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Ensure public's right to know

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02.12.2019
New press guidelines should not be used to tame news media

A set of new press guidelines barring the disclosure of details about criminal cases went into effect Sunday amid concerns that the Ministry of Justice's directive will keep the public in the dark, especially regarding corruption cases involving bigwigs.

In principle, prosecutors and investigators are prohibited from talking to reporters about criminal cases and presenting any information about a case that is ongoing. Journalists are barred from entering offices where........

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