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Hundreds of journalists advocate media freedom in Slovakia - Front News

07.02.2019, 12:07
In an open appeal to the authorities, Slovak journalists called on politicians not to interfere in the work of the media and not to dictate their policies to them, as to Front News citing the Radio Liberty reports about it. “After the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his bride Martina Kusnirova, we hoped that the state would look for ways to better protect journalists. It did not happen,” the statement says. A statement by media professionals noted that politicians have the opportunity to comment on media materials in which they appear, but they often reject this option and do not answer any questions. As noted, the protest of Slovak journalists caused a new draft law on the media, which is now being discussed in the Slovak parliament. If a new law is adopted, its individual articles will enable politicians to “additionally express themselves in every publication that will be written about them, even when we write the truth. With their views, which may not correspond to the facts, they want to drown the newspapers,” the journalists said. We recall that in the UK they reported on the audit of the programs of the Russian television channel NTV Mir and REN TV, which are registered in London but are broadcast in the Baltic countries. Front News
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