Staff Protests as Greece Shuts State Broadcaster

Greece’s said Tuesday it would shut down state broadcaster ERT and relaunch it as a leaner, cheaper organization as part of budget cuts, drawing protests from workers, other media and junior partners in the ruling coalition.

The closure was one of the most drastic measures yet to pare down Greek public institutions as part of austerity measures imposed on the country as a condition of its bailout.

ERT’s radio and television stations cost the country 300 million euros [$398.24 …

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