STA funding suspension envokes strong reactions from journalist associations, trade union, even coalition parties

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Journalists’ Association (DNS) and the Trade Union of Slovenian Journalists stood to defend the Slovenian Press Agency in their separate statements on Tuesday after it transpired that the government had suspended funding to the national press agency.

The DNS, the largest journalist association in the country, said it was “appalled” at the government decision, which it saw as an “attack on journalism”, while the journalists’ trade union condemned the move and protested against the “unilateral and legally controversial decision of the government”.