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Freedom of Information Law: Reporter’s Best Friend or Killer?

Freedom of Information Law: Reporter’s Best Friend or Killer?

As soon as journalists published the last investigation of their murdered colleague, Slovak reporter Jan Kuciak, they immediately focused on another important issue: Why was he killed? And how did his killers know that he was working on a story about them? The first answer was straightforward. Kuciak and his fiancée were murdered in their home in...

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Italian Farms, Slovak Soil

Italian Farms, Slovak Soil

It started with just a name on a company registration form: Antonino Vadala. Because that name belonged to a man in business with Maria Troskova – a model turned businesswoman who became an assistant to Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico – reporters wanted to know more. That curiosity may have killed Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak along with...

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Ján Kuciak and Our Last Unfinished Investigation

Ján Kuciak and Our Last Unfinished Investigation

When the bodies of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kusnirova, both 27, were found this Sunday – each killed by a single shot in their newly purchased home – Slovak journalists were shocked. Slovakia’s top politicians have recently been criticized for openly expressing hostility to independent journalists, but no reporter in the country...