Vienna, 17 May 2019
The Vienna South East Europe Media Organisation is supporting the Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety, which represents more than 8,000 members and condemns the physical attack on RTV TK cameraman Ademir Mesanovic. It calls the competent judicial authorities and police to process and adequately punish attackers as soon as possible.
Ademir Mesanovic was attacked, according to the Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety, by member of a private security company “while covering the eviction of families form their properties near the Kreka mine. Member of the security company grabbed Mesanovic’s camera, damaged it and threw it in mud. Other present media crews were banned the filming and accessing the area.