“We will not listen to overpaid bureaucrats who were born into prosperity lecture us about freedom and democracy. We will also never agree to be censored by the self-proclaimed protectors of freedom,” Prime Minister Janez Janša said in his response, after it was revealed on Planet TV that the chairwoman of the debate on the media and journalists in Slovenia, Sophie in’ t Veld, had arbitrarily withdrawn the video, which would have revealed the actual situation regarding freedom of the media in our country.
“Slovenia owes Brussels absolutely nothing. We fought for our freedom and democracy 30 years ago,” said the Prime Minister Janez Janša in his response, adding that some of us have been fighting and paying the price for the rule of law and freedom of expression, human rights and fundamental freedoms for 35 years now. Therefore, he said, we will not be lectured about freedom and democracy by bureaucrats, who are overpaid with our money and who were born into prosperity.
Everything that has been censored in history sooner or later became public
“We will also never agree to be censored by the self-proclaimed protectors of freedom.” We did not allow Slobodan Milošević to censor us, nor will we allow the Brussels censors to do that either. Everything that has been censored in history sooner or later became public. “Even the video about the media situation in Slovenia will be seen by more Europeans than otherwise, due to the rude censorship,” the Prime Minister made it clear.
Let’s recap. Planet TV revealed what actually happened in Brussels a few days ago. A video was supposed to be played at the discussion on the media and journalistic freedom in Slovenia, which was also attended by our Prime Minister Janša via a video conference. The video would have revealed the actual situation regarding the media and journalistic freedom in Slovenia, and it would have shown the actual reality, which is completely different from the distorted variations of it that are being spread abroad by Slovenian journalists and their foreign colleagues, as well as by the European left-wing politicians.
“Everything is ready! Keeping our fingers crossed for the system to work,” Jonathan Corner from the European Parliament’s Information Technology Department told a representative of the government office more than an hour and a half before the presentation of the Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša. Moments before Janša’s performance, Corner once again confirmed that the video was ready. But then, Chairwoman Sophie in’ t Veld’s arbitrary withdrawal of the video happened instead.