When politicians take power, they always have promises to fulfil. Sometimes they make good on them, sometimes they do not. But seldom do those promises sound anything like this: 'We are going to destroy the oligarchy system'. That is what Greece's new government, a coalition led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, says it is going to do.
And when they talk about going after the oligarchs, they are not just talking about the banks, whose failings brought the country's economy to its knees, or the energy sector - they are talking about the media, which the new government says has 'an unholy alliance' with business interests that sponge off the state.
This is a story the rest of Europe is watching closely, and reporting on extensively, given the $260bn Greece owes its European creditors after two bailouts.
Syriza was elected, not because of the coverage it got during the campaign, but despite it. However news organisations that were once outwardly hostile to Syriza can read polls too. They saw which way the wind was blowing and were changing their tune before a vote was cast.
The question is: what happens now that Syriza is in power? Will the new government really take on big business and the media the oligarchs control? And if so, how?
Taking us through the story this week are: Anastasia Giameli, a journalist from Avginewspaper; Skai TV presenter Constantinos Bogdanos; Augustine Zanakos, a journalist at Unfollow; and Research Fellow George Tzogopoulos.
Source: Al Jazeera