Greek prosecutor drops probe into referendum coverage

Greek prosecutor drops probe into referendum coverage

A prosecutor tasked with investigating whether Greek media had exercised undue influence in the runup to the July referendum on Greece’s bailout deal has decided that he cannot progress with his probe and has sent the file to a council of appeal court judges, who will decide whether any further actions should be taken.

The investigation was launched in the wake of complaints that some media outlets, TV stations in particular, had breaching electoral legislation in their coverage of the referendum.

However, the prosecutor concluded that any further action on his part would constitute a breach of the articles of the Greek Constitution relating to personal freedom and freedom of the press.

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