December 15, 2023

15.12.2023 – SEEMO Condemns Attacks on Journalist Eugenija Carl in Slovenia

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expresses deep concern over the recent attacks on journalist Eugenija Carl, journalist working for the newsroom of RTV Slovenija (RTV SLO) (, the public broadcaster in Slovenia, regional centre in Koper.

Some days ago she reported alleged vandalism on her car, detailing multiple incidents that occurred during the week. The attacks included damage to the car’s wing mirror and windscreen wiper. The journalist also faced alleged verbal harassment from an unknown woman.

This distressing situation allegedly follows a series of intimidations and smears targeting Carl in recent years, including a case from September 2021, when she had received threatening letters containing white powder. Despite the negative test results for harmful substances, the incidents heightened the pressure on Carl.

SEEMO strongly condemns the attacks on Eugenija Carl and urges Slovenian authorities to thoroughly investigate the incidents, ensuring the safety and well-being of journalists. Such acts of intimidation have no place in a democratic society that values freedom of the press and expression. Independent journalism is one of the fundamental postulates of every democracy.

South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is a regional non-governmental, non profit network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in Southeast, South, East and Central Europe. SEEMO members are in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova (with the territory of Transdnestria), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Türkiye / Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Austria, Italy, Vatican and San Marino have a special status in SEEMO. SEEMO has over 3000 individual members, and additional media as corporate members.

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