January 16, 2024

16.01.2024 – Concerning Threats Against Investigative Journalist Ivana Milosavljević

Belgrade-based journalist Ivana Milosavljević, associated with the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS) (https://www.cins.rs/en/), encountered a second attempt to compromise her Instagram profile on Thursday 11 January 2024. The assailants allegedly sent multiple messages containing instructions for altering account data and parameters.

This incident follows a similar attack the previous week that happened of Thursday 4 January 2024.

Suspicions arise, considering Milosavljević’s recent involvement in active investigative reporting. Given the nature of the attacks, believed to be deliberate actions against the journalist due to her work, the incidents have been officially reported to the Special Prosecutor’s Office for High-Tech Crime in Belgrade, Serbia.

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is monitoring the developments connected to the work of Milosavljević.

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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