Report: 2656 jobs to be axed at Greek state broadcaster

More than two thousand jobs are to be lost at Greece's state broadcaster ERT as a result of government cuts, according to an article on the organisation's website.

The article says that its TV and radio services will fall silent at Midnight tonight local time.

It also cites government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou describing the service as a source of "public wastage" and accusing it of delivering poor value for money.

Read: Greek government suspends state broadcasters


Greeks strike over state TV

Greek workers are staging a 24hr nationwide strike in protest against the "sudden death" of state broadcaster ERT, Reuters reports. It was suspended by the government as part of cost-cutting measures.