Journalists in Greece working to hold those in power to account are facing increasing pressures.
Matthaios Tsimitakis is a journalist based in Athens. He has contributed to major Greek and international Media outlets such us the NYT, Open Democrac... y and Kathimerini. Between 2016 and 2019, he was a digital communication advisor to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He is now developing a local independent news project called Nema (The Thread) in Greek.
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