CZECH REPUBLIC: Czech journalists must receive better protection, SEEMO pleas to authorities

CZECH REPUBLIC, CZECH REPUBLIC, 08/02/2018

Vienna, 31 January 2018 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) harshly condemned the attacks against media workers that occurred during the re-election celebrations of Czech president Milos Zeman.

On 27 January in Prague, supporters of Milos Zeman physically hassled journalists at the president´s re-election headquarters. While media reporters were trying to report from the scene, they were repeatedly pushed and hit; one reporter´s camera was thrown on the ground in an effort to prevent him from filming. 

“We condemn the behavior of the supporters of re-elected Czech president towards media workers” Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General stated. 

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission

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