I'm a freelance photojournalist, social media consultant, digital rights activist & open source software engineer from Thessaloniki, Greece. I've been blogging and doing freelance journalism since 2004 about human / digital rights, citizen journalism & social media, environmental, local & open source issues in Greek & English. I'm a co-founder of digitalrights.gr & the co-host of a monthly internet radio show about open source & digital rights news on radiobubble.gr. My photography work can be found on Flickr. Also on Twitter, LinkedIn, NowPublic
Latest posts by Asteris Masouras from October, 2010
The financial crisis gripping Greece has led to new clashes between protesting workers and police, most recently at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens on October 13 when riot police teargassed contract employees of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, who were protesting against unpaid wages and demanding permanent contracts.
After two years of deliberations, a court has delivered a sentence of life in prison for the police officer who shot and killed 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in December 2008. His killing led to mass rioting and protests in several cities across Greece, fueled by rage over police brutality, and impunity and corruption in the Greek political system.