"Any Attempt to Denigrate Alexis Memory Is Unnaceptable"The Athens Bar Association has issued an announcement unanimously condemning the defendants' lawyer recent statement and stresses that mud-slinging against the dead 15 year old either individually or through reproduction of the defendant's views in mass media as well as defamation of lawyers who refused defend the special guard run counter to rules of lawyer ethics and consist a new moral murder which sparks further tension at a time when Greek society stages demonstrations to honour his memory and denounces police arbitrariness.In fresh statements on Thursday, Alexis Kouyias speaks of partial presentation of incidents and maintained that the special guard, who shot the boy, began his statement apologizing to the victim and his family. Mr. Kouyias repeated that it was an accident.In their written statement, Dimitris Tsobolas and Blassia Sergaki, lawyers of the victim's family stress that any attempt to denigrate the memory of the 15 year old boy is unacceptable as beyond the deep bitterness it also has penal consequences. They also express the family's request for respect to his memory stressing that arbitrary judgments prior to the conclusion of interrogations is extremely dangerous. Mr. Tsobolas added that he will request a ballistic test and autopsy at the site of the incident.In its announcement, "Othisi" lyceum, Alexis was attending, categorically denies the offensive comments against the boy and underlines that he was a completely normal teenager with dreams and sensitivity and had never been referred for misbehaviour.
Sources: ÍÅÔ, ÍÅÔ 105.8, ÁNA-ÌPA
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The first program of Hellenic State Radio(EIR) was aired from Zappeio Mansion 70 years ago. The exhibition housed at the Zappeion Mansion presents the history of Hellenic radio which in many parts coincides with the history of the country and will last till January, 30. It will be open on a daily basis from 10:00 to 20:00.Entrance is free. Subject of Thursday's conference:"Newsradio.Even good news is news". Coordinator:Yiannis Politis(Journalist-Coordinator ATHINA 9.84)Panos Leibadas(General secretary GGE-GGE)Evangelos Sorogas (assistant professor Athens University Mass Media department) Panos Sobolos(journalist-presdient of journalists'union)Aris Portosalte (director of SKAI 100.3)Manolis Kottakis (journalist CITY 99.5)Hristos Barlas (director REAL FM 97.8)Dimitris Stamou (direcor of ANTENNA RADIO 97.2)Xanthos Hytas (director of ET-3 News Radio Programs)Giorgos Kakousis (director of ALFA 98.9)Eftihia Adilini (NET 105.8 Program Coordinator)
Monday's 15/12/2008, 15:00-20:00 panel will discussthe subject:"Music Radio-Play List or Play Music".Coordinator:Dimitris Kanelopoulos (Journalist-Eleftherotypia)Speakers:George Mihail Klimis(lecturer at Panteios University Mass Media and Culture department)Odysseas Ioannou (director MELODIA 99.2)George Yiannopoulos (director DIESH 101.3)Dimitris Psematikas (director Lampsi 92.3)Ray Arthur(RED 96.3)Dimitris Yiarmenitis (chief advisor SONY BMG)Paraskevas Karasoulos(director MIKRIS ARKTOU)Dimitra Galani (artist)Stamatis Kraounakis (artist)Margarita Mitilinaou ( Hellenic Radio director)
Other subjects to be discussed:"Advertisement and Radio. And now...commercials".Friday 19/12/2008, 15:00-19:00"Sports Radio.The match begins".Monday 22/12/2008, 15:00-20:00"Local and Regional Radios-Greece is not only Athens".Friday 09/01/2009, 11:00-19:00Hellenes Abroad (15:00-19:00)"The Greeks' Frequencies" coordinator:Noe Parlavantzas (Journalist ERA-5) Fighting radio 21st century"Ecology-Culture-Racism in European radios".Thursday 15/01/2009 11:00-18:00Multicultural Radio"Radio Multiculti"Friday 16/01/2009, 11:00-14:00Radio and Modern Technologies"www.radio".Monday 26/01/2009, 15:00-19:00You can record your radio program during the two month's the exhibition is on show. Call 210. 6092037 or contact
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Mr Papandreou expressed his solidarity to merchants, hoping that the markets would open again. He also criticized the government for not offering its protection to civilians, their property and rights. Finally, referring to violent incidents, he denounced them, stressing that Greece's future cannot be built in this way.
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The Minister claimed that police officers who cross the line are immediately punished, and rest everyone assured that punishment would be stiff. He added, though, that the structure of the Greek Police had significantly changed after democracy was restored in Greece and that cases of power abuse were isolated.
Alekos Alavanos blasted violence, yet he claimed he could understand the youths' anger over the loss of a child. He then went on to speak of a social phenomenon and of lack of values.
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