Ministry for the Press and the Media
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.
Ministers for the Press and the Media (1994 – 2004)
|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|