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The National Media Outlet RTV Censored Možina’s Piece

They say that the right, or more specifically Janez Janša, has hijacked the national media outlet Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV). However, given that Thursday’s central daily news show censored the contribution of the journalist and historian Jože Možina, who is considered to be a particular thorn in the side of the left, because he is among those who dare to invite those the left does not like to his show, such as the Ljubljana councillor Aleš Primc and the initiator of the pensioners’ protests Pavel Rupar, it is more than obvious that these are left-wing delusions that have nothing to do with reality. It is actually the journalist activists who enjoy the support of the ruling authorities that are pushing hard for pluralism to be abolished in our public media.

“Listen to this, the vigilant “guardians of acquisitions” at TV Slovenia have prevented the publication of one of my pieces tonight, about the 27th of April 1941 in TVD. Apparently, they did so in order to “protect” viewers from the temptation to find out more,” journalist Jože Možina said of the censored piece, revealing the truth about the so-called ” Day of Uprising Against the Occupation,” urging Twitter users to share his piece – which was only published during the 5 p.m. afternoon news – so that things do not remain untold.

The ruling clique, which is actually the one that runs the public broadcaster RTVS, was apparently bothered by the fact that Možina made it clear in his article that nothing actually happened on the 27th of April 1941 – at least not for a democratic Slovenia. In his piece, which had to remain censored during the most-watched period, Možina began by explaining that nothing fatal had happened on that date. He explained that the day before, some members of the Friends of the Soviet Union had met at Vidmar’s Villa in Ljubljana, without the leading communist Edvard Kardelj or the top of the Christian Socialists. “They were setting up an Anti-Imperialist Front, also against the anti-fascist England and France, which is not surprising, since the Communists were in collaboration with the National Socialists after the Hitler-Stalin Pact and the dismemberment of Poland. The Slovenian communist press even claimed, shamefully, that the war had been started by the West in order to dismember Germany. Everything changed after the 22nd of June 1941, when Hitler attacked Stalin, and, thanks to that, the Communists instantly became enemies of the Nazis. So, not when their homeland, Yugoslavia, was attacked, but when the Soviet Union was attacked. Only then did the communists within the Liberation Front, at the behest of Stalin, declare resistance against the occupier.”

According to Možina, the attributes of resistance were only later added to the less important meeting of the 26th of April 1941, in order to cover up the passivity during the Hitler-Stalin Pact. Edvard Kocbek also admitted to this.” The latter said that the date was created manipulatively. “Kidrič needed this date, and that is why a debater’s meeting at Vidmar’s Villa was proclaimed as the ‘historical date of the foundation of the Liberation Front’,” Kocbek added. Možina went on to point out that the revolt was based on the model and idealisation of Stalin’s Soviet system and the concealment of dictatorship and poverty, which was later admitted to by Ivan Maček – Matija, when, after the war, his comrades accused him of withholding the truth about the Soviet Union from them. “The ideal is so false, but the holiday of resistance against the occupier is without a doubt meaningful. However, the 27th of April is, to a large extent, one of the failed myths of the previous regime, which, as a remnant, is rightly a stumbling block even in independent Slovenia, because on the 27th of April 1941, nothing happened for democratic Slovenia,” Možina concluded.

Dictatorship enters Slovenia

“So, in April 2023, we have communist censorship at RTV Slovenia, just like in 1973. Not only that, but those whom there is”f*cking more of” at RTVS cannot bear to hear an opinion that is different from theirs. This time, they did not “tolerate” even some simple historical facts. The dictatorship enters Slovenia…”, Janez Janša commented on the matter. According to Tino Mamić, Vice-President of the Association of Journalists and Publicists (Združenje novinarjev in publicistov) and a professor of history, this is a case of brutal censorship at the national media outlet RTVS. “The piece with the historical accents, prepared by a doctor of historical sciences, was censored by journalists with degrees from the Faculty of Social Sciences. So much for professionalism and the hijacked RTVS.”

The withdrawal of the piece from the most-watched time slot shows that the truth is apparently still not allowed to come out to the people, even after more than three decades of having our own country, and even though the media is expected to report professionally and impartially under the current legislation. It is no wonder, then, that a portrait of the former dictator Tito was still to be found in one of the offices in 2023, as a sign of the glorification of a regime that did not give freedom of speech to those who criticised it. However, since the chosen few on the left apparently want to see the introduction of one-party rule as soon as possible, especially in light of the decline of the ruling party’s rating, Nika Kovač, among others, spoke out a few days ago, calling on the Prime Minister to put the situation right already, so that, among other things, the leader of the opposition will finally be forbidden from appearing on the national media outlet. So much for the current dominance of the right wing in the mainstream media. If the Golob amendment is implemented, censorship of “disturbing” pieces of media will apparently become commonplace. It is well known on whose side the journalistic activists are and that, in the case of the current coalition’s takeover, we will be forced to constantly listen to pieces about living in the land of milk and honey.

Ana Horvat

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