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Slovak media more free, survey says

Slovakia is the third-best country in the world for freedom of the media, according to a survey from the Paris-based organisation Reporters Without Borders.

The country improved from its eighth-place finish last year, the Sme daily reported on October 17.

Slovakia’s position was based on a questionnaire answered by the Slovak Syndicate of Journalists.

Iceland and Norway placed first and second, while the Czech Republic finished 14th, Hungary was 17th, and the US was 48th.

Commenting on the results, Sme said the situation in the rest of the world must have significantly worsened, because nothing improved in Slovakia. It mentioned the party nomination of the public-service Slovak Television boss, Prime Minister Robert Fico’s verbal attacks on the media, and a supposed Mafia attack on the property of a journalist.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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