As one ERT veteran described the experiment after spending a month at the occupied station, the worker-run ERT “was not professional but it was a good effort. Many people thought that it was for the first time a free voice, an anti-government voice from the state TV, from the public TV that used to be controlled by the government.”The control of media is a vital method of any ruling class to control what information their subjects receive about issues that affect them. They will never allow even independent voices access to media if they in any way interfere with the interests of the ruling class.
It is precisely for this reason that Samaras’ government decided to shut it down.
The Greek media are an ideological keystone in the crumbling edifice of the transnational class coalition that is now sucking Greek society dry with its insistence on full debt repayment.
...[after they were forcibly removed] journalists took out their gear and continued broadcasting outside of the headquarters in front of the lines of riot police who have cordoned off the building. According to its workers, 1.2 million people watched the 9pm broadcast tonight.