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Trenčín University rector claims media harassment

Trenčín University rector Miroslav Mečár said on November 12 that he has filed a criminal complaint with police against the weeks-long, “all limits overstepping” pressure of the media on his school over the probe into illegally-granted degrees for several students there, the TASR newswire reported.

Trenčín University rector Miroslav Mečár said on November 12 that he has filed a criminal complaint with police against the weeks-long, “all limits overstepping” pressure of the media on his school over the probe into illegally-granted degrees for several students there, the TASR newswire reported.

“Trenčín University has been making headlines on the front pages and prime time television and radio programmes for the third straight week now. Some media present half-truths ... tendentious and misleading facts and information taken out of context which are showing the school in the worst possible light,” according to Mečár.

“Certain politicians and experts makes early pronouncements and judgments while evoking an air of distrust and instability towards the school and ignoring the presumption of innocence,” he told TASR.

Education Minister Ján Mikolaj confirmed that the ministry is conducting inspections at the school and will release findings after their completion. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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