European Commission must guarantee the safety of Slovenian journalist Blaž Zgaga
Recent articles in Slovenia

“SLAPP cases such as this one threaten independent journalism. It would be a sad irony if Necenzurirano, which in Slovenian means ‘Uncensored’, itself becomes the latest media outlet in Europe to fall victim to censorship by brazen abuse of the law”.

In the last 6 months, Prime Minister Janez Janša – who took office in March 2020 and previously governed the country on two prior occasions – has renewed long-standing grievances with the press and denigrated critical media outlets.

Blaž Zgaga has been the target of a hate campaign fuelled by the government since he made an official Freedom of Information Request on the COVID-19 pandemic.