Journalism is under attack worldwide. The trend, worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the anger surrounding it, has been amplified by politicians inciting hate against those who criticize them.
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Hundreds of Russian and Belarusian rail cars stranded near the European Union’s border with Ukraine in countries such as Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. These wagons, which used to carry all kinds of goods from Russia and Belarus to the EU, were stranded on NATO soil after Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Fico heads into elections driven by anger, revenge, and desire for power—and for salvation. If there is one thing for which Robert Fico has real talent, it is perceiving the mood of society and raising issues that resonate and have an immediate political effect. And he does not give up .
Berlin-based company, Slovak bikers, and far-right activist in Central Europe. Who keeps Russia’s propaganda machine well-oiled? Despite US and EU sanctions, NewsFront, a hub for Kremlin propaganda linked to Russian intelligence, is still targeting audiences in Europe. Now, it’s developing its reach on Telegram and using local networks.
Tens of thousands of Hungarians are on long medical waiting lists due to backlogs in a corrupt healthcare system. Investigative reporters found the Hungarian government of Victor Orban spent hundreds of millions of euros on unused medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, with public money ending up in the pockets of shady businessmen.
The court has decided that Marian Kočner is not guilty of ordering the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak. In his dissenting opinion, judge Pikna claimed that the gathered complementary evidence excludes the possibility of any other conclusion than that Marian Kočner committed the offense.
Disinformation, propaganda and lies have been flooding the Slovak information space for a long time and, according to experts, represent an underestimated threat to the country. Behind the spread of lies and harmful content, a profitable business can be hiding under the guise of ideology.