Fighting spirit and skeletons
It is a well-known fact that the media is under a lot of pressure from the long-term financial crisis. The print and digital…
It is a well-known fact that the media is under a lot of pressure from the long-term financial crisis.
The print and digital media sectors have suffered the greatest revenue loss since 2009.
Advertising has dropped to nearly a quarter, while sales have suffered due to the drop in the income and the free distribution of news via the internet, where even for copyrighted material is publicized without permission.
In spite of all of this, the publishers, who face such a hostility from those in government, persist in their struggle for news and information on their own means with dignity and independence, without shying away from hardship and sacrifices.
And they will continue to do so, in spite of the efforts of those who work towards and dream of subjugating and conquering them.
Societies can sense and distinguish those who write what is true and defend what is fair.
Now, in the margins of the media there are some who confirm the saying that “no good deed goes unpunished”.
Their name doesn’t matter. Firstly, because a newspaper with an attitude has zero influence on society.
Nobody buys it, more so read it – not even its party members. Therefore, who cares about the inaccuracies and lies it publishes?
Secondly, because it has a “past”. This newspaper ever so often prides itself of its fighting spirit, but it has many skeletons hidden in its closet.
This newspaper deserved a better future, however money corrupts… And those who yesterday begged for help (“call banker S.”), today are acting like kings.
Stavros P. Psycharis
Originally published in the Sunday print edition