Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Murdered Blogger

I don't care if I follow your rules, if you can cheat, so can I

I won't let you beat me unfairly, I'll beat you unfairly first

Ender Wiggin
Fictional Military Strategist
"Gunmen murder Greek investigative journalist: Sect of Revolutionaries terror group blamed for killing of radio chief, who was shot 16 times on doorstep as pregnant wife looked on

The murder of a prominent investigative reporter on the doorstep of his home in Athens sent shockwaves through Greece...

...Giolas, who was also a frequent blogger, posting reports on popular online newsblog Troktiko, sought to illuminate Greece's seamier underside.

The shooting came days before he was due to release an investigative series on corruption, colleagues said.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free...
it expects what never was and never will be

Thomas Jefferson

"His cowardly murder is the work of people who wanted to silence a very good investigative reporter," said Panos Sobolos, head of the Athens journalists' union.

...Last year, after targeting the Athens premises of the Alter TV station, the Sect of Revolutionaries vowed to step up attacks on well-known journalists and media outlets, accusing both of helping corrupt business interests mislead public opinion.

Giolas was no newcomer to death threats, his lawyer said. "He had been getting them from different people for the last 15 years," said Giorgos Marangakis. "It is very likely that he had a good amount of information that will at least lead [authorities] in the right direction [of those behind the attack]."

Many Greeks wrote to the Troktiko blog to express their shock, with one describing the attack as a "political murder" the likes of which had not been seen in Greece for years.

Helena Smith
guardian.co.uk, Monday 19 July 2010
I must not fear

Fear is the mind-killer

I will face my fear, I will permit it to pass over me and through me,
and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing

Only I will remain

Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are playing a pretty dangerous game Hartzman.

Quite a few people wouldn't mind if you didn't exist.