The car belonging to Zorica Radulovic, a journalist with the Belgrade-based daily Kurir, was set ablaze several minutes after she had parked it and walked away.
The incident occurred around 11 pm on Friday, 22 June 2012, in front of her apartment building in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia. According to Kurir, it appears that the perpetrators followed Radulovic during the day and waited until she left the car to set it on fire. The daily states that the arsonists arrived by car, walked out, poured petrol and lit the flame.
The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), condemns the destruction of the journalist’s car.
“I call on the police to investigate this incident and bring all the perpetrators to justice. I also call on the authorities to protect journalists and create an environment where media professionals can work freely and safely,” said SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic.