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Slovakia: Inflammatory language in Hospodarske Noviny

Odyseus, SWAN member from Slovakia, contacted several NGOs that are active in social work and outreach to sex workers, and they together sent a letter demanding it be published in Hospodarske Noviny.

In addition to that, several SWAN members from other European countries wrote letters of protest to the Editor-in-Chief of Hospodarske Noviny.

However, the letter was never published in the conservative paper focused mostly on economic news.

In mid-August Odyseus filed a complaint with the Slovakian Press Council. An official response arrived in end-September claiming that “the ethical codex of journalism is not breached but some of the authors’ statements were on the border of respectability”.

Read more about the case in the call for action in this issue of the SWAN News.

Contact person: Lubica Tornoczyova, podchod@ozodyseus.sk
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