Dragomir Writes About Alarming Steps Against Independent Public Media in Slovakia

January 17, 2018

The management of RTVS, Slovakia’s public broadcaster, is poised to turn the station into a political enterprise. The recent cancellation of the station’s sole investigative journalism program is part of that strategy. In his latest piece for MediaPowerMonitor, Dragomir reports on the recent measures taken to curb the independence of public media in Slovakia, including the sudden cancelling of an investigative journalist program, Reporteri. As Dragomir writes, "nothing, however, seems to change the new direction of Slovakia’s public media. The mood among the broadcaster’s journalists is gloomy. Journalists from the Slovak public radio, SRo, say that pressures to influence the editorial coverage are also mounting at the public radio, which is a part of RTVS as well. SRo’s management wants the station’s journalists to wax lyrical about the Slovak National Party (SNS), a nationalist party, junior member of Slovakia’s ruling coalition."  Read more about the current state of Slovakia's media landscape here.