Greek National Council for Radio and Television

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The Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) (Greek: Εθνικό Συμβούλιο Ραδιοτηλεόρασης, Ethnikó Simvúlio Radhiotileórasis, ESR) is an independent supervisory and regulatory administrative authority of the radio and television market. It was founded in 1989.

It consists of seven members – a President, a Vice President and five members, which are all appointed by the Greek Parliament.

The NCRTV is the main regulator for private and public broadcast media, established by the Law 1866/1989 as an independent authority whose action is only subordinated to the courts. It grants licenses to private radios and TV, and ensures the respect of the law by license-holders. It can impose penalties, up to suspending or cancelling licenses. [1]

Homophobia claims[edit]

The NCRTV has repeatedly been accused of homophobia.[2][3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maria Kontochristou and Nagia Mentzi, Greece #Regulatory Authority, Media Landscapes, European Journalism Centre, 2010
  2. ^ STATE HOMOPHOBIA IN GREECE - A new homophobic attack by the National Council for Radio and Television, ILGA-Europe, 01/02/2005
  3. ^ Themis Katsagiannis, Institutional Homophobia and Transphobia by the National Council for Radio and Television, ILGA-Europe, 23/06/2010
  4. ^ ORAL QUESTION for Question Time at the part-session in December 2003 pursuant to Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure by Marco Cappato to the Council, European Parliament

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