RTVS stops report about plagiarism and removes head of the team

The television station claimed it was in accordance with internal rules and refused censorship.

Building of RTVSBuilding of RTVS (Source: Sme)

The investigative programme of public television station RTVS, Reportéri (Reporters), was brought into the spotlight due to continuous quarrels between its creators with the station's management.

The situation was tense after RTVS put an end to an upcoming new programme about the dubious dissertation thesis of the former health minister Andrea Kalavská. The programme was supposed to air on Monday, October 5.

Kalavská gained a degree at the private College of the Healthcare and Social Work of Sain Elisabeth, which was co-founded by well-known infectologist Vladimír Krčméry.

12 pages of Kalavská's thesis were identical to the thesis of her tutor Juraj Benca, Lýdia Kokavcová of the portal Omediach.sk reported.

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