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The Latest Strike in Greece Includes...Reporters?


ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek journalists have walked off the job at the start of a four-day strike to protest job cuts and austerity measures.

The strike began at 6 a.m. (0300GMT) Thursday and will continue until early Monday. No television or radio news bulletins will be broadcast, news websites will not be updated and no newspapers or magazines will be published until Tuesday.

Greece avoided bankruptcy last year due to a three-year, euro110 billion bailout loan from eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. In exchange, the Socialist government cut pensions and salaries while increasing taxes and retirement ages, amid a recession and growing unemployment.

The measures have been met with frequent demonstrations and strikes by all sectors, from lawyers and doctors to bakers and port workers.

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