Ministry for the Press and the Media

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The Ministry for the Press and the Media of Greece (Greek: Υπουργείο Τύπου και Μέσων Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης) was a government department of Greece.

History[edit]

The ministry has its origins in the Department of Press and Tourism formed on 29 August 1936. Until 1974, the Department functioned in various organisational forms, such as General Directorate of Press and Information, the Department of Press and Information, the Ministry of Press and Information, either as a self-contained department, or under the Office of the Prime Minister, sometimes as part of the government presidency, and other times under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1974 to 1994, it functioned as the Secretariat General of Press and Information under the Ministry of the Presidency of the Government. In 1994, under Presidential Decree 181, it was consolidated as the Ministry of Press and Mass Media.

In 2004, the ministry was dissolved and two General Secretariats under the Prime Minister were established: The Secretariat General of Communication and the Secretariat General of Information, which incorporated the functions of the defunct ministry.

On 26 May 2004, the prime minister placed the two secretariats under the aegis of the Minister of State.[1]

Ministers for the Press and the Media (1994 - 2004)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Evangelos Venizelos July 8, 1994 September 15, 1995 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Tilemachos Chytiris September 15, 1995 January 22, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitris Reppas January 22, 1996 August 30, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitrios Konstas August 30, 1996 September 25, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitris Reppas September 25, 1996 March 20, 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Anargyros Fatouros March 20, 2000 April 13, 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitris Reppas April 13, 2000 October 24, 2001 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Christos Protopapas October 24, 2001 February 13, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Romaios February 13, 2004 March 10, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement

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