Demokracija is a Slovenian right-wing weekly news and political magazine published in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is known as the party magazine of the Slovenian Democratic Party. It has been in circulation since 1990.

CategoriesNews and political magazine
First issue1 January 1990; 34 years ago (1990-01-01)
Based inLjubljana

History and profile


Demokracija was founded in January 1990[1] as a dissident and pro-Spring magazine.[2] The magazine is published weekly on Thursdays.[3][4] Its headquarters is in Ljubljana.[3]

Demokracija has a right-wing and conservative stance.[5][6] In its early days the weekly was considered to be close to the Slovenian Democratic Union.[1] Then it is considered to have links with the Slovenian Democratic Party.[7]

The magazine focuses on political news in Slovenia and in the world, but also covers sections about history, culture, film, sports and entertainment.[4]

In July 2017, Ripost, a Hungarian media company, acquired a majority share in Demokracija's parent company, Nova obzorja. Ripost has deep ties to the ruling political party in Hungary and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The Slovenian Democratic Party has retained a 42% share in the parent company. Ripost is also a significant shareholder in another media company tied to SDS, Nova24TV.[8][7]

See also



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  2. ^ Peter Lah; Suzana Žilič Fišer (2012). "Journalism in Slovenia". In David H. Weaver; Lars Willnat (eds.). The Global Journalist in the 21st Century. New York; London: Routledge. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-415-88576-8.
  3. ^ a b "Slovenia". World Press. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Demokracija". Cnet. Retrieved 26 November 2014.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Tamara Kotar (2009). "Slovenia". In Lavinia Stan (ed.). Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Reckoning with the Communist Past. London: Routledge. p. 220. ISBN 978-1-135-97099-4.
  6. ^ Andreja Vezovnik (15 November 2010). "Krekism and the Construction of Slovenian National Identity: Newspaper Commentaries on Slovenia's European Union Integration". In Ljiljana Saric; et al. (eds.). Contesting Europe's Eastern Rim.Cultural Identities in Public Discourse. Bristol; Buffalo, NY; Toronto: Multilingual Matters. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-84769-486-7.
  7. ^ a b Saška Cvetkovska Delić (28 February 2020). "Oiling Orbán's Propaganda Machine". OCCRP. Archived from the original on 29 February 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Strankarsko glasilo SDS v roke madžarskega tabloida" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 27 July 2017.