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Serbian journalists charged over coverage of environmental protest

Berlin, May 9, 2022 – Serbian authorities should drop all criminal charges against journalists Sava Majstorov and Sara Mikić, and ensure that members of the press do not face legal retaliation over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On April 12, authorities charged Mikić and Majstorov, reporters with the local news website…

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Serbian journalist Dinko Gruhonjić receives death threats online

Berlin, May 3, 2022 — Serbian authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into threats made to journalist Dinko Gruhonjić and his family, and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On April 25, a Facebook user named “Ante Pavlovic” sent a number of threatening messages to Gruhonjić, deputy editor-in-chief of…

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Serbian broadcaster N1TV and newspaper Danas receive death threats

Berlin, April 25, 2022 – Serbian authorities should conduct swift and thorough investigations into death threats made to employees of the broadcaster N1TV and newspaper Danas, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On April 18, the independent broadcaster N1TV received an anonymous email threatening that the outlet’s employees…

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Serbian journalist Miljko Stojanovic threatened over interview with Ukrainian refugee 

Berlin, March 29, 2022 — Serbian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Miljko Stojanovic and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On March 8, Stojanovic, a reporter for the Serbian daily Danas based in the eastern town of Zaječar, published an article profiling a Ukrainian refugee who…

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CPJ welcomes convictions in retrial for Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija’s murder

New York, December 2, 2021 – In a retrial today, the Higher Court in Belgrade convicted four former Serbian state security officers of the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, owner of the mass-circulation Dnevni Telegraf, Serbia’s first private daily, and the weekly magazine Evropljanin, independent regional news website Balkan Insight reported. Ćuruvija, 51, was…

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‘The most dangerous situation’: Serbian journalists accused of links to organized crime

In March, when a reporter at Serbian investigative news site KRIK asked President Aleksandar Vučić at a press conference about the government’s alleged links to organized crime, governing party politicians and pro-government media outlets turned the claim back on KRIK.  They accused the journalists of being part of a criminal network, which KRIK has forcefully denied, as CPJ…

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Serbian radio host Daško Milinović assaulted, 1 suspect apprehended

Berlin, April 20, 2021 — Serbian authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the assault of radio host Daško Milinović and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On April 16, at about 6:45 a.m., two unidentified men pepper-sprayed Milinović while he was walking to work in the…

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Serbian outlet KRIK faces smear campaign after journalist questions president

Berlin, April 1, 2021 — Serbian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the ongoing smear campaign against investigative journalism outlet KRIK and ensure the safety of the outlet’s staffers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 7, during a press conference, a KRIK reporter asked Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić about…

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Election disinformation happens all over the world. These journalists are combating it.

With multiple federal investigations underway into the January 6 Capitol riot, concerns still abound about the spread of disinformation around the U.S. election. But the U.S. is not alone in confronting the phenomenon. Disinformation is happening all over the world – especially during high stakes events like national votes.    “It’s language agnostic, it’s region agnostic,…

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Serbian investigative journalist Milan Jovanović stands in the ruins of his home in the Belgrade suburb of Vrčin. His home was burned down in an arson attack on December 12, 2018. (Cenzolovka)

CPJ welcomes sentencing in 2018 arson attack on Serbian journalist Milan Jovanović

New York, February 23, 2021 – In response to a Serbian court’s decision today sentencing former mayor Dragoljub Simonovic to more than four years in prison for ordering an arson attack on the home of journalist Milan Jovanović, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “It is welcome news to see a Serbian…

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