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IPI urges Slovakia to investigate surveillance of journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, today called on Slovak authorities to investigate reports of systematic surveillance of journalists led by a former intelligence agent. According to Slovak media, the agent, Peter Tóth, conducted a massive, illegal surveillance operation on journalists between March 2017 and February […]

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IPI condemns Slovak party leader’s attacks on IPI vice chair

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned yesterday’s abusive verbal tirade launched by former Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico against IPI Vice Chair Beata Balogová. At a press conference yesterday, Fico lashed out at Balogová, editor-in-chief of the influential Slovak daily SME, […]

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Slovakia charges suspected mastermind in journalist murder

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today welcomed news that Slovak police have charged the suspected mastermind of the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. Marian Kočner, who is currently in detention on unrelated fraud charges, has been charged […]

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IPI vice chair leads commemoration for Slovakia journalist

International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Board Vice Chair Beata Balogová, the editor-in-chief of leading Slovak daily newspaper SME, spoke to a crowd of thousands on February 21 in Bratislava at a demonstration calling for justice one year after the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. Balogová read a statement signed by […]

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