SERBIA: SEEMO concerned by threats against journalists in Serbia

SERBIA, SERBIA, 02/02/2017, 16:01

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns recent threats made against a journalist in Serbia.

Boris Dzinic, a reporter for Nocturne magazine in Novi Sad, was allegedly intimidated and threatened in the early hours of Monday, 11 July, during the Exit festival. Dzinic was approached by a group that was dissatisfied about the journalist’s reporting on a concert the group organized in April. The group surrounded the journalist and threatened him.

‘SEEMO calls for an urgent investigation of this case’, said SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic. ‘Responding to journalists’ work by threatening them is never acceptable.’

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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