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Greek Judge Bans Investigative Tv Show

Judge Antigoni Stamoleka warned Mega TV of "severe legal sanctions" if it broadcasts the report or even continues to screen advertising spots for it before her investigation is concluded. Mega TV said the order was an unacceptable act of censorship, and insisted it would complete and air the report as planned during next week's episode of the popular "Protagonists" show. "It Kendra video would be a sad state of affairs if journalists had to secure judges' continue permission to investigate a story," said reporter Stavros Theodorakis, who presents "Protagonists." The Jan. 20 sinking of a boat trying to smuggle immigrants into Greece from the nearby Turkish coast left six dead and another six presumed drowned near Farmakonissi islet in the eastern Aegean Sea. The vessel was under tow by a coast guard speedboat. Survivors accused officials of trying to illegally return them to Turkish waters and botching the rescue effort both which the Greek government denies. The European Union and international rights groups called for an independent investigation. <br>More

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