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MFRR renews call for justice in Kuciak murder ahead of verdict

UPDATE: The verdict hearing scheduled for August 5 has been cancelled. The court has rescheduled it for 3 September. The MFRR will continue to follow the case. The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today renewed its call for justice for Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, as a court in Pezinok prepares […]

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Slovak journalist continuing investigative work of Ján Kuciak receives bullet in mailbox

Police in Slovakia must thoroughly investigate a possible death threat issued against an investigative reporter at Slovak online news outlet Aktuality.sk, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. On the morning of Thursday, June 25, Aktuality investigative journalist Peter Sabo awoke to find a pistol bullet in the mailbox of the Bratislava apartment where he lives with […]

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Slovakia: IPI welcomes second conviction in Kuciak murder case

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the sentencing of the gunman who admitted to murdering Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, to 23 years in prison. Former solider Miroslav Marček plead guilty in court in January, testifying that he shot Kuciak on February 21, 2018 at the home he and Kušnírová […]

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Slovak opinion writer charged with ‘defaming’ religious believers

Slovak prosecutors should drop charges against an opinion writer accused of defaming religious believers, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, said today. The opinion writer, Michal Havran, is accused of defaming the faith of Catholic believers through a 2018 article in which he mocked and sharply […]

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