Czech Republic

2002

Alerts   |   Czech Republic

CPJ backs investigation of plot to murder journalist

New York, July 25, 2002--The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by news reports that Czech investigative reporter Sabina Slonkova was the target of a murder plot allegedly planned by Karel Srba, the former general secretary of the Czech Foreign Ministry.

Srba was arrested on July 19--in addition to three others who were arrested on July 18--on suspicion of planning to kill the journalist, according to Czech and international sources.
July 25, 2002 12:00 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Europe & Central Asia

The exhilarating prospect of broad press freedoms that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago has faded dramatically in much of the post-communist world. A considerable decline in press freedom conditions in Russia during the last year, along with the stranglehold authoritarian leaders have imposed on media in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, has put journalists on the defensive across the region.

Attacks on the Press   |   Czech Republic

Attacks on the Press 2001: Czech Republic

Despite the Czech Republic's status as a leading candidate to join the European Union, local journalists continue to face significant risks for criticizing politicians and government policies, while political interference in the media inhibits the expansion of press freedom.

March 26, 2002 12:08 PM ET

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