Media freedom in Slovenia: MEPs to continue taking stock of recent developments 

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Parliament’s monitoring group has invited the prime minister, culture minister, chief prosecutor and ombudsman, as well as media and civil society, to a meeting on Friday.

Following a first meeting held on 5 March, the Democracy, Rule of law and Fundamental rights Monitoring Group (DRFMG) will continue assessing the state of media freedom in Slovenia. The dedicated working group set up by the Civil Liberties Committee has been monitoring closely the situation related to EU values across all member states, especially in the context of COVID-19 emergency measures.

This second exchange of views on the situation in Slovenia will be structured as follows:

13.35 - 14.30 First panel

  • Barbara Štrukelj, Editor-in-chief, Slovenian Press Agency
  • Igor Kadunc, General Director, RTV Slovenia
  • Borut Rončevič: member of the Supervisory Board at RTV Slovenia, Chair of the expert committee for media projects at the Ministry of Culture
  • Nataša Pirc Musar, Lawyer specialising in media law
  • Igor Pirkovič, Association of journalists and publicists

14.30 - 15.15 Second panel

  • Peter Svetina, Human Rights Ombudsman
  • Mirjam Kline, Supreme State Prosecutor

15.15 - 16.15 Third panel

  • Janez Janša, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Vasko Simoniti, Culture Minister of Slovenia

When: Friday 26 March 2021, 13:30 - 16:30

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, József Antall building, room 4Q1, with remote participation.

You can follow the meeting live here. Interpretation will be available from and to English, French, Slovenian, Polish and Greek. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, journalists are strongly advised to follow the meeting online.