April 10, 2014


Vienna, 10/04/2014

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) calls media in Serbia to be more professional in reporting. Media should not publish unverified and sensationalistic information.

Some media in Serbia are participating in campaigns or as an instrument of political propaganda, instead of respecting basic rules of the journalist profession. It is not acceptable that journalists, who are well-known for their professionalism and journalistic ethics, have been labelled in some media as “foreign spies”, “enemies of the state”, “Enemies of Serbs” etc.

“It is a strange practice in Serbia, but also some other countries in the SEEMO region, that media are attacking their own colleagues, instead of improving the professionalism, showing solidarity with other journalists and support journalists working in other media”, Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General said.