June 20, 2024

20.06.2024 – Journalist Domagoj Margetić Attacked at Home in Zagreb

On 16 June 2024, journalist Domagoj Margetić, born 9 January 1974, was brutally attacked at his home in central Zagreb, Croatia. According to Margetić, the assailant breached the security of his residence by jumping over the fence and gaining entry through a window.

In a Facebook post, Margetić described the terrifying incident where the assailant allegedly forcefully entered his home, assaulted him, and issued death threats. The journalist explained that the attacker allegedly had been monitoring his activities for some time, carefully observing his movements in the days leading up to the attack. On the morning of the assault, despite Margetić not responding to the insistent ringing of his intercom, the attacker knew he was inside. The perpetrator was subsequently detained.

You can find the Facebook post link here: https://www.facebook.com/share/p/G8SMXK4oLnbx21z4/?mibextid=WC7FNe

This incident is not an isolated case. Margetić has faced numerous threats and attacks in the past.

The assailant was apprehended shortly before noon on the day of the attack.

Domagoj has a YouTube channel called OFF (https://www.youtube.com/c/OFFpress). OFF is andocumentary journalism project by journalist DomagojMargetić.

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns the recent physical assault on journalist Domagoj Margetić. SEEMO calls on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and ensure the perpetrator is held accountable. SEEMO stands in solidarity with Margetić and will continue to advocate for the protection of journalists and the principles of free and independent journalism.

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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