Slovenia: Rights groups raise concerns about threat to press freedom

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A woman holds Polish and EU flags while demonstrating against the Polish government's proposed media advertising tax which would impact private broadcasters, in Krakow, Poland, 12 February 2021, Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto

Rights groups say EU must act on media freedom in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia

“The EU has sat on the sidelines for too long. Repeated inaction to stop the undermining of media freedom and pluralism first in Hungary, and then in Poland, has allowed this model of media capture to grow and spread to other Member States. The cost of further inaction is simply too high.”

Slovenia: News outlet ‘Necenzurirano’ hit with 39 SLAPP lawsuits

“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”.

Slovenia: A swift downturn in press and media freedom

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.