A CONVERSATION ON JOURNALISM AND “ALTERNATIVE” MEDIA

A radio conversation about the case of gold mining in the Skouries forest of Chalkidiki, and the fuel smuggling scandal involving Aegean Oil, as examples of the need for independent, quality media in Greece.

Radiobubble is a community web radio based in Athens. Alongside its daily radio program, Radiobubble has initiated and oversees rbnews, which is a news service compiled from various inputs: journalists, bloggers, citizen journalism, and eye-witness accounts. It works through the hashtag #rbnews on Twitter, and then on their blog, where the cross-checked news items appear. They now also run an international rbnews service, with news in English, French and Spanish – news you don’t hear much about in the mainstream Media, whether Greek or international.

And they also have a weekly rbnews international radio show, where the host Theodora Oikonomides aka @IrateGreek was kind enough to invite me for a chat about journalism in Greece. We mainly talked about the case of gold mining in the Skouries forest of Chalkidiki and the fuel smuggling scandal involving Aegean Oil as examples of the need for independent, quality media in Greece.

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