The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East Europe is appalled by the possible three-year jail sentence Slovenian investigative reporter Anuska Delic is facing.
Delic, who is a journalist for the daily newspaper Delo, is accused of publishing classified state information which connects a Slovenian opposition party and a neo-Nazi group.
The journalist was charged in April 2013, but only learned the details of her indictment last week, which state that she must stand trial for disseminating classified information.
SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujović said:” Both Slovenia and the EU are sending the wrong message to other countries with a case like this. Legal actins taken against Anuska Delic are reprehensible, and I call Slovenian authorities to drop these charges immediately. EU member countries must do their best to set positive examples, instead of interfering with the work of reporters.”