This study is concerned with Article 3 of the Greek Constitution and the relations between the State and the Church in Greece. The scientific views expressed regarding the Third Article of the Constitution were examined with emphasis on the public debate that developed around the interpretation of the terms ‘prevailing religion’ and ‘holy canons’. Moreover, the results of two studies carried out are presented in order to approach the issue from a journalistic perspective. The first research was conducted on websites to see how media are contributing to the debate on what Article 3 stipulates. The second research looked at how citizens directly related to journalism and communication perceive the stipulations of this Article. The results revealed how Article 3 of the Constitution is in question in its current form and how, in the future, it could be fairer to all Greek citizens via an open and multidimensional dialogue.
Constitution, Church-State relations, online journalism, Greece
Source Publication Title
KOME − An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
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Minos-Athanasios, K., Antonopoulos, N., & Saridou, T. (2019). A case study in news articles, users comments and a Facebook group for Article 3 of the Greek Constitution. KOME − An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.17646/KOME.75672.31