Reporter Eugenija Carl Receives Threatening Letter with White Powder
Carl said the letter referenced a defamation suit she and a colleague had filed against Prime Minister Janez Janša, who had referred to them as “retired prostitutes” in a 2016 tweet, according to news reports. On 21 May, Carl and her colleague won the lawsuit, and Janša was required to pay compensation of €6,000, according to those reports.
Carl told CPJ that she has previously received threats, insults, and harassment on social media by Janša’s supporters. She said that she and her colleague had received two similar letters with white powder in 2018.
On 3 March, Janša was reelected to his third term as Prime Minister. CPJ emailed questions to the Prime Minister’s office and the press department of the Ministry of the Interior, which oversees the police, and but did not receive any replies.