Yugoslavia / 2001

Milosovic-era laws

November 28, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2001—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about an ongoing government investigation of two independent Belgrade publications, the weekly magazine Reporter and the daily Blic. The police investigators invoked two Milosovic-era laws....

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Journalists attacked by angry Milosevic supporters in Belgrade

June 29, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2001 --- Enraged supporters of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic attacked several journalists at a rally in central Belgrade on Thursday evening, June 28, local and international press reported. The demonstrators attacked the journalists because they were angry at local media coverage of Milosevic's extradition to...

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Journalist killed in brutal assault

June 11, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2001 --- Milan Pantic, a reporter for the Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti, was killed this morning before 8 a.m. local time as he was entering his apartment building in the central Serbian town of Jagodina, according to CPJ sources and local news reports. Pantic had gone...

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Board member Kati Marton meets with Belgrade journalists and officials

May 8, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Belgrade, May 8, 2001 ­ In response to new challenges faced by the independent media in post-Milosevic Serbia, Kati Marton, a board member of the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), met for two days of consultations with journalists and government officials in Belgrade. "We are very happy that there...

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Journalist killed on Kosovo-Macedonia BorderCPJ Calls For Investigation Into Source Of Attacks

March 29, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 29, 2001 --- CPJ deplores the death of a British journalist this morning in the Kosovo village of Krivenik, near the Macedonian border. Kerem Lawton, 30, a British national and producer for Associated Press Television News, died from shrapnel wounds sustained when a shell struck his car....

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Introduction

March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

By Ann CooperIN THE COMMUNITY OF JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE CHRONICLED the past decade's worst wars, the news last May was devastating. Two of the world's most dedicated war correspondents, Kurt Schork of Reuters and Miguel Gil Moreno de Mora of The Associated Press, were killed in a rebel ambush in...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Yugoslavia

March 19, 2001 12:00 PM ET

PROSPECTS FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN YUGOSLAVIA BRIGHTENED when President Slobodan Milosevic finally accepted election results and resigned on October 6. The elected dictator's all-out war on the independent media was a thing of the past, but official habits of intimidating the press did not disappear, and the difficulty of reforming...

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