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Radio EuroMernet 04 June 2015 English

Radio EuroMernet 04 June 2015 English

Playing tracks by

Haris Alexiou, Sokratis Malamas, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Tunisian young singers and activists, Quilapayun and Julia Boutros.

We had two guests, through pre-recorded interviews, this week: Our first guest was the lecturer and activist Marina Prentoulis, from the UK section of Syriza. She talked about the overall situation in Greece and the current affairs across the EU and the Mediterranean.

Our second guest was Gianluca Solera, the seasoned activist, analyst and blogger from Italy. He reviewed the Arab Spring, popular movements e.g. Syriza (Greece), Podemos (Spain), Five Star Movement (Italy), and the groups in Turkey after Gezi Park protests in 2013.

We also talked about the current situation of freedom of press in Turkey. Can Dundar, editor of national daily Cumhuriyet, faces prosecution for hosting the video footage of Turkish lorries, escorted by agents of Turkish Intelligence Agency, allegedly shipping weapons to Syrian armed groups.

We also paid tribute to our writer friend Carole Seymour-Jones, former chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of English PEN, who passed away over a week ago.