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Who, and why, is surveilling journalists in Slovakia (SME)

This piece is published in collaboration with SME as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. This article is available in Slovak on the website of daily SME. They would go to the bathroom and turn the water tap on, so the water filling the bathtub would […]

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Slovakia: Two Denník N journalists face charges for Kuciak murder probe revelation

UPDATE 21-09-2021: Shortly after publication of this article, it was reported that the Bratislava Regional Prosecutor’s Office has annulled the criminal indictment as illegal and unfounded. IPI welcomes this vital vindication of Denník N’s public interest reporting. The IPI global network today condemns the criminal charges against two Slovak journalists from independent daily Denník N […]

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Slovak journalists denied entry to press conference on high-level corruption case

The IPI global press freedom network today condemned the decision of the Slovak general prosecutor’s office to arbitrarily bar journalists from joining a press conference on a matter of major public interest on September 2, 2021. IPI urges the general prosecutor’s office to ensure that such incidents are not repeated and to grant journalists free […]

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Disturbing pattern of violence and harassment at COVID-related protests across Europe

The partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned by a barrage of attacks and harassment of journalists by protesters at demonstrations across Europe in recent weeks against new government measures taken in light of the Coronavirus-pandemic. They fit a disturbing pattern observed throughout the region of increasing violence, harassment and intimidation of journalists […]

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