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What does the murder of journalist and follow-up events, tell us about freedom of the press and politics in a European country?

What does the murder of journalist and follow-up events, tell us about freedom of the press and politics in a European country?

ANDREJ ŠKOLKAY

Abstract: In February 2018, Slovakia´s long history of the absence of journalist murder case ended, when a young investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, and his fiancée were murdered in their home. While previous cases of the disappearance of journalists cannot be totally dissociated from the possibilities of murder, a lack of evidence qualified this case as the first. The cascade of events which followed further emphasise its importance. Prime Minister Robert Fico was forced to resign. Resignations of the Minister of Culture, almost immediately, and two Ministers of the Interior followed. …