FPA condemns arrest of photojournalist
The Foreign Press Association (FPA) on Tuesday condemned in the “strongest terms” the arrest and detention of one of its members, who was reporting during a police operation in a run-down housing complex in Athens.
In a statement, the association said that photojournalist Nikos Pilos was in the area in a professional capacity when the police operation started and that he was subsequently arrested, despite making his status known.
“We hold the authorities responsible and call on them to release our colleague immediately,” the association said.
The man was located in the housing complex, called the Prosfygika as it was originally built to house Asia Minor refugees in the 1930s.
In 2019, Pilos, an Athens-based, award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker, started “The Refuge,” a cross-media, interactive project that documents life in the Prosfygika neighbourhood.