Czech daily newspaper “Právo” reported that masked military police carrying automatic weapons entered the station with a court order to secure a recently declassified document, and took away seven bags of documents and three computers.
Czech Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities Minister Michael Kocab admits to IPI that gag law contributes to “rise of self-censorship”, says it should be “amended”.
In an 11 May 2009 letter to President Václav Klaus, WAN expresses concern over amendments to the Criminal Code which introduce prison sentences and massive fines for journalists for publishing information generated by criminal proceedings. (WAN/IFEX) His Excellency Václav Klaus President of the Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 11 May 2009 Your Excellency, We are […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is an IPI press release: Fine Against Czech Journalist Marks A Setback for Press Freedom VIENNA, 10 February 2009 – The International Press Institute today expressed concern over a Czech court’s 6 February decision upholding a fine against reporter Sabina Slonkova for refusing to disclose the names of confidential sources to […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a 20 January 2004 CPJ press release: CZECH REPUBLIC: Editor of independent weekly attacked New York, January 20, 2004-The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns this weekend’s attack on Tomas Nemecek, editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Respekt, which is based in the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague. On Saturday, January 17, […]
(RSF/IFEX) – RSF has called on the Czech authorities to take firm action in response to a violent attack on Tomas Nemecek, editor-in-chief of the weekly “Respekt”, on 17 January 2004. Nemecek, aged 30, was attacked with tear gas and then kicked and punched in the head by two men after leaving a shop near […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a 1 July 2003 CPJ press release: CZECH REPUBLIC: Diplomat convicted for conspiring to murder journalist New York, July 1, 2003-A Czech court yesterday convicted the former general secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Karel Srba, of plotting to murder Sabina Slonkova, an investigative reporter for the independent Prague daily Mlada […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a 26 March 2003 CPJ press release: CZECH REPUBLIC: Intelligence official confirms Iraqi threat against RFE/RL New York, March 26, 2003-A senior Czech intelligence official alleged today that Iraqi agents planned to carry out an attack against the Prague-based headquarters of U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Jiri Ruzek, […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a 25 July 2002 CPJ press release: CZECH REPUBLIC: CPJ backs investigation of plot to murder journalist New York, July 25, 2002-The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by news reports that Czech investigative reporter Sabina Slonkova was the target of a murder plot allegedly planned by Karel Srba, […]
(RSF/IFEX) – Four people have been arrested for plotting to murder one of the Czech Republic’s best-known journalists, Sabina Slonkova, the Czech Interior Ministry announced on 22 July 2002. Slonkova, who works for the daily newspaper “Dnes”, recently investigated an embezzlement case connected with the construction of the Czech cultural centre in Moscow, Russia. The […]
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – The following is an ARTICLE 19 press release: 27 March 2002 Czech Publisher of Mein Kampf Faces Imprisonment ARTICLE 19, the Global Campaign for Free Expression, is concerned that Michal Zitko faces possible imprisonment for publishing a Czech translation of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Michal Zitko was charged under Article 260 of […]
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – The following is an 8 March 2002 ARTICLE 19 letter to the chairwoman of the Constitutional Committee, Dagmar Lastovecka: 8 March 2002 Mrs. Dagmar Lastovecka Chairwoman of the Constitutional Committee Dear Mrs. Dagmar Lastovecka ARTICLE 19, the Global Campaign for Free Expression, calls upon you and your fellow colleagues to abolish art.154 […]
(WiPC/IFEX) – The following is a 20 December 2001 WiPC alert: UZBEKISTAN/CZECH REPUBLIC: Extradition hearing against writer Muhammed Salih refused: Salih returns to Norway. On 14 December 2001, Uzbek writer and exiled opposition leader Muhammed Salih returned to Norway after the Prague Municipal Court refused to grant a warrant for his extradition to Uzbekistan. International […]