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Calls for Slovakia's new president to respect press freedom

April 2, 2019 12:27 PM ET

CPJ and a coalition of eight other international press freedom groups today called on the newly elected president of Slovakia to respect press freedom and ensure the safety of journalists....

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CPJ calls on Slovakia not to adopt press law amendment

March 25, 2019 1:24 PM ET

Berlin, March 25, 2019 -- Slovak lawmakers should not pass an amendment to the country's press law that would expand its right of reply mandate to include politicians and public officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mission Journal: One year on, Ján Kuciak murder seen as turning point by Slovak press

February 28, 2019 4:52 PM ET

Black-and-white portraits of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, set amid unlit red candles, were the first things to greet me when I entered the building housing Aktuality, the news website where Kuciak, an investigative reporter, worked until his murder on February 21, 2018. One flight up is the newsroom...

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CPJ and IPI urge Slovak officials to expedite Kuciak case

February 19, 2019 6:01 PM ET

Bratislava, February 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute (IPI) called on Slovak authorities to expedite charges against all parties allegedly involved in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak. A delegation from the two groups today met with Ministry of Interior officials and representatives...

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Slovakia charges three people with murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak

September 28, 2018 12:15 PM ET

Berlin, September 28, 2018--Slovak police today charged three people with the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, according to news reports. The unnamed suspects were among eight people arrested in a raid yesterday, according to reports. The other five were released today, according to...

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Slovak police seize Czech investigative reporter's phone

May 16, 2018 2:41 PM ET

Berlin, May 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Slovak authorities to respect the confidentiality of journalistic sources. Slovak police in Bratislava yesterday seized the mobile phone of Czech investigative reporter Pavla Holcova while questioning her for their investigation into the murder of her colleague, Slovak journalist...

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Make solving journalist murders a priority, CPJ tells US Helsinki Commission

May 9, 2018 3:33 PM ET

"Being a reporter in much of the world is dangerous work. Being an investigative reporter can be deadly," CPJ Deputy Executive Director Robert Mahoney told the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, known as the Helsinki Commission, at a briefing in Washington, D.C. today....

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After murders of Kuciak and Caruana Galizia, investigative journalists band together for justice

March 15, 2018 5:42 PM ET

The assassinations of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta in October and of Ján Kuciak in Slovakia last month have elicited an outpouring of support from journalists determined to honor the memory of their colleagues by fighting back with the weapon they wield best: journalism....

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CPJ joins call for European Commission to fight impunity in journalist killings

March 6, 2018 1:41 PM ET

In a joint letter today, addressed to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, 17 international media freedom organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, called on the Commission to ensure thorough, effective investigations into the murders of investigative journalists Ján Kuciak in Slovakia and Daphne Caruana Galizia in...

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Slovak investigative journalist, girlfriend found shot to death

February 26, 2018 11:31 AM ET

Berlin, February 26, 2018 --The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Slovakia to quickly and effectively investigate the killing of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and hold all the perpetrators to account. Kuciak and his girlfriend, Martina Kušnířova were on Sunday found shot to death in his...

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