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IPI to monitor murder trial in killing of Slovak journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) will monitor the murder trial beginning Monday, January 13 of four suspects accused of murdering Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, in February 2018. IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen will attend and report from the first day of the trial on Monday in Pezinok, just outside the […]

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Indictment accepted in “crucial first step” of Ján Kuciak’s murder trial

A court in Bratislava today accepted the landmark indictment of four suspects accused of ordering and carrying out the murder of Slovakian investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his financée Martina Kušnírová in 2018. The decision at the Special Criminal Court paves the way for the main trial to begin on January 13, 2020, in a […]

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Slovakia indicts alleged mastermind behind journalist’s murder

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today welcomed the bringing of official charges against four suspects, including the alleged mastermind, in the February 2018 murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. The Slovak Special Prosecutor’s Office said today it […]

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Slovak news website targeted in smear campaign

A smear campaign targeting, the news portal for which slain journalist Ján Kuciak worked, has been unleashed by the former chief of Slovakia’s national police. According to Peter Bárdy, a member of the International Press Institute (IPI) and the editor-in-chief of, over the last two weeks he and his journalists have been targeted […]

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