The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) commemorated 14 years since the brutal death of Milan Pantic, a Serbian journalist from Jagodina.
Pantic’s murder remains unsolved. According to Veran Matic, head of the Commission Investigating Murders of Journalists, many clues allegedly point to Jagodina and the establishment behind a company in this town. Matic added that in the previous year, many details of the investigation have been uncovered and are currently being analysed.
“It is difficult to comprehend that, despite all recent efforts, fourteen years have passed since this unfortunate event. We hope for closure both for the family and friends of Milan Pantic soon, and that the perpetrators of this crime are brought to justice. Media freedom and justice cannot move forward until this case is resolved”, SEEMO secretary General Oliver Vujovic has stated.
The press freedom work of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.