Euro Crisis

Greek Journalists Bombed Over Economic Coverage

Folks are getting prickly


Five Greek journalists working for major media outlets have had their homes targeted by small makeshift bombs.

The attacks, made in the early hours of Friday by unknown assailants, are believed to be fuelled by discontent over the reporters' portrayal of the country's financial crisis.

Greece—in its sixth year of recession—has so far received international bailouts from its troika of lenders—the IMF, EU and European Central Bank—totalling €240bn (£198bn).

The bombings were the first such coordinated offensives against mainstream journalists since the Greek debt crisis erupted in 2009.