Incoming Slovak government suspends press passes of liberal media

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By Albin Sybera Incoming populist Slovak premier Robert Fico has suspended press permits for what he has described as “enemy media”, sparking a new row with the country’s progressive President Zuzana Caputova. Fico, leader of the leftist Smer party, has ordered a review of press permits to the office of the government for journalists from the liberal dailies SME and DennikN, online news outlet, and television station Markiza. These outlets “openly adhere to hatred and enemy stance towards Smer and spread these trends with pleasure,” Fico alleged, adding that pending the review, th…

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