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Saturday 2 March 2013

#rbnews international show 02 March 2013: Skouries, Aegean Oil and the need for alternative media in Greece

On #rbnews international this week, our guest was Greek journalist Augustine Zenakos from Unfollow Magazine, who also runs the English-language site Borderline Reports. We discussed the case of gold mining in the Skouries forest of Halkidiki and the fuel smuggling scandal involving Aegean Oil as examples of the need for alternative, independent, quality media in Greece.

You can follow Augustine on Twitter @auzenakos and Borderline Reports @BorderlineRpts.

You can read more about the Skouries story here on radiobubble international and here on Borderline Reports. The analysis of coverage of the Skouries story on Twitter by Nikos Smyrnaios (@smykos), which we discuss at the beginning of the 2nd part of the show, is available here (in Greek).
You can also read more about the threats Unfollow Magazine received after publishing a detailed story on the fuel smuggling scandal here. The article about the fuel smuggling scandal was published in the print edition of Unfollow in January 2013 and will hopefully soon be translated to English on Borderline Reports.

The podcast is available, as usual, after the jump.

Part 1: News bulletin 23 February - 01 March 2013 (download)

Part 2: Interview with Augustine Zenakos (download)

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