The Slovak reporter found dead at his home on Sunday was working on a story about political corruption at the highest level. Jan Kuciak was writing about links between the Italian Mafia and the Slovak government.
In eastern Slovakia, interest groups using mafia methods have discovered EU direct grants for agricultural areas as a source of income, trying to extort farmland from its owners. DW met one of the victims.
Journalist Arpad Soltesz says press freedom in Slovakia is on a downward spiral after the killing of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak. He spoke to DW about his concerns, and told his own story of being attacked.
A journalist's murder has triggered a crisis of identity and trust in Slovakia. Even the president isn't sure anymore if his country follows the rule of law or the laws of the mafia, Keno Verseck reports from Bratislava.
The killing of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has caused upheaval in Slovakia, says political analyst Grigoriy Meseznikov. By clinging to power, Prime Minister Robert Fico is worsening the situation by the day.
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