IFJ Fears Press Freedom and Democracy Threatened in Slovenia

Brussels, 14 June - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) found a number of faults with the official police investigation of a brutal attack on Slovene journalist Miro Petek during its own independent enquiry. The failure of the Slovene police, which has in the year and a half since the attack not managed to find the perpetrators of this act, has cast a shadow over press freedom in Slovenia, reported the IFJ and called upon the Slovene government to ensure an independent investigation of the crime. The IFJ has sent its report to several high EU officials, advising them to bring the subject up at accession talks.

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