The killing of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and fiancée Martina Kušnírová on February 21, 2018, sparked the largest protests in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution. One year later, the crime remains unsolved.

What is the current status of the murder investigation? How has Slovakia changed since the killing? Which direction is press freedom in Slovakia and the Visegrád region headed? And: What is the role of the EU?

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Presseclub Concordia will host a press briefing in Vienna to mark the one-year anniversary of Kuciak’s murder with:

Beata Balogová, editor-in-chief of Slovakia’s largest quality daily newspaper, SME
Scott Griffen, deputy director, IPI

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