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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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IPI and CPJ urge Slovak officials to expedite Kuciak case

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today called on Slovak authorities to expedite charges against all parties allegedly involved in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. A delegation from the two groups met yesterday in Bratislava with Ministry of Interior officials and representatives of […]

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IPI urges Slovak lawmakers to reject right of reply for politicians

Lawmakers in Slovakia should reject a bill legally mandating a right of reply for politicians and public officials who claim their honour or reputation has been damaged in media reports, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. The Slovak parliament is set for a final reading on the measure, introduced by Slovakia’s ruling Smer party, […]

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