Freedom in Bratislava

By Fleur Withagen

Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Slovaks care about their freedom and cherish this right with their hart. But how free is Slovakia and their press, especially after the murder on Ján Kuciak? On the Freedom Festival in Bratislava on Friday 24 May, I met Tomáš Kriššák, a 32-year-old project coordinator by Open Society Foundation in Bratislava. In this podcast, we talk about Freedom of press and artistic freedom after the murder of Ján Kuciak. After the murder, journalists got huge support of civil society. We also talk about what will change after the European Election with the new parliament. What are topics where artists can’t write about and what can Europe do more about the Freedom of artists and journalists in Slovakia?