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Serbia's N1TV receives letter threatening to kill staff, blow up office

February 6, 2019 2:43 PM ET

Berlin, February 6, 2019--Serbian authorities should thoroughly investigate a death threat made against staff at the privately owned N1TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The station received a letter on February 4 from someone threatening to kill its journalists and their families, and to blow up its...

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Serbian investigative journalist targeted with arson attack

December 12, 2018 3:45 PM ET

New York, December 12, 2018--Serbian authorities must ensure the safety and well-being of investigative journalist Milan Jovanović and bring those responsible for today's arson attack on his property to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Serbian government accuses journalist of false reporting abduction

June 25, 2018 6:08 PM ET

On June 15, 2018--Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić announced on June 15 that freelance journalist Stefan Cvetković was found unharmed. Local news outlets had reported, citing police and witnesses, that he went missing on the evening of June 13 in the town of Bela Crkva, some 100 kilometers east of...

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Police search for missing journalist in Serbia

June 14, 2018 12:25 PM ET

Berlin, June 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Vojvodina, the northern province of Serbia, to take all necessary measures to locate Stefan Cvetković, a prominent freelance journalist who went missing last night, according to local news reports....

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Two-fold risk for Serbia's women journalists as attackers target their work and gender

October 12, 2017 12:06 PM ET

"In the past five years I was publically called many things. I was an old hag, a sterile, cheap Soros' prostitute, a hooker, not f***ed enough, in need of a good prick, and destroyer of the Serbian Orthodox Church," said Tatjana Vojtehovski, a Serbian television journalist with a large...

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How influence of Russian media risks making Serbia a Moscow bureau

October 20, 2016 2:45 PM ET

For a couple of days last month, uninformed tourists visiting Serbia could easily have believed that the country is a Russian outpost. With large photos of Vladimir Putin on their covers, Serbian tabloids--by far the biggest source of print information in the country--were engaged in a discussion over whether...

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The Road to Justice

October 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

Sidebar: A New Start on Old Murders in Serbia Slavko Curuvija was killed 15 years ago, but Veran Matić, a veteran journalist of Serbia’s independent media, never forgot. Curuvija, an influential independent newspaper owner in what was then Yugoslavia, was shot in the back on April 11, 1999, by two...

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Defining role of the press in genocide prevention

June 6, 2012 1:22 PM ET

Talking about genocide prevention in the shadow of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camps brings an intense and unique gravity to the discussions. The academic presentations cannot extract themselves from the looming presence of the barbed wires and grim towers surrounding the Nazis' most infamous death factory....

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:52 AM ET

On the Runet, Old-School Repression Meets New By Nina Ognianova and Danny O'Brien Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has often talked about the importance of a free press and free Internet, telling reporters before his election that the Web "guarantees the independence of mass media." He explicitly tied the two together...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Serbia

February 15, 2011 12:17 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Authorities win convictions in anti-press attacks, improve access to information. • Constitutional Court strikes down restrictive media ownership regulations. Key Statistic 3: Suspects convicted and sentenced to prison for threats against B92 journalist. Serbian authorities stepped up law enforcement efforts in attacks against...

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