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10 Jun

Media freedom groups call on Slovakia’s Parliament to reject public broadcasting bill

Journalists and media freedom groups are urging Slovakia’s MPs to reject the proposed public service broadcasting bill.

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8 Apr

Slovakia: Independence of Slovakia’s leading TV news channel must be protected

ECPMF is deeply alarmed by the actions of the Slovak government towards Slovakia's leading commercial broadcaster, TV Markíza.

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21 Feb

Slovakia: Lack of justice for Kuciak and Kušnírová’s assassination exacerbated by growing attacks on press freedom

On the sixth anniversary of the brutal killing of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, we renew our call for long-awaited justice for their killings and the imperative to break the cycle of impunity.

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14 Dec

Slovakia: Media freedom groups urge MPs to oppose cuts to RTVS budget

ECPMF joins Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other media freedom groups in writing to the Slovak President and members of the National Council to oppose plans to slash the budget of the public broadcaster RTVS and split it into two separate entities.

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19 May

Profound disappointment as suspected mastermind in Ján Kuciak murder acquitted once again

Following the acquittal of the suspected mastermind in the killing of Ján Kuciak, we express our profound disappointment, renew our calls for justice and convey our steadfast solidarity with the families of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

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21 Feb

Slovakia: Fifth anniversary of Kuciak and Kušnírová’s killing marked by fragile press freedom progress

To mark the 5th anniversary of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová's murders, a delegation of international media freedom organisations conducted a joint press freedom fact-finding mission to Bratislava.

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13 Feb

Slovakia: Press freedom groups to visit Bratislava for Ján Kuciak murder anniversary

Between 20 and 21 February 2023, a delegation of international media freedom organisations will conduct a joint mission to Bratislava to mark the five-year anniversary of the killing of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová.

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6 Oct

Slovakia: Deputy PM’s attacks undermined government’s broader efforts to strengthen press freedom

The undersigned international media freedom and journalists organisations today express dismay over the recent attempts by deputy Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovič to denigrate the country’s media.

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3 Sep

Slovakia: A travesty of justice in the case of investigative journalist, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová as alleged masterminds are acquitted

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners today call for the fight for justice for Slovak investigative journalist, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová to continue, after the Specialized Criminal Court in Pezinok returned a not-guilty verdict for alleged mastermind of their murder, Marian Kočner.

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4 Aug

Slovakia: MFRR renews call for justice in Kuciak murder ahead of verdict

MFRR has once again called for justice in the murder trial of journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfirend Martina Kušnírová in Slovakia

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