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The Slovak-language version of NewsFront is currently disseminating pro-Russian claims about the invasion of Ukraine. Who is the creative force behind the Slovak NewsFront site? The findings of the Investigative Centre of Ján Kuciak (ICJK) suggest it could be lawyer and member of the Slovak Union of Antifascist Fighters, Vladimír Zemko.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as we found out, NewsFront has been playing a significant role in spreading anti-Ukrainian narratives in some Visegrad countries – especially in Slovakia. A complex redistribution scheme allows Kremlin propaganda to avoid bans and reach audiences in the region.
The European premiere of “The Killing of a Journalist” took place during the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. The document tell the story of a murdered Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina, which lead to uncovering of just how rotten the local system was and a wave of public unrest which inevitably changed the whole country.
Betlanovce, Kežmarok, Levoča, Veľký Kamenec, Trenčín: these are the settlements where new properties were acquired by a subsidiary of the Foundation for Preserving Built Heritage in Central Europe in Upper Hungary in Slovakia, which was set up by the Hungarian State in areas that belonged to Hungary before the Treaty of Trianon.
Slovak oligarchs are hiding their assets in complicated schemes that use lawyers as nominee owners. The Investigative Centre of Ján Kuciak has proof that these lawyers act as the real owners’ proxies and that, in at least one case, such a scheme was utilized for money laundering.