Vienna, 11 July 2019
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is supporting the Independent Association of Serbia’s Journalists (NUNS). NUNS condemned on Thursday the statement by a senior official of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) headed by President Aleksandar Vucic for accusing the journalists of imperilling the state security by asking some questions, the FoNet news agency reported.
In a parliamentary debate, Aleksandar Martinovic, the chief of the SNS Deputy Club, said reporters, as well as the NGOs, posted security-sensitive questions calling upon the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, and that they did not wish well to their country.
He also accused former Commissioner of Information of Public Importance Rodoljub Sabic of working for foreign security agencies and Serbia’s opposition and against the SNS and Serbia.
NUNS said the questions the journalists asked about some affairs had nothing to do with the security of the state, but the problem was that they never received answers, despite their and Sabic’s insistence.
The Association added it would inform the international organisations and journalists’ associations and media and request their reaction regarding the latest accusations by the members of the country’s authorities.