As the daily Pravda wrote on August 30, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 29, the home of Naďa Šindlerová, a Plus 7 Dní weekly magazine reporter, was almost set on fire after someone splashed petrol on one of the walls and set it alight.
"I found a can outside, under the window, and I also spotted a car driving away," Šindlerová said about the incident.
The attack may be related to a proceeding at the Special Court, where a case involving the Okoličány mafia is taking place. Šindlerová covers the case in the latest issue of Plus 7 Dní, which went on sale in Bratislava on August 28 and is available elsewhere around the country as of August 30.
The reporter herself considers the attack a threat on the journalistic community.
"All journalists should now unite and fight for a law that protects the media, as, for example, public officials are. It's our duty to write about mafia types as well as about politicians," she added. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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31. Aug 2007 at 7:00