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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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18. Journalists Grapple with Increasing Power of European Extremists

By Jean-Paul Marthoz

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Supporters of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party raise flares as they celebrate poll results in Thessaloniki, Greece, on May 6, 2012.

Source: Reuters/Grigoris Siamidis

Athens, May 6, 2012. Journalists attending Golden Dawn’s triumphal election night news conference are ordered to stand up when the group’s leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, enters the room. “Rise up! Rise up! Show your respect!” barks the master of ceremonies, an agitated black-clad, bald-headed toughie. The journalists who refuse the injunction are asked to leave the room.

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