Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Že objavljeni članek, pripoved Blaža Zgage o grožnjah s smrtjo in ostrakizmu, ki ga je deležen v Sloveniji, zdaj še na straneh Reporters Without Borders:
A Slovenian freelance investigative journalist and an information heroe for Reporters Without Borders, Blaž Zgaga is the co-author of “In the Name of the State,” a bestseller about arms trafficking in the Balkans in 1990s, when it was a regional speciality. In 2000, he exposed the existence of clandestine US intelligence operations in the Balkans and was facing a five-year jail sentence for revealing “military secrets” until finally acquitted. Far from being discouraged, he went on to trigger a political earthquake in Slovenia by revealing that senior Slovenian officials had received kickbacks from a contract with a Finnish arms manufacture. The many public figures hit by the scandal include former Prime Minister Janez Janša, who received a two-year jail sentence in June 2013. Zgaga has received repeated death threats and has for years been hounded by intelligence services and many of his colleagues in Slovenia. In the following powerful account, he describes his career as an investigative journalist and how, as a result of his reporting, his country’s leading newspapers nowadays refuse to publish his articles.
The article in Bosnian was originally published at MC Online (LINK to BHS version). The English version was originally published at Mediaobservatory.net (LINK to ENG version) and translated by Kanita Halilović.