SERBIA: SEEMO calls institutions in Serbia to react

SERBIA, SERBIA, 04/09/2015, 07:30

4 September 2015

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is concerned about a physical attack on Predrag Azdejkovic that occurred in Belgrade on 3 September. 

Predrag Azdejkovic, an LGBT activist and editor-in-chief of the magazine Optimist: a guide through gay Serbia, was allegedly attacked while exiting public transportation in Belgrade. Azdejkovic was assaulted by two men who kicked him in the stomach and verbally threatened him. The case was reported to the police. 

SEEMO calls once again on authorities in Serbia to protect all media workers and work against the country’s anti-LGBT atmosphere. 

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe. 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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