09 Oct 2018 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 11 Jun 2018 n° 51/2018 Slovenia

Threats against Slovenian journalists

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Following media reports claiming that Hungarian media companies have provided financial support to Slovenian media outlets related with the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), journalists Blaž Petkovič, from daily newspaper Večer, and Eugenija Carl, from the public broadcaster RTV Slovenia, have been targeted by intimidating emails sent by Škandal24, a media outlet co-founded by the SDS party. Both journalists have been asked questions aiming to discredit their work. Other Slovenian journalists have been harassed by Škandal24 and nova24tv.si. The Slovene Association of Journalists strongly condemned these threats.
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