Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) FYROM: SEEMO appalled by attack on ORF reporter

Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) FYROM, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) FYROM, 12/07/2015, 09:25

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is concerned by the behaviour of police officers members in Republic of Macedonia / FYROM against journalists. 

Journalist Cornelia Krebs, who was reporting on Greek-Macedonian border about refugees for the Austrian public service broadcaster ORF, radio Ö1, was physically attacked on 28 June by a local police officer. 

SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic strongly condemned the reaction of a local police officer who physically attacked Cornelia Krebs. The officer also tried to confiscate the equipment Krebs had, as she stated in her police report. About the incident reported also Vasilis Tsartsanis from Greece on his Facebook profile on 30 June. 

“We call on authorities in Skopje to punish the attackers in accordance with the law immediately”, Vujovic added. 

SEEMO’s 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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