Ján Kuciak

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Photos of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová are set on a table at the Bratislava offices of Aktuality. One year after the double murder, Kuciak's colleagues say they are committed to continuing Kuciak's work. (CPJ)

CPJ and partners call on Slovakia to ensure justice for the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak

Berlin, February 21, 2024—On the sixth anniversary of the brutal killing of Slovak investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists and seven other international press freedom organizations renewed their call for justice and an end to the cycle of impunity in Slovakia. Despite the hitmen and…

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Slovak radio host Marta Jančkárová receives death threats following bias allegation

Berlin, March 2, 2023 — Slovak authorities should follow through on pledges to ensure the safety of radio host Marta Jančkárová and her family and thoroughly investigate death threats made against them as a result of her work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Jančkárová, who hosts the weekly debate show Sobotné Dialógy (Saturday…

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Slovakia press freedom delegation demands justice for Ján Kuciak

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined a delegation in Slovakia on Tuesday marking the fifth anniversary of the murder of Slovak investigative journalist, Ján Kuciak. The organizations renewed calls for full justice for Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová who were both killed five years ago today, on 21 February 2018, and called on the…

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Slovak Supreme Court cancels acquittal of primary suspects in journalist Ján Kuciak’s murder

New York, June 15, 2021 – In response to the Slovak Supreme Court’s ruling today to cancel the acquittals of two defendants in the 2018 murder of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “We welcome the Slovak Supreme Court’s decision to cancel the acquittals of Marián Kočner and…

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‘Not at the finish line’: Slovak editor Peter Bárdy on ending impunity for Ján Kuciak’s murder

Last month brought mixed news in the quest for justice for 27-year-old Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, who was murdered with his fiancée Martina Kušnírová in their home outside Bratislava on February 21, 2018. The alleged mastermind, businessman Marián Kočner, is behind bars for forgery; on January 12 an appeals court upheld a lower court ruling sentencing Kočner to…

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CPJ disappointed by verdict in trial for murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

Brussels, September 3, 2020—In response to the acquittal of businessman Marián Kočner in the trial for murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, the Committee to Project Journalists issued the following statement: “We are surprised and disappointed that the long investigation into Ján Kuciak’s murder has ended with the acquittal of…

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Slovak investigative reporter Peter Sabo receives pistol cartridge in mailbox

Berlin, June 26, 2020 — Slovak authorities should conduct a quick and thorough investigation into threats to journalist Peter Sabo and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Sabo, a reporter for online news site Aktuality.sk, found a pistol cartridge in his mailbox in Bratislava, according to a report from his…

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