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#Blog: Slovakia right of reply changes send wrong message on press freedom

This article was originally published on Sept. 18, 2019, by the Slovak Spectator. It is republished here with permission. Slovak lawmakers approved changes to the country’s Press Code that grants politicians a “right of reply” in response to media content. Plans for the changes had attracted a storm of criticism earlier this year from press […]

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#IPIWoCo: ‘Communist methods’ return to Eastern Europe’s media landscape

Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe is once again under attack. After the fall of communism, the region began transitioning to a freer environment for the media. But 30 years later, growing authoritarian tendencies are threatening those gains, panellists at the 2019 International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress said earlier this month. The panel discussion […]

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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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