Slovenia accused of media interference

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) - part of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has accused the Slovenian Government of hiding behind its European Union Presidency and ignoring the issue of press censorship at home. 571 journalists have signed a petition calling on the Slovenian Government to refrain from engaging in censorship and its persistent attempts to exert undue influence on the freedom of the press to comment and criticise on the political process and wider issues in Slovenia.

Local journalists reacted angrily this week to publicity material compiled by state press officers that glossed over the issue and tried to present a different picture to its intended audience of international journalists and observers.


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