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THE VIOLENCE ON GREEK TELEVISION


Stelios Papathanasopoulos
"The Violence on Greek Television"
ISBN 960-03-2616-9
This study of violence on Greek television follows up research, which the author initially undertook in 1996. Papathanassopoulos repeated his research in 1999, monitoring for two weeks the television programmes of the same five television channels as in the first research in order to gauge the amount of violence present on Greek television as well as the character of its portrayal. The book compares the findings of the two studies. The results show that the amount of violence has increased threefold compared to 1996, especially on the news programmes. Violence has also increased in entertainment programming. The majority of violent television acts come from imported programming, mainly from the US.