Thousands March as Media Join Kuciak

Thousands marched in Bratislava and other Slovak cities on Friday to honor slain investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, who was murdered this week while finishing work on how the Italian mafia had infiltrated his homeland. Demonstrators demanded swift action to a killing that has shaken the country and its coalition government. Meanwhile, Kuciak's work was completed by GIJN members Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism, and Investigative Reporting Project of Italy, and republished by major media including Bild, Die Welt, Le Temps, Politico, and Business Insider. A special newsroom will open in Bratislava to continue the work, comprised of top journalists from the Ringier Axel Springer Media group, which owned Kuciak's outlet, the Aktuality.sk website. Said Aktuality.sk’s Editor Peter Bárdy, "We need to say to the perpetrators: You will never browbeat us.” 

Source: Slovak Spectator, Reuters

Posted on: March 3, 2018