Greeks can once again listen to real public radio and watch TV again. For the past few weeks, an endless explanation loop is all that listeners could hear, while TV was limited to a slide.
However, the ‘new’ service, officially called ‘New Greek Radio, Internet & Television’ (NERIT) is only a small step better than the ‘old’ service. The service is limited to old movies and repeated documentaries – there are no live programmes or current affairs shows at the moment.
Greece’s parliament is debating the precise size and amount of funding for NERIT, and it is as yet unclear as to how many of the 2,600 jobs lost will be reinstated.