Corporate News

UKOM proposes expansion of audit into STA public service

The Government Communications Office (UKOM) welcomed on Wednesday the decision of the Court of Audit to examine the STA's public service, but find it "very deficient". It proposes that the review cover the 2018-2021 period and not just the 2019-mid-2022 period, and check compliance with EU regulations on general economic interest.

Audit announced of STA public service

The Court of Audit will examine the performance of the STA's public service, looking into actions by the STA as well as the government and such and the Government Communications Office (UKOM) in particular.

STA's new editor-in-chief takes office

Aljoša Rehar took over as the new editor-in-chief of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) on Monday after serving as the head of the agency's digital strategy group for the last seven years. He succeeds Barbara Štrukelj, who was the content chief for 12 years and decided not to seek another term.

STA signs deal on public service with UKOM valid until end of the year

Igor Kadunc, the new acting director of the STA, and Uroš Urbanija, director of the Government Communication Office (UKOM), signed an agreement on the STA's public service for 2021, UKOM said in a press release. Urbanija told the press the contract said that the STA should receive EUR 2 million for this year.

STA, UKOM directors hold first meeting

Igor Kadunc, the new acting director of the STA, and Uroš Urbanija, the director of the Government Communications Office (UKOM), held their first meeting Tuesday. The talks were designed to discuss ways to resolve the stand-off regarding financing.

Second round of STA crowdfunding campaign starts

The Slovenian Journalist Association (DNS) has launched another round of the #zaobSTAnek crowdfunding campaign in support of the Slovenian Press Agency starting on 1 November. If you wish to donate, send an SMS message with the text STA5 to 1919 (the donation will be five euros). Those who would like to donate a different amount can do so via direct transfer to the Slovenian Journalist Association account number SI56 6100 0002 5727 075 (Društvo novinarjev Slovenije), Vošnjakova ulica 8, Ljubljana.

Kadunc takes over as STA acting director

Igor Kadunc, former director general of the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija, takes over as the acting director at the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) on Sunday. He stressed that ensuring financial stability of the STA would be his priority as a prerequisite for the normal functioning and existence of the agency.