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Išče se novinar

Današnja vest za tiste, ki ne berejo EU Observer:

Kam je izginila slovenska ur-afera, zgodba o prekupčevanju z orožjem, katere nadaljevanje z oklepniki iz Patrie je zgolj farsična ponovitev? Zakaj in kdaj je postala izgubljena s prevodom, gone with the wind? Nova trilogija V imenu države novinarjev Blaža Zgage in Mateja Šurca je malodane prepovedana. Novinarji se ju izogibajo, menita sama. Več odmevov o njej najdemo v tujih medijih kot domačih. In neodvisno od njiju – obeh kužnih avtorjev novinarske peticije, kužnih za same novinarje, ne le politiko, ki jih je naredila za kužne –  se izogibajo tej ur-aferi. Ta ni prava, prava je kakšna druga. Takšna, ki je usmerjena v pravo tarčo. Se je zgodilo še s Frangeževima in drugimi knjigami. V času tik pred volitvami pa bi nas vendarle moralo skrbeti:

In a footnote, both Slovene former ministers are being prosecuted for different crimes today, however. Slovenia’s former and likely future prime minister, Jansa, is currently facing trial for bribery in an arms deal worth $364 million and Bavcar, the former interior minister, faces charges of money laundering.

Zato žal ne preseneča, da ob njuni predstavitvi knjig v Mariboru nekaj dni nazaj ni bilo nobenega novinarja, kot poroča Marko Pigac. Nobenega. Izkušnja Zgage in Šurca je tudi groteskna. Medtem ko sta v tujini celo nagrajevana za svojo trilogijo, sta doma bosa. Medtem ko jima doma grozijo z ustrelitvijo na političnem portalu, se jima v bran postavljajo tuje medijske organizacije, domače pač ne:

VIENNA, 1 Dec. 2011 – The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), condemns death threats against the investigative reporters Blaz Zgaga and Matej Surc, which appeared on 19 November 2011 on a political web portal. Numerous anonymous readers insulted, and physically threatened, the two journalists – who are the authors of three books on the arms trade in Slovenia.

The trilogy authored by the duo focuses on the weapons trade during the wars in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. The name of the trilogy is: “In the Name of the State”. The first volume appeared in June 2011, under the title “In the Name of the State: Selling” (V imenu države: Odprodaja) and the second was released in October 2011 under the title:  “In the Name of the State: Resale” (V imenu države: Preprodaja). The third is scheduled to appear in 2012. It will be called “In the Name of the State: Cover-up” (V imenu države: Prikrivanje). The investigation revealed, among other things, the alleged role played by some Slovene politicians in weapons deals.

In November 2011, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) awarded Zgaga and Surc with a special investigative journalism diploma for their trilogy.

In September 2008, Zgaga received a death threat related to an investigative project focusing on a corruption scandal known as the ‘Patria’ affair. Finnish Television cooperated in the research. Although the death threat was reported to the police, the perpetrators could not be found due to a lack of proper technology, according to police sources at the time. 

SEEMO Secretary-General Oliver Vujovic said: “I urge the Slovenian police authorities to find those responsible for these death threats. Freedom of expression cannot exist with death threats. On the other hand, I urge the web portal administrator to adhere to international standards. The making of death threats is a criminal offence.”

Živimo, skratka, v neki resnično medijsko perverzni državi: novinarji zanikajo same novinarje, zanikajo svojo lastno novinarsko peticijo in solidarnost, zanikajo ene zgodbe ali afere in polnih ust podpihujejo druge. Standardov ni skoraj nobenih, ni pravih sankcij, političnonovinarske klike s svojimi diskreditacijskimi in insinuacijskimi postopki brezskrupulozno dosegajo, kar želijo. Vedno bolj. 

2.12.11

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