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9 Dec 2008

Coverage from the local Press

I am attaching the e-email that Jon (the reporter from indymedia that was present yesterday at our protest) send at alex.demo.2008@gmail.com and the attached file for the procedure we should follow.

Hi,

I hope you are both good. The protest yesterday was good i thought.

However, the local press is not reporting the issues very well:
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/latestnews/Riots-continue-over-police-shooting.4773695.jp
http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Havoc-in-cities-across-Greece.4773233.jp

You should consider writing a press release in advance of this wednesdays
demonstration, and email it to the scotsman and evening news newspapers,
so that you can get some better press coverage. I have attached a file
with some press information that I use for demonstrations, that you might
find useful.

I would recommend sending a press release today, so that it gets used in
2moro's newspapers, and potentially some reporters come to wednesdays
protest.

Ill see you on wednesday!

Solidarity,

Jon

PRESS ACTION.

1. Call up before action to check contact details are correct, they go out of date fairly fast.
2. Press releases best sent night before, to get in next days paper.
3. Call them up to make sure they got it, and to remind them of its existence.
4. If it doesn't get picked up, call them and ask why, so that you can learn.

Edinburgh Evening News
news_en@edinburghnews.com
0131 620 8734

Scotsman
newsdeskts@scotsman.com
newsdesk_ts@scotsman.com
0131 620 8503

Herald
0141 302 7000
news@theherald.co.uk

Scottish press association
news@scottishpressassociation.co.uk
0870 830 6725 (Newsdesk)

The Big Issue in Scotland, Editorial
0141 352 7260
editorial@bigissuescotland.com


We would like to thank him for his help

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Petition handed to Consul Yestrday--------------

Dear Consul,
We have gathered here today to express our anger, our grief and our revulsion for the murder of 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Saturday 6th of December in Athens from policeman Epaminondas Korkoneas.

We condemn police brutality which turns against citizens.
We condemn the way Greek and international media have covered the events giving emphasis on the riots and not the results of state oppressiveness and violence.
We demand immediate and exemplary punishment of all responsible parties
We demand that the consulate makes a statement officially DENOUNCING the murder of Alexandros


THEY SPEAK ABOUT MATERIAL LOSES
WE SPEAK ABOUT HUMAN LIVES

Vangelis said...

Video from today's Demonstration.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iwCuVb2c7UU