So, is everything allowed?
Domestic controversy over images broadcasted by local media stands for a while. On April 2012, several greek media were severely criticized, this time by the citizens, for publishing photographs* of eleven prostitutes, several of whom were foreigners and were infected with the HIV virus, in a bid to move prostitutes’ clients to be tested for HIV and as a warning to future customers.
The obsessive focus on “Greece in misery”, is also portrayed on a photo published last February from the French Agency AFP and shows people who reach out for a bag of oranges during a free distribution of fruit and vegetables by Greek farmers outside the Agriculture Ministry in Athens, part of a farmers’ protest against high production costs. Athenian citizen Maria Koraki, 31, said AFP* photo, alters real situation of the country, passes wrong messages and destroys people’s dignity. “Things are tough here but this photo is not representative of Greece. On the same spirit, there are several other photos which circulate, especially one from an earthquake in Turkey on 1999 and presented as “impact of the Greek crisis to people”.
Does the doctrine of the triptych “blood, sperm, crown” hold true? Surely, this is the tera cognita for media. Yet, Simon Kuper, on his article published on Financial Times, while referring to the perception we, Europeans have for Europe, writes that “life here is better than you’d ever know from watching TV news” .
In the meantime, under those conditions, the Prefecture of Crete, southern Greece, urges people with its new video to just “come and see for yourself”. More from this article here


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