Vienna, 28 June 2017 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was concerned after hearing about another case of threats aimed at a journalist in Serbia.
Journalist Marija Vucic (Marija Vučić) received death threats via an anonymous Facebook page, telling her she will soon go “under a knife”. This comes after an article was published in which she revealed how several hooligan extremists violently stopped a movie projection in the city of Nis (Niš). The movie’s title was “Albanians are our sisters”.
Anonymous death threats must be immediately and transparently investigated by police authorities, SEEMO reminds institutions in Serbia. It is of utmost importance for the authorities to react quickly and send a clear message that threats against journalists will not be tolerated and prosecuted in all cases.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.