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Slovakia’s press protests against new laws
On 11 April, seven leading Slovakian dailies – SME, Pravda, Hospodarske, Noviny, Novy Cas, Plus 1 Den and Uj Szo published issues with nothing on the front page apart from a black-bordered editorial criticising the country’s new media law. A similar protest was staged on 7 March. The new law gives the culture ministry direct […]
14 Apr 08

On 11 April, seven leading Slovakian dailies – SME, Pravda, Hospodarske, Noviny, Novy Cas, Plus 1 Den and Uj Szo published issues with nothing on the front page apart from a black-bordered editorial criticising the country’s new media law.

A similar protest was staged on 7 March. The new law gives the culture ministry direct control over media coverage of a range of subjects deemed ‘sensitive’. It also gives automatic right of response to anyone who thinks they have been defamed or insulted.

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