April 8, 2017


Vienna, 08/04/2017

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed concern about the media situation in Serbia after several civil society groups and journalist organisations in Serbia criticized the reporting of several media outlets in the country in connection with the presidential election in Serbia and post-election demonstrations.

Protesters on the streets in Belgrade are claiming that the news editors from different media are “siding with the regime” and that their articles and reports keep giving reduced information about the post-election protests and number of participants.

SEEMO is asking the media in Serbia to respect professional standards in reporting and to present different views as part of the reporting.

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.