Press freedom in Greece on trial

Editor Costas Vaxevanis charged with publishing names of wealthy Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

    Greeks are protesting against what they believe is another attempt to limit freedom of the press - journalist Costas Vaxevanis is on trial for breaching privacy.

    Vaxevanis said it was his duty to publish the names of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, now being referred to as the "Lagarde list". (IMF chief Christine Lagarde gave it to her Greek counterpart two years ago when she was France's finance minister.)

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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