Freedom of the Press and Personal Rights. Right of Correction and Right of Reply in Slovene Legislation
Matevž Krivic and Simona Zatler analyse the meaning of the right of correction and right of reply in relation to press freedom. They both draw attention to the issue of controversial provisions in Slovene media law and suggest possible solutions. Matevž Krivic concludes that misunderstanding of the right of reply and right of correction in Slovenia arises from unfamiliarity with these institutes of Slovene media law and partly their illogical naming. Simona Zatler begins by pointing out that journalists’ task and duty is to communicate information or notices in a manner that ensures that the public is always most adequately informed so that it can contribute to the management of common issues as effectively as possible. In order to realise this task, journalists are allowed to act autonomously and free of external pressures, but at the same time the very enormity of the responsibility held by the media legitimises a number of restrictions imposed upon their activities.