state broadcaster ERT - a move that triggered mass protests in the country last week.

 

The top administrative court said ERT could resume transmission until a new national media body is set up.
 

The ruling came as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition allies held crisis talks on the issue.

 

Mr Samaras, who says ERT is corrupt, had reportedly offered to restart a trimmer version of the broadcaster.

On Monday, the court - the Council of State - upheld Mr Samaras's plan to replace ERT with a new broadcaster later this year but backed the position of the other coalition partners that the signal must be restored in the interim.

 

It ordered the government to restart ERT broadcasts on a temporary basis.

 

The case was brought by ERT's union in an attempt to block Mr Samaras's surprise move."

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22945155

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It's been broadcasting via internet. Many sites link to the broadcast.

 

The greater question is, what should it be done about ERT? Since the 1970s there have been many, many attempts to reform this medium but nothing happened in the end. The political parties hired tons of employees. Big budget, overbloated, ghost employees. Of course, ERT contributed greatly over the decades, especially when it started, with radio broadcasts.

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It's been broadcasting via internet. Many sites link to the broadcast.

 

The greater question is, what should it be done about ERT? Since the 1970s there have been many, many attempts to reform this medium but nothing happened in the end. The political parties hired tons of employees. Big budget, overbloated, ghost employees. Of course, ERT contributed greatly over the decades, especially when it started, with radio broadcasts.

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