The Union of Cyprus Journalists on Friday called on authorities to investigate complaints filed by some of its members that they have been threatened by circles that do not want to see the implementation of the National Health Scheme (Gesy).
The union said in an announcement that some journalists that promote Gesy’s benefits have been bullied or threatened.
The complaints have already been submitted to the police, the union aid.
The Board of Directors of the union said that it wants those circles to know that journalists are neither threatened, intimidated or blackmailed.
“Freedom of the press cannot be eroded by any organised circuit of financial interests,” the union said.
The union said that as a workers’ guild, it “firmly and wholeheartedly supports Gesy”. The scheme, it said, is a social asset for the benefit of the whole Cypriot people but mainly for the vulnerable groups of the population.