Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) FYROM, 29/09/2014
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was alarmed to learn about last night’s attack on the house of journalist Oliver Zhezhov. Zhezhov, who works as news editor for TV Star channel in the region Stip, Republic for Macedonnia / FYROM, reported to the police that someone threw stones at here appartment around 23:00 that evening.
The journalist stated that she would rather not assume any reasons for the attack, but suspects that it is related to his reports.
„I am calling on authorities in Skopje to investigate the attack and find the perpetrators. This was clearly a very negative message to both the journalist and the TV station, and it cultivates fear in the press. Free work of journalists must be accepted, promoted and supported by state authorities, and all forms of attacks on journalists must be investigated ” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic has stated.